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THE SIZE OF THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1968

Author:
Hume Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 58, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid is asymmetric.
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,882
Across
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Sunset hues. : ORANGES
8
Fluffs. : SLIPS
13
Scratch awl. : SCRIBER
20
Spell. : RELIEVE
21
Landlord's sign. : TOLET
22
Like a beast. : LEONINE
23
Field work. : LITTLEBOYBLUE
25
Rodgers show. : ALLEGRO
26
Corkers. : ONERS
27
Antilles. : ISLES
28
Joint. : ANKLE
30
Dominate. : TOP
31
Pianist Peter. : NERO
32
Fishhooks. : FLIES
33
Arctic sight. : FLOES
34
Reproach. : GIBE
35
Campus group: Abbr. : SRS
36
Like some silk. : OILED
37
Places. : SITES
38
Two-fisted ones. : HEMEN
39
___ probe. : LUNAR
40
Opera role. : AMAHL
41
Parents. : MATERS
42
Forensics. : DEBATES
45
Aquarium fish. : PLATY
46
Blissful: Ger. : SELIG
47
Doolittle and others. : ELIZAS
48
Rural places. : DELLS
49
Explode. : DETONATE
52
Word treasury name. : ROGET
53
Shylock's friend. : TUBAL
54
Toothed wheels. : GEARS
55
Basse ___ (low tide): Fr. : MER
56
Temperate. : MILD
57
Global air route. : GREATCIRCLE
59
Angled beam. : LBAR
60
Day's partner. : AGE
61
Pleases. : SUITS
62
Seven and eleven. : HOURS
63
Swedish port. : MALMO
64
Brief periods. : SNATCHES
66
London dockman. : MATEY
67
Straight. : LINEAR
68
Relative of a pepo. : GOURD
69
Kind of code. : PENAL
70
Hippies. : MODERNS
71
Forms: Var. : MOULDS
73
Harrows. : DRAGS
74
Talk. : WORDS
75
Spheres. : AREAS
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Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
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Hen. : BIDDY
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Scrooge's word. : BAH
81
Rests (on). : SITS
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Prohibitions. : DONTS
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Diggings. : MINES
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Befall. : COME
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Cedar Rapids college. : COE
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Holdup: Slang. : HEIST
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Flavors. : SALTS
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Water chestnut genus. : TRAPA
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Historic town of Egypt. : ALAMEIN
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Actor's milieu. : LITTLETHEATER
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Penitence. : REMORSE
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Pencil part. : ERASER
96
Advanced student. : INTERN
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Baseball strategems. : ASSISTS
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Parades. : STRUTS
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Phonograph. : STEREO
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Fabrics. : ORLONS
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Carl or Fritz. : REINER
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Changes. : ALTERS
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Explosive. : NITRO
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Colloids. : GELS
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Woman. : EVE
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Bowls used by assayers. : SEBILLAS
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Termed. : STYLED
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Ear parts. : LOBES
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Troubles. : ILLS
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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Furtive. : STEALTHY
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Quenches. : SLAKES
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Hermitages. : CELLS
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Romeo or Juliet. : ROLE
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Noun suffix. : INE
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Monte Carlo artist of sorts. : BIGTIMEGAMBLER
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Dresser. : ENROBER
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Takes up again. : REOPENS
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Basket twig. : OSIER
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A Byron name. : NOEL
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Penalties. : FINES
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Decrees. : FIATS
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Arrive. : GETIN
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___ first. : OUTAT
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Trivialities. : SMALLCHANGE
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Circlets. : HALOS
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Idled. : LAZED
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___ once. : ALLAT
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Rhythm. : METRE
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Skins. : DERMAS
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Carry away (property). : ELOIGN
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Washington and others. : BIGLEAGUETEAMS
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Armadillos. : PEBAS
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Cachets. : SEALS
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Songs. : DUETS
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Belittle. : DECRY
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Ceylonese trader. : TEAMAN
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Baseball statistics. : ERRORS
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True's mate. : TRIED
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Food. : GRUEL
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Deposits in rock cavities. : GUHRS
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Jots. : IOTAS
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Rural ways. : LANES
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Runs swiftly. : SCUDS
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Garment. : MIDDY
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Indian weights. : TOLAS
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Leas. : MEADS
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Cricket ground. : LORDS
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Chatters. : PRATTLES
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Limited in amount. : MODEST
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Cosmetic. : MASCARA
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Fig-birds. : ORIOLES
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Rooms. : DENS
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Seasons. : WINTERS
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Des ___. : MOINES
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Quarters. : BILLET
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Straw hat. : BOATER
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Current unit. : AMPERE
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"___ evil." : HEARNO
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Believer of a kind. : DEIST
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Asian pine. : MATSU
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Container. : CRATE
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Linen marking. : HERS
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One of fifty. : STAR
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Shelter. : TENT
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"Après ___ . . . " : MOI
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N.Y.C. subway. : IRT
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See 86 Down. : HIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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