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ALL GREEK TO ME

New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 1962

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 696 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,755
Across
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Explosive. : TNT
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___ fide. : BONA
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Social gatherings. : BEES
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Surrounded by. : AMID
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Since: Archaic. : SITH
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Neighbor whose house is on fire. : UCALEGON
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Discourse. : EXPATIATE
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Tightrope walker. : SCHOENOBATIST
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Fly trap of a sort. : SPIDERWEB
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Hamlets. : THORPES
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State head: Abbr. : GOV
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Pet names. : HYPOCORISMS
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Member of the family. : SISTER
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Jab. : POKE
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At any time. : EVER
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___ soda. : SAL
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One of the Stevensons. : AES
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Garden tools. : HOES
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Thought-provoking. : MEATY
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Excessive: Prefix. : HYPER
44
Considers hastily. : SCANS
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Beethoven's birthplace. : BONN
48
Trapshooting. : SKEET
50
Pronoun. : ONE
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African chief. : KAID
52
Six-shooter. : GUN
53
Eastern ruler. : SHAH
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Women's group. : DAR
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Army men: Abbr. : SGTS
59
Revenue: Abbr. : INC
60
Runner. : MILER
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Old-time high notes. : ELAS
64
Agreement. : RAPPORT
66
Very excited. : ATHRILL
68
Tennysonian maid. : ELAINE
70
___ as (immediately after). : ASSOON
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Richardson novel. : PAMELA
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Outdoor enthusiasts. : SPORTSMEN
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Church councils. : SYNODS
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Siouans. : OTOS
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Treaty. : PACT
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Companion of woolly. : WILD
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Ragout. : STEW
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Mark with spots. : DAPPLE
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Imaginary lopsided beast adapted for circling hills. : GYASCUTUS
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Market places. : AGORAE
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Hay stacker, for one. : HEAPER
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Took a motor trip. : TOURED
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Rust. : CORRODE
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Not gregarious. : ASOCIAL
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Transgresses. : ERRS
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Short jackets. : ETONS
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Quiet! : PST
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IOU item. : DEBT
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106. : CVI
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Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
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Repent of. : RUE
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Quaker word. : THEE
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Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
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European food fish. : TENCH
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Cut short. : CROP
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Caucasian. : ARYAN
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Blue pigment. : SMALT
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Grow faint. : SWOON
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Threesome. : TRIO
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Enzyme. : ASE
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Accts., in bookkeeping. : ACS
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Incline. : RAMP
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Seldom seen. : SCARCE
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Lean monster that fed on patient wives. : CHICHEVACHE
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Himalayan peak. : API
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Geronimo's legions. : APACHES
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Urging. : HORTATIVE
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One skilled in table talk. : DEIPNOSOPHIST
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Having a single-track mind. : ONEIDEAED
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Whoop by slapping hand against mouth. : LULLILOO
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Within: Prefix. : ENTO
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State: Abbr. : WISC
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Calendar abbreviation. : APR
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Gather in. : REAP
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Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Chinese nut: Var. : LICHI
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Dumas character. : ATHOS
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___ sweet. : SHORTAND
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Adjusters of pianos. : TUNERS
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Army men. : NCOS
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Filing card projection. : TAB
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Portends. : BETOKENS
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Pointed arches. : OGIVES
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Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
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Song of praise. : ANTHEM
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Engage beforehand. : BESPEAK
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Sent abroad for sale. : EXPORTED
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Heroic. : EPIC
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Javanese carriages. : SADOS
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Jauntily. : AIRILY
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Gullets. : MAWS
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Paragraph. : ITEM
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Girls in the social whirl. : DEBS
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Pool. : LAGOON
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Father of Abraham. : TERAH
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Relatives of foils. : EPEES
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Actor Montand. : YVES
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Call up. : PHONE
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A long time. : YEARS
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Beard growing. : POGONOTROPHY
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___'acte. : ENTR
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Lie. : REST
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Legendary man with feet large enough for sunshades. : SKIAPOD
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Musical composition. : CANTATA
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Fear of being stuck with needles. : AICHMOPHOBIA
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Wall Street operator. : BULL
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Volcanic earth. : TRASS
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Arizona river. : GILA
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Grieved. : HEARTSORE
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Got off. : ALIT
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Clown of old German comedy. : HANSWURST
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Patron. : SPONSOR
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Wire measure. : MIL
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Settle a debt. : REPAY
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Arab. : SEMITE
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Boatman's pole: Dial. : POY
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Esteem. : RESPECT
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Find. : LOCATE
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Conjunctions. : ANDS
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Specific gravity: Abbr. : SPGR
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Escape. : ELUDE
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Lake in Palestine. : DEADSEA
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Sugar. : SWEETEN
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Chou En-___. : LAI
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Excess of solar year. : EPACT
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Certain canines. : CURS
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Top-notch. : AONE
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Small weights: Abbr. : GRS
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Kobolds. : ELVES
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Brilliant stroke. : COUP
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Navy men: Abbr. : ADMS
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Stratum. : SEAM
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March. : TROOP
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Plaits. : INWEAVES
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Meat dish. : SCRAPPLE
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Famous movie butler. : TREACHER
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Acknowledge. : CONCEDE
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German shout of approval. : HOCH
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Francesca da ___. : RIMINI
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Composers' group. : ASCAP
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Of milk. : LACTIC
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French name for African lake. : TCHAD
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Pointer of a compass. : NEEDLE
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Mountain paths. : TRAILS
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___ as a church mouse. : ASPOOR
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Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
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River of 47 Across. : RHINE
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___-dire (namely): Fr. : CESTA
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Obstruct. : ESTOP
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Dog. : CHOW
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___ soit . . . : HONI
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Angers. : IRES
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Medicine bottle. : VIAL
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Soaking wet. : ASOP
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Continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Palm leaf: Var. : OLA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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