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WORD WATCHING

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1965

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,873
Across
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Concentrate. : FOCUS
6
Prophet of Pethor. : BALAAM
12
Just. : HONEST
18
Not quite hirsute. : PILOSE
19
Stir. : AROUSE
20
Painting the town red. : ONATEAR
22
Juvenile favorite. : ANIMALCRACKER
24
Quizzing glass. : MONOCLE
25
Subject of "Manon" aria. : REVE
26
Syriac bishop. : ABBA
27
Toledo weapon. : ARMA
29
See 33 Across. : ROLE
30
"Who ___?" : ISIT
31
Cowboy routes. : TRAILS
33
He called jealously "the green-eyed monster." : IAGO
35
United. : ONED
36
Enzyme suffix. : ASE
37
Parrot of Brazil. : ARARA
38
Touching. : TANGENT
41
Unemotional. : DRY
42
Its key is DNA. : HEREDITY
44
Withers. : FADES
45
Vault. : TOMB
47
Tubas and trumpets. : BRASSWINDS
49
Balance due. : ARREARS
52
Wife of Leopold III. : ASTRID
55
Knotted up. : TIED
56
Comes into being. : SPRINGSUP
58
Parody: Slang. : SPOOF
59
Shatt el Arab port. : BASRA
60
Moslem title. : AGA
61
Heraldic term. : SEME
62
Fault. : SIN
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Factor in Democratic conventions, 1832–1936. : TWOTHIRDSRULE
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Business degree. : MBA
69
Basket contents. : EGGS
71
Noun suffix. : INE
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Pieces of music. : DUETS
73
Track. : STALK
75
Stability. : SOUNDNESS
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Initials dating from 1802. : USMA
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Tea cakes. : SCONES
80
Oversaw. : STEERED
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Machine for trial runs. : TESTINGCAR
84
Receptions. : TEAS
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Asian archipelago. : MALAY
86
Tennis coup. : DROPSHOT
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Palaver. : JAW
92
Item for hunters. : GAMEBAG
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Superfluous. : SPARE
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Spanish number. : UNO
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A rare bird. : AVIS
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Weary. : PALL
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Condition in life. : ESTATE
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Sparkle. : SNAP
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Stocking material. : MESH
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Parnassian. : POET
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Old Italian coin. : TARI
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Concerning summer. : ESTIVAL
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Trucks. : MOTORCARRIERS
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Jejune. : STERILE
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What ___! (Well I never!) : ANERVE
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Tidal flows. : EAGRES
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Where the action is. : ARENAS
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On which to see Monticello. : NICKEL
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Side. : PHASE
Down
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Craft. : FINESSE
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Hamlet of today. : OLIVIER
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Halley's find. : COMET
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Where Natal is. : USA
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Choice: Abbr. : SEL
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Tripoli, Tunis, etc. : BARBARYSTATES
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Oman, Qatar, etc. : ARABIA
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Hereabouts. : LOCAL
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Diving bird. : AUK
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Out of port. : ASEA
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Jollity. : MERRINESS
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Allegiance. : HOMAGE
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Biblical town near Joppa. : ONO
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Girl's name. : NAN
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Kurile island. : ETORO
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Participant in a DP. : SECONDBASEMAN
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More improbable: Colloq. : TALLER
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One rejected. : PARIAH
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Like an oboe. : REEDY
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Weight units. : CARATS
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Reading material, for short. : MAGS
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Do, mi, sol. : TRIAD
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Philologist's concern. : STANDARDUSAGE
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Elmer Rice's first hit. : ONTRIAL
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Lacking ties. : ADRIFT
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___ up (have meaning). : ADD
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Between two fires. : TORN
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Saragossa's river. : EBRO
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___ facias, common-law writ. : FIERI
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Cheerleaders' need, for short. : MEGS
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Impose (on). : WISH
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Watcher of Io. : ARGUS
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Expression of unrest. : RUMBLE
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Holds forth. : SPEAKS
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Evaluate. : ASSESS
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Pipe part. : SPIGOT
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"Peter Piper," etc. : TONGUETWISTER
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An essential. : PARTANDPARCEL
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Like some chicken. : BONED
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Orchard product. : WINESAP
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Like rural roads. : DUSTY
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Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
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One kind of reading. : ESCAPE
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Dirk's cousin. : SNEE
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Rocky formations. : TORS
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Hindrance. : DRAG
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Groom. : STABLEMAN
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Grudge. : SCORE
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Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
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Charm: Lat. : GRATIA
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Kind of drama, for short. : MELO
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Men in pinks. : HUNTERS
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"___ by a river . . . " : ONATREE
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Come ___. : TOPASS
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Royal name. : JAMES
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Kin to the Koran. : AVESTA
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Suburban sight. : MAPLES
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Have great need. : STARVE
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County. : SHIRE
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Ibis relative. : STORK
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Siberian antelope. : SAIGA
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Girl's nickname. : TONI
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Champagne. : VIN
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___ lyonnaise. : ALA
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Clue man. : TEC
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Fabric. : REP
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Cheer. : RAH

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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