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ABECEDARIAN

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1965

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,887
Across
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Low cupboard. : HUTCH
6
A caustic wit. : SARCAST
13
Asks earnestly. : PLEADS
19
Not too literate. : UNREAD
21
Bring to light. : UNEARTH
22
Wildcatters, for example. : OILMEN
23
A Dutchman, in Malaysia. : BLANDA
24
Walking with stealth. : ATIPTOE
25
Thin flake. : LAMINA
26
Blue or green pigment. : BICE
27
Miss Conner of the Met. : NADINE
29
Heavenly body of the very red type. : NSTAR
31
A jump in the ocean. : DIP
32
Instrument, for short. : UKE
33
Cruising. : ATSEA
34
Not so many. : FEWER
35
Johnson, once. : VEEP
36
Stunned and confused. : BEDAZED
38
Flowering in a certain way. : RACEMIC
41
Chicken, old style. : SISSY
42
Step. : STAIR
44
Debater's art. : FORENSICS
46
Wit for an emergency. : PRESENCEOFMIND
50
Lining fabric. : SATEEN
54
Memento. : RELIC
55
___ facie. : PRIMA
56
All-around Renaissance man. : LEONARDO
58
An Iliad or an Odyssey. : EPOS
59
Hammers of the ears. : MALLEI
61
Natives of Nish. : SERBS
62
Bearskin. : RUG
63
Oriental skirt feature. : SLIT
64
Lack of feeling. : ANAESTHESIA
66
Agouti's cousin. : PACA
67
One kind of strike. : TEN
68
Smilers of the Nile. : CROCS
69
Rope. : TETHER
70
And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
71
Caption above a picture. : OVERLINE
73
A sequence: Fr. : SERIE
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Often heard before. : TRITE
75
Levantine. : SYRIAN
76
Do a political job. : MENDONESFENCES
80
Delicate musical flourish. : GRACENOTE
82
Trunk. : TORSO
83
Hindu gentleman. : BABOO
86
Absorb. : ENGROSS
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Relaxation. : LETDOWN
92
State firmly. : AVER
93
A charm of poetry. : METRE
94
Charms of the landscape. : TREES
96
Bleat. : BAA
97
Blue water. : SEA
98
Opera. : TOSCA
99
Leave high and dry. : STRAND
101
Radar term. : SLIP
102
More Stygian. : INKIER
104
A rousing welcome. : OVATION
106
Yesterday's tranquilizer. : OPIATE
108
River into Corpus Christi Bay. : NUECES
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No. 2 fencing position. : SECONDE
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Grumble. : MUTTER
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Pacific. : SERENE
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A patient. : TREATEE
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Movie name. : BEERY
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Uproar. : HUBBUB
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Different. : UNLIKE
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Tracked down. : TRACED
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Recent, in geological terms. : CENE
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Enjoyed. : HAD
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Prevail upon: Archaic. : SUADE
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Upas tree gum resin. : ANTIAR
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Bridle strap. : REIN
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Cloak. : CAPE
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Seeming simplicity. : ART
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Masons. : STONEMEN
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Expense account: slang. : THESWINDLESHEET
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Of an earthly extreme. : POLAR
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Teller of tales. : LIAR
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Tree. : ELM
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Chemicals. : AMIDES
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Keeps from. : DENIES
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Quick and brisk. : SNAPPY
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Poetically solemn and fervent. : DANTEAN
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Sonar, British style. : ASDIC
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Sleuths. : TECS
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Indian of old Mexico. : AZTEC
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Day in a church calendar. : FERIA
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Nice view. : VISTA
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Ball play. : ASSIST
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Betroths. : AFFIES
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Bound by. : COMMITTEDTO
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Searching looks. : SCANS
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Outgo in manufacturing. : REPLACEMENTCOST
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Weather-map line. : ISOBAR
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Words for wizards. : PRESTOS
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Recover by legal means. : REPLEVY
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Concealer of goods from a sheriff: Var. : ELOINER
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Heraldic borders. : ORLES
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Undependable. : ERRATIC
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Cultivate. : EDUCATE
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Arizona city. : NOGALES
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Border lake. : ERIE
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Yacht club. : MARINA
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Soon. : ANON
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Indent. : SETIN
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McDivitt, White, and others. : HEROES
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Parisian quaff. : PERNOD
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Cigar. : CLARO
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Severity. : RIGOR
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Night sound. : SNORE
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Touchstones. : TESTS
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Artist. : ENGRAVER
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Razor clam. : SOLEN
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The best of the West. : FREEDOM
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Letters. : CEES
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Bowls. : BASINS
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Approach. : AVENUE
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Goblet. : BEAKER
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Walked firmly. : STRODE
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Devoted to a religious life. : OBLATE
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Sommelier, for instance. : WAITER
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Table linen. : NAPERY
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The common code. : MORSE
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A princess in Punjab. : RANEE
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Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
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Porch. : STOA
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Add color. : TINT
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Morsel. : SITE
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Hostile atmosphere. : ICE
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Golf thrill. : ACE
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The local. : PUB

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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