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New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1968

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 30, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,847
Across
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Kind of book. : COMIC
6
Vatican art work. : PIETA
11
"Now ___ time . . . " : ISTHE
16
Rich man. : NABOB
21
"There ___ books like a dame . . . " : ARENO
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___ circle. : INNER
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Taj ___. : MAHAL
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___ trump. : ONENO
25
Confection. : PEACHSUNDAE
27
"Chicken ___." : EVERYSUNDAY
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Blow cold ___. : ANDHOT
30
Pardon me! : OOPS
31
Dist. : TERR
32
Somme city. : AMIENS
33
Fabric. : REP
35
Provisions. : FOOD
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Last name of 154 Across. : DUARTE
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Churches. : MINSTERS
44
Richard III epithet. : TOAD
46
American journalist. : BROUN
47
Kind of day: Abbr. : SAB
50
Well, well! : ISEE
51
___-au-feu. : POT
52
Veto word. : NYET
54
Kitchen item. : SPATULA
56
River into the Danube. : SAVA
57
___ Unis. : ETATS
60
Tree fruit. : ACORNS
63
Space term. : LUNAR
64
Ropes: Naut. : TYES
65
Andrea ___. : DORIA
66
Word with good or ill. : NATURED
68
Game scores. : TDS
69
Caviar. : ROE
71
Quinn role. : ZORBA
73
Comb. : TEASE
74
Bark cloth. : TAPA
76
Practically forever. : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
81
Stir the feelings of. : PLAYON
83
Silo. : BIN
84
N. M. Indian. : SIA
85
Grain. : OAT
86
Pou ___ (place to stand): Gr. : STO
87
Genus of bluegrass. : POA
88
Pardon, old style. : ASSOIL
90
Harold Rome hit. : SUNDAYINTHEPARK
96
Musical term. : SLUR
97
Zodiac division. : DECAN
100
Not allowed. : TABOO
101
6th-cen. date. : DLI
102
Cape ___. : ANN
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Reaches for (with "to"). : ASPIRES
106
Family member. : MOMMA
108
B'way group. : ANTA
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Nasser. : ABDEL
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Ready ___ (exhausted). : TODROP
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Ghost's order to Hamlet. : SWEAR
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Sensation. : STIR
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Resort region. : SEASIDE
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Duck genus. : ANAS
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Part of 126 Across. : ACT
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Patient and mild. : MEEK
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Do work with. : PLY
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Third: Fr. : TIERS
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Popular entertainment. : SHOW
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In ___ (probable). : THECARDS
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Antagonism. : ENMITY
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Agenda entry. : ITEM
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Li'l. : SMA
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Start out (on). : EMBARK
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Strained. : TAUT
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Tree genus. : OLEA
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Low and ___. : INSIDE
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Mighty blow. : SUNDAYPUNCH
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Evangelist of fame. : BILLYSUNDAY
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Peculiarity. : TRAIT
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Historic Boston cobbler. : SACCO
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Dictator's spouse. : EVITA
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Mark over the letter "n." : TILDE
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Where Gonaïves is. : HAITI
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One kind of day. : CLEAR
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Scenery. : DECOR
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Fencing gear. : EPEES
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Bullfighter's need. : CAPA
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Jerahmeel's relative. : OREN
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Name in anthropology. : MEAD
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"Every ___ a king." : INCH
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Band. : COHORT
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More, in Milano. : PIU
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___ time. : INNO
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___ the line. : ENDOF
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Household need. : TEAPOT
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"A fool and his money ___ parted." : ARESOON
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Pinched pennies. : SAVED
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"Ay, there's ___." : THERUB
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Ethiopian city. : HARRAR
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British isle. : ELY
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Of phenomena unknowable to senses. : NOUMENAL
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Adam of fiction. : BEDE
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___ even keel. : ONAN
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Family members. : BOYS
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Infused. : STEEPED
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Watched the late show. : SATUP
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Little animals. : PROTOZOA
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Monocular leader. : DAYAN
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Harold and others. : ROSSES
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Morning phenomenon. : MIST
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Words of surprise. : ISAY
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Hadjidakis opus. : NEVERONSUNDAY
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Fall. : SEASON
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___ stage, screen and TV. : STAROF
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Ten: Prefix. : DECA
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Sometime artist. : SUNDAYPAINTER
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"___ Yorick." : ALASPOOR
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Tribunal. : BAR
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Dazed, old style. : TOTTY
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___ un tratto (all at once): It. : TUTTA
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Shooting matches: Fr. : TIRS
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Elephant Boy of old films. : SABU
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Yellow-flowered plants. : RUES
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1933 initials. : NRA
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Gravity. : DEPTH
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And yet: Lat. : ETSI
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Famed author, for short. : ANON
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Biblical giant. : ANAK
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Thumbs down!, French style. : ABAS
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Violate the Food and Drug Act. : MISLABEL
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Girl's name. : HILDA
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See 106 Across. : DAD
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Rat-___. : ATAT
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Adored: Scot. : LOED
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Puts up with. : STOMACHS
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Village in Norway. : ORNES
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Port of the East. : SAID
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Historic relief agency. : UNRRA
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Edible roots. : YAMS
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Polite phrase, in Orient. : IBOW
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Former Friday prohibition. : NOMEAT
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Green chalcedony. : PLASMA
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Respect. : ESTEEM
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Navy man. : CPO
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Years on end. : EONS
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Zouave's cousin. : SPAHI
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Diana. : ARTEMIS
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Bound. : TIED
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Boats. : ARKS
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Intelligentsia. : LITERATI
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Unimportant: Colloq. : DINKY
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"And ___." : SOTOBED
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Formality. : RITUAL
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Posture. : STANCE
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"The World ___ In." : WELIVE
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Early king of England. : CANUTE
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Emblem of New Mexico. : YUCCA
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Designed to be sung. : MELIC
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Baltic native. : ESTH
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Village, in Japan. : MURA
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___ B'rith. : BNAI
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Passage. : ADIT
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Missile. : THOR
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Voice part. : ALTO
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Saucy girl. : SNIP
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Inactive. : IDLE
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Miami's county. : DADE
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Facial feature. : EYES
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Service outfit: Abbr. : PSC
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"Babi ___," Yevtushenko poem. : YAR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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