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LITERALLY SO

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1970

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,603
Across
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Moslem prince : NAWAB
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Rulers : TSARS
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Oceanic tunicate : SALPA
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___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
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Excuse : ALIBI
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O'Grady : ROSIE
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Hum : CROON
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Eli word : BOOLA
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Maid forages in the pantry : GIRLSCOUTSCOOKIES
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Aoudads : ARUIS
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Duck : SMEE
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Subtle qualities : AURAE
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Chore : STINT
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18th century English novelist : STERNE
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Dancer of a kind : TRIPPER
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Enclosures : STIES
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Like a football shoe : CLEATED
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Oriental temple : SHA
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Campus queen : COED
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African tree : COLA
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Rough : HARSH
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Youngsters : MOPPETS
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Rolling pins : WOMENSCLUBS
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Chemical suffix : OSE
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Reach for : ASPIRE
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Lumps : CLOTS
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Sly as ___ : AFOX
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Fumes : REEKS
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Guys : CHAPS
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Interlude : PAUSE
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Plantagenet country : ANJOU
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Fictional Georgia site : TARA
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Lace pattern : TOILE
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Beneficiary : DONEE
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Forbid to fly : GROUND
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Sailors in July and August : SUMMERSALTS
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Bird sound : TIRALEE
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Br. fliers : RAF
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Flag : IRIS
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Vietnam port : HUE
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The best : AONE
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Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Flexible : ELASTIC
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Mrs. Nixon at a White House reception : STANDINGPAT
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Enter in a way : BACKIN
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Coquette : FLIRT
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Miss Lisa et al. : MONAS
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Galatea's lover : ACIS
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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In the natural state : CRUDE
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Ex-dictator of Venezuela : GOMEZ
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Disposed : PRONE
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Cheerio : TATA
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Set of bells : CHIME
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Brainy ones : SAGES
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Shooting affair : HOTWAR
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Kirghiz city : OSH
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Bargain for Jenkins or Fleming : CHEAPSKATES
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Iron : MANACLE
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Glossy cover : EMAIL
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Spanish city : IRUN
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Tops : BEST
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High, in music : ALT
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___ halt (stopped) : CAMETOA
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Papal vestment : FANON
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Yield : CONSENT
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Blues : AZURES
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Stoop to : DEIGN
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Austrian province : TIROL
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Part of a play : ACTI
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Polite refusal : NOSIR
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A-one tutor : FIRSTGRADETEACHER
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Type size : ELITE
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Babylonian abode of dead : ARALU
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___ a time : ONEAT
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Sideshow figure : FREAK
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Stage settings : DECOR
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Low joints : TARSI
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Conditions : TERMS
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Hosses : NAGS
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Moslem teacher : ALIM
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Telegrapher : WIRETAPPER
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Better prepared : ABLER
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Twice : BIS
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Groups of thespians : TROUPES
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Went bad : SOURED
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" . . . wagon to ___" : ASTAR
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Originate : RISE
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Wine quality : SEC
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Nova ___ : SCOTIAN
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Okie's neighbor : ARKIE
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Choice cuts : LOINS
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Frost : POET
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Mitigating agents : ABATERS
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___ a boil : SOREAS
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Seven-plus summer days : FOURTHOFJULY
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Straighten : ALINE
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Tore down: Var. : RASED
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Current author : CAPOTE
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Groom : OSTLER
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Chunks : SLABS
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Chillers : ICERS
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River of Rumania : SOMES
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Sloping runway : CHUTE
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Clever : SMART
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Biblical prophet : HOSEA
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American author : COOPER
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Little chief hare : PIKA
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Early source of oil : WHALE
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Next to nothing : SCANT
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Sleuth material : CLUES
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Come in last : LOSE
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Neighbor of 12 Down : SOONER
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Gives out : EXUDES
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Wedgelike pieces : SHIMS
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Wild ox : ANOA
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Risible : COMIC
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Pushed a punt : POLED
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Court decree : ARRET
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City on the Po : TURIN
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Cow : DAUNT
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Namesakes of Italian star : GINAS
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___ out : SITIT
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Divide : SHARE
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Gem : TOPAZ
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Stiff collar of 1600's : REBATO
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Greek war cries : ALALAS
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Turn toward the orchestra : FACETHEMUSIC
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De Mille : AGNES
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Jaeger : SKUA
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Decline : SLUMP
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Currents : TIDES
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Daughter of Cymbeline : IMOGEN
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Greek musical works : NOMES
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Wife of Odin : FRIA
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Greek gulf : ARTA
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Dairy farmer : COWCATCHER
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Totally : INALL
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Ukrainian river : SERET
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Lobster claw : CHELA
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Canal Zone town : GATUN
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___ Vecchio : PONTE
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Greek island : CHIOS
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South Seas wear : SARONG
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Rhubarb : HASSLE
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Food dispenser : CATERER
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One of the pharaohs : KINGTUT
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Modern composer : MENOTTI
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Excellence: Sp. : MERITO
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North wind : BOREAS
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Thrashed : CANED
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Chem. compound : AZOLE
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Carnivora : FERAE
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Passage : AISLE
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Fruit drink : CIDER
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Abalone lining : NACRE
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Weapon : DIRK
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Ethiopian lake : TANA
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Group : TEAM
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Bores : IRKS
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Notes : FAS
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Go bad : ROT
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Back : AFT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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