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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 24, 1966

24-Across : Tediously.

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 682 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,189
Across
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Protective garb. : DUSTERS
8
Hula hoop and others. : FADS
12
Ouse tributary. : TRENT
17
Kind of dish. : CASSEROLE
19
Take place. : ARISE
20
Ceremony. : RITUAL
22
Totally new. : UNHEARDOF
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About. : CIRCA
24
Tediously. : ONANDON
26
Certain cubes. : ICE
27
Expressions of disappointment. : LONGFACES
29
Goethe title. : FAUST
31
Name in poetry. : POE
32
European. : SERB
34
Huge star in Leo. : REGULUS
35
Woodworker's chisel. : GOUGE
36
Joe Miller item. : JOKE
37
Kind of girder. : IBEAM
39
Agreements. : YESES
40
Pledge, old style. : TROTH
41
Decided. : RULED
42
Kind of salt. : NATRON
44
Aloof. : DETACHED
46
Little fish. : SHINERS
48
Items for the record. : ENTRIES
50
G.B.S. works. : SATIRES
51
Function. : ACT
52
Engedi's water front. : DEADSEA
54
Mountaineer's tool. : PITON
55
Post-Charlemagne period. : DARKAGES
60
English farm worker. : COTTER
62
Wedge cut. : VEE
63
Game like hockey. : BANDY
64
Cry of encouragement. : RAH
65
Captain: Colloq. : FOURSTRIPER
68
Laughable. : FUNNY
69
Cuban coin. : PESO
70
Reprove. : CHIDE
71
Bails. : LADES
72
Fleet: Sp. : FLOTA
73
Go slowly. : CREEP
74
Famous literary figure. : ZOLA
75
Tall cap. : MITER
76
Church property : PRAYERBOOKS
78
Popular quaff. : ALE
79
Dialogue. : LINES
80
Small one: Suffix. : ULE
81
Acoustic absorption units. : SABINS
82
Certain blackbirds. : REDWINGS
84
Links events. : OPENS
86
Army men. : NONCOMS
89
1952 campaign name. : IKE
90
Embassy staff member. : ATTACHE
92
Double-checks copy. : REEDITS
94
Brothers. : FRATERS
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Beachhead. : FOOTHOLD
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Of a number. : TRINAL
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Baltic people. : LETTS
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Many times. : OFTEN
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Internal Revenue head. : COHEN
106
City near Cairo. : TANTA
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Bar member: Abbr. : ATTY
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Folds. : PLIES
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Harvest symbols. : SHEAVES
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Letters. : CEES
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Canine sound. : GRR
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Fugitive. : FLEER
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Kitchen device. : FOODMIXER
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Hush! : SSH
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Green light. : GOAHEAD
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Spilling over. : ASLOP
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Houston "wonder." : ASTRODOME
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Nova ___. : SCOTIA
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Sacks. : LOOTS
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Certain Midwesterner. : DETROITER
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Swing. : TREND
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Bottom lands. : LOWS
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Traveling agent. : ROADMAN
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Kind of orchestra. : DANCEBAND
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Employe in 121 Across. : USHERETTE
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Compass point. : SSE
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Wild duck. : TEAL
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Slip. : ERROR
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Declaration signer from Delaware. : RODNEY
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Plodded. : SLOGGED
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Fish ___. : FRIES
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Publicizes. : AIRS
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Military decoration. : DSC
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Menu offering. : SEAFOODS
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V-shaped channels. : TROUGHS
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Beauty parlor item. : RINSE
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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Devout one. : NUN
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Larval amphibian. : TADPOLE
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Style of cooking. : CUISINE
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Pours forth. : EFFUSES
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Direct objects of verbs. : ACCUSATIVES
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Real beauty. : LOOKER
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Deficient items. : NEEDS
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Pub fixture. : ALETAP
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Either, or: Lat. : AUT
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Game fish. : BARRACUDA
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Springlike. : GREEN
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Ruling council. : JUNTA
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Former coin of Portugal. : MOIDORE
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Pain. : THROE
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One of the Nelsons. : RICKY
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Rookery features. : NESTS
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Summoner. : CITER
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Robust. : HARDY
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Subsidence. : SETTLING
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Carbonates. : AERATES
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Like a certain poet. : DANTEAN
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Michigan city. : ANNARBOR
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Classic language. : GREEK
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Slackens. : EASES
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Place of business. : SHOP
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Midway attractions. : RIDES
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Floats. : BUOYS
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Aperture in a violin. : FHOLE
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Protected against friction. : OILED
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Apiece. : PER
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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Of versification. : PROSODIAC
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Dictator. : CZAR
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Certain rib cuts. : FRENCHCHOPS
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Kind of entertainment. : CONCERT
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U.M.W. member. : MINER
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Crease. : PLEAT
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Type of test. : BINET
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Things that please. : LIKES
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Novelist Sinclair. : UPTON
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Sharp with words. : WITTY
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Plains Indians. : OTOES
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Chased off. : SHOOED
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Home of the Twins. : MINNESOTA
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Goldberg and others. : STATESMEN
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Nevertheless. : AFTERALL
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Part of the Syrian Desert. : ELHAMAD
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Swashbuckler. : SLASHER
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James Montgomery ___. : FLAGG
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Rocket decelerators. : RETROS
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Draw. : ATTRACT
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California's ___ pine. : SOLEDAD
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Schemer : DEVISER
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Shame! : FIE
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Very nearly. : NEXTTO
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Untrimmed. : PLAIN
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Smudges. : SOOTS
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Saw: Lat. : SERRA
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Elaborate party. : FETE
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Run. : FLOW
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¼ acre. : ROOD
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Aaron's mountain. : HOR
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Former U.S.- Canada canal name. : SOO
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Weak. : DIM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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