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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 Down
1. That put away : STOWAGE
8. Stray : WAIF
12. Crack : FLAW
16. Runner : COURIER
17. Abaxial : DORSAL
19. Color : LILAC
21. Thinkers : INTELLIGENTSIA
23. Before one's eyes : OPENLY
25. Term in geology : STOSS
26. Old ___ : VIC
27. Extra : SURPLUS
29. Equal : TIE
30. Sort : SIFT
31. Pattern of stripes : BARRE
33. Tree or shrub : ELDER
34. Nursery word : MAMA
35. Neighbor of Que. : ONT
36. Weighs : PONDERS
38. Thither : YON
39. Drink : CIDER
40. Repair a violin bow : REHAIR
42. Country : SPAIN
44. Knight's tunic : GIPON
46. Bay : INLET
48. Tiny place : ISLET
50. To that extent : SOMUCH
53. One with good grades : BSTUDENT
55. Meat : VEAL
57. Space "traveler" : METEOR
59. Short : LOW
60. Speck : MOTE
61. Made another draft : REDREW
63. ___ one : TENTO
64. Air polluter : SOOT
66. Headgear : MORTARBOARD
69. Try: Colloq. : STAB
70. Unhorse : THROW
72. Not at all : NOWISE
73. Six: Sp. : SEIS
75. Kid : RIB
76. Favorably impressed with : SOLDON
78. Series of items : LIST
79. Bravo! : HEARHEAR
81. ___ out : ODDMAN
83. Be provocative : TEASE
85. Mound : KNOLL
86. Economic group : LABOR
88. Lead : START
90. Frustrates : DASHES
93. Spa near Zurich : BADEN
96. Ad ___ (pertinent): Lat. : REM
98. Stare at: Slang : EYEBALL
100. Special insight: Abbr. : ESP
101. Ratibor's river : ODER
102. Award : OSCAR
104. Native villages of Africa : STADS
105. ___ heart : HASA
106. Saw, in a way : RIP
107. Killing : CLEANUP
109. "Ca ___" : IRA
110. Headdress : MITER
111. Tolerable : NOTBAD
113. M.C.'s forte : PUBLICSPEAKING
116. Stood out : SHONE
117. Menu category : SALADS
118. Roman playwright : TERENCE
119. Waterfowl : SWAN
120. Conrad character : LENA
121. Certain transportation : SLEDGES
1. Minimize, reduce : SCISSOR
2. Insurance system : TONTINE
3. Remarkable: Slang : OUTOFTHISWORLD
4. Distort : WREST
5. Causes trouble to : AILS
6. Set : GEL
7. Capital of Armenia : ERIVAN
8. Gained : WON
9. Liberal ___ : ARTS
10. Bone of contention : ISSUE
11. Rather : FAIRLY
12. Food staple : FLOUR
13. Edges : LIPS
14. Partner of cakes : ALE
15. Newspaper item : WANTAD
17. Run-down : DECREPIT
18. Pet : LAPDOG
20. Region: Poet. : CLIME
22. Prepares for action : GIRDS
24. Period : YEAR
28. Opposite of "fortis" : LENIS
31. One reason for oscitancy : BOREDOM
32. Periods : ERAS
34. Record : MINUTES
36. Roman javelin : PILUM
37. Nevada sobriquet : SILVERSTATE
39. Sky sight : COMET
41. Formicid : ANT
43. If ___ (if necessary) : NEEDBE
45. Flower, for short : POM
47. Dakota dialect : TETON
49. Edible tropical root : TARO
51. Modern convenience : CENTRALHEATING
52. Guff : HOTAIR
53. Bawl : BOOHOO
54. Rose oil alcohol : NEROL
56. Contract : LEASE
58. Lynda Bird ___ : ROBB
59. Naval craft : LSTS
61. Inspires : RAISES
62. Inflict, as vengeance : WREAK
65. Small one : TODDLER
67. Upbraid : TWIT
68. Dresses : DIRNDLS
71. Adult : WOMAN
74. Shallow : SHOAL
77. Grab : NAB
79. Dissenters : HERETICS
80. Letters : ELS
82. European people : NORSE
84. States : SAYS
87. Some tires : RECAPS
89. Beams of a kind : TBARS
91. Meaning : ESSENCE
92. Bespatters : SPARGES
93. By nature : BORN
94. Farewell! : ADIOS
95. Part of greatest intensity : DEPTHS
97. Handbook : MANUAL
99. Fits (to) : ADAPTS
102. Bygone : OLDEN
103. Foreign dollar : RUBLE
105. Pulled up: Colloq. : HIKED
107. Galilee town : CANA
108. Look ahead : PLAN
110. Vallejo's island : MARE
112. Be defeated : BOW
114. State: Abbr. : IDA
115. 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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