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New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 1968

Author: Pamela V-W Wood
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Pamela V-W Wood has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
PS notes: 50-Across clue may be incorrect—LARS appears to be just a name that happened to be used by some kings.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,763
Across Down
1. Field of interest. : ARENA
6. Bushing. : SLEEVE
12. Besides. : ALSO
16. Champ de ___. : MARS
20. Well-known Cardinal. : MARIS
21. Fair's partner. : WARMER
22. Prickly pear. : TUNA
23. Deep pink. : CORAL
24. Bramble fruit. : BLACKBERRIES
26. Associate with. : FRATERNIZE
28. If not. : ELSE
29. Law's partner. : ORDER
30. Kind of light. : KLIEG
32. Wealthy: Slang. : LOADED
33. Pocket contents of rhyme. : RYE
34. Prepared (the way). : PAVED
35. Coffin stands. : BIERS
36. Gathered together. : BANDED
37. Father of Enoch. : JARED
38. Fairground features. : TENTS
39. The Moirai. : FATES
40. Poltroons. : COWARDS
43. Smokey's worry. : FORESTFIRES
45. Day times, for short. : AMS
48. Circumvents. : EVADES
49. Surfeits. : CLOYS
50. Etruscan title. : LARS
51. Hard hit, old style. : SMIT
52. Inhibit. : DETER
53. Will go: Shakespeare. : SHALL
54. Owl's name. : HOOTY
56. ___ better (excel): Colloq. : GOONE
57. Curves. : ARCS
58. Young oyster. : SPAT
59. Blame. : ONUS
60. Make cheerful. : SOLACE
61. Cheer. : RAH
62. First name in juveniles. : CHRISTOPHER
66. Amelia the feminist. : BLOOMER
67. Passage of music. : STRAIN
69. Wisconsin city. : RIPON
70. East Indian state. : ORISSA
71. Bagatelle. : NOTHING
73. Galleries of a kind. : HALLSOFFAME
75. Quiet! : SSH
78. Vacation house. : AFRAME
79. Confront. : FACE
80. Infatuation with: Suffix. : ITIS
81. Mongolian monk. : LAMA
82. Hawaii. : STATE
83. Harassed. : HAZED
84. Fenced. : PALED
86. Lay aside. : REMIT
87. Cadence calls, in marching. : HEPS
88. Dessert. : CAKE
89. Molten rock. : MAGMA
90. Ointment. : CERATE
91. Letters. : ENS
92. Fits out. : HABILITATES
95. Large nocturnal insects. : IOMOTHS
96. Blooper. : BONER
97. Language. : NORSE
98. Weariness. : ENNUI
99. Dance. : GERMAN
101. Piquant. : SPICY
102. Sprinkles. : DUSTS
103. Kind of doll. : RAG
106. Gary of golf. : PLAYER
107. Shoulder warmer. : STOLE
108. Keen. : EAGER
109. Hole size. : BORE
110. Snow thrower. : ROTARYPLOW
112. Professional writers. : LITTERATEURS
115. Levels off. : EVENS
116. Racketeers' income. : TAKE
117. Quiescent. : LATENT
118. Metal mass. : INGOT
119. Jaunty. : PERT
120. Verify: Law. : AVER
121. Diverts. : AMUSES
122. Cooks. : STEWS
1. Color. : AMBER
2. Tennis exchange. : RALLY
3. Obliterate. : ERASE
4. Agreeable. : NICE
5. Require. : ASK
6. Twists. : SWERVES
7. Enriched. : LARDED
8. Slipped. : ERRED
9. Ruler. : EMIR
10. Neckline. : VEE
11. Caldwell's namesakes. : ERSKINES
12. Originally. : ATFIRST
13. Attracts. : LURES
14. Cut roughly. : SNAG
15. Cereal grass. : OAT
16. Atoms. : MONADS
17. Taken for ___ (swindled). : ARIDE
18. Demolished. : RAZED
19. Coaster. : SLED
23. Beldams. : CRONES
25. The stage. : BOARDS
27. Makes proud. : ELATES
31. Rents. : LETS
34. KP item. : PARER
35. Hard, colorful mineral. : BERYL
36. First name in politics. : BARRY
37. Certain works of art. : JADES
38. Clippers. : TOOL
39. Sanctions. : FIATS
40. Conifer. : CEDAR
41. ___ barrel (thwarted). : OVERA
42. Wrist bands. : WATCHSTRAPS
43. Shallows. : FLATS
44. Staple food. : FLOUR
45. Schoolboy's Latin drill. : AMOAMASAMAT
46. Kind of pie. : MINCE
47. Manage. : STEER
49. Type of store. : CHAIN
51. Concert offerings. : SOLOS
53. Heir. : SPRIG
54. Mirthful sounds. : HOHOS
55. ___ trump. : ONENO
56. Brant. : GOOSE
58. Famed Alan Ladd role. : SHANE
60. Slenderizes. : SLIMS
62. Offense. : CRIME
63. Outline. : TRACE
64. Lubricated. : OILED
65. Verbal adj. : PPL
66. Inkle. : BRAID
68. "___ that!" : THATS
70. "Not my cup ___." : OFTEA
71. English satirist. : NASHE
72. Frequently. : OFTEN
73. Eye shade. : HAZEL
74. Type of entertainment. : FILMS
76. Metal worker. : SMITH
77. Shrinks from. : HATES
79. Moslem mendicant. : FAKIR
81. "___ s'amuse." : LEROI
83. To have: Ger. : HABEN
84. Girl's nickname. : PATSY
85. Out of line: Dial. : AGEE
86. Avuncular storyteller. : REMUS
88. Yellow. : CANARY
89. Raggedy Ann's owner. : MARCELLA
90. Against: Prefix. : CONTRA
92. Certain pigeons. : HOMERS
93. Ruling. : INPOWER
94. Plod (along). : TOIL
95. Interpolates. : INSERTS
96. Park in N.Y.C. : BRYANT
98. McCarthy. : EUGENE
99. Boxer's accessory. : GLOVE
100. A Sprat. : EATER
101. Feed generously. : STOKE
102. Social items. : DATES
103. Make-up. : ROUGE
104. Street sign. : ARROW
105. Adventure tales. : GESTS
106. Kind of school. : PREP
107. Tito, for one. : SLAV
108. Latin phrase of reproach. : ETTU
109. Propensity. : BENT
111. Home-school group. : PTA
113. What "sum" means. : IAM
114. Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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