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WORDS TO THE WISE

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1968

Author:
W. A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,050
Across
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That put away : STOWAGE
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Stray : WAIF
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Crack : FLAW
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Runner : COURIER
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Abaxial : DORSAL
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Color : LILAC
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Thinkers : INTELLIGENTSIA
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Before one's eyes : OPENLY
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Term in geology : STOSS
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Old ___ : VIC
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Extra : SURPLUS
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Equal : TIE
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Sort : SIFT
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Pattern of stripes : BARRE
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Tree or shrub : ELDER
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Nursery word : MAMA
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Weighs : PONDERS
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Thither : YON
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Drink : CIDER
40
Repair a violin bow : REHAIR
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Country : SPAIN
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Knight's tunic : GIPON
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Bay : INLET
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Tiny place : ISLET
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To that extent : SOMUCH
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One with good grades : BSTUDENT
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Meat : VEAL
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Space "traveler" : METEOR
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Short : LOW
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Speck : MOTE
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Made another draft : REDREW
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___ one : TENTO
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Air polluter : SOOT
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Headgear : MORTARBOARD
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Try: Colloq. : STAB
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Unhorse : THROW
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Six: Sp. : SEIS
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Kid : RIB
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Favorably impressed with : SOLDON
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Series of items : LIST
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Bravo! : HEARHEAR
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___ out : ODDMAN
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Be provocative : TEASE
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Mound : KNOLL
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Economic group : LABOR
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Lead : START
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Frustrates : DASHES
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Spa near Zurich : BADEN
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Ad ___ (pertinent): Lat. : REM
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Stare at: Slang : EYEBALL
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Special insight: Abbr. : ESP
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Ratibor's river : ODER
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Award : OSCAR
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Native villages of Africa : STADS
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___ heart : HASA
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Saw, in a way : RIP
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Killing : CLEANUP
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"Ca ___" : IRA
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Headdress : MITER
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Tolerable : NOTBAD
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M.C.'s forte : PUBLICSPEAKING
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Stood out : SHONE
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Menu category : SALADS
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Roman playwright : TERENCE
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Waterfowl : SWAN
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Conrad character : LENA
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Certain transportation : SLEDGES
Down
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Minimize, reduce : SCISSOR
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Insurance system : TONTINE
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Remarkable: Slang : OUTOFTHISWORLD
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Distort : WREST
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Causes trouble to : AILS
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Set : GEL
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Capital of Armenia : ERIVAN
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Gained : WON
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Bone of contention : ISSUE
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Rather : FAIRLY
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Food staple : FLOUR
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Edges : LIPS
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Partner of cakes : ALE
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Newspaper item : WANTAD
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Run-down : DECREPIT
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Pet : LAPDOG
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Region: Poet. : CLIME
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Prepares for action : GIRDS
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Period : YEAR
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Opposite of "fortis" : LENIS
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One reason for oscitancy : BOREDOM
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Periods : ERAS
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Record : MINUTES
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Roman javelin : PILUM
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Nevada sobriquet : SILVERSTATE
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Sky sight : COMET
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Formicid : ANT
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If ___ (if necessary) : NEEDBE
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Flower, for short : POM
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Dakota dialect : TETON
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Edible tropical root : TARO
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Modern convenience : CENTRALHEATING
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Guff : HOTAIR
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Bawl : BOOHOO
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Rose oil alcohol : NEROL
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Contract : LEASE
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Lynda Bird ___ : ROBB
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Naval craft : LSTS
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Inspires : RAISES
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Inflict, as vengeance : WREAK
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Small one : TODDLER
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Upbraid : TWIT
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Dresses : DIRNDLS
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Adult : WOMAN
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Shallow : SHOAL
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Grab : NAB
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Dissenters : HERETICS
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Letters : ELS
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European people : NORSE
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States : SAYS
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Some tires : RECAPS
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Beams of a kind : TBARS
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Meaning : ESSENCE
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Bespatters : SPARGES
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By nature : BORN
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Farewell! : ADIOS
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Part of greatest intensity : DEPTHS
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Handbook : MANUAL
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Fits (to) : ADAPTS
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Bygone : OLDEN
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Foreign dollar : RUBLE
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Pulled up: Colloq. : HIKED
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Galilee town : CANA
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Look ahead : PLAN
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Vallejo's island : MARE
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Be defeated : BOW
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Elusive one : EEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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