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WORD EXPERTISE

New York Times, Sunday, September 19, 1971

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,072
Across Down
1. Good and plenty : GALORE
7. Egyptian symbol : SCARAB
13. Shade of red : BRAZIL
19. Emote : OVERACT
21. Mosaic gold : ORMOLU
22. Ormandy : EUGENE
23. Oscar winner of 1953 : SINATRA
24. Force : COMPEL
25. Fits : ADAPTS
26. Calendar abbr. : SAT
27. Writing flourish : CURLICUE
29. Sauterne : WINE
31. Undergoes : HAS
32. Setter or potato : IRISH
34. Army officer: Abbr. : LIEUT
35. Various : MANY
36. Van ___ : DYKE
37. Writer Ernie : PYLE
38. Light-bulb units : WATTS
39. ___ horse : DARK
40. Mrs. Ponti's maiden name : LOREN
41. Indifference : APATHY
43. Darkness : MURK
44. Tarboosh : FEZ
45. Whistlelike instruments : OCARINAS
48. Small boats : CATS
49. Diamond surfaces : FACETS
52. Be a coward, with "out" : CHICKEN
53. Sheepskin : PARCHMENT
55. Zodiac beast : RAM
57. Church taxes : TITHES
58. Baby bird : HATCHLING
59. Prefix for tasse : DEMI
60. Arab prince : EMEER
61. Jewelry item : WATCHBAND
62. Living-room items : LAMPS
63. Girl's nickname : TESS
64. Corral helper : RANCHHAND
65. Gewgaw : BAUBLE
66. Title in India : SRI
67. Toward Polaris : NORTHWARD
68. Sociable one : MINGLER
69. Where wood is burned : ASHERY
71. Threadbare : WORN
72. Place for certain birds : FINCHERY
73. Kind of stare : ICY
74. Minute dot on the sun : PORE
75. Disregard : FORGET
76. Peculiarity : QUIRK
79. Waggish one : CARD
80. "___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
81. Energy units : ERGS
85. Impel : URGE
86. Listen : HARK
87. Ornamental tree : BIRCH
88. Go slowly : CREEP
89. Bear: Sp. : OSO
90. Ali ___ : BABA
91. Seeking to get even : VENGEFUL
93. Letter : VEE
94. Serving vessel : TUREEN
96. City on the Moldau : PRAGUE
98. Turn to good account : UTILIZE
100. Went to Gretna Green : ELOPED
101. ___ said than done : EASIER
102. Spoke candidly : LEVELED
103. Lustrous : SATINY
104. Score : TWENTY
105. Disconnects : SEVERS
1. Chat : GOSSIP
2. Birdhouse : AVIARY
3. Kind of soup : LENTIL
4. Old Danish money : ORA
5. Notched bar : RATCH
6. Tan color : ECRU
7. Mrs. Astor's realm : SOCIETY
8. Spring harbinger : CROCUS
9. Creature of Egyptian myth : AMMUT
10. Cordage item : ROPE
11. Beverage : ALE
12. Protection : BULWARK
13. Skullcap: Var. : BEANY
14. Barbarous : RUDE
15. Turkish title : AGA
16. Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
17. Part of a jet engine : INTAKE
18. Shrink : LESSEN
20. Costume material : TARLATAN
28. Currier & Ives prints: Abbr. : LITHS
30. Squid's output : INK
33. Examines : SEARCHES
35. Swamp : MARSHLAND
36. Nap : DOZE
38. Diminishes : WANES
39. Hay shelter in England : DUTCHBARN
40. Discourse: Abbr. : LECT
42. Cheap operator : PIKER
43. Alice's tea companion : MARCHHARE
44. Snake equipment : FANG
45. Singing groups : OCTETS
46. Monster of myth : CHIMERA
47. Eastern Church litany : AITESIS
48. Sloganlike expression : CATCHWORD
49. Ward off : FEND
50. Quake : TREMBLE
51. Piece of needlework : SAMPLER
53. Hodgepodge : PATCHWORK
54. Intellect : MIND
56. Distress : MISERY
58. Do a spooky job, in dialect : HANT
59. Relative : DAUGHTER
61. Guarded : WARY
62. Old weapon : LANCE
64. Calhoun : RORY
65. Carousal : BINGE
67. Isthmus : NECK
68. Gay : MIRTHFUL
70. Engage : HIRE
72. Air ___ : FORCE
74. Bridge barrier : PARAPET
75. Art bargain, at times : FORGERY
76. States a price : QUOTES
77. Miss Andress : URSULA
78. Luzon native : IGOROT
79. Truck area : CAB
80. Mozart piece : MINUET
82. Rail at : REVILE
83. Odd chap : GEEZER
84. Makes haste : SPEEDS
86. Convenient : HANDY
87. Initiate : BEGIN
88. British pioneer in India : CLIVE
90. Has ___ : BEEN
91. China-shop item : VASE
92. All-purpose trucks : UTES
95. Roof piece : EPI
97. Chilly : RAW
99. Coin in Bulgaria : LEV

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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