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WORKING PEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, August 31, 1969

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,323
Across
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Smooth off : ABRASE
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Lugosi : BELA
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Marlowe, for one : POET
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Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
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Minnesota Fats, for one : CUEMAN
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Michigan's waterfront : HURON
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Pack animal : BURRO
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Kind of hog : WART
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Offer a legal excuse : ESSOIN
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Heath genus : ERICA
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Faust : ASTROLOGER
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Memorable play of 1946 : THEICEMANCOMETH
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Brand of figs : ELEME
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Attach firmly : WED
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Staff officers : AIDES
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Sets ___ : THEPACE
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Neck wrap : BOA
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Luminous circles : CORONAE
43
Mediocre : SOSO
44
Campus building : DORM
45
Kind of jacket : NEHRU
48
Door-to-door lads : NEWSPAPERBOYS
51
Overly bland : TOOSMOOTH
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Hip bones : ILIA
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Word of mouth : PAROL
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Bristle : AWN
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Elevation: Abbr. : MTN
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Doing: Suffix : ENT
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Collaborator : ALLY
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Slope, in fortification : ESCARP
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Merry-andrew : JESTER
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Exclamation : POH
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Teachers org. : NEA
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African javelin : ASSEGAI
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Makes a scene : RAGES
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Foggy : SOUPY
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Danish coin : ORE
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Bell sound : BONG
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Well-known Russian : DOCTORZHIVAGO
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Ripened : AGED
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Prefix with corn or form : UNI
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Illinois first name : ADLAI
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Hercules' captive and others : IOLES
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Jack in cribbage : NOB
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"___ du Printemps" : LESACRE
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Navy man: Abbr. : CPO
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Peas or beans: Abbr. : VEG
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Musical composition : DUETTO
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African fetish : GRIGRI
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Glad, to poets : FAIN
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Swedish town : EDA
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Stake : BET
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Pronoun : OUR
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Item in a bibliothèque : LIVRE
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Onlooker : STANDERBY
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Cooper man : THEDEERSLAYER
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Find by chance : HITON
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Raceway event : TROT
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City in West : RENO
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Candy : CARAMEL
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Wheel part : RIM
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Petitions : ASKSFOR
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Town of Asia Minor (Latin sp.) : NICEA
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This, in old Rome : HIC
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Metal piece : IBEAM
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John Gay opus : THEBEGGARSOPERA
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Hothouse workers : NURSERYMEN
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Negative contraction : ARENT
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Type of decoration : FLORAL
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In ___ shell : ANUT
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Bell town : ADANO
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Yes ___ : SIREE
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___-camp : AIDEDE
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Fabric : LENO
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Sounds for attention : PSTS
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Kind of tube : TEST
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Coin user, in a way : TOSSER
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Cards in a low straight : ACETWO
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Garden features : BUSHES
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Grayish-green : RESEDA
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Eastern ketch : SAIC
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Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
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Stove part : BURNER
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Discoverer of Vinland : ERICSON
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Part of a train, for short : LOCO
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P. I. sumac : ANAM
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___ pencil : PUSHESA
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Fragment : ORT
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Offend : ERR
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Extremely : TOO
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Military acronym : AWOL
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Hairdo : PAGEBOY
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Quivering motions : TREMORS
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Rivulet : STREAM
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Leave port : HEADOUT
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English spa : BATH
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Calm area : LEE
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Unit of metric length : MICRON
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Word for annual winds : ETESIAN
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Flanders Field symbol : POPPY
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Sailing : ASEA
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Newsman : CORRESPONDENT
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Helpers of Drs. : RNS
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Excluding both : NEITHER
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Piercing tool : AWL
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Sweet: It. : DOLCE
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Pismire : EMMET
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Chauffeurs of a sort : HOTRODDRIVERS
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Fence part : PALE
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Domineering : BOSSY
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Be obligated : OWE
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Cricket sides : ONS
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Spring wild flower : HEPATICA
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Impossible : NOGO
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Gambler's mecca : LASVEGAS
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Excited : AGOG
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Ben Jonson, for one : RARE
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Variegated : PIED
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Child's game : TAG
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Month: Abbr. : AUG
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Electronics initials : RCA
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Member of a Burmese people : SZI
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Western group: Abbr. : OAS
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Sofian: Abbr. : BULG
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Unique person : ONER
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Unless: Lat. : NISI
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Cheer : OLE
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Copter, at times : HOVERER
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"___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Man's nickname : ABE
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Pungent : ACRID
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Surpass : OUTDO
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Metal point : AGLET
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Sourpuss : PILL
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4,840 square yards : ONEACRE
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Jutting rock : TOR
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Clumsy boat : TUB
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Noun suffix : ORY
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Household plants : FERNS
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Item for a leaky boat : BAILER
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Steam : REEK
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Consort of Shamash : AYA
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Sheathed : THECATE
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Spanish queen : ENA
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Champion of the people : TRIBUNE
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Batter's quest : HOMERUN
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Palliates : SOFTENS
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Forest group : RANGERS
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Threefold : TRINAL
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French historian : MIGNET
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" . . . ___ a way" : THERES
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Harangue : TIRADE
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Alpine figure : SCALER
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Surprised exclamation : OHNO
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___ as a pig : ASFAT
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Concerning : ASTO
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Rope fiber : BAST
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Wyandot's cousin : ERIE
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Miscellany : OLIO
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Siliques : PODS
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Beat the ___ : RAP
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Prison areas: Abbr. : YDS
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Interweave : MAT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 14 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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