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LITERAL WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, June 8, 1969

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,239
Across
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Anaconda's relative : ABOMA
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Prankster : CUTUP
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Spectral type in the sky : RSTAR
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City near Bombay : POONA
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Type of architecture : IONIC
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Yellowish-red color : ALOMA
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High spot : AERIE
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Ration : ALLOT
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Relatives in Haarlem : DUTCHUNCLES
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Poilus march off : FRENCHLEAVE
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Stub ___ : ATOE
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Carol : NOEL
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Candy : TAFFY
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Father of Ajax : TELAMON
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Row : TIER
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African antelopes : TOPIS
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Lancelot's uncle : BORS
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Satellites : PLANETS
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Modern name for Lutetia : PARIS
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Without pity : HARD
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Exclamation : HAHA
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Doctrinal rejection : HERESY
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Rascals in Havana : CUBANHEELS
50
Court decree : ARRET
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Fads : RAGES
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Venetian feature : CANAL
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Bad : ILL
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Buck : PEARL
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Matured : AGED
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Suffix for some acids : ONIC
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Aquatic mammal : PORPOISE
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Relative of 1 Across : BOA
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Star : SUN
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A locale in "My Fair Lady" : ASCOT
65
Whole : SUM
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Rests upon : OVERLIES
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" . . . the end is not ___" : YET
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Weapon for a soldado : SPANISHBAYONET
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World area : EAST
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Ancient road : ITER
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Man: Latin : VIR
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Specially-shaped clock : NEF
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Scottish resort : OBAN
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Compos mentis : SANE
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Young man got mad : ABIESIRISHROSE
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Drink : NOG
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Invention : CREATION
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Dutch cupboard : KAS
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Auriculate : EARED
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Choler : IRE
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___ Roy : ROB
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Establishes : INSTATES
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Heel over : CANT
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Anti, out West : AGIN
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___ la Cité : ILEDE
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Period : ERA
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"To ___ human" : ERRIS
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Celestial fluid : ICHOR
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Entreat : PLEAD
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Bahians off the beam : BRAZILNUTS
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Pin used in ceramics : DOTTLE
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Former Chief Justice : TAFT
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Prune : TRIM
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Certain paintings : NUDES
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Supports : TRUSSES
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Carriage : PRAM
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Doesn't exist : ISNOT
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Old Brazilian money : REIS
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Navy men : SEABEES
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More depressed : BLUER
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English poet : POPE
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Nautical word : ALEE
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Cockneys take a close look : ENGLISHPEER
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Gossips in Lampang : SIAMESECATS
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Shepherd in "As You Like It" : CORIN
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Tarzan's rope : LIANE
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Sullivan, e.g. : EMCEE
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Thin mortar : GROUT
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Filch: Slang : SWIPE
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Joined : YOKED
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Ancient tomb : SPEOS
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Islamic spirit : GENIE
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Opera girl : AIDA
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Set-to : BOUT
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Preposition : ONTO
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Trio of rhyme : MICE
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Berliner's alas : ACH
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Craft : CANOES
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Result of high-pressure living : ULCER
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A kind of road : TOLL
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Japanese apricot : UME
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Rural poem : PASTORAL
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Disreputable : RAFFISH
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Feudal people : SERFS
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Card : TREY
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River to the Rhone : AIN
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College officials : RECTORS
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Cloys : PALLS
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Tree genus : OLEA
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Spatial infinity : OLAM
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New: Prefix : NOVO
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Egyptian disk : ATEN
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Concord : UNITY
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Drove : HERD
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Heroine of 1891 novel : TESS
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French smoker's need : TABAC
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Circus purchase : BALLOON
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Full of sayings : PHRASY
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Three miles : LEAGUE
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Squawk from Peron : ARGENTINEBEEF
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Requirement : NEED
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Penal : PUNITIVE
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Tutoring : HELP
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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Dark periods in Riyadh : ARABIANNIGHTS
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Hogan's boys : HEROES
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Finally : ATLAST
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Religious law : CANON
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Norse goddess : EIR
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Mime : APER
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Early associate of Caesar : COCA
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Ale server : PUB
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Arabs : OMANIS
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Common contraction : IVE
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Bristly : SETOSE
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Wrench : SPRAIN
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1952 Pulitzer play, with "The" : SHRIKE
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Shoe material: Abbr. : LEA
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Bro's opposite : SIS
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O.K. : YES
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Ace ___ : OFHEARTS
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Refreshment : TEA
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River bottom : BED
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Director's guide : SCRIPT
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Swiss pine : AROLLA
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Cattle genus : BOS
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Meantime : INTERIM
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Headland : RAS
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Eastern women : RANIS
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Bits : ORTS
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Baltimore man : ORIOLE
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Styles : GENRES
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Even : TIED
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
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Siberian river : TAZ
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Vial : CRUET
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Feigns : ACTS
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Grammar case: Abbr. : DAT
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Approves : ENDORSES
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Notes : IOUS
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Without restraint : BRASHLY
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Covered in a way : INSURED
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Moon figure : LUNE
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Evaporates : DRIES
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Spanish numeral : TRES
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Early U.S. homes : TEPEES
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Penalty, in France : PEINE
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Form of Helen : ILENE
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A Montague : ROMEO
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Less than mins. : SECS
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Omar word : ENOW
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Old Roman fields : AGRI
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Radar dot : BLIP
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Bill : BEAK
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Gait : PACE
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Capital of Aisne : LAON
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Case : ETUI
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Italian family : ESTE
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Godly: It. : PIO
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Rascal : IMP
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Embryonic fowl : EGG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 15 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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