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BIRTH OF A NATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 6, 1969

96-Across : Czech composer

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 4, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,267
Across
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Varnish ingredient : COPAL
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Basket fiber : ISTLE
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U.S. author : OHARA
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Time and ___ : AHALF
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Home : ABODE
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Godunov : BORIS
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Architecture style : DORIC
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___ Khali (Arabian desert) : RUBAL
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" ... becomes ___ dissolve ... " (from 56 Across) : NECESSARYFORONEPEOPLETO
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Certain Alaskans: Abbr. : ESKS
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Rely on : TRUST
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Town in Maine : ORONO
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___ Forge : VALLEY
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___ light : SEETHE
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Oilskin hat : SQUAM
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Asian civet : RASSE
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Forward : SEND
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Rips : TEARS
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Store : UPLAY
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Rage : STORM
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Stationery item: Abbr. : ENV
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Shakespearean character : VIOLA
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Chemical suffixes : INES
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Bovary : EMMA
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Kind of dirt : PAY
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With 111 Across, a document : THEDECLARATION
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" ... us beyond ___ tried ... " : SEASTOBE
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Networks : RETIA
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Resting : ABED
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Asian river : AMUR
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Items on pirate flags : SKULLS
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W. W. II vessels : EBOATS
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Action: Suffix : OSIS
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Range : GAMUT
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Golfer's concerns : LIES
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Fat: Prefix : LIPAR
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Smorgasbord items : EELS
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Fabric finish : CIRE
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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"___ Governments are instituted ... " : THATTOSECURETHESERIGHTS
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Make over : REDO
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Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Shorthander : STENO
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Soon : ANON
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Experience : TASTE
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Speed : DASH
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Czech composer : DVORAK
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Removes stitches : UNSEWS
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Concert offering: Abbr. : RHAP
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"___ mind in ... " : ASANE
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Boston ___ : MASSACRE
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See 56 Across : OFINDEPENDENCE
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Word with drop or fall : RAIN
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French town : STLO
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Rock shelf : LEDGE
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Message: Abbr. : TEL
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Spectral type : NSTAR
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Actress Vivienne : SEGAL
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Give ___ (heed) : EARTO
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Men's party : STAG
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Breaks : TAMES
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Was gloomy : MOPED
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"Life ___ ... " : ISREAL
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Hindu poet : TAGORE
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Kind of ion: Suffix : ONIUM
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"___ the West Wind" : ODETO
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River to the Rhine : AARE
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"Our Lives, ___ Honor" : OURFORTUNESANDOURSACRED
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Spaces : AREAS
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Alla ___, in music : BREVE
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Remoulade : SAUCE
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Reach : GETTO
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Layers : TIERS
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Beasts : ASSES
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___ Testament: Ger. : ALTES
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Gray : ASHEN
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Sticks : CANES
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Portly : OBESE
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President's stratagem : POCKETVETO
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___ Fideles : ADESTE
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French article : LES
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Spore cluster : SORUS
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Carpenters' gauges : TRYSQUARES
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Erect : LIFTUP
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Inner: Prefix : ESO
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Scent : ODOR
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Revere : HONOR
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Where the action is : ARENAS
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Counterstrokes : RIPOSTES
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King conqueror : ACE
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Harp: It. : ARPA
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Prepares peas : HULLS
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Poplar : ABELE
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Approach midnight : LATEN
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A signer of 56 Across : FLOYD
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Spatial : STERIC
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Balkan state : ROMANIA
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Subdued : OVERMASTERED
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Attack : HAVEATIT
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Came down : ALIT
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Certain : SOME
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Stage direction : SOLA
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British cavalry force: Abbr. : YEOM
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Cover : MASK
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Common French verb : ETRE
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Pacific Islands: Abbr. : NHEB
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Union members : LABORERS
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Close : SNUG
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Kosciuszko, for one : POLISH
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Most qualified : ABLEST
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Words of assent : YESSES
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Phone sounds : DIALTONES
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Au revoir : ADIEU
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Large fowl of West : TULEGOOSE
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Track event : RACE
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Schenkel, for one : SPORTSCASTER
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Deform : MISSHAPE
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Combine with: Suffix : URET
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Global area : ASIA
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Richard Henry ___ : LEE
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Rope part: Abbr. : STRD
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Shock : TRAUMA
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Certain rinses : HENNAS
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With one's back to: Fr. : ADOSSE
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Whale : CETE
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Accumulate : HOARD
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Normans, for example : INVADERS
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Psychiatrist's problems : EGOS
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Paid: Slang : SHELLEDOUT
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Tracked down : RANTOEARTH
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Noun ending : ANCE
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Ship part : KEEL
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Admonish : WARN
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Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
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Quandary : DILEMMA
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___ cloth : PEDE
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Hayworth : RITA
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Charms, in London : ENAMOURS
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Kind of gage : NOGO
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Writer Marsh and others : NGAIOS
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Old capital of Brittany : RENNES
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Footless : APODAL
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Copies : TRACES
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Ermine in summer : STOAT
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Bull: Prefix : TAURI
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Coincide : AGREE
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Succeed : GOFAR
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Symbol of leakiness : SIEVE
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Look like the ___ : DEUCE
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Ridge : ARETE
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Influenced : LEDON
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Betsy : ROSS
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Employs : USES
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Auto dealer's abbreviation : TBA
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Shipper's group: Abbr. : NSA
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Titled Turk : AGA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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