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ON THE BOUNDING MAIN

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1970

28-Across : U-boat's aid

Author:
Jorgen Rohleder
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 497 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jorgen Rohleder has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,624
Across
1
Mil. quarters : BKS
4
German hall : SAAL
8
London network : BBC
11
Boom : SPAR
15
Mineral : ORE
16
Entrée : ACCESS
19
Indian shrub : SOLA
20
Yarn : TALE
21
Invincible Armada : SAILFLEETOFSPAIN
25
Melody : ARIA
26
Launce : SANDEEL
27
Shower time : APRIL
28
U-boat's aid : SNORKEL
30
Not so much : LESS
31
Go wrong : ERR
33
Norse mariner : ERICSON
35
Response: Abbr. : ANS
36
Show grief : SOB
37
Esoteric knowledge : SECRETS
38
Yellowish brown : AMBER
43
Kind of sayer : SOOTH
45
Ice: Ger. : EIS
46
Forward end : NOSE
50
Gun attendant : LOADER
52
Life jacket : MAEWEST
54
Tentacle : FEELER
56
Sea mammal : FURSEAL
58
Do a double take : REACT
59
Strived : TRIEDTO
60
British queen : ANNE
61
Penury : NEED
63
Middle East capital : TEHERAN
65
Induction agcy. : SSS
66
Salty accounts : TALESOFTHESEVENSEAS
70
Resin : LAC
71
System of plowing : CONTOUR
72
Submissive : MEEK
73
Jurassic division : LIAS
75
House of ___ : ILLFAME
77
River in Poland : PISIA
79
Chancel seats : SEDILIA
81
Mounts : STEEDS
82
Kind of garden : BOTANIC
84
Repeated : RETOLD
85
Model's concern : POSE
86
Biblical father : NER
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___ circle : INNER
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Concise : TERSE
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Direct : FRONTAL
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Bikini part : BRA
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Gibbon : APE
97
Never mind! : LETITGO
98
Old warship weapon : RAM
99
Moves in circles : ORBS
103
Navigator's aid : SEXTANT
105
Relief org. : UNRRA
107
Offender's concern : PENALTY
110
Musical work : TRIO
111
Certain travel fee : TOURISTCLASSFARE
114
Get under one's skin : RILE
115
Israeli name : EBAN
116
Group meeting of a kind : SEANCE
117
Tangle : MAT
118
Beverages : ALES
119
___ Alte : DER
120
Editor's word : STET
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Roof finial : EPI
Down
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Tweed : BOSS
2
African village : KRAAL
3
French river : SEINE
4
Bank items : SAFES
5
Asian tree : ACLE
6
Like some bridge hands : ACELESS
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Shelter : LEE
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Neck wrap : BOA
9
Utter joys : BLISSES
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Lacks ability : CANNOT
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Navigator's aid : STAR
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Arctic wear : PARKA
13
Uitlander : ALIEN
14
Old Sp. coins : REALS
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Sea maneuver : STARBOARDTOPORTTURN
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Drench : SOP
19
Relaxes, nautically : SPLICESTHEMAINBRACE
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British body: Abbr. : LDS
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Old salt's words for novices : FRESHWATERSAILORS
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Title of respect : SIRE
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Cricket sides : ONS
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Space : ROOM
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Censure: Abbr. : CRIT
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Code word for A : ALFA
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W. Va. town : MOUNTALTO
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Clingers : BARNACLES
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Defunct auto : EDSEL
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Caddoan : REE
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Golf area : TEE
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Tar : OLDSAILOR
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Prepares, as a sloop : SETSSAILS
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Aphrodite's aide : EROS
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Pays in a way : RANSOMS
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Old habitats : ECES
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More open : FRANKER
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German number : EINS
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Grove features : TREES
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Triton : EFT
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Daughter of ___ : EVE
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Acquired character : ECAD
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Eight: Fr. : HUIT
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Type style : ELITE
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Speak imperfectly : LISP
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French marquis : SADE
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Charge : FEE
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Serai : INN
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Mil. group : DET
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River in Bolivia : BENI
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Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
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After Hamlet's "or" : NOTTOBE
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Unrestrained : RAMPANT
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Gulf state: Abbr. : FLA
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Like some tuxedoes : RENTED
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God of fire : AGNI
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"Ad ___ per ... " : ASTRA
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Risk : PERIL
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Drive out : EXILE
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Attack : ONSET
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Br. fliers : RAF
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Reproach : BLAME
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Purse part : STRAP
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___ the line : TOES
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Privileges: Abbr. : RTS
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Verb suffix : ESCE
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Himalaya wonder : YETI
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Nasser domain : UAR
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Sp. article : LAS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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