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CABINET DECOR

New York Times, Sunday, April 20, 1969

Author:
Nancy Atkinson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,190
Across
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Secretary of Labor : SHULTZ
7
Juniper plants : SAVINS
13
Roots for : CHEERS
19
Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
20
Split : CLOVEN
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Secretary of Agriculture : HARDIN
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Flying objects of yore : CARPETS
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Assert : ALLEGE
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Dulcet: Music : ARIOSO
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Ones, in France : UNES
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Kindle : STIRUP
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Building wing : ELL
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Continent: Abbr. : AMER
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U.S. agency: Abbr. : SSS
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Church part : SPIRE
33
Naval base of W. W. II : TRUK
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Doer: Suffix : IST
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Papa : DAD
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Understand : SEE
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Pronoun : HIS
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Exotic flower : LOTUS
42
Convention speakers : KEYNOTERS
45
Cool beverage : MINTJULEP
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Alias of a sort : PENNAME
48
Unappreciative one : INGRATE
49
Sweet domestic wine : ANGELICA
51
Clinkers : SLAG
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They ___ cry from (different) : AREAFAR
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Prefix for corn or form : UNI
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Slalom milieu : SNOW
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Dated : PASSE
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Flat : STALE
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Coin : CENT
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Point at : AIM
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Golf term : PAR
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Exits’ relatives: Abbr. : ENTS
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Inklings : IDEAS
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Sawlike part : SERRA
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Antiseptic base : EGOL
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Greek letter : CHI
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Complexes : SYSTEMS
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Covers : LIDS
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Animosities : ENMITIES
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Lumberjack : TREEMAN
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Petition : ENTREAT
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Type of moth : CLEARWING
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Some bathers : SHOWERERS
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Bumpkins : CLODS
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Mine : PIT
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Thumbs up : YES
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Boo ___ : HOO
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French nobles : DUCS
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Holy: Prefix : SACRO
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Good time : FUN
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Says please : ASKS
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Away: Prefix : APH
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Sunay’s capital : ANKARA
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___ die : SINE
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Fisherman : SEINER
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Endless, to poets : ETERNE
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Postmaster Gen. and family : BLOUNTS
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Of a volcano : ETNEAN
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Victory emblem : LAUREL
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Unauthorized : ILLICIT
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Sec. of State : ROGERS
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Inveiglers : LURERS
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Cut, in one way : TEETHE
Down
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Secretary of Commerce : STANS
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Runs swiftly : HARES
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Refs’ cousins : UMPS
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Recline : LIE
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Explosives : TNTS
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Gustos : ZESTS
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More hair-raising : SCARIER
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Entices : ALLURES
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Secretary of Transportation : VOLPE
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“___ got sixpence” : IVE
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Opposite of pos. : NEG
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Jibing, with “at” : SNEERING
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Blackboard item : CHALK
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Seaport: Abbr. : HAR
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Assam silkworm : ERIA
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Descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
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Protests : RISESUP
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Heehaws : SNORTS
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Old Coins : ECUS
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Five-year periods : LUSTRA
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Paraphernalia : THINGS
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Similarities: Abbr. : ANALS
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Mask : DOMINO
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Old instruments : LUTES
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Ester : OLEATE
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Secretary of the Treasury : KENNEDY
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Turbojets : ENGINES
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Mexican Indians : TECOS
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Noxious vapors : MIASMAS
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Shake : JAR
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___ verbis (in few words) : PAUCIS
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Terrifies : AWES
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Scrimping : SPARING
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Sec. of Defense : LAIRD
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Devotee : FANCIER
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Roses of Sharon : ALTHEAS
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Oppose : RESIST
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Fencing gear : EPEE
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Did edging : TATTED
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V.P. : AGNEW
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Sec. of Housing : ROMNEY
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Roman evenings : SERAS
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African antelopes : ELANDS
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Metric measure : LITRE
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Monopolizes : SEWSUP
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___ bien : TRES
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Attorney General : MITCHELL
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Near : CLOSETO
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Browsing : LOOKING
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Wrench : SPANNER
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Interior Sec. and family : HICKELS
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Drink of a sort : CHASER
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Mends : DARNS
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River to Moselle: Fr. : SARRE
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Spacecraft word : ORBIT
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H.E.W. Secretary : FINCH
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Loosen : UNTIE
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Set of tables : NEST
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Snick’s partner : SNEE
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To the: It. : ALLE
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Hearts, for one : SUIT
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Attention : EAR
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Type of cross : TAU
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Old World: Abbr. : EUR
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Call to torero : OLE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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