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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
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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
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Camel fabric : ABA
57
Deceptions : RUSES
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Glossed word : LEMMA
60
Pace : TEMPO
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Good: Lat. : BONA
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Pile : STACK
65
Useful things : TOOLS
67
Practice boxing : SPAR
68
Too-too : ULTRA
70
Throng : ARRAY
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Held : RULED
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State: Abbr. : ORE
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N.C. and S.C., for two : SISTERSTATES
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Congress in-betweens : RECESSES
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Actress Fay : WRAY
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Farms : TILLS
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Writing Pere : DUMAS
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Qualified : UPTOIT
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Atlantic republic : ICELAND
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Sask. city : REGINA
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Be generous : SHARE
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___ Wednesday : ASH
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Isn't alert : SNOOZES
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Cake : BAR
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Skein : HANK
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Holders : CLIPS
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Bulls: Sp. : TOROS
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Number : FIVE
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Id ___ : EST
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Show life : PULSATE
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More: Mus. : PIU
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Tuckered out : ALLIN
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Send another way : REROUTE
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Rural feature : PEACEANDQUIET
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Swift's home : DUBLIN
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Word of welcome : ENTER
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Fazes : DAUNTS
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Distance : MILES
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Peace offering : ROSES
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Unreliable : SHAKY
Down
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Police, postmen, etc. : CIVILSERVANTS
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Map area : OCEAN
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Places to stay : INNS
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Not dark : LIT
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Group : SCHOOL
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Weight-watcher's word : DIETETIC
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Items of interest : ANA
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Take on : RAVE
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Massage : KNEAD
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Helpful quality : SENSEOFHUMOR
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Cause changes : AFFECT
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Carried : BORNE
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Jejune : ARID
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York's rank : SGT
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Emergency wire : HOTLINE
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Centaurs' home : PELION
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Be 117 Across : TEETER
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___ alive : SAKES
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Rich soil : HUMUS
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Tall and thin : REEDY
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Spat : TIFF
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Caesar's enemy : CASSIUS
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Utah lilies : SEGOS
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Pooches : CANINES
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Go rapidly : SKIRR
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Slow one : SNAIL
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Fly : PILOT
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Good rating : AAA
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Group : OCTET
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Island dish : POI
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Pure pleasure : ECSTASY
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Not moving : STALLED
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Bans : TABUS
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Greek coins : OBOLI
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Enthusiasm : HEART
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Lover : AMOUR
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What cannot be : IMPOSSIBILITY
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Extra : SPARE
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Habits : MORES
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Jotter's material : SCRATCHPAPER
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Illustrations : ARTWORK
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Hepburn sobriquet : KATIE
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Fastens : SECURES
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High abode : AERIE
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Is noisy : YELLS
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Greek communes : DEMES
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Squeal : RAT
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View : SLANT
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Give : SAG
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Annoying people : SNOOPERS
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Attendant : USHER
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Introduced gradually : PHASED
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Child's outburst : TANTRUM
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Mother of Horus : ISIS
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Forces : NAVIES
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Shortened verb : ARENT
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Steve, Woody, etc. : ALLENS
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Old oath : ZOUNDS
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Pin-up girl : CUTIE
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Office worker : STENO
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Fail : FLUNK
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Attraction : PULL
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Uses up : EATS
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Color : AQUA
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Japanese item : OBI
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Letter : CEE
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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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