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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 12, 1964

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,460
Across
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Facial expressions. : SCOWLS
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Nonplus. : STUMP
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Garment. : SHORTS
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Cloche. : CHAPEAU
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State: Abbr. : PENNA
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Type of employe. : LABORER
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Describing some floors. : CARPETED
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Device used to catch speeders. : RADAR
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Partial. : ONESIDED
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Popular garnish. : ONIONS
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Remove completely. : ERASE
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Math course: Abbr. : ALG
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Consider pros and cons. : DEBATE
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Galley marks. : STETS
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One with powers of endurance: Colloq. : STAYER
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One of the Hunters. : IAN
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Participated. : SATIN
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Get or acquire. : MAKE
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Quick look. : PEEK
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German coin. : PFENNIG
43
Italian river. : LIRI
44
Go: Lat. : ITE
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Birds. : CRANES
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Piece of thick cord. : ROPESEND
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Neckline. : VEE
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Transportation device. : CARPOOL
52
Presser's item. : SADIRON
54
Liberal gift. : LARGESS
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___ sum: Legal term. : INREM
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Servicewomen. : WAVES
59
Place for a frontal. : ALTAR
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Chief: It. : DUCE
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Army unit: Abbr. : DIV
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Pair. : DUO
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___ with. : PALUP
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Sankey. : IRA
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Purposive. : TELIC
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Denims. : LEVIS
76
Scots' city: Poet. : EDINA
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Certain kibitzers. : SIDEWALKSUPERINTENDENTS
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1961 hurricane. : CARLA
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Pursue closely. : BEDOG
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Girl of song. : MARIA
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Hôtel ___ Invalides. : DES
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Husk. : SHELL
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Western group. : OAS
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___ se. : PER
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Whisper. : HINT
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Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
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Bring down on oneself. : INCUR
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Type of window. : JUDAS
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Neck scarf. : ASCOT
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Deliberate together. : CONSULT
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Takes, in a way. : FILCHES
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Pre-eminent: Slang. : THETOPS
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Ellipsoidal: Prefix. : OVO
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First name in stage lore. : TALLULAH
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Early American homes. : TEPEES
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Especially liked. : PET
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Comes out ahead. : NETS
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Teachers or educators. : MAESTRI
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Where Mesa is: Abbr. : ARIZ
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Item a colonel wants. : STAR
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Beaten path. : TRAIL
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Part of TW3. : WAS
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Attention-getting cry. : LISTEN
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Not mine. : THINE
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Babylonian official in Jer. xxxix, 3. : RABMAG
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World's Fair neighbor: Abbr. : NYC
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Sink down. : DROOP
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Private eye. : SHAMUS
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Distribute. : ALLOCATE
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Ran swiftly. : HARED
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Applause. : PLAUDITS
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17th century French courtesan. : LENCLOS
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Star in Centaurus. : AGENA
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Designating some seals. : EARLESS
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Body of water. : SEALET
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Oriel parts. : PANES
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Periodical. : DIGEST
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Black-tailed godwit. : SHRIEKER
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Bullfighter's garb. : CAPOTE
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Unfolds. : OPENS
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The winners in Dec. 1933. : WETS
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Port of New Guinea. : LAE
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Czech mountain range. : SUDETEN
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Flower arrangement. : SPRAY
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Comb, in a way. : TEASE
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Good reason for War on Poverty. : UNDERPRIVILEGEDCHILDREN
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Anc. weight of Greece. : MNA
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By: Prefix. : PARA
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Advertising gimmicks. : SLOGANS
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River into the Yangtze. : HAN
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Son of Boaz. : OBED
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Pasadena's specialty. : ROSES
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Of nomadic bands. : TRIBAL
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Kind of drug. : SEDATIVE
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"Sleepers Awake" is one. : CANTATA
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Calls it a day. : RETIRES
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Vast. : COSMIC
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Disavows. : DENIES
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Yard tools. : RAKES
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Clothing. : LINEN
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Standard for measurement of heights. : SEALEVEL
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Black alloy. : NIELLO
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According to share. : PRORATA
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Last word of Psalm 23. : FOREVER
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Series of history-making events. : EPOS
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Small, bothersome thing. : GNAT
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With: It. : CON
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Buzz ___. : SAW
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Hung loosely. : DRAPED
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Dessert. : PIE
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Family member. : DAD
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Student's concern. : GRADE
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Refreshment place. : MILKBAR
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Where Tirol is. : AUSTRIA
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Items for D. J.'s. : DISCS
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Bathsheba's first husband. : URIAH
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Skeleton organization. : CADRE
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Workshop items. : VISES
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Alice in Wonderland's kitten. : DINAH
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Name from 1927. : LINDY
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Below: Ger. : UNTER
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Not modern. : PASSE
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Quid of tobacco. : CUD
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Energy. : VIM
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___ Island. : ELLIS
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Furniture finish. : WALNUT
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Approved. : POPULAR
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Famous physicist. : EINSTEIN
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City on the Mississippi. : NATCHEZ
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"Man wanted." : OUTLAW
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Word of cheer. : RAH
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Quahog. : CLAM
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Leave in the lurch. : JILT
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Ready. : SET
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Letters. : OES
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Against: Lat. : CONTRA
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Generally. : OVERALL
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Persons of distinction. : NOTABLES
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Bustling. : FUSSY
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Far East group. : SEATO
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Positive thinker. : OPTIMIST
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Very petty sum: Slang. : PEANUTS
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Cause of "metal fatigue." : STRESS
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Having the least fat. : LEANEST
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Made ready for: Colloq. : PREPPED
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French girl's name. : SIMONE
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Second word of "Excelsior!" : SHADES
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Lacquer: It. : LACCA
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Girl of song. : IRENE
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Items sold at a 57 Down. : SODAS
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Greenland air base. : THULE
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Colossal nerve. : GALL
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Guy. : CHAP
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Marionette man. : SARG
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Kind of dance. : TOE
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Eastern title. : AGA
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Medieval lyric. : LAI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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