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NATIONAL PASTIME

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1964

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,383
Across
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Starbuck's captain. : AHAB
5
Poplar. : ASPEN
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Gum arabic of India. : AMRAD
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Uniform color. : GRAY
19
Ancient market places. : FORA
20
Untrue. : NOTSO
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Polynesian. : MAORI
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___ drive. : LINE
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Optical instrument. : FIELDGLASS
25
Becomes less virtuous. : BACKSLIDES
27
Black goddess, in Hinduism. : KALI
28
Bulblike stems. : CORMS
30
Ends up. : LANDS
31
Talked, in a way. : SPIELED
34
Golf star. : BOROS
35
Pile of hay. : RICK
36
Out of breath. : WINDED
37
See 19 Across. : MARTS
38
React to éclat. : TAKEABOW
42
Represent. : ACTAS
43
Innately evil. : BASEHEARTED
45
Brazilian bird. : ARA
46
Thailand coin. : BAHT
47
Clobber. : BELT
48
Letters. : GEES
49
Hugo's Ruy ___. : BLAS
50
Compass point. : SSE
51
Oahu landmark. : DIAMONDHEAD
55
Gardening item. : MULCH
56
Heavy: Fr. : LOURD
58
Praying figure. : ORANT
59
Esprit de corps. : MORALE
60
Playing areas. : GROUNDS
62
First inning. : START
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Teeth. : CANINES
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Private income: Fr. : RENTES
65
Nautical barriers. : REEFS
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Come to ___. : ANEND
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Brinks. : EDGES
68
Satisfies: Colloq. : HITSTHESPOT
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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Jefferson's V.P. : BURR
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Fumble a grounder. : BOOT
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Wanton look. : LEER
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River into the Loire. : CHER
78
Old French coin. : ECU
79
Part of a Rembrandt title. : BUSTOFHOMER
83
Bleated. : BAAED
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Guards. : SENTRIES
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Long-range navigation. : LORAN
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Travel, in a way. : CRUISE
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Contained. : HELD
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Island dweller. : CUBAN
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Dissembler. : FEIGNER
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Something for 69 Down. : STRAD
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Was a member of. : SATON
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Abundant. : RICH
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Begins moving. : STRIKESOUT
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Defend: Slang. : GOTOBATFOR
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Nun's cap. : COIF
104
Awaken. : ROUSE
105
Mother of Humbert II. : ELENA
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Egg: Fr. : OEUF
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Position. : SPOT
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Very: Colloq. : SUPER
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Fan's buy. : SEATS
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Fishing gear. : NETS
Down
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Pro vote: Abbr. : AFF
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Greek "the." : HOI
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Continue. : ARE
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Refused to do. : BALKEDAT
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Tried for trout. : ANGLED
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Unanimous. : SOLID
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School group. : PTA
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Noun suffix. : ESS
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Result of a shutout. : NOSCORE
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Well-known channel. : AMBROSE
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Titles, for short. : MAAMS
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___ egg (something unattainable). : ROCS
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State: Abbr. : ARK
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Aversions. : DISLIKES
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Russian composer. : GLINKA
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Hero of 1869. : RIDD
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Suffixes in chemistry. : ANES
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Moreover. : YES
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Dingles, : DALES
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Drove (a ball) hard: Slang. : LACED
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Correct: Prefix. : ORTH
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Cleaning devices. : SWABS
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Printers' measures. : PICAS
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Ultimately. : INTHELONGRUN
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Ace of clubs, in omber. : BASTO
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Deserved. : RATED
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Limestone. : MALM
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Negotiate. : TREAT
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Better half. : BALLANDCHAIN
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Authoritative answer. : ORACLE
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Lotions. : WASHES
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Jewelry. : BEADS
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Businessman. : AGENT
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Orioles. : BIRDS
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Cutting tool. : BURIN
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Certain hills. : DUNES
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Memoranda. : NOTES
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Check. : DRAFT
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Unduly exacting. : HARSH
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French artist. : MONET
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Peripheral. : OUTER
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Chateau's cousin. : MANOR
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Diving birds. : GREBES
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Downgrade. : REDUCE
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Begin. : SETTO
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Pickled berry. : CAPER
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Uproars. : RIOTS
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Watered. : HOSED
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Celebrity in music. : ELMAN
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Discerned. : SEEN
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Famous player. : REESE
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Batting ___. : ORDER
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Developers. : BUILDERS
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Became popular. : CAUGHTON
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What curve balls do. : BREAK
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Wave rapidly. : FLUTTER
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Migrant. : HOBO
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Israeli export. : ORANGES
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___-brac. : BRICA
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Husbandry. : THRIFT
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Trees yielding kapok. : CEIBAS
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Produce. : CAUSE
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Beginning. : FRONT
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Defeat in a game. : STOP
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Outfield. : TRIO
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Potage. : SOUP
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Play parts: Abbr. : SCS
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French coin. : SOU
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Relative of "bravo." : OLE
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Brew. : TEA
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Retainer : FEE
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Excuse: Slang. : OUT
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Certain players: Abbr. : RFS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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