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New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1970

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,575
Across
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Woolly fabric : ALPACA
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Poplar : ASPEN
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Blacksmith's need : ANVIL
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Vines : LIANAS
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State : MAINE
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Treaty org. : SEATO
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___ du Salut : ILES
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Flower : LADYSSLIPPER
27
Old railroad showpieces : PALACECARS
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Classmen: Abbr. : SRS
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___ one goes (stays solvent) : PAYSAS
31
Small sum : MITE
32
Hawaiian emblem : KAHILI
33
Corbett or Braddock : JAMESJ
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Rulers : AMIRS
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Caama : ASSE
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Beverage : CIDER
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Nymph wed to Paris : OENONE
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Gun extra : SILENCER
46
Burden : ONUS
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Spoil for a fight : PUTUPONESDUKES
51
British parallel of U.S.M.A. : RMA
52
Agreement : PACT
53
Destitute of water: Abbr. : ANH
54
Black : INKY
55
Comic-strip captain : EASY
56
Ness, for one : LOCH
57
Revolutionary figure : ASHE
58
Some temples in Japan : SHINTOS
60
Gypsy village : GAV
61
Kind of house or boat : POWER
62
Sly look : LEER
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Chem. suffix : ANE
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Window part : PANE
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Eye part : CORNEA
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Graduated series: Abbr. : SCS
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Birds : KINGFISHERS
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Appoint : FURNISH
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Hot-dog places : STANDS
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"___ but you" : NOONE
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Saddle horse : MORGAN
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" . . . ate ___ meal" : AHEARTY
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Compiler of certain rules : QUEENSBERRY
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Girl's group: Abbr. : GSA
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"___-midi d'un Faune" : LAPRES
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Kiss : BUSS
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Land measure : ARE
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Mil. groups : RGTS
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Sing in a way : CROON
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Indian : REE
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For ___ being : THETIME
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Dash : ELAN
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Adversaries : FOES
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Horse : FOAL
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Girl's nickname : NAN
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Eye cell : CONE
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Fasten : PIN
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Fish stocks : COURTBOUILLONS
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Whale : ORCA
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Football team : PATRIOTS
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Access : ENTREE
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Dept. store employe : BUYER
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Picnic guests : ANTS
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Flagmaker : BETSY
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Throw off balance : TRIPUP
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Ornamental stone : SPINEL
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Rows : OARS
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Rail rod : TIEBAR
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Auditor : CPA
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Dance : CASTLEWALK
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Flowers : KNIGHTSSTARS
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Lake ___ : TAHOE
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French king : HENRI
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Gob : TARPOT
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Dictator : TSAR
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Smarted : STUNG
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Plus-side item : ASSET
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Bristle : ARISTA
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___ well : ALLS
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Story teller : LIAR
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Tablets : PADS
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Some : ANY
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One of the magi : CASPAR
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Shillong's land : ASSAM
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Wrong : AMISS
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Capuchin monkey : SAPAJOU
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Apple parts : PIPS
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Direction : ENE
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Saul's uncle : NER
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Yearns : ASPIRES
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Tidies : NEATS
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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Give ___ try : ITA
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Poetic Hall : LOCKSLEY
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Make abundant : RICHEN
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Soviet range : ALAI
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Blackbird : MERL
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Holly : ASSI
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Caustic : LYE
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Comforts : EASES
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Counting-out word : MINEY
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Cap-and-bells fellow : JESTER
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That's ___ (not allowed) : ANONO
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Friars : MONKS
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Oaks: Scot. : AIKS
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Tree resins : COPALS
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Very soon: Slang : INASEC
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Lace : DUCHESSEPOINT
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Summary: Abbr. : EPIT
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Urbane : SUAVE
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Some people's hair : CROWNINGGLORY
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TV personalities : EMCEES
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Shout : RAHRAH
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Ballet step : PAS
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Inconvenient : UNHANDY
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Paraphernalia : THINGS
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Dizzy and Daffy : DEANS
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Blackmore girl : LORNA
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Ship clock : NEF
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French stations : GARES
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Heyward character : PORGY
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Famous Quaker : PENN
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Murmuring sound : CURR
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Girl's name : KAREN
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Opposites of exts. : INTS
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Current : INUSE
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Old-time tubs : SOES
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Implement : HOE
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Jury member : FOREMAN
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Root plants : TAROS
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Wool fabric : MERINO
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Cartoonist : ALCAPP
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Fiend: Sp. : HARPIA
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Pursuit : QUEST
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Cudgel : BAT
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Golf term : STANCE
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Equally close : ASNEAR
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Fox and Rabbit : BRERS
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Get back : RECOUP
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Tipsters : TOUTS
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Word in an O'Neill title : HAIRY
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Fr. pronoun : ELLE
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Letters : ENS
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Hosiery-counter items : FOOTLETS
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Baseball term : OUTS
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Type sets : FONTS
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Irish tribe : CINEL
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Frat party item : BEERKEG
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Soubriquet for Clemenceau : LETIGRE
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Angry one : RANTER
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College post : BURSAR
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Large ball: Sp. : BALON
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Strike again : REHIT
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Truck union: Abbr. : IBT
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Italian dish : PASTA
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Tax : SCOT
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Butter units : PATS
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Section of Vedic writing : ISHA
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Locale of Diamond Head : OAHU
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Containers : TINS
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Headgear : CAPS
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Guard: Abbr. : PROT
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Movie pooch : ASTA
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Angkor ___ : WAT
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Nepal native : KHA
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Norway town : NES
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Num. prefix : TRI

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 19 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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