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DRAWING THE SHADES

New York Times, Sunday, August 23, 1970

Author:
Marjorie K. Collins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Marjorie K. Collins has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,680
Across
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Coward : NOEL
5
Rested : SLEPT
10
Reference mark : STAR
14
Regarding : ASTO
18
Nimbus : AURA
19
Hackneyed : HOARY
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Title : EARL
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School chore : THEME
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Brains : GRAYMATTER
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Letter's antecedent : THESCARLET
27
Utah range : UINTA
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Scoreboard listing : OOO
29
Daughter of Priam : ILIONE
30
Lap of luxury : PURPLEANDFINELINEN
37
Indeed, in Ireland : ARU
38
June beetles : DORS
39
Geologic time : EON
40
Ship part : KEEL
44
Where we're weightless : INSPACE
49
Cut to board size : RESAW
52
Italian genius : DAVINCI
54
Knocking sound : RATATAT
55
River to North sea : MEUSE
56
Tropical fruits : MANGOS
57
Metric measures : LITRES
59
Balance : REST
60
Low price: Slang : SONG
61
Biblical land : EDEN
63
German numeral : DREI
65
At full speed : AMAIN
67
Exhortation for le roi : VIVE
71
Manner : SORT
72
Shallow : INANE
74
French painter : MONET
75
Mosque priest : IMAM
76
Attention-getter : PSST
77
Snide : NASTY
78
Mexican money : PESO
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Chooses : OPTS
80
Cure : HEAL
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Eye part : IRIS
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Steady : STABLE
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Casts ___ on : ASPELL
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Chin: Prefix : MENTO
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Maintains : ASSERTS
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Betting info : HOTTIPS
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Hinder, in law : ESTOP
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Roman poet : STATIUS
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Indifferent : SOSO
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Boat gear : OAR
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1956 Wimbledon champ : HOAD
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Fast, to slow: Abbr. : ANT
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Sources of junk : WHITEELEPHANTSALES
113
Having a grudge : DOWNON
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Dallas campus : SMU
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Yucatan Indians : MAYAS
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The view from here is nice : IVORYTOWER
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Sorcery : BLACKMAGIC
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Type of edge : BEVEL
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Logical : SANE
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Tidal flow : EAGRE
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Western org. : NATO
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Counsel, old style : REDE
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Models: Abbr. : STDS
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Planes : TREES
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Chinese island : AMOY
Down
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Plater : NAG
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Pronoun : OUR
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Pitcher's concern: Abbr. : ERA
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Store : LAYUP
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Ladd movie : SHANE
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___ Miles, girl in old tire ad : LOTTA
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___ run : EATAND
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Acadia's Grand ___ : PRE
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Norse god : TYR
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Nature writer : SETON
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Lake : TAHOE
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Small cavity : AREOLE
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Literary initials : RLS
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___ of woe : ATALE
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Dried flower, in a way : SHRINKINGVIOLET
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Distant: Prefix : TELO
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Sign : OMEN
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Before automne : ETE
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Wire measure : MIL
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Breakfast treat : CINNAMONTOAST
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Brace : PAIR
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Container: Sp. : URNA
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Posse's quarry : RUSTLERS
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Campus unit : DORM
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Like Elsa, but more : FREER
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Offspring : ISSUE
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Antiseptic: Prefix : IOD
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Siamese twin : ENG
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Far sound: Sp. : ECO
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Heraldic flower : LIS
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Live it up : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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Law man: Abbr. : ATT
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North, for one : CARDINALPOINT
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Enduring : ETERNAL
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State of India : ASSAM
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Floor cleaner : WETMOP
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Johnson : VAN
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Red and others : SEAS
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Naps : SIESTAS
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Unusual power : ESP
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___ Passos : DOS
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Certain kind of stitch : INTIME
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Ones: Scot. : ANES
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Paper size : IMPERIAL
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Winemaker's need : VAT
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Type measures : EMS
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Brontë's Jane et al. : EYRES
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Biblical judge : ELI
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___ pink : INTHE
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Back porch : STOOP
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Youth org. : BSA
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Exclamations : AHS
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___ canals : SOO
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Parts of gals. : PTS
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Ocean fish : OPAH
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Fix the piano : TUNE
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Plane types: Abbr. : SSTS
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Convened : SAT
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Go after a fly again : RESWAT
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Injure : DAMAGE
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Big name in cards : HOYLE
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Edit : EMEND
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Decoys : LURES
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Shell layer : NACRE
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Children : TYKES
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"Pants" man : SAM
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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Fishing term : DIB
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Finished : OVER
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Entwined : WOVE
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W.W. II group : OSS
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Poker word : BET
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Gibbon : LAR
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Pod : GAM
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Demure : COY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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