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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1966

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,245
Across
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Part of Italy. : CAPRI
6
Deal with. : TREAT
11
Locale of recent famous walk. : SPACE
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Sign of vacancy. : TOLET
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Noun suffix. : ARIAN
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Locale of first walk. : EARTH
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Skating figure. : EIGHT
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Higher. : ABOVE
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The people. : RANKANDFILE
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Drink. : SCREWDRIVER
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Mr. K. : NIKITA
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Weight. : CARAT
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Locale of future walk? : MARS
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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British isle and town. : ELYS
35
Hockey players: Abbr. : RWS
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Oversee people. : SUPERVISE
41
Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
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Beyond the call of duty. : HEROIC
45
God of the north wind. : BOREAS
46
Hit 70 Down. : WON
48
Month: Abbr. : APL
51
Parts of people. : TORSOS
53
Rank of people. : CASTE
55
De Gaulle's second name. : ANDRE
59
Vacillates. : SEESAWS
61
Utensils. : VESSELS
64
Innate. : NATURAL
66
Except. : SAVE
67
Extend. : STRETCH
69
Army man. : MAJOR
71
Barnum's protégée. : LIND
72
Bull ring. : ARENA
74
Eloquent one. : ORATOR
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Milk: Prefix. : LACTI
78
Annabel. : LEE
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Big Ten team. : ILLINI
81
Replacement, for short. : SUB
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Holiday, in England. : VAC
84
Scrounger. : CHISELER
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Call of a wild goose. : HONK
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Preparation. : SPADEWORK
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Bridge term. : SLAM
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Effective people. : OPERANTS
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Of the: It. : DEL
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Fabric. : REP
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Crimeans. : TATARS
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Mead. : LEA
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Customs. : MORES
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Japanese religion. : SHINTO
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Shuffle along: Slang. : MOSEY
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Old Norse poetry. : EDDA
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Military group. : WAACS
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Of a continent. : ASIATIC
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Pueblo's foes. : UTES
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Founder of English Royal Exchange, 1565. : GRESHAM
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Baltic port. : ROSTOCK
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"I git thar fustest with the ___." : MOSTEST
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Drinks. : SODAS
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Cloth. : PRINT
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Dwelling of elvers. : EELERY
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Give ___ whirl. : ITA
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Inn in Istanbul. : IMARET
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Game, ___, match. : SETAND
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Brown (meat). : SEAR
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Purveyors. : SUPPLIERS
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Sun shade. : TAN
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Prov. of Can. : ONT
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See 1 Across. : ISLE
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Falls in little bits. : DRIPS
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Town near Rome. : TIVOLI
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Sharp visage. : HATCHETFACE
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Actor in "The Bible." : PETEROTOOLE
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Port on the Missouri. : OMAHA
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Colophony. : ROSIN
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Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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"You used to come ___ o'clock . . . " : ATTEN
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Fagged. : TIRED
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Running wild. : ARIOT
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Booth. : EDWIN
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Mislays. : LOSES
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Chili ingredient. : CARNE
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Symbol of thinness. : ARAIL
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Finger. : PINKY
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Dashing. : RAKISH
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___ the finish. : INAT
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A Williams. : TED
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Famous fliers. : RAF
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The Red. : ERIC
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Burden-bearer of myth. : ATLAS
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"Ay, there's ___." : THERUB
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Roman coin. : SESTERCE
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Photo. : PIC
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Govt. Dept. : AGR
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Modern magician. : CHEMIST
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Something: Ger. : ETWAS
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Seamen. : TARS
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Sash. : OBI
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Word with music or art. : LOVER
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Pole vault or high jump. : EVENT
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To the point. : TERSE
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Strait of New York Bay. : NARROWS
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Attracted. : DREW
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Mil. address. : APO
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Outdo. : WORST
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Girl: Colloq. : SIS
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Region. : REALM
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Slave. : VASSAL
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Wipeout. : ANNUL
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Greek vowel. : ETA
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Hide. : COVERUP
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Kind of meal. : OAT
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Very: It. : ASSAI
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Miss Bailey. : PEARL
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Sensible. : LEVELHEADED
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___ example. : SETABAD
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Arden. : ENOCH
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Instructor of a kind. : DRILLMASTER
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Eastern queen. : RANEE
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Not younger. : ELDER
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Not younger. : SENIOR
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Football spy: Abbr. : SCT
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British clerical headgear. : SHOVELHAT
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Ballerina or diva. : ARTIST
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Part of the Antarctic. : ROSSSEA
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Big win. : JACKPOT
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Part of Vietnam. : ANNAM
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Bleak. : RAW
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Religious realm. : ISLAM
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"___ hawk from a handsaw." : IKNOWA
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Molding. : CORNICE
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Go to a drive-in. : EATOUT
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Of the: Fr. : DES
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Movie studio routines. : RETAKES
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Cassini and others. : OLEGS
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Variety of seven-up. : PEDRO
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Hobo. : TRAMP
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Baseball name. : REESE
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Sets of rules: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Stint. : SCRIMP
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Like: Prefix. : ISO
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Light ___. : ASAIR
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Sonic. : SONAL
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"___ man . . . " : IMETA
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Lively dance. : CORANTO
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White House initials. : HST
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Shrill. : STRIDENT
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With: Prefix. : SYN
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___ the plucking. : RIPEFOR
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Permit. : LET
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African fox. : ASSE
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Noun suffix. : EER
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Base hit. : TRIPLE
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U.S. writer-editor. : DEVOTO
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Not ___. : SOHOT
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Flower essence. : ATTAR
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Extravagant. : ULTRA
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Aid. : SPEED
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Horn sounds. : TOOTS
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Promenade. : ALLEE
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Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
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"___ a little nut tree . . . " : IHAD
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Put away. : STOW
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Type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Which: It. : CHE
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"Do ___ do." : ASI
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Union. : CIO
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Very: Prefix. : ERI
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Managed. : RAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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