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New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1968

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,812
Across Down
1. Out of. : FROM
5. Slightest. : LEAST
10. Certain to get. : INFOR
15. Totalities. : ALLS
19. Greek letter. : IOTA
20. Family member. : INLAW
21. Stone formation. : GEODE
22. Writer. : POET
23. Godsend. : BOON
24. Take ___ (humble). : ONEDOWNAPEGORTWO
27. Valse. : DANSE
29. Chivies. : BAITS
30. Niccolites: Mineral. : ARITES
31. Advance. : STRIDE
34. Cloud. : MIST
35. Asinine. : WITLESS
36. Take ___ (attack a problem). : THEBULLBYTHEHORNS
41. Aquila. : EAGLE
42. Comparative suffixes. : IERS
43. Sister of Aries. : ERIS
44. Degrees. : MFAS
48. Boleyn. : ANNE
49. Port of It. : VEN
50. Light blows. : PATS
51. Demoiselle. : FILLE
52. Parrot. : KEA
53. Take ___ (accept life). : THEBADWITHTHEGOOD
58. Border. : SHORE
59. Birling contest. : ROLEO
60. Fuel. : ETHANE
61. Control. : MASTERY
64. Heat: Lat. : CALOR
65. Coruscate. : GLITTER
66. Vocal groups. : OCTETS
67. Garment. : SHIFT
68. Dull. : PROSY
69. Take ___ (cast off control). : THEBITINONESTEETH
72. Ballet term. : PAS
75. Game gear. : TILES
76. Noun suffix. : NESS
77. Constellation. : ARA
78. Good time: Brit. slang. : BASH
79. Mineral. : SPAR
80. German admiral. : SPEE
81. British surgeon: Abbr. : FRCS
82. Type of hill. : BUTTE
83. Take ___ (look up, as things). : ATURNFORTHEBETTER
87. Broadway musical. : CABARET
91. Galena, etc. : ORES
92. Caparison. : ATTIRE
93. Prayer. : ORISON
94. Jar of old. : CRUSE
96. Inhibit. : DETER
98. Take ___ (accept skeptically). : WITHAGRAINOFSALT
101. Lenient. : EASY
105. East: Sp. : ESTE
106. Having handles. : EARED
107. Blackbird. : OUZEL
108. Locus. : SITE
109. Tiresias. : SEER
110. French city. : LYONS
111. Bailiff. : REEVE
112. Louver. : SLAT
1. Tell a lie. : FIB
2. Kanga's baby. : ROO
3. Ear: Prefix. : OTO
4. Jaw. : MANDIBLE
5. Role in "Martha." : LIONEL
6. River in Styria. : ENNS
7. Sheltered. : ALEE
8. Crestfallen. : SAD
9. Pocket money: Slang. : TWOBITS
10. Fire. : IGNITE
11. Fine: Slang. : NEAT
12. Popinjays. : FOPS
13. Lyric. : ODE
14. Gets back. : REGAINS
15. 4th of 12. : APRIL
16. Lehmann. : LOTTE
17. Yukon river. : LEWES
18. Term in geology. : STOSS
25. Lotion. : WASH
26. Leftovers. : ORTS
28. Together, in music. : ADUE
31. Swiss ___. : STEAK
32. Macbeth. : THANE
33. Kingdoms. : REGNA
34. Actress Loy. : MYRNA
35. Carpus. : WRIST
37. Clothes. : LIVERY
38. U.S. explorer. : BEEBE
39. Car feature. : HEATER
40. Correct: Prefix. : ORTHO
44. Very: Colloq. : MIGHTY
45. Pontoon. : FLOAT
46. Unique. : ALONE
47. Religious observance. : SEDER
50. Wingmen. : PILOTS
51. Juju. : FETISH
53. Mother of Achilles. : THETIS
54. ___ Wessel. : HORST
55. Conduits. : DRAINS
56. Montcalm's rival. : WOLFE
57. Thrall. : HELOT
58. Met soprano. : STEBER
61. Prairie groves: Dial. : MOTTS
62. ___ off the old block. : ACHIP
63. Anc. pillar. : STELA
64. Picked. : CHOSEN
65. Kind of paint. : GREASE
67. Flout. : SNEER
68. Rest on. : PERCH
70. Certain data. : INPUT
71. Bakery buys. : TARTS
72. Opera name. : PATTI
73. Suffix with 22 Across. : ASTER
74. ___ Khan. : SHERE
78. Prop. : BUTTRESS
80. Diamond figure. : STENGEL
81. ___-all. : FREEFOR
82. ___ noire. : BETE
83. Venezuelan town. : AROA
84. Originates. : FOUNDS
85. Thereabouts. : ORSO
86. ___ royal. : BATTLE
87. HQ of Royal Yacht Club. : COWES
88. Spring. : ARISE
89. Please: Ger. : BITTE
90. Son of Jacob. : ASHER
94. Dear: It. : CARO
95. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
96. Bemuse. : DAZE
97. Ht. : ELEV
99. Kind of fish. : RAY
100. Seek redress. : SUE
102. Trouble. : AIL
103. Dep. : STA
104. Eventually. : YET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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