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ADVENTURES IN CLICHELAND

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1968

71-Down : Monster: Prefix.

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,889
Across
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Pierrot to Pierrette. : BONAMI
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Empty. : BARE
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Right. : MORAL
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Leap: Fr. : SAUT
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Runs away with. : ELOPES
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Unbend. : RELAX
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Soap plant. : AMOLE
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Sound from a skeptic. : UMPH
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Fatal. : LETHAL
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"___ unto my feet ... " : ALAMP
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Continued. : RANON
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Fiber plant. : PITA
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___ chew (attempt too much). : TOBITEOFFMORETHANONECAN
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Issues: Abbr. : EDS
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Global area: Prefix. : AFRO
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Gym teacher's command. : EXHALE
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Tilted. : ARAKE
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Particles: Abbr. : MOLS
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Well-known airport. : ORLY
39
Small table. : STAND
40
U. S. political figure. : BOWLES
41
"___ Were King." : IFI
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Algonquian. : CREE
43
Army officer: Abbr. : CSO
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Form of Japanese wrestling. : SUMO
45
June specialty. : THEBONDSOFHOLYMATRIMONY
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Gulf. : RAVINE
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Grief: Poet. : DOLOR
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Pub sign. : ALES
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Keep an ___. : EYEON
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John Le ___. : CARRE
61
Locale of a well-known play. : SIAM
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Small amounts. : SNIPS
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Small amount. : TINGE
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Rumple. : MUSS
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Deep-blue glass. : SMALT
70
___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
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Be in a tight spot. : TOHAVEONESBACKTOTHEWALL
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Day's end. : EVE
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Muse. : ERATO
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Brisk. : SPRY
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German writer. : RASPE
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O. K.! : ROGER
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Fasten. : LASH
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Postulate. : POSIT
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Mud volcano. : SALSE
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Man's name. : ALEX
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One kind of star. : MOVIE
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Like some fish. : ROED
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Mexican state. : COLIMA
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Share a promising prospect. : TOLETINONTHEGROUNDFLOOR
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Washington body: Abbr. : CONG
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Tennis term. : ACE
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Corky Carroll's milieu. : SURF
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Have-___. : NOT
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Guarantee. : ASSURE
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Song locale. : CAPRI
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Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
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Apropos of. : ASTO
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Two on the aisle. : SEATS
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Corelli forte. : SONATA
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Communications outfit. : CBS
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Opportunist's motto. : STRIKEWHILETHEIRONISHOT
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Able. : UPTO
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Peewee. : REESE
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Metrical feet. : IAMBI
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Reptile. : IGUANA
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Time of day. : MORN
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Paddock dwellers. : MARES
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British painter. : ORPEN
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Prejudiced. : NARROW
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Seasons: Fr. : ETES
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Take ___. : AREST
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Ancient temple. : NAOS
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Chef's concern. : ORDERS
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Region. : BELT
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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Discredit. : NOTBELIEVE
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Garden pests. : APHIDS
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Parts of nuts. : MEATS
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See 107 Across. : ISLE
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Tower. : BELFRY
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Part of a famous rallying cry. : ALAMO
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Branch, in Madrid or Rome. : RAMO
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Opera heroine. : MARTHA
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Nebraskan. : OMAHAN
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Political first name. : RONALD
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With nothing more. : ALONE
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Fabric used for curtains. : LENO
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Gifted female. : SUPERWOMAN
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Pleasant. : AMICAL
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Comprehension. : UPTAKE
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Scottish men of rank. : THANES
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Lotteries. : RAFFLES
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Like some shells. : OARED
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Pay tribute. : EXTOL
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Girl's name. : NAOMI
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Historic London tavern. : MITRE
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"A bale ___." : OFHAY
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Its capital is Alençon. : ORNE
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Speech sound. : BURR
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Scheming one. : CONNIVER
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Innocent-looking ones. : CHERUBS
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Plant pores. : STOMATA
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Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
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___ et labora. : ORA
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Stabilizes. : FIRMS
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Rel. of ft. : YDS
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Rainy. : MOIST
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Melancholy: Fr. : ALAMORT
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One of the Twins. : OLIVA
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Its capital is Katmandu. : NEPAL
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Netherlands river: Var. : YSSEL
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Small coin. : CENTAVO
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Measures, in a way. : STEPSOFF
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Saul's grandfather. : NER
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___ with (agree). : GOALONG
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Miserly one. : SCROOGE
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Certain hands: Abbr. : LHS
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Monster: Prefix. : TERAT
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Molding. : OVOLO
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Noted philosopher. : HEGEL
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Dye. : EOSIN
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Dance band name. : KYSER
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Pronoun, Southern style. : WEALL
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Accomplishments. : EXECUTIONS
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___ up. : HET
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Yes. : IDO
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Better part. : LIONSSHARE
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Hawley's partner. : SMOOT
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Give ___ (listen). : EARTO
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Pit. : MINE
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Navy men: Abbr. : CDRS
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Codfish. : TORSK
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American writer. : HARTE
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Inaugurate. : USHERIN
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Swimming: It. : NUOTO
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Feign. : ASSUME
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Vessel used in varnish making. : SETPOT
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Author of "No Exit." : SARTRE
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Be consistent. : COHERE
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Aromatic herbs. : ANISES
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Most indistinct. : PALEST
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Groups of people. : TRIBES
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Ludicrous. : ABSURD
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___ off (give up). : SWEAR
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Pace. : TEMPO
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Smoke. : CIGAR
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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___-kiri. : HARA
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Child: Sp. : NINO
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___ about (a certain date). : ONOR
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Marbles. : TAWS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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