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TWO-WAY MIDDLES

New York Times, Sunday, April 5, 1970

Author:
Joan DeRosso
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Joan DeRosso has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had SANDE at 55-Across instead of SANDS and AREE at 43-Down instead of ARES; corrected this.

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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,540
Across
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Shepherd of Tekoa : AMOS
5
Something for Garcia : MESSAGE
12
Quartz : JASPER
18
Familiar, old style : COUTH
20
Arranged; disarranged : SETUPSET
21
___ Thule : ULTIMA
22
Extreme : ULTRA
23
One who says "I do" : PROMISER
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Whirl past : SPINBY
25
Long cloaks : PELISSES
27
D'Annunzio's inamorata : DUSE
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Flu symptoms : ACHES
29
Spanish eights : OCHOS
30
Turn away : AVERT
32
Incited, as a dog : SICKED
34
Articulated : SPOKEN
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Draft horse : SHIRE
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Thailand's neighbor : MALAYA
38
Codlike fish : HAKES
39
Cautious : CHARY
40
Softens : TAMES
41
Genetic initials : DNA
44
Golf club : IRON
45
Twisted : WRUNG
46
___ order : OUTOF
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Mast : SPAR
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Subdue; baton stroke : BEATDOWNBEAT
51
Telegram : WIRE
52
Take off : SATIRIZE
54
Maple genus : ACER
55
Beaches : SANDS
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Beak membrane : CERE
57
Lighter : PALER
59
Bearing : MIEN
61
Zeus's blood : ICHOR
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Spring beer : BOCK
65
Scales : BALANCES
69
Mastwood : POON
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Impend; aftermath of sorts : OVERHANGOVER
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Stop ___ dime : ONA
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Aria : SOLO
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Small change : CENTS
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Complacent : SMUG
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Poets' early days : ELD
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Imparts : LENDS
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Places : LIEUS
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Metric unit : STERE
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German craft : UBOATS
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Portions : DOSES
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Dental problem : CARIES
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Forks' tablemates : SPOONS
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Did a hair job : WAVED
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Interrupt : CUTIN
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Community character : ETHOS
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English composer : ARNE
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Le Mans events : CARRACES
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Pretty girl, familiarly : LOOKER
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Arrive with a bar : GOTINGOT
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Reef : ATOLL
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Illinois city : MOLINE
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Some British students : ETONIANS
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Island near Zanzibar : PEMBA
104
Most strange : ODDEST
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Thickly : DENSELY
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Believe : DEEM
Down
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___ of good cheer : ACUP
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Breakwater : MOLE
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View, and be careful : OUTLOOKOUT
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Afflicted : STRICKEN
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Longitude lines: Abbr. : MERS
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W. W. II initials : ETO
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Everything : SUM
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Leggy : SPIDERY
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Encourage : ASSURE
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Alluvium : GEEST
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French verb : ETRE
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Menu word : JUS
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Andes animals : ALPACAS
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Troublesome : STICKY
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Fool with a bowling target : PINHEADPIN
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Plant : EMBED
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Beams : RAYS
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Minces : HASHES
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Goddess of hope : SPES
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Offspring : SON
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Lend ___ : AHAND
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Zodiac sign : VIRGO
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Apia's area : SAMOA
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"___ my heart in . . . " : ILEFT
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Recoils : SHIES
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City in Italy : PARMA
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"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
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Cornelia, for one : MATER
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Fad : CRAZE
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Potato : TUBER
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Ointment : NARD
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Greek god : ARES
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Milldam : WEIR
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Quondam : ONCE
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Proust man : SWANN
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Uncle Remus word : BRER
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___ straight line : WALKA
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Image: Prefix : ICONO
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Scorch : SEAR
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Brest and Boston : PORTS
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German exclamations : ACHS
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Eur. thrush : MAVIS
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St. Pierre and others. : ILES
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Composed : COOL
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Rob, and support : HOLDUPHOLD
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Divers' affliction : BENDS
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Premium : BONUS
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Enter with a paycheck : COMEINCOME
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Accustom: Var. : ENURE
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Wise ones : SAGES
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"Neptune's ___" : OCEAN
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Outlets : VENTS
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Static : NOISE
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Avarice : GREED
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Channeled : STRIATED
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Undoes : LOOSENS
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Hippie park events : LOVEINS
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Petty ruler : SATRAP
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Man of odds : BOOKIE
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French revolutionist : DANTON
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Nasty one : CUR
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Endured : STOOD
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Penned : WROTE
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Alley dwellers : CATS
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Roper : ELMO
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Word on a brandy bottle : AGED
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Pika : CONY
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Bohemian river : ELBE
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Bridge bid : SLAM
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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Relative of qt. : GAL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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