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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
1. 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
117. Alibi. : STORY
118. Wheat ___. : GERM
119. Song. : DITTY
Down
1. "Impossible" happening. : MIRACLE
2. A country: Abbr. : IRE
3. Nearest. : NEXT
4. Suggest itself. : OCCUR
5. Note takers. : STENOS
6. Disguise. : FALSEFACE
7. Be obliged for. : OWE
8. Echoed. : RANG
9. Minor prophet. : MICAH
10. Microwave amplifiers. : MASERS
11. Nautical term. : APORT
12. Foil. : DEFY
13. See 94 Across: Abbr. : AMT
14. Top men in sports. : MAJORLEAGUERS
15. Courtroom wizard. : DARROW
17. One of an audience. : TELEVIEWER
19. Vague idea. : NOTION
20. Maxima. : PEAKS
21. Capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
23. U.S. pioneer. : BOONE
27. Placed. : LAIN
30. Room: Fr. : SALLE
32. Track. : RAIL
34. Wrestling duo: Colloq. : TAGTEAM
36. Splash. : SLOSH
38. Cuffs. : SLAPS
40. Seljuks. : TURKS
42. Full. : SATED
44. Cold. : FROSTY
45. Audience. : EAR
47. Bosses. : FOREMEN
49. Kind of battery. : WETCELL
50. VIP's in homes. : MOMS
51. State. : IDAHO
52. Statistical principle. : LAWOFAVERAGES
53. Customary. : NOMIC
55. Constellation. : DRACO
56. Musical transition. : SEGUE
59. Request. : ASKFOR
61. Shoe part. : RAND
63. Think. : REFLECT
65. General. : ECUMENICAL
67. Ultimate end. : TELOS
70. Marsh denizen. : STILT
72. A tone. : EFLAT
74. Business done. : SALES
77. Yoo-hoo! : HEY
78. Trilling's forte. : CRITICISM
79. Silver: Sp. : PLATA
82. Raging. : AMOK
84. Halt. : LETUP
85. Directly opposite to what might be expected. : IRONIC
86. Galilee town. : CANA
87. Kind of lily. : CALLA
89. In round figures. : ROUGHLY
90. Footing aid. : CLEATS
91. Mints. : HERBS
93. Manageable. : WIELDY
95. Advanced. : LOANED
98. Chicken. : FRIER
99. Expressive gesture. : SHRUG
101. Middle East area. : SINAI
104. Step: Sp. : PASO
105. ___ blue. : YALE
107. Dust cloud. : MIST
110. Indian pony. : TAT
112. Seedcase. : BUR
113. 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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