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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

WHEREWITHAL

New York Times, Sunday, July 20, 1969

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has repeated answers.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
H. L. Risteen is an alias for Herb L. Risteen.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,281
Across
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Slight : SNUB
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Harbor sight : PIER
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Carthage foe : CATO
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Some doorbells : CHIMES
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Olympian : ATHENE
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Editor of a kind : ANNOTATOR
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Burger ballad : LENORE
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Plea of the '30s : BROTHERCANYOUSPAREADIME
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Trades : BARTERS
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Nobleman : EARL
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Old-time reporter's goal : SCOOP
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Edge : LIP
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Prizes : MEDALS
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Assemblage : SALON
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Prefix for fit or factor : BENE
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Old English letter : EDH
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Makes turbid : MUDS
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Indian V.I.P. : CHIEF
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Reduced : PARED
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Common abbreviations : ETCS
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Mine passages : ADITS
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Hitler predecessor : HEIL
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Mark : SCAR
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An apostle: Abbr. : THO
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Old ___ : GLORY
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Solicitudes : CARES
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Dumas hero : ARAMIS
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Portuguese money : REIS
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French city : ARLES
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Aaron : HANK
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Parseghian : ARA
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Most rigid : TENSEST
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French keys : CLEFS
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Artery : AORTA
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Young animal : KID
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Bristles : SETAE
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Paired : MATED
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Onward : ALONG
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___ majesty : LESE
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Inconsistent : PENNYWISEPOUNDFOOLISH
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Monterrey money : PESO
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Ventilator : AIRER
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___ of thought : LINES
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Insect : ANT
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Fishing equipment : LURES
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Of an arm bone : ULNAR
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Salutation in Soissons : BONSOIR
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Dessert : ICE
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Zoo attractions : APES
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Undergrad clubs : FRATS
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Moved, at sea : HOVE
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Merkel : UNA
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Infer : DERIVE
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Santa ___ : CLARA
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Cobbler supplies : SOLES
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Fetch : GET
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Obscure : DARK
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Troubles : AILS
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Report : RUMOR
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Exclamation : OHNO
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Farm areas : STIES
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Flirts : OGLES
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Cross out : DELE
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Folding money : TEN
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Water birds : ERNS
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Crosscut saw : BRIAR
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Doctor's needlework : SUTURE
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Palm genus : SABAL
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Unburden : RID
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Frisky : PEART
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Persian sprite : PERI
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Pastry item : RISSOLE
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Words prior to being parted : AFOOLANDHISMONEYARESOON
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Shore bird : PLOVER
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Freckle : LENTICULA
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Grieg girl : ANITRA
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Oriental rugs : HERATS
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U. S. engineer : EADS
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Coal layer : SEAM
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Promontory : NESS
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Strand : SHORE
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Annoys : NETTLES
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Disregard : UNHEED
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Beverage : BEER
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Ocean: Abbr. : PAC
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Leave ___ huff : INA
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Groups of nine : ENNEADS
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Old English coins : ROYALS
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Stem: Prefix : CAUL
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Siamese coins : ATS
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Rigging : TOPSAILS
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Person of great wisdom : ORACLE
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Jones of the Mets : CLEON
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Bestow, as praise : HEAP
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Neither Dem. nor Rep. : IND
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Drudge : MOILER
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Small animal : ERMINE
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Oozed : SEEPED
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Eastern church title : ABBA
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Rooted custom: Abbr. : TRAD
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Rock pinnacles : TORS
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Army man: Abbr. : RSM
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Urban sunbath areas : ROOFS
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Eastern notables : EMIRS
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Obligation : DUTY
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Throws : SHIES
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Vamp of silents : BARA
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Summons : HALES
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Roman goddess : CERES
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Alaskan attire : PARKA
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French political units : ETATS
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Middlesex money : THREEPENCE
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Mint worker : COINTESTER
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Dutch coin : DOIT
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Kennedy items : HALFDOLLARS
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"We ___ on like this" : CANTGO
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Long ___ (money) : GREEN
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Grow, as a vine : CREEP
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Earns, informally : MAKESDOUGH
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Fabric : IRISHLINEN
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Fix a dress : ALTER
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Does a vaudeville turn : HOOFS
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European river : ARNO
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Healthy: Sp. : SANO
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Lawyers' staple : CASES
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Tree : ALDER
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Gets stuck : MIRES
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Coins of India : ANNAS
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Headwear: Slang : LIDS
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Noisy canine : YAUPER
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Message : WIRE
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Western range : UINTA
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Byways : LANES
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Cashier's stamp : PAID
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Muse : ERATO
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Molten outpourings : LAVAS
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Soviet range : URALS
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Heavy knife : BOLO
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Public : OVERT
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Business gamble: Colloq. : FLIER
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Big hit : HOMER
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Roman period : IDES
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Tropical plant : CALATHEA
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Pacific sea : SULU
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Islamic text : KORAN
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Suite : RETINUE
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Well-known Greek : ONASSIS
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Heavenly being : SERAPH
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Toy : TRIFLE
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___ pools : INDOOR
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Nondieter's friend : GIRDLE
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Farm animals : DUROCS
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Holy Land man : ESSENE
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Chicago team : BEARS
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Numerical prefix : SEMI
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Period : ERA
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Kicks : BOOTS
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Indonesian isle : ALOR
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Russian river : LENA
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Russian whip : PLET
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Sibilant signals : PSTS
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Asian land : IRAN
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Cells : OVA
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State: Abbr. : IND
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High note : ELA
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Vegetable : YAM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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