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STUDY IN CONTRASTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1968

105-Across : Sock sizes

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,952
Across
1
Jewish month : SHEBAT
7
Cheap hotel : FLEABAG
14
Fabric : PLUSH
19
Barren : STERILE
20
Break the monotony : RELIEVE
21
Snow leopard : OUNCE
22
Rodgers and Hart show : IMARRIEDANANGEL
24
Tops of birds' heads : PILEA
25
Mallet : GAVEL
26
In ___ (pronto) : NOTIME
27
Pheasant nest : NID
29
Cause to go : SEND
30
Incensed : IRED
31
Metal plate : PATEN
32
French king, 888-98 : EUDES
34
Purpose : AIM
35
Waterfall: Scot. : LYN
36
Beverage : LAGER
37
Give (out) : DOLE
39
Rest : SIESTA
41
Penned : COOPED
43
"Dead End" setting : HELLSKITCHEN
45
Attractive femme : CHARMER
47
Garments : LEVIS
48
Norse name : ERIC
49
Persisted : HUNGON
50
___ boom : SONIC
51
Narrowing of an orifice : STENOSIS
55
Nile city : ASWAN
56
Vortex : SWIRL
57
Chess term : MATE
58
Uncle: Dial. : EME
59
Position : STAND
60
Irrefutable saying : WARISHELL
62
Ulster county : CAVAN
64
Hebrew word for Lord : ELI
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Corso money : LIRE
66
Throw : HEAVE
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___ buffa : OPERA
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Silent : RETICENT
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Pastry : TORTE
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Insect : HORNET
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Trolled : SANG
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Idaho statesman : BORAH
75
Artist's need : PALETTE
76
1667 opus : PARADISELOST
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Stubborn : MULISH
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Rise : EMERGE
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Unique : SOLE
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"The Blacks" playwright : GENET
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Pullet : HEN
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Air group : TAC
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Legislate : ENACT
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Opera role : BORIS
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___'clock : TENO
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Pother : STIR
94
Done ___ turn : TOA
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Hill: Lat. : COLLIS
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___ Ben Jonson : ORARE
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___ off : HITIT
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"___ and he'll appear" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
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Elliptical : OVATE
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Sally Lunn : TEACAKE
105
Sock sizes : ELEVENS
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Martinique's volcano : PELEE
107
Dressed : ARRAYED
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While : DURING
Down
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Madonna : STMARY
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1939 hit song : HEAVENCANWAIT
3
Slipped : ERRED
4
Work at logrolling : BIRL
5
Shiite caliph : ALI
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Would-be adult : TEENAGER
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Monk's title : FRATER
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Peak in the Pamirs : LENIN
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Susiana : ELAM
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Senior: Fr. : AINE
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Implore : BEG
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Pennsylvania and others : AVENUES
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Icy : GELID
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Beverage : POP
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San ___ Obispo : LUIS
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Set free : UNLEASH
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Nomad : SCENITE
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Leader : HEADMAN
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Occult sign : SIGIL
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Adored (with "on") : DOTED
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1953 novel : DESIREE
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Franz von ___ : PAPEN
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House parts : ELLS
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Type of demonstration : SITIN
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Lake of song : LOMOND
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Praying mantis : DEVILSHORSE
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Chemistry suffix : OLIC
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Here: It. : ECCO
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Heart : ORGAN
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Matisse : HENRI
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Utensil : KETTLE
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Philanderer : CHASER
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Get going : HUSTLE
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Nantes' river : LOIRE
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Dark : SWART
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Assuage : SALVE
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Bliss beyond belief : SEVENTHHEAVEN
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Adana inn : IMARET
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D.C. group : SENATE
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Playground fixtures : SWINGS
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Neighbor of 62 Across : MEATH
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Afghanistan city : HERAT
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Today's advice : COOLIT
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After: Fr. : APRES
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Soft : LENIENT
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Munich's river : ISAR
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Mooch : CADGE
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Hammer : TOOL
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Pulls : HALES
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Eclipse : BLOT
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Chastened : PUNISHED
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Emporium of a kind : PETSHOP
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Loving : AMATIVE
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Cantatrice's offerings : RECITAL
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Fugitive : ESCAPER
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Deserve : MERIT
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Became a linksman : GOLFED
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Surround : ENRING
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Songs : NOELS
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NW region of Italy : AOSTA
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Fellow: Brit. : BLOKE
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Rome fountain : TREVI
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Baptism : RITE
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Anc. Italian goddess : CACA
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Agreed : OKAY
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Opole's river : ODER
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Letter : TEE
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Concha : EAR
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Elected: Fr. : ELU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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