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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
1. Paintings. : SCAPES
7. Cheat. : DIDDLE
13. Fire irons. : POKERS
19. Corrida man. : TORERO
20. Fences in, old style. : ENRAILS
22. 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
69. Revenant. : RETURNER
71. Ranks. : TIERS
72. ___ dicta. : OBITER
73. Cook again. : REBOIL
74. Humdrum. : PROSY
75. Likes better. : PREFERS
76. Big moments. : OCCASIONS
78. Knotlike. : NODAL
79. Club ___. : STEAK
82. Cliffs. : PALISADES
84. Scads. : HEAPS
88. Soften. : MELT
89. Archipelago. : ISLES
90. Taunted. : GIBED
92. Boring. : DULL
93. ___, dos, tre. : UNO
94. First name in movies. : GRETA
95. Misleads. : DELUDES
97. Tree. : BAY
98. Gum tree. : TUPELO
100. Unending. : ETERNAL
102. As yet. : TODATE
104. French town of textiles. : CRETON
105. Boat race. : REGATTA
106. Slurs over. : ELIDES
107. Because of this. : HEREBY
108. Divining rod. : DOWSER
109. Man between kings. : REGENT
Down
1. Layers. : STRATA
2. Contemporary. : COEVAL
3. Soviet co-ops. : ARTELS
4. Size of coal. : PEA
5. Viking name. : ERIC
6. Lawmaker. : SOLON
7. Raze. : DESTROY
8. Using rotation. : INTURN
9. Thoughtful theatergoer. : DRAMACRITIC
10. Be fearless. : DARE
11. Sma. : LIL
12. Raises. : ELEVATES
13. Casals. : PABLO
14. Overlook. : OMIT
15. Kara ___, Asian desert. : KUM
16. Rejoicer: Var. : ELATOR
17. Give an alias. : RENAME
18. Contrived. : STAGED
21. No quitter. : STAYER
28. Bags. : SACKS
30. With no part replaced. : UNREBUILT
33. From head to foot. : CAPAPIE
35. Six bells. : SEVEN
36. Present. : THERE
38. Jazz. : BEBOP
40. Cancellations. : REVOCATIONS
41. Skin-diver's gear. : SCUBA
43. In a rigid trance. : CATATONIC
45. Jabberwocky. : NONCEWORD
46. Topper. : CAPPER
47. More watchful. : ALERTER
48. In succession. : SERIATE
49. Parties. : FETES
51. French cake. : GALETTE
52. Stunner. : SMASHER
54. Zoo sight. : LEMUR
55. Card game. : STUSS
56. Nymph fanciers. : SATYRS
58. Interval. : TIMELAPSE
59. Great interest. : USURY
63. Writers of releases. : PRESSAGENTS
64. Twiddled. : TRIFLED
66. Jar. : CROCK
68. Voodoo. : OBEAH
70. One of the wolf pack. : UBOAT
71. Un, deux, ___. : TROIS
74. Crested, like a bird. : PILEATED
75. Ready to be shot. : POSED
77. Worker with meat packer. : SALTER
78. Cloudy. : NEBULAR
79. Blot. : SMUTCH
80. Office time. : TENURE
81. Vanishing bride or groom. : ELOPER
83. Widen : DILATE
85. Dawn song. : AUBADE
86. Typewriter roller. : PLATEN
87. Most crafty. : SLYEST
89. Discomforting wit. : IRONY
91. Hinder. : DETER
94. Drop. : GLOB
95. Dead heat. : DRAW
96. Fish. : SOLE
99. Paris time. : ETE
101. Self. : EGO
103. 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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