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WHAT'S YOUR LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 1968

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 684 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 39-Down entry, "TOO DARK," is "Overexposed." This probably should have been "Underexposed." Left it as it was.

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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,987
Across
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Name in hymnals : WATTS
6
Fine: Scot. : BRAW
10
Shopping center : MART
14
Dark brown fur : OTTER
19
Daughter of Agenor : EUROPA
21
Lion group : PRIDE
22
Transactions : ACTA
23
Scottish seaport : LEITH
24
Celt conquered by Caesar : BRITON
25
Equilibrist : ROPEDANCER
27
Lassitude : ENNUI
28
Thirteen : BAKERSDOZEN
30
Came down : LIT
31
Pork chop, in Liverpool : GRISKIN
33
Direction : SSE
34
Company, proverbially : TWO
35
Shoe size : AAA
36
Popular edible : WEENIE
37
Opera name : SIEPI
39
Expression : TERM
41
Entangles : MATS
42
Czech city : BRNO
45
Deuces wild, or what have you : DEALERSCHOICE
49
Cloak-and-dagger group : OSS
50
Actress Janis : ELSIE
51
Yellowish color : OCHER
52
Age : AEON
53
Notch : DENT
55
Be parasitic : FEEDON
56
Salad : SLAW
57
Wanderer : NOMAD
59
He who hesitates : FALTERER
61
Finnish seaport : ABO
62
Man of Bangkok : TAI
63
Harrow : LACERATE
65
Command in "Mikado" song : DEFER
66
Hoover et al. : GMEN
67
Shirker of duty : TRUANT
69
___ avis : RARA
71
Plunder : GUT
72
Western group : POSSE
73
Elizabethan comedy : SHOEMAKERSHOLIDAY
78
Old coin of Turkey : ASPER
81
Distant: Prefix : TEL
82
Okinawa port : NAHA
83
"That was ___ . . . " : NOLADY
86
Name of fame in journalism : REID
87
Aviator Balbo : ITALO
89
Determined : RESOLUTE
92
Take the ___ : RAP
94
Presidential nickname : CAL
95
Turtle genus : CHELONIA
97
___ fixes : IDEES
98
Geological discontinuity : MOHO
99
Worshiper : ADORER
101
Certainly, old style : IWIS
102
Tennis score : ADIN
103
Distances: Fr. : KILOS
104
"___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
105
Gov. advisory group : CEA
106
It's "not a happy one" : POLICEMANSLOT
110
He, in Pisa : EGLI
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Floral offering : POSY
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Tamiroff : AKIM
113
Singer Yma : SUMAC
114
Really : INFACT
116
Lulling sounds : SHS
117
Dine : SUP
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No, in Ayr : NAE
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Crested ridge : HOGBACK
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Up ___ point : TOA
124
Housecoat : HOSTESSGOWN
129
"___ that which is evil" : ABHOR
130
Make-up of a kind : CLOWNWHITE
133
Small projection, as of a plant leaf : EARLET
134
Five ___ (1:55) : TOTWO
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Major seaport of Europe : RIGA
136
Kansas product : WHEAT
137
Liliaceous plant : SCILLA
138
Where Wiesbaden is : HESSE
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Sabbatical term : YEAR
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Seine town : ISSY
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Toll : KNELL
Down
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Actor Clifton and others : WEBBS
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Light effects : AURAS
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Child's vehicle: Colloq. : TRIKE
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Lug : TOTE
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More smartly dressed : SPORTIER
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Josip ___ : BROZ
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Ready : RIPE
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___ of iniquity : ADEN
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United : WED
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Craze : MANIA
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CPA : ACCT
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Dart boards : TARGETS
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Liquid portion of any fat : OLEIN
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Stretchable : TENSIBLE
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Trivialities : TINKERSDAMS
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Needle-and-thread box : ETUI
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German river, in France : RHIN
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Rejoin : ANSWER
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Player of a kind : PRO
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California city : ALAMEDA
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Diamond cutters' cups : DOPS
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Legal matter : RES
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Kind of light : ARC
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Prodigal : WASTEFUL
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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"Veni" : ICAME
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Overexposed : TOODARK
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German article : EIN
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___ Bay, Jamaica : MONTEGO
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Legendary weeper, et al. : NIOBES
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Wife of Paris : OENONE
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Poetic verb : DOST
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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To ___ (exactly) : AHAIR
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Be told : HEAR
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Eternally: Poet. : EER
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Old age: Poet. : ELD
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Iron: Fr. : FER
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One billionth: Prefix : NANO
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"Woodwind ___" : OCTETTE
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Italian city : FERRARA
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Train : RETINUE
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The "Cowardly Lion" : LAHR
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Taken: Scot. : TAEN
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Name in art : GOYA
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Applied : USED
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Tennis star : ASHE
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Picket : PALE
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Most crumbly : MEALIEST
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Burns's birthplace : ALLOWAY
76
Mystic Jewish sect : HASIDIM
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Code signals : DOTS
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Mysterious : ARCANE
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See 39 Across : SEADOG
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Gas-stove features : PILOTLIGHTS
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Funny : DROLL
85
Swift character : YAHOO
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Pronoun: Ger. : IHR
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Naval information group : ONI
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Psalmic : ODIC
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Some consonants : LENES
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Station : POST
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These: Fr. : CES
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Persian rug : ISPAHAN
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Assorted: Abbr. : MISC
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Irises : RAINBOWS
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Muhammad ___ : ALI
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Scout's gear : KNAPSACK
105
Bird sound : COCKCRY
107
Approves: Colloq. : OKS
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Melpomene : MUSE
109
Diverts : AMUSES
111
Felt shoe : PAC
115
North Atlantic island group : FAROE
116
Indian horseman : SOWAR
118
___ prosequi: Law : NOLLE
119
"'Tis not so deep as ___" : AWELL
120
Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
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Owns: Poet. : HATH
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Double reed : OBOE
123
Robe : TOGA
124
Campaign monograms : HHHS
125
Geese: Fr. : OIES
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Satisfy : STAY
127
Vietnam holiday : TET
128
Cheshire cat's remains : GRIN
131
Golf term : LIE
132
1917 inits. : WWI

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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