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New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 1967

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,476
Across
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Collars. : GRABS
6
Certain libations. : ALES
10
Bison's feature. : MANE
14
Look for carefully. : COMB
18
Sat again. : REMET
19
Western city. : SALEM
21
Make ___. : AHIT
22
1922 role. : ABIE
23
Of birds. : AVINE
24
Oriental dish. : PILAU
25
See 86 Across. : KATHARINA
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Rows. : MELEES
29
Family ___. : CIRCLE
31
Fumigating gear. : AERATOR
32
Kind of canine. : SLEDDOG
34
Division. : SCHISM
36
Prisoners. : LIFERS
37
Stern. : ISAAC
39
Discusses (with "over"). : HASHES
41
Talks: Abbr. : SERS
42
___ Monceau. : PARC
45
Cocoon dweller. : PUPA
47
Treats. : DAINTIES
49
Honshu bay. : OSAKA
51
Burst of cheers. : SALVO
53
Varieties. : FORMS
54
Engine speed: Abbr. : RPM
57
Ticker tape initials. : ITT
58
Weights: Abbr. : LBS
60
___ Fail. : LIA
61
Pawl, for one. : TRIP
62
Dumas ___. : PERE
63
Help. : SUCCOR
65
Solve, for one. : VERB
66
Of all: Scot. : AVA
67
College course: Abbr. : ECON
68
Source of long-playing musical. : THETAMINGOFTHESHREW
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Roebuck. : DEER
74
Leather: Abbr. : MOR
75
Contemporary author. : URIS
76
Comparison. : SIMILE
78
In the last month: Abbr. : ULTO
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Edge. : BRIM
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Pro ___. : TEM
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Dublin nickname. : DEV
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Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN
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Bridge terms. : BYS
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Dashing young man. : BLADE
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Poor. : NEEDY
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German statesman. : EBERT
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Garrisoned post. : PRESIDIO
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Slips on. : DONS
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He: It. : ESSO
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Upolu port. : APIA
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Rare people. : SAINTS
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Dividing walls: Biol. : SEPTA
101
Stop. : ARREST
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U.S. novelist. : NATHAN
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Fruit workers. : SORTERS
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Actor's aim. : STARDOM
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Fabrics. : TOILES
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Arrive. : TURNUP
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See 68 Across. : PETRUCHIO
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Tom, Dick and Harry. : NAMES
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Bird. : EIDER
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The Egyptian. : CLEO
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Coconut fiber. : COIR
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Significant. : GREAT
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Know the ___. : SCORE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Condition: Suffix. : OSIS
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O'Neill role. : YANK
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Compendious. : TERSE
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Weights. : GRAMS
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Delight (in). : REVEL
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"Walked on ___ or so . . . " : AMILE
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See 20 Down. : BENEDICK
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Palfreys. : STEEDS
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Secular. : LAIC
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N.Y. island. : ELLIS
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Inquiry. : SEARCH
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Stopgap. : MAKESHIFT
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Eureka! : AHA
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Girl of song. : NITA
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Waters. : ETHEL
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Decanters. : CARAFES
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___ dictum. : OBITER
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Children. : MINORS
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Speculators of a sort. : BEARS
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Expression from Cicero, 49 B.C. : MUCHADOABOUTNOTHING
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Appears. : ARISES
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Castile. : SOAP
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Mona ___. : LISA
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German mathematician. : GAUSS
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Jewish candelabra. : MENORAHS
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Acct. : CPA
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Endeavor. : STRIVE
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Petits ___. : POIS
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With good insight. : ASTUTELY
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Mechanical devices. : RATCHETS
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A Dulles. : ALLEN
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Blind alley. : IMPASSE
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Oodles. : ALOT
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State: Abbr. : VIRG
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Admits. : RECEIVES
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Sneak thieves. : PROWLERS
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See 116 Across. : MEN
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Prickly shrub. : BRAMBLE
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Wave, for short. : PERM
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Food fish. : CERO
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Bluish green. : VIRIDIAN
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State of confusion. : MORASS
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___ will. : FREE
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Regulated. : TIMED
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Skep. : HIVE
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Name. : DUB
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Inner: Prefix. : ENTO
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Go-betweens. : MEDIATORS
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CGS units. : DYNES
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___ Lac, river of Cambodia. : BRASDU
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Parties in London. : DOS
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See 20 Down. : BEATRICE
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Clown. : PIERROT
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Dividing term. : INTO
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Notice. : SPOT
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Soviet groups. : ARTELS
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Babbles. : PRATES
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Pay. : SALARY
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Most genuine. : TRUEST
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Initials from 1866. : ASPCA
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Clock stroke: It. : TOCCO
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Valley of Argolis. : NEMEA
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Biblical town. : ENDOR
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Sorry ones. : RUERS
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Berlin's river. : SPREE
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Elec. units. : MHOS
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Connery. : SEAN
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Sundial sign. : III
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Wall St. term. : STK

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

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