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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1970

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,588

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Across
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Pronoun : ITSELF
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Gain as profit : REALIZE
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Substance : MATTER
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Wordsworth inspiration : DAFFODIL
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Teach, for instance : PIRATE
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Wealthy : AFFLUENT
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Anything high-flown : ELA
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Made sure of : SEENTO
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"Othello" character : IAGO
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Clothing : TOGS
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Maple genus : ACER
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Skilled one: Suffix : STER
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Impulse : URGE
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Wards off : AVERTS
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Nigerian tribe : EDO
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Of a higher quality : SELECTED
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John or Bonar : LAW
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Storehouses : DEPOTS
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Scold : BERATE
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Knight : SIR
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Patronage : BUSINESS
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Intersect : CUT
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Classifies : LABELS
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Numbers : ONES
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Rugged rock : CRAG
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Coast Guard girl : SPAR
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Vast sum : MINT
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The farmer ___ wife : TAKESA
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Eastern name : ALI
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Make uniform : EQUALIZE
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Left behind : OUTRAN
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Personnel chief's problem : TURNOVER
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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Hothouse item : SEEDBED
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Finn's friend : SAWYER
Down
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Incentive : IMPETUS
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Fashioned : TAILORED
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Wander : STRAGGLE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Hires out : LETS
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Kind of ride : FREE
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Roof timber : RAFTER
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Smooth : EFFORTLESS
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Labor initials : AFL
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St. ___ : LOUIS
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Prefigure : IDEATE
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Made a bullet-like sound : ZINGED
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Matador's adversary : ELTORO
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Moved nimbly : DANCED
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Gable areas : EAVES
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Percolates slowly : SEEPS
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Alluring : ATTRACTIVE
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Loose garment : SARI
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Roll of stamps : COIL
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Peters out : WANES
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Battle of the ___ : BULGE
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Event of 1773 : TEAPARTY
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Carry up : ESCALATE
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Chemist's vessel : BEAKER
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Fraternal man : SHRINER
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Halley's and Encke's : COMETS
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Without equal : UNIQUE
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Teacher's goal : TENURE
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Soldered with an alloy : BRAZED
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Place for taxis : STAND
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Conciliatory gifts : SOPS
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Large room : AULA
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Mining vein : LOB
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Marble : TAW

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