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STUDY IN CONTRASTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1968

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,952
Across Down
1. Jewish month : SHEBAT
7. Cheap hotel : FLEABAG
14. Fabric : PLUSH
19. Barren : STERILE
20. Break the monotony : RELIEVE
21. Snow leopard : OUNCE
22. Rodgers and Hart show : IMARRIEDANANGEL
24. Tops of birds' heads : PILEA
25. Mallet : GAVEL
26. In ___ (pronto) : NOTIME
27. Pheasant nest : NID
29. Cause to go : SEND
30. Incensed : IRED
31. Metal plate : PATEN
32. French king, 888–98 : EUDES
34. Purpose : AIM
35. Waterfall: Scot. : LYN
36. Beverage : LAGER
37. Give (out) : DOLE
39. Rest : SIESTA
41. Penned : COOPED
43. "Dead End" setting : HELLSKITCHEN
45. Attractive femme : CHARMER
47. Garments : LEVIS
48. Norse name : ERIC
49. Persisted : HUNGON
50. ___ boom : SONIC
51. Narrowing of an orifice : STENOSIS
55. Nile city : ASWAN
56. Vortex : SWIRL
57. Chess term : MATE
58. Uncle: Dial. : EME
59. Position : STAND
60. Irrefutable saying : WARISHELL
62. Ulster county : CAVAN
64. Hebrew word for Lord : ELI
65. Corso money : LIRE
66. Throw : HEAVE
67. ___ buffa : OPERA
68. Silent : RETICENT
71. Pastry : TORTE
72. Insect : HORNET
73. Trolled : SANG
74. Idaho statesman : BORAH
75. Artist's need : PALETTE
76. 1667 opus : PARADISELOST
80. Stubborn : MULISH
81. Rise : EMERGE
82. Unique : SOLE
83. "The Blacks" playwright : GENET
84. Pullet : HEN
87. Air group : TAC
88. Legislate : ENACT
90. Opera role : BORIS
91. ___'clock : TENO
92. Pother : STIR
94. Done ___ turn : TOA
95. Hill: Lat. : COLLIS
97. ___ Ben Jonson : ORARE
98. ___ off : HITIT
100. "___ and he'll appear" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
103. Elliptical : OVATE
104. Sally Lunn : TEACAKE
105. Sock sizes : ELEVENS
106. Martinique's volcano : PELEE
107. Dressed : ARRAYED
108. While : DURING
1. Madonna : STMARY
2. 1939 hit song : HEAVENCANWAIT
3. Slipped : ERRED
4. Work at logrolling : BIRL
5. Shiite caliph : ALI
6. Would-be adult : TEENAGER
7. Monk's title : FRATER
8. Peak in the Pamirs : LENIN
9. Susiana : ELAM
10. Senior: Fr. : AINE
11. Implore : BEG
12. Pennsylvania and others : AVENUES
13. Icy : GELID
14. Beverage : POP
15. San ___ Obispo : LUIS
16. Set free : UNLEASH
17. Nomad : SCENITE
18. Leader : HEADMAN
19. Occult sign : SIGIL
23. Adored (with "on") : DOTED
28. 1953 novel : DESIREE
31. Franz von ___ : PAPEN
32. House parts : ELLS
33. Type of demonstration : SITIN
36. Lake of song : LOMOND
37. Praying mantis : DEVILSHORSE
38. Chemistry suffix : OLIC
40. Here: It. : ECCO
42. Heart : ORGAN
43. Matisse : HENRI
44. Utensil : KETTLE
45. Philanderer : CHASER
46. Get going : HUSTLE
47. Nantes' river : LOIRE
50. Dark : SWART
51. Assuage : SALVE
52. Bliss beyond belief : SEVENTHHEAVEN
53. Adana inn : IMARET
54. D.C. group : SENATE
56. Playground fixtures : SWINGS
57. Neighbor of 62 Across : MEATH
61. Afghanistan city : HERAT
62. Today's advice : COOLIT
63. After: Fr. : APRES
65. Soft : LENIENT
69. Munich's river : ISAR
70. Mooch : CADGE
71. Hammer : TOOL
72. Pulls : HALES
74. Eclipse : BLOT
75. Chastened : PUNISHED
76. Emporium of a kind : PETSHOP
77. Loving : AMATIVE
78. Cantatrice's offerings : RECITAL
79. Fugitive : ESCAPER
80. Deserve : MERIT
83. Became a linksman : GOLFED
85. Surround : ENRING
86. Songs : NOELS
89. NW region of Italy : AOSTA
90. Fellow: Brit. : BLOKE
91. Rome fountain : TREVI
93. Baptism : RITE
95. Anc. Italian goddess : CACA
96. Agreed : OKAY
97. Opole's river : ODER
99. Letter : TEE
101. Concha : EAR
102. Elected: Fr. : ELU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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