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SYNTHETIC SYNONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1979

48-Down : P.R. man's forte

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,799
Across
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Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
6
Attacks : ASSAILS
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Demure : COY
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Beverage : COCOA
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Boston square : SCOLLAY
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Past : AGO
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Berlin avenue : ALLEE
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Author of "Hiawatha" : HWHIGHPOCKETS
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New Yorkers : PLUSFOURS
28
Poetry : ODES
29
Porky's plaint : OINK
30
Storehouse : ETAPE
32
Colors : TINGES
33
Customs : MORES
34
Decelerates : SLOWS
35
Let : HIRE
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Removes from office : DEPRIVES
40
Ahab's quarry : WHALE
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Soccer great : PELE
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G.I. Jane : WAC
45
Stritch and May : ELAINES
46
Easy, vulnerable target : SEATEDTEAL
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Trapper's trophy : HIDE
49
Inn guest : LODGER
50
Scenic view : SCAPE
51
Trilby on a Londoner : HAT
52
Dealt sparingly : DOLED
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Galore : AGOGO
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Push : SHOVE
55
Debt memo : CHIT
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Treelike cactus : CHOLLA
58
Desires : YENS
59
Growing out : ENATE
60
Tore : RAN
61
A bit more tetched : LOOPIER
62
Tupolev-144, e.g. : SST
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L.A. team : MALESHEEP
66
Rooks : CASTLES
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More content : HAPPIER
70
Bravo, in Barcelona : OLE
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Memorable chief : PONTIAC
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Draws back : RECOILS
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Dinner entree : ROASTELIA
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Women's service org. : ORT
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Beavers : CASTORS
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Shanty : HUT
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Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
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Stowe transport : TBAR
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Dress : ATTIRE
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Buzzes : HUMS
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"___ needs a good memory" : ALIAR
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Menace in India : COBRA
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Garlic unit : CLOVE
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Frivolous girl : SAL
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___ nothing : ALLOR
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Eddied : PURLED
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Honey site : HIVE
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G. & S. ship : GIRLSAPRON
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Cat variety : MALTESE
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Compass dir. : ENE
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Like a certain range : ALPEN
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Props : SUPPORTS
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Hoax : SHAM
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Erect : BUILD
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Eastern incarnation : AVATAR
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Asian inn : SERAI
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Perdition : RUIN
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Skin : PELT
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A view from Cleveland : LAKEWEIRD
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City northwest of Roma : SAUSAGEITALIA
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Stranger : ALIEN
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Spenserian hag : ATE
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Circe, e.g. : ENTICER
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Crime increasing in our time : ARSON
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Stop : END
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Crop : MAW
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Money in ancient Greece : STATERS
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Difficult years : TEENS
Down
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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Elwood, in "Harvey" : DOWD
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Throb : ACHE
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Avril et mai, e.g. : MOIS
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Lose pep : SAG
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Is ambitious : ASPIRES
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Rich biscuits : SCONES
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Hose : SOCKS
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Turpentine resin : ALK
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___ de France : ILE
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Kind of TV show : LATELATE
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Heart contraction : SYSTOLE
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A cartoonist and cartoon hero : CAPPS
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Flirt visually : OGLE
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"Te" in "Te amo" : YOU
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Without help : ALONE
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Garden pest : SLUG
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Dry : SERE
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Burning : AFIRE
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Kind of curve : ESS
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Western dam : HOOVER
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Quiet : STILL
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Greatly impressed : AWED
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Actor from N.Y.C.: 1939-76 : MINEO
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Condition : SHAPE
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Field trial event : HEAT
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Holds up : DELAYS
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R.I.P. speeches : ELOGES
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Deer-antelope playground : PADONTHESTOVE
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King bested him : RIGGS
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Makes cloth : WEAVES
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Solid fuel : PEAT
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Famous jockey : WILLIECOBBLER
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Astaire's sister et al. : ADELES
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Tree on Lebanon's flag : CEDAR
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Sea duck : SCOTER
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Like many a model : THIN
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P.R. man's forte : HOOPLA
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Oil-producing rocks : SHALES
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Garb for Gandhi : DHOTI
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Escargots : SNAILS
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Maskegons' kin : CREES
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Chance : HAP
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Tandy, to Cronyn : COSTAR
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British, for one : EMPIRE
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Emerson contemporary : LANIER
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Owls' sounds : HOOTS
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Musical high note : ELA
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Nab : COLLAR
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On the go : ACTIVE
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U.S. painter: 1859-1940 : POORE
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Peak in Thessaly : PELION
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Rope-ladder step : RATLIN
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Kind of punch : RUM
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Tattle : TELLON
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Most unusual : RAREST
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Manual arts : TRADES
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Hide : CACHE
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Cordell : HULL
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Wrong, in Roma : TORTO
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Injure : HARM
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He crowned William the Conqueror : ALRED
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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Realm of Rama I : SIAM
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Applicable, old style : APPLIANT
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"Storia di Cristo" author : PAPINI
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Bright light : GLARE
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Lizard: Comb. form : SAUR
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Other names : ALIASES
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___ puisne : MULIERS
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Dancer Ted : SHAWN
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Small pike-perch : SAUGER
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Equine : STEED
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Moisten : BEDEW
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Vestige : TRACE
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Ga. neighbor : ALA
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Galba's good-bye : VALE
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Sib : AKIN
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Sp. lass : SRTA
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Reduce : PARE
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If not : ELSE
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One in social demand : LION
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Browns : TANS
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"___ Woman" : IAM
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Hagen : UTA
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Create a lap : SIT
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Produce lace : TAT

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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