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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1968

Author:
William A. Lewis, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 588 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,784
Across
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Legendary king. : MINOS
6
Blank. : FORM
10
Lady. : MADAM
15
Straight. : DIRECT
16
Look forward to. : AWAIT
18
Intermediate primate. : APEMAN
20
Beyond comparison. : PAREXCELLENCE
22
"Racket." : SOFTJOB
24
Day. : ERA
25
Fishes. : TUNAS
26
An "Arnie's Army." : GALLERY
28
Ear: Prefix. : OTO
29
Bends. : ARCS
31
Communications word. : ROGER
33
Center. : HEART
34
Certain group. : TRIO
35
Trees. : KOLAS
37
Furniture. : SOFAS
39
Force: Lat. : VIS
40
Wastepile, in solitaire. : TALON
41
Expands. : SWELLS
43
Topminnow. : SAILFIN
45
Oregon city. : EUGENE
46
Meat ___. : LOAF
48
Tipperary's neighbor. : CLARE
49
Oder tributary. : WARTA
50
Marker. : MILESTONE
54
They're "dynamite." : POWDERKEGS
57
Harem room. : ODA
58
Any astronaut. : HERO
59
State. : ASSERT
60
Acid: Ger. : SAUER
62
Bryn ___. : MAWR
64
Communes in Greece. : DEMES
66
Area. : TRACT
68
Great: Prefix. : MEGA
69
Flats. : SHOES
71
Mantle. : MICKEY
73
Letters. : CEES
75
Series. : RUN
76
Ad-lib. : OFFTHECUFF
78
Gave way. : COLLAPSED
80
Out of place. : ALIEN
81
Grinding. : MOLAR
83
Dangle. : LOLL
84
Brisk. : LIVELY
86
Clay product. : CERAMIC
88
Rummage. : SEARCH
92
Like bipeds. : ERECT
93
Lusterless. : WAN
94
Come to. : TOTAL
96
Vestment. : STOLE
97
Legal term. : TORT
98
Final word. : FINIS
100
Metric units. : KILOS
102
Famous violinist. : AUER
103
Duessa's opposite. : UNA
104
Didactic. : PREACHY
106
Maintain. : CLAIM
108
Gift of a kind. : GAB
109
Girlish thing. : PIGTAIL
111
Series of anc. tales. : ARABIANNIGHTS
114
Quit. : CEASED
115
"Peaches." : LULUS
116
Racks. : EASELS
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Alibi. : STORY
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Wheat ___. : GERM
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Song. : DITTY
Down
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"Impossible" happening. : MIRACLE
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A country: Abbr. : IRE
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Nearest. : NEXT
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Suggest itself. : OCCUR
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Note takers. : STENOS
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Disguise. : FALSEFACE
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Be obliged for. : OWE
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Echoed. : RANG
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Minor prophet. : MICAH
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Microwave amplifiers. : MASERS
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Nautical term. : APORT
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Foil. : DEFY
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See 94 Across: Abbr. : AMT
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Top men in sports. : MAJORLEAGUERS
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Courtroom wizard. : DARROW
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One of an audience. : TELEVIEWER
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Vague idea. : NOTION
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Maxima. : PEAKS
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Capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
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U.S. pioneer. : BOONE
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Placed. : LAIN
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Room: Fr. : SALLE
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Track. : RAIL
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Wrestling duo: Colloq. : TAGTEAM
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Splash. : SLOSH
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Cuffs. : SLAPS
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Seljuks. : TURKS
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Full. : SATED
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Cold. : FROSTY
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Audience. : EAR
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Bosses. : FOREMEN
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Kind of battery. : WETCELL
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VIP's in homes. : MOMS
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State. : IDAHO
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Statistical principle. : LAWOFAVERAGES
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Customary. : NOMIC
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Constellation. : DRACO
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Musical transition. : SEGUE
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Request. : ASKFOR
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Shoe part. : RAND
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Think. : REFLECT
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General. : ECUMENICAL
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Ultimate end. : TELOS
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Marsh denizen. : STILT
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A tone. : EFLAT
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Business done. : SALES
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Yoo-hoo! : HEY
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Trilling's forte. : CRITICISM
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Silver: Sp. : PLATA
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Raging. : AMOK
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Halt. : LETUP
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Directly opposite to what might be expected. : IRONIC
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Galilee town. : CANA
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Kind of lily. : CALLA
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In round figures. : ROUGHLY
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Footing aid. : CLEATS
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Mints. : HERBS
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Manageable. : WIELDY
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Advanced. : LOANED
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Chicken. : FRIER
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Expressive gesture. : SHRUG
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Middle East area. : SINAI
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Step: Sp. : PASO
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___ blue. : YALE
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Dust cloud. : MIST
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Indian pony. : TAT
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Seedcase. : BUR
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Reach. : GET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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