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BOTH DIRECTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1970

Author:
Keith Blake
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Keith Blake has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,715
Across
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Kind of pride : CIVIC
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Struck out : DELED
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___ homo : ECCE
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Proofreaders' marks : STETS
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
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Old Irish writing : OGHAM
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___ firma : TERRA
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First family greeting : MADAMIMADAM
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Threadbare : TRITE
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Gibson garnish : ONION
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Wheat: Fr. : BLE
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Theatrical devices : ASIDES
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Sign in animal shelter : STEPONNOPETS
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Greenbacks : ONES
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"Looking Glass" game : CHESS
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"I did, ___?" : DIDI
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Month: Abbr. : APR
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Coasted : SLID
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Carbons : SOOTS
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"One ___ hope" : CANONLY
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Bucket passers : BRIGADE
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Artist Edouard : MANET
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Get on toward midnight : LATEN
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Plural ending : IES
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Gil Blas creator : LESAGE
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Make lace : TAT
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Certain muscle : ROTATOR
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Confess : AVOW
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Pupil, in Paris : ELEVE
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Outdoor area : PATIO
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Maple genus : ACER
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___ de menthe : CREME
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Glut : SATE
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Radar, sis and arara : PALINDROMES
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Gazed dreamily : MOONED
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"___ for the show" : TWO
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Used up : EATEN
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British sand hills : DENES
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Body substance : HORMONE
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Philo and others : VANCES
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Following : AFTER
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Warning : CAVEAT
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Humdinger : SNORTER
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Punjab town : BHERA
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Moves in a slinky way : SLIES
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Scrap : ORT
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Coaches : TUTORS
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Challenge to Sir Noel : DRAWOCOWARD
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Recognized : KNEW
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Astaire partner : ADELE
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Person : SOUL
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Lock : TRESS
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Ex-Dodger star : REESE
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___ en scène : MISE
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Prudent : POLITIC
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German article : DAS
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Video set : TEEVEE
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Greek letter : PSI
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It is permitted: Lat. : LICET
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Auto-safety man : NADER
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Exalted : DEIFIED
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Chemical compound : TRIACID
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Scotsman's tossing-log : CABER
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Sea bird : TERN
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British House: Abbr. : LDS
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Put away, old style : STOE
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Small bell : CODON
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Legislative body : DIET
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Why owls shun the tropics : TOOHOTTOHOOT
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Coin game: Var. : TIPPIT
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"___ Sir Oracle" : IAM
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Town in C.Z. : ANCON
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Image: Prefix : IDOLO
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When a certain man was able : EREISAWELBA
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Honshu city : ITAMI
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Slackening bar on a loom : EASER
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Arabian title : AMEER
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"Win a few, ___ few" : LOSEA
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Coaster : SLED
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Southern constellation : MENSA
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Battle of the ___ : SEXES
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Search widely : COMB
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Type face: Abbr. : ITAL
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___ mecum : VADE
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George's lyricist : IRA
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Cornice molding : CYMA
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Minister: Dialect : DOMINIE
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Baffled : EVADED
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Stows : LADES
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Party man: abbr. : DEM
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Barnum's "This way to the ___" : EGRESS
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Money substitutes : CHIPS
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Elder or Younger : CATO
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Editor : EMENDATOR
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___ one's rights : STOODON
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Bowling target : TENPIN
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Iroquoian : ERIE
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Pony : TROT
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___ serif : SANS
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Octet: It. : OTTETTO
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Irish princess : ISOLDE
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Blacksmith : SHOER
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Swindle : CON
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Most capable : ABLEST
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Future attorney's course : PRELAW
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Advice to a seated M.P. : RISETOVOTESIR
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Seasoning : SAGE
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Fabric : SATIN
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Delicacies : CATES
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Advice for good people : LIVENOTONEVIL
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Navy clerical men : YEOMEN
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Conveyed : GAVE
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Early prayer : MATIN
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Shoe parts : LACES
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Nobel : SWEDE
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Wayside Inn fare : TALES
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Circus man : TAMER
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Writer Walter : PATER
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Random grouping : ODDFEW
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Inner areas : CORES
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Sets the tempo : PACES
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Kind of play : ONEACT
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Progressed : MOVED
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Between: Fr. : ENTRE
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Filaments : HAIRS
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Take ___ in a play : AROLE
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Call ___ to : AHALT
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Ritzy quality : CLASS
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Impress : STAMP
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Dweller in a certain colony : NUDIST
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Noise abroad : BRUIT
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Pledge : SWEAR
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Sow again : RESEED
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Sporting wear : TWEEDS
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Distributed : DOLED
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Concern of Robert's Rules : ORDER
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Ind. hemp: Var. : KEEF
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Groups : SOCIETIES
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Check : REIN
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Loop of lace : PICOT
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Type of bed : INADOOR
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Boston name : CABOT
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Third: Lat. : TERTIA
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Ky. racetrack : LATONIA
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Retreat : DEN
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Kind of diver : DEEPSEA
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"Wherever I hang my hat ___" : ISHOME
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Lost interest : COOLED
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Basketball scores : TIPINS
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Opted : CHOSE
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___ base (be stranded) : DIEON
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Comet part : TAIL
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Hep : ONTO
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Eastern vine : ODAL
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Forest sight : TREE
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"___ the night . . . " : TWAS
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Holly : ILEX
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Spoils : MARS
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Tree : ELM
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Scottish uncle : EME

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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