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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
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Seed. : STONE
Down
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Nigh. : CLOSEON
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"___ to you!" : HERES
3
Scolds: Slang. : RAGS
4
Here: Fr. : ICI
5
Private eye. : SHAMUS
6
Kind of role. : SPEAKINGPART
7
Concave: Abbr. : HOL
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Vex: Dial. : RILE
9
Muslim learned men. : ULEMA
10
Matter. : BUSINESS
11
Future officers. : CADETS
12
Scene. : ARENA
13
Copy of a kind. : STAT
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Church degree. : THD
15
Not to be trusted. : SUSPECT
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Next to. : BESIDE
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Transaction. : RESALE
20
Costume. : GETUP
21
Opera voices. : BASSI
23
Spent. : TIRED
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Figure. : NINE
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Dandy's opposite. : HAYSEED
31
Above: Lat. : SUPRA
33
Old weapon. : HANDBOW
35
Rocks. : CRAGS
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Elite force. : SHOCKTROOPS
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Slippers. : MULES
40
Container. : URN
42
Atlas-Thor upper stage. : AGENA
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Shade. : HUE
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Surveyor's helpers. : POLEMEN
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Putting up. : ANTEING
48
Toweling. : CRASH
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Greeting. : HELLO
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Not riding. : AFOOT
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Fugitive. : FLEER
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Gurkha's sword. : KUKRI
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Of a Devonian epoch. : ERIAN
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Viking. : NORSE
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Sad: Poet. : DREAR
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Cocktail. : OLDFASHIONED
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Facing. : TOWARDS
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Groups. : SECTS
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Culinary secrets. : RECIPES
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Black-tops. : PAVES
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Goes alone. : SOLOS
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Ivy clump. : TOD
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Quick movement. : FLICK
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Unimproved. : RAW
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Bass horns. : SAXTUBAS
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Undersized. : SCRUB
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Signals. : ALARMS
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Abundant. : COPIOUS
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Better than 29 Across. : WINS
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Is of use. : HELPS
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A level. : EYELINE
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Military missions, for short. : RECONS
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Smart. : STING
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"Swing" era name. : DORSEY
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Sampler items. : MOTTOS
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Oil, et al. : FUELS
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Cloying sweetness. : SIRUP
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Legendary Syracusan. : DAMON
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Spots. : PIPS
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U.S. poet. : TATE
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The Graces. : TRIO
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School at Blacksburg, Va.: Abbr. : VPI
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Wrath. : IRE
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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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