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IN THE IDIOM

New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1963

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,152
Across
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Parties. : TEAS
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___ party. : LABOR
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"Lights out!" : TAPS
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Computer, old style. : ABACUS
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Austrian composer. : SUPPE
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Part of the soft palate. : UVULA
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Nebraska county. : OTOE
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Former U.S. Treasurer. : PRIEST
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Ephemeral. : WRITTENONTHEWIND
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Evildoer. : SINNER
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Prussian river into North Sea. : EMS
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Characteristic. : TRAIT
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Fish with whiplike tail. : STINGAREE
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Proofreaders' abbreviations. : TRS
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Weaving worker. : LOOMER
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Girl's name. : ANGELA
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Washington initials. : FBI
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Girl's name. : LIDA
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Roosting. : APERCH
44
Byron heroine. : LEILA
46
Overt. : OPEN
49
Go-devil. : SLED
50
N. Carolina river. : TAR
51
Novelist Mazo de la ___. : ROCHE
54
Bosom friend. : ALTEREGO
56
Faulty. : AMISS
58
Indonesian wild ox. : ANOA
59
Convertible-top vehicle. : LANDAU
60
Crocodile birds of Egypt. : SICSACS
63
Spoils of war: Lat. : SPOLIA
65
Subdues. : CHASTENS
67
Tapestry. : ARRAS
68
Man's name: Abbr. : THO
70
Roster. : ROLL
71
Tissue: Prefix. : HISTO
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Fertile soils. : LOAMS
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Dancer of a sort. : HOOFER
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Give forth. : EMIT
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State: Ger. : STAAT
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Garbo role. : ANNA
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Supplication. : ENTREATMENT
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Luau dance. : HULA
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Workers with fabrics. : DYERS
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Jolly exclamation. : HOHO
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Raw silk like 12 down. : TUSSAH
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Hebrew home festival. : SEDER
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Lucid. : CLEAR
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Bless: Archaic. : SAIN
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Three: It. : TRE
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Think. : OPINE
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Warms beforehand. : PREHEATS
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Russian vehicle. : TROIKA
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Waters down. : DILUTES
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Tied with rope. : LASHED
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Met performer. : TENOR
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Removing certain bindings. : UNTAPING
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Basket used in jai alai. : CESTA
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Book size: Abbr. : OCT
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Earlier than: Abbr. : PREC
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To-do. : STIR
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Former governor of Pa. : EARLE
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Bowling score. : STRIKE
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Son of Jacob. : LEVI
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___ culpa. : MEA
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Canine. : POODLE
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Old ___. : SOL
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Threaded: Naut. : REEVED
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Oklahoma city. : ADA
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Early psychoanalysts. : FREUDIANS
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Medial. : MESNE
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Adjective suffix. : INE
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Disposition. : NATURE
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Deceived. : SOLDDOWNTHERIVER
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Practiced girth control. : DIETED
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A. A. Fair's real first name. : ERLE
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Enemy of. : FOETO
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Frosters. : ICERS
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Bank's backlog. : ASSETS
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First name in Washington. : DEAN
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Dealt lightly (with). : TOYED
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St. Louis bridge. : EADS
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Active strife. : TURMOIL
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Incident. : EPISODE
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Appropriate. : APT
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Seven: It. : SETTE
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Moon goddess. : LUNA
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Shirkers. : AVOIDERS
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Infield hitter. : BUNTER
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River into the Danube. : OLT
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Cheers. : RAHS
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Race track bet. : TOWIN
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Thrilled. : ATINGLE
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Kind of China silk. : PONGEE
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Missouri city. : SEDALIA
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Church area. : APSE
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Legal term. : BRIEF
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French department. : AIN
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Wormlike animal. : CENTIPEDE
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Consumer. : USER
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Liners: Abbr. : STRS
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Expends. : SWELLS
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Wandering. : ERRATIC
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Age: It. : ETA
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Abbreviation in music. : RALL
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Wild. : MADASAMARCHHARE
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Quarrel: Slang. : SCRAP
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Of princely parentage. : BORNTOTHEPURPLE
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Take up a collection. : PASSTHEHAT
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Recipient of 69 Down. : HONOREE
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Giant of legend. : ATLAS
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Alaska's governor. : EGAN
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Entre ___. : NOUS
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Combinations of hues. : COLORATIONS
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Ave! : HAIL
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Certain bridge players. : EASTS
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Religious ceremony. : MASS
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___ days. : SALAD
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Humor of a sort. : IRONY
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Heavy-duty machine. : CRANE
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Truth, old-style. : SOOTH
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Turkish standards. : ALEMS
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Oriental plane tree. : CHINAR
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Get ready for action. : HITTHEDECK
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Marks of esteem. : HONORS
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Well-known Jack. : FROST
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Former ambassadress. : MESTA
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Business routine. : AUDIT
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Coeur d'___. : ALENE
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Weeds. : TARES
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Piano adjusters. : TUNISTS
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Somnolence. : SLEEP
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Specialty of 105 across. : SOLO
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"___ Was a Lady." : EADIE
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Altars: Lat. : ARAE
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Additional. : PLUS
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Rave. : RANT
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Calculations. : ESTIMATES
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"Adonais." : KEATS
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Man in white. : INTERNE
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Fashionable attire. : TOILETTE
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Part of the neck. : NAPE
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Complained: Slang. : GROUSED
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Mark, as in "garçon" : CEDILLA
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Became active again. : REVIVED
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Equalizers. : EVENERS
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Beverages. : CIDERS
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Famous English waterfall. : LODORE
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Michigan's governor. : ROMNEY
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Peevish. : AFRET
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Burdened. : LADEN
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Dead ___. : END
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Mysterious. : EERIE
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Lick ___ promise. : ANDA
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VIP's place. : DAIS
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Subversives. : REDS
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Low. : SOFT
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Booted. : SHOD
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Indian. : UTE
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Act the Romeo. : WOO
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Peruvian river. : ICA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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