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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1968

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,910
Across
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Hats for hussars : SHAKOS
7
Jump for joy : DANCE
12
Tell of tomorrow : PREDICT
19
Yugoslav : SLOVENE
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Wild sheep : URIAL
21
River into the Kara Sea : YENISEI
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Clawed like the eagle : TALONED
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Tropical tree : BALSA
24
Rival of the rose (from Emerson poem) : RHODORA
25
"___ o'clock scholar" : ATEN
26
Ex-VIP of India : SAHIB
28
Supplies : STORES
30
Wood product : TAR
31
Word for newness : NEO
32
Giant : TITAN
33
Tokyo girl : GEISHA
34
Deep absence of mind : COMA
35
Battles for betterment : CRUSADES
37
Situated near the ear : PAROTID
38
Ptah's bull : APIS
39
Succès d'___ : ESTIME
40
Concordant : HARMONIC
42
Unusual: Abbr. : SPEC
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Life: Sp. : VIDA
45
Hebrew kinsman : GOEL
46
Miser, in Molière : AVARE
48
Thermoplastic : SARAN
51
Curls : TRESSES
54
Piano keys : IVORIES
58
In favor : PRO
59
Old stargazer : GALILEO
61
Type measures : PICAS
63
1st-cen. date : LVI
64
Deprive (of) : ROB
65
Jetty set environs : WATERFRONTS
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Cambridge initials : MIT
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Small change in Bombay : ANNAS
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Cowboy's quirt : CHICOTE
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Cologne water : EAU
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Run the ___ : GANTLET
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Academician : SCHOLAR
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Steers a ship : CONNS
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Aweigh : ATRIP
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Angle of a rock fault : HADE
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Bark : YELP
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First-class : AONE
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Detergents : CLEANERS
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Moot space visitor : SAUCER
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Lively person : GRIG
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Branch of mechanics : STATICS
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Trenchant : INCISIVE
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Norse capital : OSLO
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Secret : ARCANE
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Not in code : CLEAR
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Cool time: Abbr. : NOV
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Droplets : DEW
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Contemporary of Swift : STEELE
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More robust : HALER
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Food shop, for short : DELI
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Sluggishness : INERTIA
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Public persuader : ADMAN
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Sinclair Lewis hero : DOREMUS
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Lionhearted : VALIANT
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Cunning : GUILE
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Raise : ELEVATE
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Antipathy : ALLERGY
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Old salts : EPSOM
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Invent : DEVISE
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Stone roofers : SLATERS
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Sink a putt : HOLEOUT
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Bath's river : AVON
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Know : KEN
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Unilateral : ONESIDED
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Far from rowdy : SEDATE
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Add sound to : DUBIN
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Meccan : ARAB
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Nothing : NIL
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Dish : CASSEROLE
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Exuberance : ELATION
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Costly triumph : PYRRHICVICTORY
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Lead again : REHEAD
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Solved : DID
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Varied form of element : ISOTOPE
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Pottery : CERAMIC
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Coronets : TIARAS
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Posture : STANCE
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Meat and potatoes : HASH
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Port of old Rome : OSTIA
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Gentling : TAMING
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Monte Carlo madness : GAMESOFCHANCE
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Prank : CAPER
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Hindu god : SIVA
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Dull writer : PROSER
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Forever young : AGELESS
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Show biz signs : SROS
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Part of NATO : ATLANTICTREATY
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Old sailor cry : AVAST
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Chock of wood : SPRAG
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Scent : AROMA
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Boy's name : ROBIN
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Actress Moreno : RITA
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Pillager : SPOILER
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Lake in Novgorod : ILMEN
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Spa in France : EVIAN
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Place : SITUS
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Machine to trim grain : AWNER
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Quechua : INCA
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___ scholar : RHODES
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Der ___ : ALTE
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Cream puff : ECLAIR
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Dance : TANGO
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Shackled : CHAINEDUP
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Work : OPUS
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One's niche : PLACE
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Salad green : ESCAROLE
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Storehouse : ARSENAL
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Gusher : OILWELL
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Window-dressing: Fr. : ETALAGE
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Window ledge : SILL
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Soho showings : CINEMAS
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Develop : EVOLUTE
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Bring up to date : REVISE
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Legendary rider : GODIVA
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Stuffing oneself : SATING
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Required : NEEDED
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Cave ___ : CANEM
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Light in space : STAR
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Light overhead : HALO
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Hindu goddess : DEVI
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___ grass : RIE
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Badly: Prefix : MIS
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Speed the engine : REV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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