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EXPERTISE

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 1968

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,770
Across Down
1. Greets the day. : GETSUP
7. Capital of Ghana. : ACCRA
12. Botches. : FIASCOS
19. Songful. : ARIOSO
20. Vein: Prefix. : PHLEBO
22. Inadvertent. : UNMEANT
23. Verse form. : RONDEL
24. Milked: Dial. : PAILED
25. Machine tool. : SLOTTER
26. Subject for Leonardo. : LISA
27. Up ___. : INARMS
29. Afghan title. : AMEER
31. "What ___ bid?" : AMI
32. Hard water. : ICE
33. Ancient amulet. : SCARAB
34. Texas plant. : BLUET
35. Sound of a small splash. : PLOP
36. Measured minutely. : CALIPERED
38. Dress up fussily: Colloq. : PRISS
39. Sound. : BLARE
40. Social group. : MIDDLECLASS
42. Dawdled. : MOONED
43. Set of ivory keys. : PIANO
45. Jake. : HUNKYDORY
47. Chess openings. : KINGSGAMBITS
51. Writer's gamble. : ONESHOT
55. Hawaiian goose. : NENE
56. Bid to take no tricks. : NULLO
57. In honor of. : AFTER
59. ___ pedestal. : ONA
60. Eye area. : IRIS
61. Woman governor. : GYNAECOCRAT
63. Move deeply. : STIR
64. Pie plate. : TIN
65. Man who left India. : SAHIB
66. Not so prevalent. : RARER
67. Support. : PROP
68. Tall cactus. : SAGUARO
70. Newsy finals. : LATEEDITIONS
73. Indulged in outdoor sport. : FLEWAKITE
76. Hardly affluent. : NEEDY
77. Dwellings. : HOTELS
80. Postal phenomenon. : CHAINLETTER
84. Cream. : IVORY
85. 20 cents. : FRANC
86. Defector's objective. : OTHERSIDE
90. Defendant: Lat. : REUS
91. First. : PRIME
92. Special talents. : FLAIRS
93. Alcott girl. : MEG
94. Creativeness. : ART
95. Inroads. : RAIDS
96. Condescends. : DEIGNS
97. Punch for practice. : SPAR
98. Islanders. : BRITONS
100. Think. : IDEATE
102. A musical second. : ENCORE
104. Crescentlike area. : LUNETTE
105. Ideal drink. : NECTAR
106. Lays off. : CEASES
107. Absorb. : ENGROSS
108. Billiard shot. : MASSE
109. Burden bearers. : TOTERS
1. Seasoning. : GARLIC
2. Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
3. Gaudy. : TINSEL
4. Drink. : SODA
5. Purpose. : USE
6. Quadruped guardian. : POLICEDOG
7. Clothing. : APPAREL
8. Game people play. : CHARADE
9. Go higher. : CLIMB
10. Units of reluctance. : RELS
11. Tall man with a beard. : ABE
12. Red flares. : FUSEES
13. Bay. : INLET
14. Cherub. : AMOR
15. Related group. : SET
16. Spanish tongue. : CATALAN
17. "___ river to cross." : ONEMORE
18. Tiger-patterned. : STRIPED
21. Harem girl. : ODALISK
28. Ointment. : NARD
30. Disheveled. : MUSSY
33. Twirls. : SPINS
34. Cereals. : BRANS
35. Tactics. : PLOYS
37. Look-alikes. : IMAGES
38. Rich and ruling. : PLUTOCRATIC
39. Auger. : BORER
41. Antofagasta is here. : CHILE
42. Louvre name. : MONET
43. Locale of Mt. Olympus. : PIERIA
44. Chance for action. : INNING
46. Not the brightest oldster. : DOTARD
47. Furrows the brow. : KNITS
48. Haphazardly. : ANYHOW
49. On-screen Pasteur. : MUNI
50. Tell all. : BLAB
52. Wild wheels. : HOTROD
53. Like Vichyssoise. : ONIONY
54. Hatch covers. : TARPS
57. Plot of land. : ACRE
58. Unbound. : FREE
61. French rail stations. : GARES
62. Of a grain. : OATEN
63. Watchers. : SPIERS
65. Wisecrack. : SALLY
69. Long slender fir poles. : UFERS
70. Jungle vine. : LIANE
71. Cut across. : INTERSECT
72. Golfers. : TEERS
74. Bitter. : ACRID
75. Wind of Egypt. : KHAMSIN
77. Employable. : HIRABLE
78. Invade. : OVERRUN
79. Ballyhooing. : TOUTING
81. Precocious girls. : LOLITAS
82. Cabinet for curios. : ETAGERE
83. Slight. : THIN
85. Uncut-loop fabrics. : FRISES
87. Be obtrusive. : IMPOSE
88. More fond. : DEARER
89. Way out. : EGRESS
91. Symbol of family authority. : PANTS
92. Deeds. : FEATS
95. Pictorial presswork. : ROTO
96. Ten: Prefix. : DECA
97. Jazz term. : SCAT
99. Thrice: Mus. : TER
101. Party label. : DEM
103. Indicating newness. : NEO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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