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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
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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
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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
Down
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Seasoning. : GARLIC
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Beethoven's Third. : EROICA
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Gaudy. : TINSEL
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Drink. : SODA
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Purpose. : USE
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Quadruped guardian. : POLICEDOG
7
Clothing. : APPAREL
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Game people play. : CHARADE
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Go higher. : CLIMB
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Units of reluctance. : RELS
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Tall man with a beard. : ABE
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Red flares. : FUSEES
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Bay. : INLET
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Cherub. : AMOR
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Related group. : SET
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Spanish tongue. : CATALAN
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"___ river to cross." : ONEMORE
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Tiger-patterned. : STRIPED
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Harem girl. : ODALISK
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Ointment. : NARD
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Disheveled. : MUSSY
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Twirls. : SPINS
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Cereals. : BRANS
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Tactics. : PLOYS
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Look-alikes. : IMAGES
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Rich and ruling. : PLUTOCRATIC
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Auger. : BORER
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Antofagasta is here. : CHILE
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Louvre name. : MONET
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Locale of Mt. Olympus. : PIERIA
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Chance for action. : INNING
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Not the brightest oldster. : DOTARD
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Furrows the brow. : KNITS
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Haphazardly. : ANYHOW
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On-screen Pasteur. : MUNI
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Tell all. : BLAB
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Wild wheels. : HOTROD
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Like Vichyssoise. : ONIONY
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Hatch covers. : TARPS
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Plot of land. : ACRE
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Unbound. : FREE
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French rail stations. : GARES
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Of a grain. : OATEN
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Watchers. : SPIERS
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Wisecrack. : SALLY
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Long slender fir poles. : UFERS
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Jungle vine. : LIANE
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Cut across. : INTERSECT
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Golfers. : TEERS
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Bitter. : ACRID
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Wind of Egypt. : KHAMSIN
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Employable. : HIRABLE
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Invade. : OVERRUN
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Ballyhooing. : TOUTING
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Precocious girls. : LOLITAS
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Cabinet for curios. : ETAGERE
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Slight. : THIN
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Uncut-loop fabrics. : FRISES
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Be obtrusive. : IMPOSE
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More fond. : DEARER
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Way out. : EGRESS
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Symbol of family authority. : PANTS
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Deeds. : FEATS
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Pictorial presswork. : ROTO
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Ten: Prefix. : DECA
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Jazz term. : SCAT
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Thrice: Mus. : TER
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Party label. : DEM
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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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