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TAKING A POSITION

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1969

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,330
Across
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Hero of Greek legend : IDAS
5
Shakespearean shepherdess : MOPSA
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Himalayan animal : REDBEAR
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Alaskan city : NOME
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Order: Fr. : ARRETE
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Madison Ave. thinkers : IDEAMEN
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Author O'Connor : EDWIN
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Goodman book : GROWINGUPABSURD
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Making a thrust : LUNGING
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Cassia plants : SENNAS
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Wrong: Prefix : MIS
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___ cantorum : SCHOLA
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Like: Suffix : OID
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Welsh name : EVAN
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Racetrack pests : TOUTS
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Negrito : ATI
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Theologian of 16th cent. : ERASTUS
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Alike: Fr. : EGAL
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Old weapon : SNEE
44
Choices: Abbr. : SELS
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Conditions : IFS
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Gounod's "___ et Baucis" : PHILEMON
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Army medal : DSC
51
Means of transportation : ELEVATED
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French season : ETE
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Skilled interpreter : EXEGETE
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Initials on an airline board : ETA
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Backed a cause : SIDED
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S. A. catfish : DORAD
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Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
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1949 treaty : NATO
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Word of respect in India : SRI
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Fem. suffix : ETTE
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Epitaph for a movie palace : FALLOFTHEHOUSEOFUSHER
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Preposition : UNTO
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Divinity degree : THM
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Majority : MOST
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Do a grammar chore : PARSE
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Mexican Indian : NAHUA
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Hinder legally : ESTOP
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Sit-down result : LAP
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Vestments : ALBS
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On the ___ a wave : CRESTOF
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Letter : ESS
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Slight : OVERLOOK
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U. S. dept. : HEW
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Devices for catching fish : TRAPNETS
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Pique : IRE
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Homeless tot : WAIF
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Nautical term : ALEE
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"No" voter : OPPOSER
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Road: Abbr. : RTE
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___ the land : LAYOF
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Testing places : LABS
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Long time : EON
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Sell: Fr. : VENDRE
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Young seal : PUP
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Rattle on a harness : CROTAL
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Subscription affair : RENEWAL
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On Cloud 9 : HIGHERTHANAKITE
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Part of to have: Fr. : AVAIS
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Without means of rowing : UNOARED
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One-up word : TOUCHE
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Bow man : TELL
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Circuses : BIGTOPS
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Momentum : SPEED
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Place of refuge : ARKS
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Ones called for service : INDUCTEES
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Leonard Woolf book : DOWNHILLALLTHEWAY
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Mexican friend : AMIGO
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Of old age : SENILE
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Steal, in Scotland : MAGG
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1949 peace Nobelist : ORR
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Toast : PROSIT
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Cinched : SEWEDUP
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Have ___ ear : ATIN
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Sleeper : RIP
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Ledger entry : DEBIT
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Singers : BASSOS
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Large bird : EMU
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Gas: Prefix : AER
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3 mins. of boxing: Abbr. : RND
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Nine: Prefix : ENNE
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Maxwell and others : ELSAS
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Called to order : GAVELED
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Treatment : USAGE
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Village of East Bengal : NARIA
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Caucasus native : OSSET
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Some social climbers : NAMEDROPPERS
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Rostin book : UNDERTHEBOARDWALK
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With a will : TESTATE
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One who quits : SECEDER
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Miller play : AFTERTHEFALL
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Part of a Goldsmith title : SHESTOOPSTO
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Smoked salmon : LOX
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Diligent : SEDULOUS
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Adjective suffix : ITIOUS
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Sparks : NED
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Medical prefix : VENO
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Borge : DANE
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Obeys a street sign : GOESSLOW
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Compass reading : ESE
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Sternward : AFT
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A king of Egypt : AHMOSE
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"___ body meet . . . " : IFA
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Madeira port : FUNCHAL
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Inimical planet : ANARETA
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Pinafore : HMS
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French town : STLO
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Soviet range : URAL
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Darkness : TENEBRA
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Par ___ : AVION
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Sports areas : SKITRAILS
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Danish money : ORA
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Pass a rope through : REEVE
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Fruit : PEACH
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Make one's self heard : SPEAKUP
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Senses : FEELS
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Formal wear : TOPHAT
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Regulate : POLICE
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Tebaldi : RENATA
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Code, in Spanish law : FUERO
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Are: Fr. : SONT
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To no extent : NEVER
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Kind of school : PREP
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N. M. colony : TAOS
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Marsh grass : REED
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Central area : HUB
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Zool. suffix : INI
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Bib. prince : GOG
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Football scores: Abbr. : TDS
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Article : THE

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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