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RHYMES FROM WAY OUT

New York Times, Sunday, September 28, 1969

Author:
Edward J. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 711 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 157, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Edward J. O'Brien has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,351
Across
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Amphibians : TOADS
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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Of a Mideast nation : IRANIC
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It's ___ story : ASAD
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___ gatherum : OMNIUM
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Did a farm job : HOED
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Mexican lady : SENORA
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Went on horseback : RODE
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Refusal to a Friday holdup man : PAYDAYWAYLAYNAYSAY
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Relative of a cockney 'ero : EMAN
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Exclamation of surprise : OHMY
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Grain : OAT
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Relatives of orgs. : SOCS
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Structures of like origin : ISOGENS
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Rio's ___ Acucar : PAODE
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Entertain lavishly : REGALE
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Centers : HUBS
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Dionnes' doctor : DAFOE
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Part of an English county : SHROP
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Words for a cabled smoke signal : ADIREFIREWIRE
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Possess: Scot. : HAE
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Living-room eyes : TEEVEES
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Church court : ROTA
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" . . . in deepest grief ___" : ANDWOE
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Party : SOCIAL
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Sand ridge : BAR
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Certain words: Abbr. : VBS
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Prevail : WIN
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Duo : PAIR
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Word after waste and want : NOT
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French friend : AMI
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Chair : SEAT
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Berle, for short : MILT
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Novel : NEW
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Scot's denial : NAE
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Life ins. man : AGT
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Energy: Abbr. : PWR
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Throat, in England : HALSE
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Clerical union's demand for a raise : WHITECOLLARDOLLARHOLLER
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One who keeps 64th notes : HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVERSAVER
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Words for a navigator's role : ALONGSIDETOGUIDETHERIDE
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Now : TODAY
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Against : CON
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Three, in Rome : TRE
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Plane of future: Abbr. : SST
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She: Ger. : SIE
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Speeds : HIES
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Wan : PALE
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"A rose ___ rose" : ISA
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Fireproof material: Abbr. : ASB
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Plant beards : AWNS
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Balaam's transport : ASS
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Whitney : ELI
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Droop : SAG
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Consecrate : DEVOTE
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Misfortune : WOE
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Earthquake: Prefix : SEISMO
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Extracted : DREW
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Ridicule (with "of") : MAKEFUN
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Charlemagne domain: Abbr. : HRE
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No. 1 airport runway : MAINPLANELANE
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Do ___ turn : AGOOD
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Paints : LIMNS
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Poetic adverbs : EENS
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Took out : ERASED
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New Deal name : MOLEY
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One more : ANOTHER
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Points : AIMS
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Shoe size : EEE
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"When I was ___" : ALAD
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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Forecast for a poor shoe repair : ACOBBLEJOBLLWOBBLE
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Flying initials : USAF
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Excite : THRILL
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Roman date : IDES
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Tuneful : ARIOSE
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Soccer star : PELE
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Couch : SETTEE
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Receive : GET
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Suffered : STOOD
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Leading mod art store : TOPOPSHOP
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Laughter in Nebraska : OMAHAHAHA
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Dictum of a prudish girl watcher : ANYMOREMINIMODESIMMORAL
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Nursery words : DIDYDO
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Latin possessive : SUA
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Lad : BOY
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
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Harem room : ODA
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There ___ answer : ISNO
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Try to attain : REACHFOR
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Hearts, clubs, or whatever : ANYSUIT
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Digits: Abbr. : NOS
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Poker player's words : IRAISE
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Coral islets : CAYS
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Have ___ for (esteem) : AREGARD
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Comment on how part of an audience will react : SOMEFEWWILLVIEWWHOLLBOO
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Bell town : ADANO
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Slow-witted : DENSE
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Muscle: Prefix : MYO
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Despise : HATE
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Conflict : WAR
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French river : YSER
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Norse god : ODIN
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Corporation levies: Abbr. : EPTS
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Earth goddess : GAEA
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Girl's name : ADELA
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Heroic sea rescue : BRAVEWAVESAVE
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Time period : ERA
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Old form of be : WAST
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Long time : EON
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Thrifty : ECONOMICAL
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Words for a star at liberty : VITALIDOLIDLE
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Castor bean : OILSEED
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In the earth: Fr. : ENTERRE
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Large steam shovel : BIGDIGRIG
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"___ Wimpole Street" : BARRETTSOF
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Eye parts : RETINAS
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Woodchuck : MARMOT
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Chair backs: Var. : SPLADS
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Fever disease : MALARIA
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Like a V-shaped object : WEDGY
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Flemish name of Ixelles : ELSENE
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Brimless hats : TOQUES
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Waters : HOSES
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Start of some riddles : WHATHAS
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Abelard's beloved : HELOISE
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These: Fr. : CES
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Of age: Abbr. : AET
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French pronoun : LUI
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Royal initials : HRH
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Laborer : PEON
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City in Turkey : ADANA
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Heat measure: Abbr. : BTU
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Out of fish eggs, too : NOROEALSO
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Shabby feat : SEEDYDEED
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Rational : SENSIBLE
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Reverence : AWE
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___ out : EKES
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Hindu grant : ENAM
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N. M. capital : SANTAFE
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Before mash : MISH
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Jogged some : RANABIT
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Damage : MAR
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Region of France : PERCHE
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___ majesty : LESE
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Travel briefly : GOABIT
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Slurp : LAPUP
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Occupied : INUSE
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Lampreys : EELS
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Food: Slang : EATS
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Fr. miss : MLLE
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Oahu town : EWA
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Scrap : ORT
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Lively dance : JIG
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Poem : ODE
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Wager : BET
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Conjunctions : ORS

Answer summary: 32 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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