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New York Times, Saturday, May 20, 1967

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,489

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Across
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Soften by steeping. : MACERATE
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Judicious. : WISE
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Type of entertainer. : MONOLOGIST
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Turkish flag. : ALEM
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Conspicuous. : INEVIDENCE
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Insult. : SLAP
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Treated with a caustic substance. : LIMED
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Colonnade. : STOA
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Hawaiian city. : HILO
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Expiate. : ATONE
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"___ La Douce." : IRMA
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Bird's cry. : CAW
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Roman goddess of fate. : NONA
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Blue serge's bane. : LINT
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Backbone. : SPINE
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Wresting (from). : RENDING
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Oldest order of English knighthood. : GARTER
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Tooth of a kind. : TUSK
34
Indefinite number. : SOME
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Shade of blue. : COBALT
38
Kind of ship. : STEAMER
41
Spanish province. : AVILA
42
Double-talker. : LIAR
43
Bellicose god. : ARES
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Nose: Fr. : NEZ
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African land. : CHAD
48
Moved stealthily. : CREPT
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Saline lake of Asia. : ARAL
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Exclaimed. : OHED
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Fissures: Biol. : RIMAE
54
Trim. : PARE
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Case in grammar. : NOMINATIVE
57
Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Became attracted (to). : GRAVITATED
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Request. : SEEK
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Formed a glossy surface. : ENAMELED
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Screen used by TV personnel. : MONITOR
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Pasqueflower. : ANEMONE
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Involving a compact. : COVENANTAL
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Suppress in pronunciation. : ELIDE
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Pole. : ROD
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Long time: Colloq. : AGES
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Applying color. : TINTING
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Party beau. : ESCORT
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Do a housewife's chore. : WASH
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Unlawful. : ILLICIT
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Ocean route. : SEALANE
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Enable. : EMPOWER
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Financial center of Italy. : MILAN
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Five or eleven. : TEAM
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Volcano on Honshu. : ASAMA
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Tilt. : LIST
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Cephalopod's fluid. : INK
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Of the time before the wedding bells. : PREMARITAL
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Fond ___. : DULAC
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Word with play or movie. : GOER
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As written: Mus. abbr. : STA
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Tasty tidbits. : CANAPES
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Dined too well. : OVERATE
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Fantastic. : BIZARRE
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Jazz musician. : SIDEMAN
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Did road work. : REPAVED
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Punjab city. : LAHORE
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Horse. : STEED
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Oriental warehouse. : HONG
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Box. : CRATE
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Garden herb. : LEEK
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Cantatrice. : DIVA
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Thieve: Archaic. : NIM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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