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CHOICE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 1969

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,092
Across
1. Winds : COILS
6. Somber shades : DARKS
11. Embarrass : ABASH
16. Outing : PICNIC
17. Pointless : INANE
18. Lost sight of : FORGOT
20. Most happy place : SEVENTHHEAVEN
22. Griddle cake : FRITTER
24. Cover-up name : ALIAS
25. Revealed : OUT
26. London area : EASTEND
28. Shelter : LEE
29. Drying place : KILN
30. What company does : COMES
32. Melt off : DEICE
33. Mention : CITE
34. Dawn goddess : EOS
35. Hails : SALUTES
37. Many times : OFT
38. Made with sections : PANED
39. Furtive ones : SNEAKS
41. Cease : SIGNOFF
43. Kind of grove : PINERY
44. Poker move : RAISE
46. Three-abreast area in plane : COACH
47. Arias : SOLI
48. Kiev comrade : TOVARICH
51. Theory of behavior : SITUATIONISM
56. Camel fabric : ABA
57. Deceptions : RUSES
59. Glossed word : LEMMA
60. Pace : TEMPO
61. Good: Lat. : BONA
63. Pile : STACK
65. Useful things : TOOLS
67. Practice boxing : SPAR
68. Too-too : ULTRA
70. Throng : ARRAY
72. Held : RULED
74. State: Abbr. : ORE
75. N.C. and S.C., for two : SISTERSTATES
78. Congress in-betweens : RECESSES
80. Actress Fay : WRAY
81. Farms : TILLS
83. Writing Pere : DUMAS
84. Qualified : UPTOIT
87. Atlantic republic : ICELAND
89. Sask. city : REGINA
92. Be generous : SHARE
93. ___ Wednesday : ASH
94. Isn't alert : SNOOZES
96. Cake : BAR
97. Skein : HANK
98. Holders : CLIPS
100. Bulls: Sp. : TOROS
101. Number : FIVE
102. Id ___ : EST
103. Show life : PULSATE
105. More: Mus. : PIU
106. Tuckered out : ALLIN
107. Send another way : REROUTE
109. Rural feature : PEACEANDQUIET
112. Swift's home : DUBLIN
113. Word of welcome : ENTER
114. Fazes : DAUNTS
115. Distance : MILES
116. Peace offering : ROSES
117. Unreliable : SHAKY
Down
1. Police, postmen, etc. : CIVILSERVANTS
2. Map area : OCEAN
3. Places to stay : INNS
4. Not dark : LIT
5. Group : SCHOOL
6. Weight-watcher's word : DIETETIC
7. Items of interest : ANA
8. Take on : RAVE
9. Massage : KNEAD
10. Helpful quality : SENSEOFHUMOR
11. Cause changes : AFFECT
12. Carried : BORNE
13. Jejune : ARID
14. York's rank : SGT
15. Emergency wire : HOTLINE
16. Centaurs' home : PELION
19. Be 117 Across : TEETER
20. ___ alive : SAKES
21. Rich soil : HUMUS
23. Tall and thin : REEDY
27. Spat : TIFF
30. Caesar's enemy : CASSIUS
31. Utah lilies : SEGOS
33. Pooches : CANINES
35. Go rapidly : SKIRR
36. Slow one : SNAIL
38. Fly : PILOT
40. Good rating : AAA
42. Group : OCTET
43. Island dish : POI
45. Pure pleasure : ECSTASY
47. Not moving : STALLED
48. Bans : TABUS
49. Greek coins : OBOLI
50. Enthusiasm : HEART
52. Lover : AMOUR
53. What cannot be : IMPOSSIBILITY
54. Extra : SPARE
55. Habits : MORES
58. Jotter's material : SCRATCHPAPER
62. Illustrations : ARTWORK
64. Hepburn sobriquet : KATIE
66. Fastens : SECURES
69. High abode : AERIE
71. Is noisy : YELLS
73. Greek communes : DEMES
76. Squeal : RAT
77. View : SLANT
79. Give : SAG
82. Annoying people : SNOOPERS
84. Attendant : USHER
85. Introduced gradually : PHASED
86. Child's outburst : TANTRUM
87. Mother of Horus : ISIS
88. Andrea ___ : DORIA
90. Forces : NAVIES
91. Shortened verb : ARENT
93. Steve, Woody, etc. : ALLENS
95. Old oath : ZOUNDS
98. Pin-up girl : CUTIE
99. Office worker : STENO
101. Fail : FLUNK
103. Attraction : PULL
104. Uses up : EATS
106. Color : AQUA
108. Japanese item : OBI
110. Letter : CEE
111. Companion of dit : DAH

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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