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CHOICE OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 1955

Author:
Charles Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Charles Baron has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 20-Down clue had "statues"; changed it to "statutes."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,301
Across
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Natives of Asian tableland. : PAMIRI
7
Small bay. : COVE
11
Great Chinese poet. : LIPO
15
Rosier. : REDDER
21
West Indian magic forms. : OBEAHS
22
Sir Anthony. : EDEN
23
With: Fr. : AVEC
24
Major leaguer. : ORIOLE
25
Famous "Uncle Joe." : CANNON
26
Jubilation. : MERRIMENT
28
French editor and novelist. : BALZAC
29
Ex-Giant pilot Mel. : OTT
30
Certain amount. : SOME
32
African monkey. : MONA
33
Japanese war premier. : TOJO
35
Light fabric. : LENO
36
Narrow. : NEAR
38
Part of a Williams title. : TINROOF
40
Well-known Boston family. : CABOTS
42
Raise ___. : NED
43
Jacqueline Cochrane's husband. : ODLUM
45
Circus act. : STUNT
46
Musical effects. : TONES
47
Social division. : CASTE
49
Most rapid. : FASTEST
51
Pastime. : DIVERSION
53
Saviours. : REDEEMERS
56
Prevailing conditions. : TIMES
57
Legal minority. : NONAGE
61
Oxygen: Comb. form. : OXA
62
Conflicts. : WARS
63
Lifting bar. : LEVER
64
Was confident: 2 wds. : FELTSURE
66
Hugo's "___ of the Sea." : TOILERS
68
Parts of a runcible spoon. : TINES
69
Toy dogs. : PEKES
70
Hebrew tribe. : DAN
71
Curb. : ARREST
72
Well-known settlement house in N. Y. C. : GRANDSTREET
74
Yawning. : GAPY
75
Saclike structure. : CYST
76
Political weathervane of U. S. : MAINE
77
Tobacco cuts. : QUIDS
78
Cluny. : LACE
79
Awning. : TILT
80
Land surrounding certain farms. : COWPASTURES
82
___ Son. : NATIVE
84
Jolson's given name. : ASA
85
Chess pieces. : ROOKS
86
Drenches. : SOAKS
87
French greeting. : BONSOIR
88
Hanging ornaments. : PENDANTS
90
Smokey and others. : BEARS
91
Faddish devotion to an idea. : CULT
92
One: Comb. form. : UNI
93
Cite proof. : ADDUCE
94
English dramatist. : PEELE
95
Pirates' weapons. : CUTLASSES
97
Distribution. : DISPERSAL
100
Forewarning. : PORTENT
101
Russian beer: Var. : QUASS
104
Not native. : ALIEN
105
Balm. : SALVE
106
Modern poet. : AUDEN
110
Vase with a base. : URN
111
Slightest. : MEREST
113
Waves. : ROLLERS
115
Alaskan town. : NOME
116
Nile bird. : IBIS
118
Army members. : WACS
119
Home of the Dail. : EIRE
120
Printing abbreviation. : TYPO
122
Gen. Marshall's status: Abbr. : RET
123
Leave quickly: Slang. : VAMOSE
125
Quid pro quo. : TITFORTAT
128
Herb Sheldon's TV puppet. : EGBERT
130
Captivate. : ENAMOR
131
Fee for land use. : RENT
132
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
133
Declare positively. : ALLEGE
134
Track events. : RELAYS
135
Selective skills. : ARTS
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Take charge. : LEAD
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Sharper. : KEENER
Down
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Appalachian range. : POCONO
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Quashed: Law. : ABATED
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Of the intellect. : MENTAL
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Scottish name. : IAN
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Greek letters. : RHOS
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Negative declaration: 2 wds. : ISNOT
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Workers with mortar. : CEMENTERS
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Paean. : ODE
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Yankee stronghold. : VERMONT
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Implant deeply. : ENROOT
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Eastern priest. : LAMA
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Verbal contraction. : IVE
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Volatile liquids. : PENTANES
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Calendar term. : OCTOBER
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Complement for Univac. : ROBOT
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Epoch. : ERA
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British Field Marshal. : DILL
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Number lots. : DOZENS
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Small kite. : ELANET
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Rewrite statutes. : RECODE
27
Army branch: Abbr. : INF
31
Roberts and others. : MISTERS
34
Chinese idol. : JOSS
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Rustic nickname. : RUFE
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Speaker of Slavic. : RUSS
40
Bookbinding. : COVER
41
Scurries. : SCOOTS
44
Life preserver. : MAEWEST
46
Well-known crossroads. : TIMESSQUARE
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Misses Harding and Sheridan. : ANNS
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In fashion. : SMART
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Plunged deeply. : DIVED
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Entrance. : INLET
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Roster. : ROTA
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Expelled evil spirits. : EXORCISED
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Synonym for Wisconsin. : DAIRYLAND
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Davy Crockett was one. : TENNESSEEAN
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Bold. : AUDACIOUS
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Telegraph system of Civil War. : GRAPEVINE
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Start of a counting-out rhyme. : EENY
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Tropical vine. : LIANA
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Supplies cue lines. : FEEDS
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Pieces out. : EKES
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For fear that. : LEST
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Jaunts. : TRIPS
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Crowbars. : PRIES
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Stares: Colloq. : GAWKS
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Europeans. : TURKS
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Narrow ship channels. : GATS
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Debatable. : MOOT
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Verbena shrub. : LANTANA
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Oriental cloth. : TAPA
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Geometric shapes. : CONES
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"Merry Christmas ___." : TOALL
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Goddess of strife. : ERIS
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Type of prejudice. : RACISM
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Pantry. : BUTTERY
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Clothes: Colloq. : DUDS
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Harassed. : BESET
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Frolicked. : CURVETTED
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More finicky. : PRISSIER
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Educational institution: Abbr. : COLL
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Overwhelm. : STUN
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Type of rubber. : PARA
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Character in Greek legend. : ELECTRA
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Artist's gamut of colors. : PALETTE
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Shoulder bag for Cupid. : QUIVER
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Sophisticated. : URBANE
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Dikdik, for example. : ANIMAL
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Colorful horse. : SORREL
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Colleen's name. : DOREEN
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Become known. : EMERGE
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Fisherman. : NETTER
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Jugs. : EWERS
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Brazil's big town. : RIO
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Talk up. : SPEAK
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Body of animal or plant. : SOMA
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Newts. : EFTS
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Eye amorously. : OGLE
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Type of bean. : SOY
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Sheer dynamite. : TNT
127
___ distance. : ATA
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Wheat: Fr. : BLE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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