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PASSING THE WORD

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1969

Author:
Cornelia Warriner
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Cornelia Warriner has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,218
Across
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Hanger-on : PEST
5
Rascal : SCAMP
10
Metal beam : TBAR
14
Hobo's vegetable : SPUD
18
Tennis star : ASHE
19
Light craft : CANOE
20
Uncanny : EERY
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Chicago name : OHARE
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TV fare of sorts : SPONSORSMESSAGE
25
Noted jockey : SANDE
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Nautical chain : TYE
27
Yew : TREE
28
Roundup gear : LASSO
29
Prepares to swim Channel : OILSUP
30
Sea birds : ERNS
31
French psychologist : BINET
32
Short : CURT
33
Baldwins : APPLES
36
Dancer Pauline : KONER
37
Workmanship : ARTISTRY
41
Restrain : CRAMP
42
Computer workers : PROGRAMMERS
44
Form of Rachel : RAE
45
Lips : RIMS
46
Silk, in Paris : SOIE
47
River to the Seine : OISE
48
Sea-story writer : DANA
49
Elec. unit : AMP
50
Press items : NEWSREPORTS
54
Ship : LINER
55
Is worthwhile : BEHOOVES
57
Like a child's nose : RUNNY
58
Hair tints : RINSES
59
Anon : LATER
60
Eye cell parts : CONES
61
Once, in a prescription : SEMEL
62
Slender probe : SEEKER
64
Emphatic words : NOSIR
65
Some news items : SCANDALS
68
Shrew and others : KATES
69
Brinkley, Wallace et al. : TELECASTERS
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Spinner : TOP
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Solar deity : ATEN
73
Prefix for an antiseptic : IODO
74
Former diva : PONS
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Places: Lat. : LOCI
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Three-way joint : TEE
77
Without words : INPANTOMIME
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Sea off Australia : CORAL
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"___ its martyrs" : ERRORHAS
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And ___ grows on : ONETO
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Scuffle : TUSSLE
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Rabbit : BRER
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Ship parts : STEMS
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Positive : SURE
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British party : LABOUR
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Add : TOTUP
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Old French coin : SOU
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Rig out : EQUIP
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Cramped quarters : TELEPHONEBOOTHS
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Sausage : WURST
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Roman road : ITER
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Fiber for rugs : ISTLE
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Baseball team : NINE
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Soil : DIRT
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Disorder : MESS
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Heat, as milk : SCALD
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Stepped : TROD
Down
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Tense : PAST
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Loafer : SHOE
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Lacrosse team : TEN
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Mocks : SCORNS
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Concerns : CARES
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Family member : MOM
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Shedding : PEELING
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Animal : BEAST
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Ham on ___ : RYE
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Biblical words : SHALTS
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Criticizes: Colloq. : PANS
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Muslim tongue : URDU
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Ocean, to poets : DEEP
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Egyptian god : OSIRIS
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Infection for short : STREP
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Sounder : SANER
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Way out: Fr. : OUTRE
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Trees : ELMS
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One kind of fan : BOOER
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A garnish : CRESS
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Catch ___ : ACRAB
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Some TV time : PRIME
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Publicity agent of yore : PAMPHLETEER
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Name for Santa : KRISS
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Concord : AMITY
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U.N. workers : TRANSLATORS
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Indian title : RANEE
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Leap and light : YEARS
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T.V.A. output : POWER
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A.M.'s to poets : MORNS
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Divide : SEVER
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Entertained : DINED
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Memos : NOTES
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Notched: Bot. : EROSE
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Roman wars, 264–146 B.C. : PUNIC
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Burdens: Lat. : ONERA
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Delineates : LIMNS
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Certain bucket : OAKEN
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Brings up : REARS
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Punctuation mark : COLON
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Location : SCENE
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Marine ray : SKATE
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Fire ___ : EATER
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River nymphs of Greek myth : NEDAS
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Mouth: Prefix : STOMO
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Kind of train : LOCAL
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Heavy stake : SPILE
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Not up ___ : TOPAR
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Roasting rods : SPITS
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The men ___ life : INHER
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Mislay : LOSE
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Intrude suddenly : IRRUPT
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Wavers : TOTTERS
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Golfing words : ONEUP
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Old capital of Egypt : MEMPHIS
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Item for a whatnot : CURIO
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Orchestra man : OBOIST
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Took a bath : TUBBED
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Shoe parts : SOLES
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___ a rat : SMELL
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Obscene : LEWD
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Water: Prefix : AQUI
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Famous duelist : BURR
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Mal de ___ : TETE
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Recipe word : STIR
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Words of disbelief : OHNO
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Kind of car : USED
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Dickens boy : TIM
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Vibrate: Abbr. : OSC
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Can. province : ONT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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