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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
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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
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Sheepskin : PARCHMENT
55
Zodiac beast : RAM
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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
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Toward Polaris : NORTHWARD
68
Sociable one : MINGLER
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Where wood is burned : ASHERY
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Threadbare : WORN
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Place for certain birds : FINCHERY
73
Kind of stare : ICY
74
Minute dot on the sun : PORE
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Disregard : FORGET
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Peculiarity : QUIRK
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Waggish one : CARD
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"___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
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Energy units : ERGS
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Impel : URGE
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Listen : HARK
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Ornamental tree : BIRCH
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Go slowly : CREEP
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Bear: Sp. : OSO
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Ali ___ : BABA
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Seeking to get even : VENGEFUL
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Letter : VEE
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Serving vessel : TUREEN
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City on the Moldau : PRAGUE
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Turn to good account : UTILIZE
100
Went to Gretna Green : ELOPED
101
___ said than done : EASIER
102
Spoke candidly : LEVELED
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Lustrous : SATINY
104
Score : TWENTY
105
Disconnects : SEVERS
Down
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Chat : GOSSIP
2
Birdhouse : AVIARY
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Kind of soup : LENTIL
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Old Danish money : ORA
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Notched bar : RATCH
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Tan color : ECRU
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Mrs. Astor's realm : SOCIETY
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Spring harbinger : CROCUS
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Creature of Egyptian myth : AMMUT
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Cordage item : ROPE
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Beverage : ALE
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Protection : BULWARK
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Skullcap: Var. : BEANY
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Barbarous : RUDE
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Turkish title : AGA
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Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
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Part of a jet engine : INTAKE
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Shrink : LESSEN
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Costume material : TARLATAN
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Currier & Ives prints: Abbr. : LITHS
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Squid's output : INK
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Examines : SEARCHES
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Swamp : MARSHLAND
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Nap : DOZE
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Diminishes : WANES
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Hay shelter in England : DUTCHBARN
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Discourse: Abbr. : LECT
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Cheap operator : PIKER
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Alice's tea companion : MARCHHARE
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Snake equipment : FANG
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Singing groups : OCTETS
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Monster of myth : CHIMERA
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Eastern Church litany : AITESIS
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Sloganlike expression : CATCHWORD
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Ward off : FEND
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Quake : TREMBLE
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Piece of needlework : SAMPLER
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Hodgepodge : PATCHWORK
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Intellect : MIND
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Distress : MISERY
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Do a spooky job, in dialect : HANT
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Relative : DAUGHTER
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Guarded : WARY
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Old weapon : LANCE
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Calhoun : RORY
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Carousal : BINGE
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Isthmus : NECK
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Gay : MIRTHFUL
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Engage : HIRE
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Air ___ : FORCE
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Bridge barrier : PARAPET
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Art bargain, at times : FORGERY
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States a price : QUOTES
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Miss Andress : URSULA
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Luzon native : IGOROT
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Truck area : CAB
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Mozart piece : MINUET
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Rail at : REVILE
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Odd chap : GEEZER
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Makes haste : SPEEDS
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Convenient : HANDY
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Initiate : BEGIN
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British pioneer in India : CLIVE
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Has ___ : BEEN
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China-shop item : VASE
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All-purpose trucks : UTES
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Roof piece : EPI
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Chilly : RAW
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Coin in Bulgaria : LEV

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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