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EXPERTISE

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1968

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.86, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,840
Across
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Paintings. : SCAPES
7
Cheat. : DIDDLE
13
Fire irons. : POKERS
19
Corrida man. : TORERO
20
Fences in, old style. : ENRAILS
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Charm. : AMULET
23
Tell or sell. : RETAIL
24
Actress. : STARLET
25
Man, the two-handed. : BIMANA
26
Old greeting. : AVE
27
Dress. : COSTUME
29
Curvet. : VAULT
31
Breathless game. : TAG
32
Powder. : TALC
34
Philippine mahogany. : NARRA
35
Way to avoid involvement. : SAYNO
36
Big book. : TOME
37
Preakness winner, 1942. : ALSAB
39
Builder of a kind. : CONCRETER
41
Wisp. : SHRED
42
Spot-stained, as wood. : PECKY
44
Awe. : REVERENCE
46
Fruits. : CASABAS
49
Shoe sizes. : FIVES
50
Market towns. : BOURGS
53
Tankard. : ALEPOT
54
Pretend. : LETON
55
The cheeriest light. : SUNBEAMS
57
Itinerant. : PERIPATETIC
59
City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
60
Light anti-aircraft: Abbr. : LAA
61
___-dieu. : PRIE
62
Cornerstone contents. : TIMECAPSULE
64
Criterion. : TEST
65
Flight prediction. : ETA
66
Masque by Milton. : COMUS
67
Poor (or rich) but honest. : TRUSTWORTHY
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Revenant. : RETURNER
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Ranks. : TIERS
72
___ dicta. : OBITER
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Cook again. : REBOIL
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Humdrum. : PROSY
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Likes better. : PREFERS
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Big moments. : OCCASIONS
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Knotlike. : NODAL
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Club ___. : STEAK
82
Cliffs. : PALISADES
84
Scads. : HEAPS
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Soften. : MELT
89
Archipelago. : ISLES
90
Taunted. : GIBED
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Boring. : DULL
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___, dos, tre. : UNO
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First name in movies. : GRETA
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Misleads. : DELUDES
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Tree. : BAY
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Gum tree. : TUPELO
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Unending. : ETERNAL
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As yet. : TODATE
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French town of textiles. : CRETON
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Boat race. : REGATTA
106
Slurs over. : ELIDES
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Because of this. : HEREBY
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Divining rod. : DOWSER
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Man between kings. : REGENT
Down
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Layers. : STRATA
2
Contemporary. : COEVAL
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Soviet co-ops. : ARTELS
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Size of coal. : PEA
5
Viking name. : ERIC
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Lawmaker. : SOLON
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Raze. : DESTROY
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Using rotation. : INTURN
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Thoughtful theatergoer. : DRAMACRITIC
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Be fearless. : DARE
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Sma. : LIL
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Raises. : ELEVATES
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Casals. : PABLO
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Overlook. : OMIT
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Kara ___, Asian desert. : KUM
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Rejoicer: Var. : ELATOR
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Give an alias. : RENAME
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Contrived. : STAGED
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No quitter. : STAYER
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Bags. : SACKS
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With no part replaced. : UNREBUILT
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From head to foot. : CAPAPIE
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Six bells. : SEVEN
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Present. : THERE
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Jazz. : BEBOP
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Cancellations. : REVOCATIONS
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Skin-diver's gear. : SCUBA
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In a rigid trance. : CATATONIC
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Jabberwocky. : NONCEWORD
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Topper. : CAPPER
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More watchful. : ALERTER
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In succession. : SERIATE
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Parties. : FETES
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French cake. : GALETTE
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Stunner. : SMASHER
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Zoo sight. : LEMUR
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Card game. : STUSS
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Nymph fanciers. : SATYRS
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Interval. : TIMELAPSE
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Great interest. : USURY
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Writers of releases. : PRESSAGENTS
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Twiddled. : TRIFLED
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Jar. : CROCK
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Voodoo. : OBEAH
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One of the wolf pack. : UBOAT
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Un, deux, ___. : TROIS
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Crested, like a bird. : PILEATED
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Ready to be shot. : POSED
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Worker with meat packer. : SALTER
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Cloudy. : NEBULAR
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Blot. : SMUTCH
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Office time. : TENURE
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Vanishing bride or groom. : ELOPER
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Widen : DILATE
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Dawn song. : AUBADE
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Typewriter roller. : PLATEN
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Most crafty. : SLYEST
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Discomforting wit. : IRONY
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Hinder. : DETER
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Drop. : GLOB
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Dead heat. : DRAW
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Fish. : SOLE
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Paris time. : ETE
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Self. : EGO
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Poke. : DIG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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