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WORD-LORE

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1968

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,826
Across
1. Kraft of NASA. : CHRIS
6. Plant. : SHRUB
11. Throws off. : CASTS
16. Laundry need. : BLEACH
17. 1917 soldat. : POILU
18. President. : ARTHUR
20. Peaches. : GEORGIABELLES
22. Determined: Colloq. : DEADSET
24. Letters. : ESSES
25. Bleat. : MAA
26. Outstanding. : EMINENT
28. Greek letter. : PSI
29. Draws. : TIES
30. Peels. : HUSKS
32. Santa ___. : ANITA
33. Learn. : HEAR
34. Japanese salad herb. : UDO
35. Friend of Brutus. : CASSIUS
37. Letters. : ENS
38. Twinned crystal. : MACLE
39. Lack of money. : PENURY
41. Synchronized. : INPHASE
43. Sought. : HUNTED
44. Grate. : RASP
46. Diluted liquors. : GROGS
47. The ___ Kirk. : AULD
48. Bit of variety. : CHANGEOFPACE
52. Exercise. : KNEEBEND
56. Kind of book: Abbr. : REF
57. Seat: Lat. : SELLA
58. Flagellum. : KNOUT
60. Sister: Lat. : SOROR
61. Beaucoup. : ALOT
63. Proper sleuthing cap. : DEERSTALKER
66. Fencing. : WIRE
67. Class of vessel. : SLOOP
69. Poet's skill. : METER
70. Bakes. : DRIES
72. ___ rule. : ASA
73. Modern convenience. : HOTWATER
75. Punter's target. : COFFINCORNER
78. Bath's river. : AVON
79. Old robe. : STOLA
80. Coolidge Dam's river. : GILA
81. Inviolable. : SACRED
84. Testy. : WASPISH
86. Certain nations. : POWERS
90. Lumps of loam. : CLODS
91. Number: Fr. : DIX
92. Swindle bait. : SCHEMES
94. To this day. : YET
95. Criticizes. : RAPS
96. Sets of type. : FONTS
98. Short miles, for short. : KILOS
99. Tenth: Prefix. : DECI
100. Forest canton. : URI
101. Quest. : PURSUIT
103. Decide to do. : OPT
104. Solitaire stockpile. : TALON
105. Film fare. : BMOVIES
107. Trouble-solving technique. : BRAINSTORMING
110. Not rigid. : SUPPLE
111. Else: Fr. : AUTRE
112. Dish. : ONIONS
113. Timid one. : SISSY
114. Momentum. : SPEED
115. Seed. : STONE
Down
1. Nigh. : CLOSEON
2. "___ to you!" : HERES
3. Scolds: Slang. : RAGS
4. Here: Fr. : ICI
5. Private eye. : SHAMUS
6. Kind of role. : SPEAKINGPART
7. Concave: Abbr. : HOL
8. Vex: Dial. : RILE
9. Muslim learned men. : ULEMA
10. Matter. : BUSINESS
11. Future officers. : CADETS
12. Scene. : ARENA
13. Copy of a kind. : STAT
14. Church degree. : THD
15. Not to be trusted. : SUSPECT
16. Next to. : BESIDE
19. Transaction. : RESALE
20. Costume. : GETUP
21. Opera voices. : BASSI
23. Spent. : TIRED
27. Figure. : NINE
30. Dandy's opposite. : HAYSEED
31. Above: Lat. : SUPRA
33. Old weapon. : HANDBOW
35. Rocks. : CRAGS
36. Elite force. : SHOCKTROOPS
38. Slippers. : MULES
40. Container. : URN
42. Atlas-Thor upper stage. : AGENA
43. Shade. : HUE
45. Surveyor's helpers. : POLEMEN
47. Putting up. : ANTEING
48. Toweling. : CRASH
49. Greeting. : HELLO
50. Not riding. : AFOOT
51. Fugitive. : FLEER
52. Gurkha's sword. : KUKRI
53. Of a Devonian epoch. : ERIAN
54. Viking. : NORSE
55. Sad: Poet. : DREAR
59. Cocktail. : OLDFASHIONED
62. Facing. : TOWARDS
64. Groups. : SECTS
65. Culinary secrets. : RECIPES
68. Black-tops. : PAVES
71. Goes alone. : SOLOS
74. Ivy clump. : TOD
76. Quick movement. : FLICK
77. Unimproved. : RAW
79. Bass horns. : SAXTUBAS
81. Undersized. : SCRUB
82. Signals. : ALARMS
83. Abundant. : COPIOUS
84. Better than 29 Across. : WINS
85. Is of use. : HELPS
87. A level. : EYELINE
88. Military missions, for short. : RECONS
89. Smart. : STING
91. "Swing" era name. : DORSEY
93. Sampler items. : MOTTOS
96. Oil, et al. : FUELS
97. Cloying sweetness. : SIRUP
99. Legendary Syracusan. : DAMON
101. Spots. : PIPS
102. U.S. poet. : TATE
104. The Graces. : TRIO
106. School at Blacksburg, Va.: Abbr. : VPI
108. Wrath. : IRE
109. Neighbor of Que. : ONT

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

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