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WORDS ON PARADE

New York Times, Sunday, September 13, 1970

81-Down : Water

Author:
Ross L. Jamison Jr.
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 730 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,701
Across
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Purpose : DESIGN
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"Gil Blas" author : LESAGE
13
Daisy Mae's creator : CAPP
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___ it (make do while the wife's away) : BACH
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Small space : AREOLA
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"Cymbeline" heroine : IMOGEN
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Gingko : ICHO
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Prying : INQUISITORIAL
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Hamlet's forte : SOLILOQUY
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Fugue part : STRETTO
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P. I. natives : ATAS
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Developed : MATURE
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Nibble : EAT
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Circle, in Germany : KREIS
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Truck compartment : CAB
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First name in British letters : RUDYARD
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Aromatic seed : FENNEL
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Surface measure : ARE
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Growing in pairs : BINATE
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Roof ornament : EPI
46
Roman scholar : LATINIST
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Hang fire : PEND
49
Mysterious : ODD
51
Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Hero of Norse myth : EGIL
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Consisting of 50 days : QUINQUAGESIMAL
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___ shirt : TEE
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In the manner of : ALA
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Hungarian Communist : KUN
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Charley's relative : AUNT
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City north of Genova : MILANO
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As well as : AND
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Moon: Prefix : SELENO
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Move with a rustle : SWOOSH
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Fasten anew : REPIN
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Moslem saint : PIR
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Heed : EAR
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Alley of the comics : OOP
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Reasonable : LOGICAL
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___ law : SALIC
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City on the Rio Grande : ALBUQUERQUE
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Lock : TRESS
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Cheated : TRICKED
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Dull finish : MAT
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Pronoun : OUR
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___-disant : SOI
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Samovar : URN
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Lunisolar difference : EPACT
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Designated : TABBED
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Mr. ___ : ANDMRS
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Remote-control bomb : ROC
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Hitchhiking fish : REMORA
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Broth, to a Scot : BREE
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Day times: Abbr. : AMS
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Goose eggs : OOO
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Two: Prefix : DYO
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Astrological aspect : SESQUIQUADRATE
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Blue, in Spain : AZUL
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Egg part : YOLK
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Yugoslav river, to Germans : SAU
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Dwarf : RUNT
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Water-level measure : TIDEGAGE
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Bible book: Abbr. : NUM
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Runs : LEGSIT
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Druggist's drops: Abbr. : GTT
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Dealers in certain cakes : ICEMEN
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On ___ (aggressive) : THEMAKE
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Sweep : OAR
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Weighed a container : TARED
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Socialite : DEB
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Off-color : RISQUE
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Spore sacs : ASCI
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Byproduct of divorce : ALIMONY
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Possessive : ITS
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Animal that sponges on another : INQUILINE
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Dropping of legal action : NOLLEPROSEQUI
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Large toad : AGUA
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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Perceptible : VISUAL
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Old English court : LEET
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Sound from the sty : OINK
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Old weapons : LANCES
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Sanction : ASSENT
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___ Eireann : DAIL
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Sea bird : ERNE
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Consecutive : SEQUENTIAL
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Chit : IOU
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Sparkle : GLISTEN
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Political cartoonist : NAST
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Educators, writers, etc. : LITERATI
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Ham : EMOTER
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Military mission : SORTIE
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Exchange premiums : AGIOS
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Region: Suffix : GEA
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Interweaving : ENLACING
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Melon : CASABA
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O. T. book : AMOS
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Buddy : PAL
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Sorority name : PHIMU
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Organisms sharing a trait : BIOTYPE
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It was auld to Burns : ACQUAINTANCE
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Insect sound : CHURR
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Called attention : HOYED
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Vex : IRK
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Burden : LADE
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Bike : TANDEM
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Indigo : ANIL
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U. S. tree : REDMAPLE
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Jumping insects : FLEAS
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Former gold coin : EAGLE
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Whisky : LIQUOR
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Gets a hit the hard way : BEATSOUTABUNT
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Linen fabric : TOILE
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Luminary : SUN
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Andean wind : PUNO
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Aquarium fish : DANIO
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Military fruit salad : MEDALS
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V.I.P. : NAWAB
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Senate voting concern : QUORUM
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Word of respect : SIR
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2,240-pound units : LONGTONS
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Breeches : KNICKERS
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Grand : EPIC
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Musical piece: Abbr. : SEL
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Garden tool : HOE
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Examined : PROBED
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Rainbow: Prefix : IRID
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Robust : STURDY
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Western gulch : ARROYO
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Tall and gaunt : LINCOLNESQUE
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Water : ADAMSALE
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Arabian tea: Var. : QAT
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Eccentric : QUEER
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Indian bean : URD
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Foils : EPEES
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Saturday, in Paris : SAMEDI
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Feather trim for hats : COQUE
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Administrator: Abbr. : TRU
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Sassy kid : BRAT
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African area : MOZAMBIQUE
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Cosmetic : ROUGE
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Razor clam : SOLEN
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Hollow space in birds : AIRSAC
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Panay native : ATI
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Hill of Rome : QUIRINAL
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Endeavors : ATTEMPTS
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U. S. writer : AGEE
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Citrus fruit : KUMQUAT
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Molting : ECDYSIS
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Hawaiian island : MAUI
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Hide and ___ : GOSEEK
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French : GALLIC
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Chemical compound : TRIENE
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___ balloon : TRIAL
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Be contingent : HINGE
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Big-money racehorse : KELSO
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Claw : TALON
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Buzzing beetle : DOR
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At another time : ANON
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Temporary star : NOVA
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Malayan sir : TUAN
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Sediment : SILT
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River of Asia : ILI
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___ shoestring : ONA
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Sigmoid figure : ESS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 22 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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