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INFORMATION PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1968

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,931
Across
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Spell of energy : SPASM
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Cheerful: Fr. : RIANT
11
Lead : METAL
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North Dakota city : FARGO
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Opera role : MARIO
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Capable of being executed : ENFORCEABLE
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Paris theater : ODEON
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High flier : COMMUNICATIONSSATELLITE
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Of a flat surface : PLANAR
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Card : TREY
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Tea: Var. : TSIA
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Special phones : HOTLINES
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In a day ___ : ORSO
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Marked : PENCILED
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Star in Gemini : ALHENA
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Ancestress: Ger. : AHNE
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Relate: Fr. : NARRE
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Numerical prefix : SEXI
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Most foolish : ZANIEST
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Plaster of Paris : GESSO
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Gumshoe : TEC
52
Shifts in roles : RECASTINGS
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Postpone : PUTOFF
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Bring : FETCH
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Prompt : ONTIME
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Secret : ARCANE
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Beads or beards : FAD
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Turkish sultan : OSMAN
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Otherwise: Scot. : ENSE
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Cote sound : COO
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Shipshape : TRIM
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Girl's name : IRENA
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Worn away : ERODED
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Literary forms : POEMS
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To oneself: Fr. : ASOI
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Judge : ARBITER
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Bugging device : WIRETAP
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7-point types : MINIONS
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Legal term : TORT
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In ___ (disarranged) : AMESS
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Number : NINETY
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Broadway show : ALFIE
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___ Pea, Popeye's baby : SWEE
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Lorry : VAN
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Noun suffix : ANCE
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Called : NAMED
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Hardtop : CAR
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Money: Fr. : ARGENT
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Grasses : REEDS
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Compassionate one : PITIER
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Honshu city : TOKYO
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Runway : TARMAC
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P.O. buys : MAILORDERS
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Direction : ENE
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Fat : OBESE
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Thematic : TOPICAL
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Caucasian language : UDIC
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Pound : EZRA
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Out on ___ : ALIMB
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Norse goddess : URTH
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Steel town in Rumania: Var. : RECITA
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Seance items : MESSAGES
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Geographical prefix : EURO
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Sprang (from) : EMANATED
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Plod : SLOG
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Prescribed: Abbr. : ASSD
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Kite : ELANET
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Dostoevski book : NOTESFROMTHEUNDERGROUND
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Clio's sister : ERATO
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Youth : ADOLESCENCE
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Pygmy antelope : ORIBI
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Understand : GRASP
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Verse pattern : METER
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___ Unis : ETATS
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Spectral type : SSTAR
Down
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Printer's abbreviation : SMC
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___ de Açúcar, Rio's Sugar Loaf : PAO
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Balance part : ARM
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Proverbially, the "beggar's brother" : SIMPLEMAN
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___ Rouge : MOULIN
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Indians : INCAS
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Way off : AFAR
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Negative : NOT
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Musical interval : TRITONE
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Egyptian king : MENES
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___ the eyes : EASYON
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Measure: Abbr. : TBS
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___ julienne : ALA
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Daudet book : LETTERSFROMMYMILL
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Kind of acid : FOLIC
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Stevenson and others : ADLAIS
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King, in Lisbon : REI
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Arrived at : GOT
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Pronoun : ONE
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Mail affairs : CORRESPONDENCECOURSES
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Zola novel : NANA
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Slaves of old England : ESNES
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Shirt cloth : HAIR
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Ye ___ Gifte Shoppe : OLDE
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David Kahn book : THECODEBREAKERS
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Foreword : PREFACE
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Bank items : LETTERSOFCREDIT
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Officer, for short : EXEC
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Thee: Ger. : DICH
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Dangle, Cockney-style : ANG
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Sibilant sound : HISS
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Past : AGO
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Tuchman book : ZIMMERMANTELEGRAM
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Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
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Day of the week: Abbr. : TUES
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One ___ kind : OFA
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Weasel : STOAT
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Cutting tool : TREPAN
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Mister: Dutch : HEER
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"___ fan tutti" : COSI
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Sanctions : FIATS
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Street sign : ARROW
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Present moments : NOWS
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Site of anc. Ephesus : IONIA
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Hoarder : MISER
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Place for a floor show : NITERY
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Render harmless : DISARM
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___ letter : OPEN
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Roof part : EAVE
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Even : TIED
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Convexity in the shaft of a column : ENTASIS
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Adobe wall: Sp. : TAPIA
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Adroit : NEAT
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Viscid stuff : GOO
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Struck : SMIT
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Teachers : EDUCATORS
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Abound : TEEM
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Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
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Ad ___ : REM
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Alas: Ger. : ACH
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Liturgy : RITE
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Cigarfish : SCAD
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___ tricks : BAGOF
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Manufacture : PRODUCE
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Property : ASSETS
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Ringo : BEATLE
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Pealed : RANG
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First months: Sp. : ENEROS
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Hartford wit : ALSOP
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Attendant : USHER
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Chosen : ELECT
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Equines : MARES
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Miss Millay : EDNA
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Not pos. : NEG
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Lord Boyd ___ : ORR
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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Hymn : ODE
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Witticism : MOT
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Ensnare : NET
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Out: Dutch : UIT
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Sports group : NBA
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Board member: Abbr. : DIR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 19 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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