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WORDS OF INTEREST

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1970

Author:
Peter E. Price
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 152, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 6.01, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 717 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 171, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
Peter E. Price has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,659
Across
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Bottom part of a record : FLIPSIDE
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Jockey Bobby ___ : USSERY
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Took off in a hurry : SCATTED
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Cut with the grain : RIPSAWED
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Take shorthand : NOTATE
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"How to Handle a Woman" : LOVEHER
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Blanch : ETIOLATE
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Stir: Ger. : RUHREN
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Whammy : EVILEYE
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Alcohol heaters : ETNAS
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Ahead: Fr. : ENTETE
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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City of Ukraine : LWOW
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Injury : LESION
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Biblical father of Obed : EPHLAL
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Spring month: Abbr. : APR
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Strip, in Scotland : TIRR
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Opp. of plaintiff : DEF
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Will-have-been tense : FUTUREPERFECT
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Like delicate edging : LACEY
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Friend, in France : AMI
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Dixmude's river : YSER
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Dwarfishness : NANISM
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"___ to the Trees" : ITALK
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Artist Joan : MIRO
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Jivaran shrunken heads : TSANTSAS
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V.I.P. : BIGWHEEL
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Human soul : PSYCHE
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Votes against : NOES
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Academic protest : TEACHIN
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Monk's title : DOM
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Encounter informally : SEEAROUND
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Dickens family : DORRITS
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Neighbor of Md. : WVA
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Modern name of Emmaus : IMWAS
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Afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS
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Put a label on : BETAG
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Chinese name of Dairen : TALIEN
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Enzyme : GUANASE
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Man enough for : EQUALTO
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___ a pig : ASFATAS
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Rather : QUITE
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Word of surrender : UNCLE
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"Mayberry ___" : RFD
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French playwright Jean : ANOUILH
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Slang for a bungler : SCHLEMIHL
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Father of Osiris: Var. : SEB
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Blowhard of sorts : FLUTIST
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___ bug in one's ear : PUTA
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Forget ___ : MENOTS
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Part of a place setting : TABLEMAT
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Magic spore, in old lore : FERNSEED
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Contemporary hairdo : AFRO
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Pirandello : LUIGI
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Golf tourney : USOPEN
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Parson bird : TUI
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Lacks: Contr. : HASNT
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Where the girls are : SORORITYHOUSE
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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City in South Korea : OSAN
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Harrogate, Tenn., campus : LMU
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"___ Rag" of jazz fame : I2THST
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Alpine hideaway : CHALET
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"Who's that knocking ___ door?" : ATMY
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Western hero : EARP
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" . . . and we shall ___ family" : RAISEA
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___ far as the end of one's nose : SEEAS
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Was injured : GOTHURT
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Three, proverbially : ACROWD
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"___ assumption" (pretty sure) : ITSASAFE
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Prohibitive odds : IOOOTOI
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Ballet step : COUPEE
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Laid the groundwork : GOTITSET
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Secret : EPOPTIC
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Informal wear : TWEEDS
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Elementary school class : GRADETWO
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Part of f.o.b. : FREE
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One afraid of spiders : LITTLEMISSMUFFET
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Sentiment on souvenir sachets : IPINEFIRYEWANDBALSAMTOO
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Animal loin : PSOAS
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Oyster plant : SALSIFY
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Frigate bird : IWA
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International breathers : DETENTES
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Apple country : EDEN
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Not regretted : UNREPENTED
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Segment of Oregon Trail : SOUTHPASS
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Napoleon's retreat : STHELENA
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Attention : EAR
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Highway: Abbr. : RTE
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Cravings : YENS
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"Good night; ___" : SLEEPTIGHT
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Lid : COVER
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Ancestors: Lat. : AVI
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Poe's heart : TELLTALE
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Victim of rural resettlement : THEWICKEDWITCHOFTHEEAST
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Pal of Pooh : EEYORE
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U. S. poet : DREWRY
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Thrice: Prefix : TER
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Moccasin : PAC
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Dismissal : OUSTER
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Plato's pupil : ARISTOTLE
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Baseball positions: Abbr. : LFS
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Moist : DAMP
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Planet : URANUS
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U.S. trade laws of 1800's : EMBARGOACTS
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German river : LAHN
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Variations : TWISTS
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Sea: Sp. : OCEANO
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Fallacy : NONSEQUITUR
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Pierre's "here" : ICI
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Advice from countess in "All's Well" : LOVEALLTRUSTAFEW
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Attacks : HASAT
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Disclose in verse : OPE
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Taxes' partner : DEATH
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Stravinsky et al. : IGORS
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Like Daisy's beau's bicycle : BUILTFOR2
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In ___ (angry) : AFUME
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The girl: Sp. : LANINA
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Long John Silver had one : SEALEG
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What: Lat. : QUIS
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Be indisposed : AIL
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Plato work : PHAEDO
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Of coins : NUMISMATIC
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Honshu river : OTA
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Nice aspects : SUNNYSIDES
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Printer's line : EMDASH
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Gad about : FLIT
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Defrosted in advance : PRETHAWED
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"Honi ___ qui . . . " : SOIT
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Skating leap : BUNNYHOP
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Concession, in rhetoric : EPITROPE
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Teacher : EDUCATOR
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___ disant : SOI
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Agreed, old style : YEASAID
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Hero sandwich : HOAGIE
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Bent over : ASTOOP
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Pronoun : OUR
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS
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Writer Jones : LEROI
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East wind: Sp. : LESTE
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Concordat : PACT
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Scottish isle : EIGG
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Fence: Sp. : SETO
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Calif. Rep. : UTT
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Terrify : COW
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Regret : RUE
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Depot: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 39 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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