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COLLOQUIALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1961

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 697 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,321
Across
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Shade of green. : NILE
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The earth. : TERRA
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Afrikaans. : TAAL
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About. : SOME
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Substances for assay. : ORES
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Perfume. : ODOUR
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Flavoring agent. : CHIVE
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Ohio city. : AKRON
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___ the bush. : BEATAROUND
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Court danger. : RIDEFORAFALL
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Part of Asia: Poet. : IND
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Promising one: Colloq. : COMER
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Dismal. : DIRE
30
Graceful consideration. : TACT
31
Refusal. : NAY
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Spanish explorer. : DESOTO
34
___ tuck. : NIPAND
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Live fast. : GOTHEPACE
38
Man's nickname. : RUSS
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This moment. : NOW
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Close-fitting caps. : COIFS
43
Green spots. : OASES
44
Get a head start: Colloq. : JUMPTHEGUN
47
Nautical maneuver. : LUFF
48
Explosive. : TNT
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Mock. : JAPE
50
Throw out. : OUST
51
Milk: Comb. form. : LACT
52
Mythical king of Britain. : ARTEGAL
56
Winged. : ALAR
57
Short-billed rail. : SORA
58
Thin coat of paint. : WASH
59
Silvery fish. : OPAH
60
Former govt. agency. : ESA
61
Tabard ___. : INN
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Haphazardly. : HITORMISS
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Of belief in spirits, demons, etc. : ANIMISTIC
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"___ the Lake." : LADYOF
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Solemn affirmation. : OATH
69
Chigoe. : FLEA
70
Place names. : NOUNS
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Government branch: Abbr. : DEPT
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Children's rooms. : NURSERIES
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Speak falteringly. : LISP
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Boats. : SCOWS
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Weights. : TONS
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Spanish title. : DONA
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Groups of eight. : OCTADS
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Bearded. : WHISKERED
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Valuable tableware. : GOLDPLATE
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Educational group: Abbr. : NEA
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Time out of mind. : EON
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Revered one. : IDOL
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Pas ___. : SEUL
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Adjective suffix. : IOUS
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Border state: Abbr. : NDAK
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Laid a trap. : DUGAPIT
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Hand covering. : MITT
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Cozy. : SNUG
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Eye. : OGLE
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Cask. : VAT
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Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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Perform in Olympic event. : PUTTHESHOT
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Basque land. : SPAIN
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Kingdom. : REALM
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From: Prefix. : APH
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Marshal ___. : TITO
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Do-it-yourself tool. : HANDDRILL
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___ dictum. : OBITER
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Bauble. : GEWGAW
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Noun suffix. : ING
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Agree: Colloq. : JIBE
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Surplus. : OVER
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Well-known milliner. : DACHE
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Age. : ERA
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Move to a new place: Colloq. : PULLUPSTAKES
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Departed hurriedly: Colloq. : MADETRACKS
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Sign used in early music. : NEUME
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Famed poet. : ELIOT
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School subject: Abbr. : ARITH
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Small bag. : GRIP
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Ich ___. : DIEN
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Upper atmosphere. : SKIES
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Honshu port. : KOBE
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Bridge call. : NOBID
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Daughter of Zeus. : IRENE
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Opens. : LEADS
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Adjective suffix. : EST
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Come home ___. : TOROOST
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Dead Sea land. : EDOM
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French city. : ROUEN
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Excel greatly: Colloq. : RUNRINGSAROUND
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Noun suffix. : ARD
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Type of transportation. : THIRDCLASS
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Military man. : AIDE
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Hail! : AVE
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Laid aside. : LEFTOFF
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Be in a dangerous situation. : SKATEONTHINICE
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Yellow fish, the ide. : ORF
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Namesakes of South Seas heroine. : MOANAS
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Entwine. : ENLACE
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Heavy silk. : CRIN
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Rainbow shape. : ARCH
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Behave playfully: Colloq. : ACTUP
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Feed. : OATS
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Strong alkalis. : LYES
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Time of day. : DAWN
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Abalone. : ORMER
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Fish. : POUT
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Present. : GIFT
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Head. : PATE
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Hunting trip. : SHOOT
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Exclamation of pain. : OUCH
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Mazo De la Roche novel. : JALNA
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Busy. : UPANDDOING
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Combining form for continent. : EURO
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Conveyance. : TRAM
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Clink. : JAIL
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Spoke angrily. : LASHEDOUT
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Samoan port. : APIA
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Spunk. : GETUPANDGO
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"___ of omission." : ASIN
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Resinous substances. : LACS
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Screen. : SIFT
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Wags. : WITS
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Certain bills. : ONES
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Athletic event. : HOPSKIPANDJUMP
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Planet. : MARS
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A blind venture. : ALEAPINTHEDARK
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Held for full time value: Mus. abbr. : SOST
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Evergreens. : YEWS
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Discover. : FIND
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Carol. : NOEL
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Croissant. : ROLL
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Land parcels. : LOTS
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Scandinavian: Abbr. : SWED
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Chinese name. : CHOU
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Gait. : TROT
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Administered. : DEALT
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Japanese drink. : SAKE
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Blue-pencil. : EDIT
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Hurry up: Slang. : GETAMOVEON
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Tony Lumpkin. : LOUT
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Anything whatsoever. : AUGHT
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Horizontal piece. : SILL
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Not at all: Dial. : NOHOW
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Eager. : AVID
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Collation. : MEAL
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Manager: Abbr. : SUPT
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Struck out. : DELETED
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Single thing with two parts. : PAIR
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Fractions. : EIGHTHS
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Guide. : STEER
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Windjammer. : SHIP
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Siamese sarong. : PANUNG
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Fisherman. : ANGLER
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Bones. : RIBS
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Mellow. : RIPE
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The most one can do. : BEST
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Circular limits. : RADII
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Small lizard. : GECKO
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Star in Sagittarius. : ARKAB
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Cotton fiber used by machinists. : WASTE
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Worker on the move. : OKIE
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A whale. : CETE
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French pronoun. : LUI
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Eastern name. : ALI
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College degrees. : MAS
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Invite. : ASK

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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