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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1965

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.78, Missing: { F Z }, Scrabble score: 692 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 181, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,880
Across
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Card: Colloq. : POSTAL
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Layer. : STRATUM
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Platitudes. : TRUISMS
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Comes by way of increase. : ACCRUES
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Besides: Poet. : THERETO
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Idolize. : WORSHIP
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Part of a grandstand. : CHEERINGSECTION
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Course of study. : ENGLISH
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Isthmus of Thailand. : KRA
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On the main. : ASEA
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Be filled with rage. : BOIL
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___ deaf ear. : TURNA
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Son of Adam. : SETH
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Avoid. : ESCAPE
38
Paw. : PAPPY
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Neat as ___. : APIN
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___ Darya, Asian river. : AMU
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Counting-out word. : EENY
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Fashions. : RAGES
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Hoodoo: Slang. : JINX
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Classic. : MASTERWORK
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Dyak of N. Borneo. : DUSUN
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Adhered closely. : CLUNG
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Activity of the social set. : DININGOUT
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Cleansed, in a way. : RINSED
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Wrangle. : HAGGLE
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Stabs in the back. : SLANDERS
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Town in Turkey. : BESNI
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Wyoming city. : LARAMIE
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Range of influence. : SPHERE
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Durability. : LASTINGNESS
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Cape ___. : ANN
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Smith and others. : ALS
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Parlor. : SITTINGROOM
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Places of refuge. : ARKS
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Periods of time: Abbr. : CENS
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Pioneer railroad family. : HUNTINGTONS
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Recreation areas: Abbr. : PRKS
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Component of concrete. : SAND
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Intimately associated. : HANDINGLOVE
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Moll or doll. : GAL
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Relative of inst. : ULT
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Of the same origin. : CONSANGUINE
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Name for mademoiselle. : CECILE
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Basic part. : ELEMENT
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Going: Dial. : GWINE
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School. : SEMINARY
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Harangue. : TIRADE
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Inscribe by carving. : INCISE
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Haberdashery item. : STRINGTIE
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Vetoes: Slang. : NIXES
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Poetic contraction. : NEATH
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Make more effective. : STRENGTHEN
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Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
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Consider carefully. : WEIGH
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Rounded projection. : LOBE
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Equal: prefix. : ISO
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Prize-winning playwright. : INGE
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Threnody. : DIRGE
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City of Scotland. : DUNDEE
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See 74 Down. : NASA
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Dip quickly in water. : DAP
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Dimension. : WIDTH
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Cotton cloth. : PIMA
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King. : TSAR
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Many centuries ago. : CIX
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Reacting with feeling: Slang. : EMOTING
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Prairie dog. : BARKINGSQUIRREL
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Unsettle. : DERANGE
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Cuban province. : ORIENTE
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Balky. : RESTIVE
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Legal copy. : ESTREAT
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Retrograde. : REGRESS
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Thatched. : REEDED
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United groups. : PACKS
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Pigment. : OCHRE
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Anglo-Saxon coin. : SCEAT
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Italian number. : TRE
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Breeze: Lat. : AURA
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Garlands. : LEIS
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See 83 Down. : STS
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Break ___. : THEBANK
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Transcribe again. : RECOPY
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One of the Shaws. : ARTIE
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Lime tree. : TEIL
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___ Aztecan. : UTO
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Romeo's father. : MONTAGUE
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Silly ones: Slang. : TWERPS
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Man's nickname. : RONNY
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Ulan Bator. : URGA
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Easter, for one: Abbr. : ISL
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Symbol placed on freight. : SHIPPINGMARK
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Things required to complete a series. : MISSINGLINKS
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Inscrutable one. : SPHINX
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Like certain elements. : GASEOUS
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Turn, in a way. : UPEND
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Obsequious. : HATINHAND
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Document: Abbr. : CERT
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Unaccented musical note. : PASSINGTONE
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Large genus of herbs. : AJUGA
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___ law. : MENDELS
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Importunate ones. : URGERS
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Guest rope: Naut. : RUNNINGLINE
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Professional men. : MDS
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Troubles. : AILS
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Sparkle. : SNAP
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Had on. : WORE
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Make eminent. : DISTINGUISH
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Ausable ___. : CHASM
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Gibbons. : LARS
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Being the prerogative of. : RESTINGWITH
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Diminutive suffixes. : EENS
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Device used on the diamond. : BATTINGCAGE
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Thirteen popes. : LEOS
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Girl's name. : LINDA
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Stand of trees. : GROVE
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Not one. : NONE
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Celestial bodies. : SUNS
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Suburb of Washington, D. C. : ARLINGTON
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Childish proclivity. : CALLINGNAMES
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Special opening in a ship's side. : ENTERINGPORT
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Ghost: Dial. : HANT
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Harness races of a kind. : PACINGS
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Cook's need. : SUET
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Sharpens. : HONES
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Headline of August, 1965. : GEMINI
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Grant. : CEDE
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Wax, old style. : CERE
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Trellis part. : LATH
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Iroquoian. : ERIE
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Man's nickname. : MAXIE
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Bond and Bourbon. : STREETS
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Ginza money. : YEN
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Passive. : INERT
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Fellow man. : NEIGHBOR
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One side of a vessel: Abbr. : STBD
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Voiced sounds. : SONANTS
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___-camp. : AIDEDE
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Small container for carrying messages. : WIDGET
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Give light to: Poet. : LUMINE
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___-ling. : DINGA
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Worker on a levee. : DIKER
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Title of courtesy: Abbr. : ESQR
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Biting. : ACRID
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Strainer. : SIEVE
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Having a spindle. : AXLED
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Vintage. : WINE
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Relative of a Nice Nellie. : PRIG
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Name in music. : AUER
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Slope. : RISE
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Peat product. : TAR
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Live. : ARE
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Indians of Brazil. : GES
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Map abbreviation. : RTE

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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