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SPECTRAL TYPES

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1974

96-Across : Brezhnev missive

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,059
Across
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Sinks in : BOGS
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Bara : THEDA
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Eats sparingly : FASTS
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Tom or Sam : UNCLE
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European iris : ORRIS
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Like a cereal : OATEN
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Merry : RIPROARIOUS
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Indian, for one : OCEAN
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Late-spring cold spells : BLACKBERRYWINTERS
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Having a topic : THEMED
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Shrinking one : VIOLET
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News bits : ITEMS
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Sandra or fiddle-de : DEE
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Kind of party : HEN
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"___ blue, dilly, dilly ... " : LAVENDER
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Where Greeks met : AGORA
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Org. : ASSN
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Mosaic glass : SMALTO
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Guest : EDGAR
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Groom's party : STAG
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___ blue : ETON
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Vestments : ALBS
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Hitches : SNAGS
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Green ___ : GAGES
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Orange ___ (drink) : CRUSH
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Give ___ (help) : ALIFT
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English author : ELLIS
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Leave in a way : ELOPE
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Undo : NULLIFY
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Fran's friend : OLLIE
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W. W. II craft : LST
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D. A., for one : ATT
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City near Sacramento : ROSEVILLE
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River to the Severn : AVON
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___ Yam, Israel : SDOT
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Certain ad : TEASER
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African people : NANDI
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___ off (measures) : STEPS
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Blood: Prefix : HEMO
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Mood shade : INDIGO
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European fish : TENCH
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Bring under control : REININ
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Topflight : AONE
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Wrong-number word : SORRY
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Needles : GOADS
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Respond to a mail plea : DONATE
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Kind of root : CUBE
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Cloy : SATE
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Brezhnev missive : REDLETTER
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Initials of '30s : NRA
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Luzon group : ATO
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Health resorts : BATHS
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Interstices : AREOLAS
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Shocks : MANES
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___ blue : ROYAL
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___ odds (antagonize) : SETAT
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Hit : SMOTE
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Make off with : SWIPE
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Come after : ENSUE
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Archeologist's find : RELIC
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Cliques : SETS
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Poetry immortal : OVID
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Gists : NUBS
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Dirty and second : LOOKS
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Did arctic hunting : SEALED
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White ___ : SALE
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Acknowledgment : REPLY
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Decorous affairs : PINKTEAS
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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Uris hero : ARI
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Linen fabric : TOILE
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Police concern : FELONY
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Cascade peak : SHASTA
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Bit of labor hanky-panky : YELLOWDOGCONTRACT
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Bluish green : EMAIL
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Like many feuds : INTERNECINE
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Like some fingers : ITCHY
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Aegean gulf : SAROS
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French cup : TASSE
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Apollo's mother et al. : LETOS
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Sand ridge : ESKER
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River to the North Sea : TYNE
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Stall : BOOTH
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Do a music job : ORCHESTRATE
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N. Y. foes of 1775 : GREENMOUNTAINBOYS
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South China Sea gulf : SIAM
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African garment: Var. : TOB
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Tie a golf hole : HALVE
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French pewter : ETAIN
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Unscramble : DECODE
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Walked : ANKLED
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Stew : FRET
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Kind of brake : AIR
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Shoot : SPRIG
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Have a go at : TRYTO
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Farmers, at times : SOWERS
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Pottery pieces : URNS
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Kind of picker : NIT
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Certain students : COEDS
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Inveigles : LURES
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Swedish count : ESSEN
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Fishing leader : SNELL
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Draw a bead on : AIMAT
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Arctic sights : BERGS
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Computer food : DATA
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Constellation near Argo : VOLANS
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Sea of Asia : ARAL
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Part of an Arab's garb : AGAL
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Handle, to Cicero : ANSA
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Keep ___ on (watch) : ANEYE
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U. S. author : AGEE
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Cold wind of Southwest : BLUENORTHER
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Trees of a region : SILVA
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Crow : GLOAT
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Nevada : SILVERSTATE
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Certain milestone : GOLDENANNIVERSARY
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Certain salts : EPSOM
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Argument : SETTO
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Kind of hand : HIRED
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Obdurate : FLINTY
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Mark used in "señor" : TILDE
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Skier's spot : SLOPE
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Seaver, for one : FLINGER
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Kind of job : INSIDE
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Indian state : ORISSA
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Clamber up a tree : SHIN
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Dirk : SNEE
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Mideast greeting : SHALOM
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Laughing-stocks : GOATS
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Morse et al. : CODES
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Standards : NORMS
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Have ___ (take pains) : ACARE
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___ a limb : OUTON
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Remainder, in Paris : RESTE
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Greek island : DELOS
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Alarm : TREPIDATION
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Slackened : EASED
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Sine or secant : RATIO
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African insect : TSETSE
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Cordon ___ : BLEU
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Army acronym : AWOL
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Measure, in Marseille : AUNE
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Join forces : ALLY
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Blue shade : COPEN
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Red and Coral : SEAS
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Study color : BROWN
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Rathskeller item : SEIDEL
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Certain Highlander : KILTIE
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Quick drinks : SNORTS
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Remains : ASHES
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"___ isn't so" : SAYIT
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Ring : ARENA
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Sprightly airs : LILTS
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Emphatic repetition : PLOCE
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On the up-and-up : LEGIT
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Hang : KNACK
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Goddess of fortune : TYCHE
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___ colors : FALSE
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Ripped : TORE
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Rivals : FOES
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Latin-lesson word : AMAT
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Naval V.I.P. : CNO
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Son of Odin : TYR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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