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New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1968

65-Across : Coruscate.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Sidney Lambert has 114 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,812
Across
1
Out of. : FROM
5
Slightest. : LEAST
10
Certain to get. : INFOR
15
Totalities. : ALLS
19
Greek letter. : IOTA
20
Family member. : INLAW
21
Stone formation. : GEODE
22
Writer. : POET
23
Godsend. : BOON
24
Take ___ (humble). : ONEDOWNAPEGORTWO
27
Valse. : DANSE
29
Chivies. : BAITS
30
Niccolites: Mineral. : ARITES
31
Advance. : STRIDE
34
Cloud. : MIST
35
Asinine. : WITLESS
36
Take ___ (attack a problem). : THEBULLBYTHEHORNS
41
Aquila. : EAGLE
42
Comparative suffixes. : IERS
43
Sister of Aries. : ERIS
44
Degrees. : MFAS
48
Boleyn. : ANNE
49
Port of It. : VEN
50
Light blows. : PATS
51
Demoiselle. : FILLE
52
Parrot. : KEA
53
Take ___ (accept life). : THEBADWITHTHEGOOD
58
Border. : SHORE
59
Birling contest. : ROLEO
60
Fuel. : ETHANE
61
Control. : MASTERY
64
Heat: Lat. : CALOR
65
Coruscate. : GLITTER
66
Vocal groups. : OCTETS
67
Garment. : SHIFT
68
Dull. : PROSY
69
Take ___ (cast off control). : THEBITINONESTEETH
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Ballet term. : PAS
75
Game gear. : TILES
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Noun suffix. : NESS
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Constellation. : ARA
78
Good time: Brit. slang. : BASH
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Mineral. : SPAR
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German admiral. : SPEE
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British surgeon: Abbr. : FRCS
82
Type of hill. : BUTTE
83
Take ___ (look up, as things). : ATURNFORTHEBETTER
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Broadway musical. : CABARET
91
Galena, etc. : ORES
92
Caparison. : ATTIRE
93
Prayer. : ORISON
94
Jar of old. : CRUSE
96
Inhibit. : DETER
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Take ___ (accept skeptically). : WITHAGRAINOFSALT
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Lenient. : EASY
105
East: Sp. : ESTE
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Having handles. : EARED
107
Blackbird. : OUZEL
108
Locus. : SITE
109
Tiresias. : SEER
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French city. : LYONS
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Bailiff. : REEVE
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Louver. : SLAT
Down
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Tell a lie. : FIB
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Kanga's baby. : ROO
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Ear: Prefix. : OTO
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Jaw. : MANDIBLE
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Role in "Martha." : LIONEL
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River in Styria. : ENNS
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Sheltered. : ALEE
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Crestfallen. : SAD
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Pocket money: Slang. : TWOBITS
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Fire. : IGNITE
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Fine: Slang. : NEAT
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Popinjays. : FOPS
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Lyric. : ODE
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Gets back. : REGAINS
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4th of 12. : APRIL
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Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Yukon river. : LEWES
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Term in geology. : STOSS
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Lotion. : WASH
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Leftovers. : ORTS
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Together, in music. : ADUE
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Swiss ___. : STEAK
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Macbeth. : THANE
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Kingdoms. : REGNA
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Actress Loy. : MYRNA
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Carpus. : WRIST
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Clothes. : LIVERY
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U.S. explorer. : BEEBE
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Car feature. : HEATER
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Correct: Prefix. : ORTHO
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Very: Colloq. : MIGHTY
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Pontoon. : FLOAT
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Unique. : ALONE
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Religious observance. : SEDER
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Wingmen. : PILOTS
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Juju. : FETISH
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Mother of Achilles. : THETIS
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___ Wessel. : HORST
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Conduits. : DRAINS
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Montcalm's rival. : WOLFE
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Thrall. : HELOT
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Met soprano. : STEBER
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Prairie groves: Dial. : MOTTS
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___ off the old block. : ACHIP
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Anc. pillar. : STELA
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Picked. : CHOSEN
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Kind of paint. : GREASE
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Flout. : SNEER
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Rest on. : PERCH
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Certain data. : INPUT
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Bakery buys. : TARTS
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Opera name. : PATTI
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Suffix with 22 Across. : ASTER
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___ Khan. : SHERE
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Prop. : BUTTRESS
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Diamond figure. : STENGEL
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___-all. : FREEFOR
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___ noire. : BETE
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Venezuelan town. : AROA
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Originates. : FOUNDS
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Thereabouts. : ORSO
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___ royal. : BATTLE
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HQ of Royal Yacht Club. : COWES
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Spring. : ARISE
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Please: Ger. : BITTE
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Son of Jacob. : ASHER
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Dear: It. : CARO
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Bemuse. : DAZE
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Ht. : ELEV
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Kind of fish. : RAY
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Seek redress. : SUE
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Trouble. : AIL
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Dep. : STA
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Eventually. : YET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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