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WATER WORKS

New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 1965

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,803
Across
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Mythical sovereign. : MAB
4
Tattles. : BLABS
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Home, figuratively. : HEARTH
15
___ table. : POOL
19
Freeman's Dept. : AGR
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Italian commune. : AOSTA
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Knitting yarn. : ANGORA
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River in France. : ORNE
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Portuguese title. : SAO
24
Cornered. : BROUGHTTOBAY
26
Speed. : PACE
27
Pry. : CROWBAR
29
Undisturbed. : SERENE
30
Bear of a sort. : SELLER
32
Furnace. : KILN
33
Ethereal: Poet. : AERY
34
___ record. : SETA
35
Walks, in a game. : PASSES
37
Certain speech sounds. : SURDS
39
Shreds. : TEARSUP
43
Poems: Poet. : RUNES
44
Custodians: Abbr. : SUPTS
45
Ribbed fabrics. : CORDS
47
Town near Arnhem. : EDE
48
Dimitri's compatriot. : IGOR
49
Lets it stand. : STETS
50
Commands to dobbin. : WHOAS
51
Highland group. : CLAN
52
Homines. : MEN
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City down under. : PERTH
54
Hooks: Lat. : HAMI
55
Horseshoe ___. : FALLS
56
Obtain. : PROCURE
58
Glasgow. : ELLEN
61
Move on wheels. : TRUNDLE
63
Water wheel. : NORIA
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Type of terrier. : CAIRN
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Nautical term. : LIETO
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Son of David. : ABSALOM
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Karachi coin. : RUPEE
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Conceded. : ALLOWED
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Set straight. : DRESS
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Art song. : LIED
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Parts of waterways. : LOCKS
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Refusal. : NAY
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Solecistic contraction. : AINT
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Rubs smooth. : FILES
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Yes, ___! : SIREE
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Liquid measures: Abbr. : PTS
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City in Pripet Marshes. : PINSK
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Slumbered. : DOZED
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Railroad giveaway: Abbr. : SCHED
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Toe ___. : THELINE
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Huge star in Cygnus. : DENEB
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Transmission gears. : SPEEDS
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___ out. : EKED
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Beautiful: Prefix. : CALO
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Tragic role. : LEAR
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River to Bay of Bengal. : GANGES
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Popular cartoonist. : CANIFF
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Tendency. : LEANING
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E pluribus ___. : UNUM
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Aviation term. : SOUNDBARRIER
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___ media. : VIA
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Succotash item. : LIMA
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Port of call: Fr. : ESCALE
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Bend. : CURVE
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Finite point. : END
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Dessert. : FLAN
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Loses freshness. : STALES
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Mount. : STEED
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Lab work: Abbr. : RES
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Gender: Abbr. : MASC
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Gelling agent. : AGAR
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Enforces discipline. : BROOKSNONONSENSE
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Is garrulous. : BABBLES
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Navigational aids. : LORANS
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Lyre of old. : ASOR
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Quantity of heat: Abbr. : BTU
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Flags. : SAGS
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Animosities. : HATREDS
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Inscribes. : ENTERS
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Pain. : AGONY
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Kimono. : ROBE
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Refrain syllable. : TRA
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Rustics. : HAYSEEDS
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Tree. : POPLAR
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Type of speech sound. : ORAL
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As soon as. : ONCE
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Wanton expression. : LEER
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Suit. : HEARTS
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More prudent. : WISER
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Like a bluenose. : STRAITLACED
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Dress finically. : PRIMP
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Tool. : AUGER
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Plum pudding ingredient. : SUET
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In a difficult position: Slang. : UPTHECREEK
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Deceive. : SELLDOWNTHERIVER
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Cabinet member. : UDALL
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Think: Fr. : PENSE
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Stripped of nonessentials. : STREAMLINED
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Direct into a fixed course. : CHANNELIZE
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___ Paul. : OOM
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Earnest: It. : SERIO
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Place (of an event). : WHERE
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Part of a poem. : CANTO
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Murmuring sounds. : PURLS
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Stokes. : FUELS
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Behave aimlessly. : COAST
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Panegyrizes. : LAUDS
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___ service. : LIP
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German poet. : RILKE
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Modify to suit. : ADAPT
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B'nai ___. : BRITH
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Like corn. : EARED
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Pairs. : DYADS
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French pronoun. : ILS
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Prince slain by Gideon. : OREB
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Tricks. : FINESSES
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" . . . the ___ Pharisee." : SONOFA
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Indian. : OCEAN
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Teleost fish. : PIKE
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Operatic composer. : DELIBES
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Latched on to, in a way. : SPEARED
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Newspaper employe. : LEGMAN
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Bounce on the knee. : DANDLE
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Machine part. : SLEEVE
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Alimentary, for one. : CANAL
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Unbridgeable gap. : GULF
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Indigo. : ANIL
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___ Pompilius. : NUMA
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Tropical shrub: Var. : CUCA
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British surgeon: Abbr. : FRCS
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Currency units. : LIRE
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Braves or Indians. : NINE
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Traipses. : GADS
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Bone: Prefix. : OST
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Furrow. : RUT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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