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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 1967

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,473

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Across
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Giant in "Pilgrim's Progress." : DESPAIR
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Searches. : QUESTS
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Wrested by force. : EXTORTED
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Conclusion. : UPSHOT
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Close examination. : SCRUTINY
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State: Sp. : ESTADO
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Breakwater. : PIER
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Guard. : SENTRY
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Date in Michelangelo's time. : MDV
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Bone: Prefix. : OST
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City on Lake Michigan. : GARY
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Carnegie ___. : TECH
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Mexican dollar. : PESO
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Worker on floors. : TILER
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Nevil ___, English author. : SHUTE
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Teacher. : TUTORESS
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Youth group. : MODS
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Island south of Australia: Abbr. : TASM
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Zodiac sign. : AQUARIUS
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Dock. : WHARF
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Diverts. : TURNS
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Pistols: Slang. : GATS
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Houri's cousin. : PERI
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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Full of grain. : OATY
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Musical syllables. : FAS
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Neighbor of 39 Down: Abbr. : ARG
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Sudden. : ABRUPT
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Giant. : HUGE
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Wander about. : CRUISE
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Ian Smith's country. : RHODESIA
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Areas in the Highlands. : HEATHS
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Area codes, zip codes, etc. : NUMERALS
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French president's residence. : ELYSEE
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Small grain for sowing. : SEEDLET
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Autocrat. : DESPOT
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Taxes. : EXCISES
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Pitcher's action before the windup. : STRETCH
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Flow. : POUR
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Expression of beauty. : ART
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"___ not raining rain to me . . . " : ITIS
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Go back on a promise: Colloq. : RENEGE
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Interrogate. : QUERY
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___-daisy. : UPSY
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Id ___. : EST
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Walk unsteadily. : SHAMBLE
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Saunters. : TODDLES
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Tenders of oasts, kilns, etc. : STOVERS
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Ruler. : DYNAST
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Rainbow ___. : TROUT
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Chart of a kind. : AIRMAP
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People. : HUMANS
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Foot: Prefix. : PEDI
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Balderdash. : TOSH
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Certain hills. : TORS
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Marbles. : TAWS
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Term of endearment. : SUGAR
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___ case. : ATTACHE
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Altercation. : QUARREL
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South American country. : URUGUAY
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U.S. launch rocket. : SATURN
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Declination. : REFUSAL
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Delicate. : FRAGILE
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One of Florence Nightingale's concerns. : TYPHUS
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"East ___ . . . " : ISEAST
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Portly. : OBESE
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Historic name in North Carolina. : ASHE
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Weighty book. : TOME
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Drove. : HERD
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Pronoun. : ITS
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River in Scotland. : DEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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