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DOWN THE GARDEN PATH

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1967

103-Down : Puzzled: Colloq.

Author:
Paula Bauersmith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Paula Bauersmith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 113-Across had two "in"s ("in in a way"); deleted one of them.

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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,511
Across
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First word of "The Waste Land." : APRIL
6
___ buds. : TASTE
11
Blithe spirits. : LARKS
16
Meadow denizens. : SHEEP
21
Spring flower. : PEONY
22
Blend. : IMMIX
23
Kind of acid, : OLEIC
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Girl's name. : CARLA
25
Bright pungent flowers. : NASTURTIUMS
27
Passionflower. : LOVEINAMIST
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Tree trunk. : BOLE
31
School: Fr. : ECOLE
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___-o'clocks, garden plants. : FOUR
34
Union initials. : CIO
35
Mayor: Sp. : ALCALDE
37
Another name. : ALIAS
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Spanish part of Morocco. : IFNI
39
Capital of Calvados. : CAEN
40
Wide sashes. : OBIS
41
Move like a cat. : SLINK
42
Chemical suffix. : ANE
43
Powder. : TALC
45
"Over the Rainbow" composer. : ARLEN
47
Aerialists. : ROPEDANCERS
50
Where the poinciana grows. : MIAMI
53
Placid. : COOL
54
Cutter of a kind. : MOWER
55
Legal equal. : PEER
56
Mrs. Romney and others. : LENORES
58
Growing trees: Abbr. : TBR
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"Mornings at ___ ... " : SEVEN
60
Aromatic plant. : SPEARMINT
62
Catch. : NAB
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Poisonous shrub. : OLEANDER
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Blend. : MELD
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Befriends. : AIDS
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___ Mare. : DELA
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Woodpecker. : REDHEAD
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Like some pencils. : INDELIBLE
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Herbage, in general. : GRASS
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Marine type of grass. : EEL
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Source of speiss. : ORE
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Electronic device. : RADAR
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Spiny. : THORNLIKE
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Laurel and holly. : WREATHS
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"___ of roses." : ABED
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River plant. : REED
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Girl's name. : TINA
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Fancy leaf plant. : CALADIUM
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Intermediate: Prefix. : MES
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Vast view of a kind. : COSMORAMA
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Plein-air painter. : MANET
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Tiny: Scot. : SMA
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Untoward situations. : PLIGHTS
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Excellent. : RARE
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Quince and Peaseblossom. : ROLES
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Region of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Sequence: Fr. : SERIE
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How some gifts are given. : ANONYMOUSLY
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Fruitful: Prefix. : FRUCT
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Inner: Prefix. : ENTO
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Diving bird. : AUK
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Example: Abbr. : ILLUS
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___ club. : GLEE
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Blue. : AQUA
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See 16 Across. : RAMS
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Do homage, in a way. : KNEEL
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He gets his man. : TROOPER
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Kind of flower. : SUN
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Mary Garden. : DIVA
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B's. : BETAS
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Red, white, and blue. : TRIO
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Tree's enemy. : AXE
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Ibsen girl. : HEDDAGABLER
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Vineyard product. : TOKAYGRAPES
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Standing. : ERECT
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Foxier. : SLIER
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Southeast wind. : EURUS
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Where Latakia is. : SYRIA
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Pathetic. : TEARY
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Jump. : START
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Popular game. : DARTS
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Asphyxia. : APNEA
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Kind of onion. : PEARL
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Cheerful. : ROSECOLORED
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Inside: Abbr. : INT
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Russian name for Polish city. : LYUBLIN
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Sir. : TITLE
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Pierrette, for one. : AMIE
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Dallas school. : SMU
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More seasonable. : TIMELIER
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Cut out. : EXSCIND
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Lounges. : LOLLS
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Yucca's cousin. : ALOE
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Primrose, for one: Abbr. : REV
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Hybrid pear. : KIEFFER
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Shoot. : SCION
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Mark on a plant stem. : SCAR
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Ark passenger. : HAM
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Spring heath. : ERICACARNEA
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Longfellow heroine. : ELSIE
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Apply as a cosmetic. : PATON
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Sportsmen's choice. : RODS
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Bonne ___. : NUIT
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Abnormal tree growth. : OAKAPPLE
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Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
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___stock. : ALPEN
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Infallible. : INERRABLE
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Muse. : CLIO
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Planter. : SOWER
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Classes of animals: Suffix. : ACEA
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Relative of "ain't." : AMNT
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Tree, for one. : ACTOR
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White oak. : ROBLE
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Wandered. : ROVED
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___ haystack. : NEEDLEINA
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Chute. : SLIDE
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Tea and others. : MEALS
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Huts on the steppes. : ISBAS
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Mark of merit. : MEDAL
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Letters. : ENS
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Curl the lip. : SNEER
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Inactive. : SEDENTARY
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20-minute walk. : MILE
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In advance. : AHEAD
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High church dignitary: Abbr. : MNGR
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Solemn. : DREAD
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Camellias are. : INODOROUS
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Each: Scot. : ILKA
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The ___ Society. : GREAT
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Speaker's sound. : AHEM
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Bands, in heraldry. : ORLES
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Subway features. : RAMPS
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White poplar. : ABELE
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"___ the Elms." : DESIREUNDER
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Girl's name. : TESSA
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Flavor combination. : LIMEMINT
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Moon's characteristic. : WANEY
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Flimsy wrapping. : TISSUEPAPER
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Derived from compost. : HUMIC
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Lively. : SMART
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Old tree's disease. : ROT
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Bird sounds. : CALLS
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TV nickname. : CHET
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Overly luxuriant. : RANK
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City in Iraq. : MOSUL
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First name of screen star. : GINA
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Excludes by decision. : RULESOUT
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Pertaining to Mars. : AREO
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Notable. : NAMABLE
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Esters. : OLEATES
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Puzzled: Colloq. : FLOORED
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Beginning: Abbr. : ORIG
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Cricket: Dial. : GRIG
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Deciduous trees. : ASHES
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Ask. : QUERY
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Sailor's call. : AVAST
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Where Tralee is. : KERRY
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Meeting. : TRYST
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Wield. : EXERT
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Fallow periods. : RESTS
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Certain info. : DATA
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___ garden. : BEER
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Bull: Prefix. : TAUR
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7th-cen. date. : DCI
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___ Fail. : LIA
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Macaque. : KRA
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A Gardner. : AVA

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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