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SIZING THINGS UP

New York Times, Sunday, August 24, 1969

Author:
Eva Pollack Taub
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Eva Pollack Taub has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,316
Across
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Skirt : GOPAST
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Greatest : MOST
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Man with a sword : MATADOR
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Arithmetic device : ABACUS
19
Nonentity : CIPHER
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Well-known Cockney : ELIZADOOLITTLE
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Bird : ORIOLE
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Canals on U.S. border : SOO
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Mean abode : HOVEL
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Track : HUNT
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Evergreen : LAUREL
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Forbearance : MERCY
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Place for a barbecue : PATIO
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Home buyer's concern: Abbr. : MTGE
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Luster : SHEEN
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Give the go-by : SHUN
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Meaning : SENSE
41
Buddhist temple : WAT
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Plumber's concern : LEAK
45
"___ corny as . . . " : IMAS
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Role in "Barber of Seville" : ROSINA
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On the loose : ATLARGE
52
Planet : EARTH
54
Word in a Hardy title : NATIVE
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Greek letter : RHO
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" . . . we all do fade as ___" : ALEAF
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Disturb : ROIL
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Embankments : LEVEES
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Recent: Prefix : CEN
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Kingfish : LONG
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Fastened : LOCKED
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Mortar hoe: Dial. : LARRY
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Groups: Abbr. : ORGS
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Town on the Hudson : WEEHAWKENNJ
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Secular : LAIC
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Girl's name : LEILA
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Swelling disease of fish : DROPSY
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Early age : TEEN
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English river : DEE
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Postulate : ASSERT
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Slack part of a sail : SLAB
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Minor prophet : HOSEA
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Noun suffix : ISE
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Writ against a debtor : ELEGIT
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Nickname for Miss Ederle : TRUDI
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Fabrics : TRICOTS
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One who makes up : ATONER
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State: Abbr. : OREG
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Hostess's request : RSVP
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Container : TIN
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Flint: Prefix : SILIC
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Swedish chemist : GAHN
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Gladden : ELATE
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Word element for a country : INDO
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Silent star : NEGRI
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Plants of a region : FLORA
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Caledonian : SCOT
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Charge : ACCUSE
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Scratchers : HENS
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Dunne : IRENE
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Chem. prefix : EKA
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Bridge moves : RAISES
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Broadway play of 1953 : TAKEAGIANTSTEP
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Flowers : ASTERS
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Design : SKETCH
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Bull-like : TAURINE
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Tree toad : HYLA
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Modern concern : DIET
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People of a world area : ASIANS
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Winter footwear : GALOSH
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Bolivia's La ___ : PAZ
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Esau's wife : ADAH
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Biblical locale : SODOM
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Ballerina Maria : TALLCHIEF
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Sash : OBI
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Plaster backing : LATH
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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Star in Cetus : MIRA
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A kind of den : OPIUM
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Gear for hams : SHORTWAVERADIO
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Russian cart : TELEGA
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Flat-topped hills : MESAS
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Bones : ULNAS
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Dog : SETTER
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Vast : COLOSSAL
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Lease again : RELET
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Poetic words : OERS
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Tissue: Anat. : TELA
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Arizona city : YUMA
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Privy to : INON
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Chemical liquid : NERAL
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Village in SE New York : NARROWSBURG
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Vain: Ger. : EITEL
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Shining : AGLOW
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Wailed : KEENED
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Thick-set : STOCKY
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Of snow : NIVAL
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City in Illinois : ARCOLA
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French saint : THERESE
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Area of Queens, N.Y. : LONGISLANDCITY
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Scout activity : HIKE
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Strangest : EERIEST
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Dye workers : AGERS
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Chinese mediums of exchange : SYCEES
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Abdomen: Prefix : LAPARO
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River of Ukraine : DNESTR
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Weather word : SLEET
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Ex-film star Jack : HOLT
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Taunts : JEERS
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Ancient Greek city : ARGOS
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Unworldly : NAIVE
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Tim's quality : TININESS
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Feature : HIGHLIGHT
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End: Pref. : TELE
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Unhearing : DEAF
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Army men: Abbr. : CPLS
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Boxing jabs : RIGHTS
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Headpiece : TIARA
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Not on credit : INCASH
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Sound like an old door : CREAK
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Japanese seaweed : NORI
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Colorless liquid : ACETIN
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Subway items : TOKENS
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Storehouse : ETAPE
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European thrush : OUSEL
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Signed in a way : INKED
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Lariat : REATA
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Indian coins : ANNAS
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Fluids : SERA
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Bristle: Prefix : SETI
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Small case : ETUI
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Richthofen, for one : ACE
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Relative of Mme. : SRA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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