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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
1. 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
136. Take charge. : LEAD
137. Sharper. : KEENER
Down
1. Appalachian range. : POCONO
2. Quashed: Law. : ABATED
3. Of the intellect. : MENTAL
4. Scottish name. : IAN
5. Greek letters. : RHOS
6. Negative declaration: 2 wds. : ISNOT
7. Workers with mortar. : CEMENTERS
8. Paean. : ODE
9. Yankee stronghold. : VERMONT
10. Implant deeply. : ENROOT
11. Eastern priest. : LAMA
12. Verbal contraction. : IVE
13. Volatile liquids. : PENTANES
14. Calendar term. : OCTOBER
15. Complement for Univac. : ROBOT
16. Epoch. : ERA
17. British Field Marshal. : DILL
18. Number lots. : DOZENS
19. Small kite. : ELANET
20. Rewrite statutes. : RECODE
27. Army branch: Abbr. : INF
31. Roberts and others. : MISTERS
34. Chinese idol. : JOSS
37. Rustic nickname. : RUFE
39. Speaker of Slavic. : RUSS
40. Bookbinding. : COVER
41. Scurries. : SCOOTS
44. Life preserver. : MAEWEST
46. Well-known crossroads. : TIMESSQUARE
48. Misses Harding and Sheridan. : ANNS
50. In fashion. : SMART
51. Plunged deeply. : DIVED
52. Entrance. : INLET
53. Roster. : ROTA
54. Expelled evil spirits. : EXORCISED
55. Synonym for Wisconsin. : DAIRYLAND
56. Davy Crockett was one. : TENNESSEEAN
58. Bold. : AUDACIOUS
59. Telegraph system of Civil War. : GRAPEVINE
60. Start of a counting-out rhyme. : EENY
63. Tropical vine. : LIANA
64. Supplies cue lines. : FEEDS
65. Pieces out. : EKES
67. For fear that. : LEST
68. Jaunts. : TRIPS
69. Crowbars. : PRIES
72. Stares: Colloq. : GAWKS
73. Europeans. : TURKS
74. Narrow ship channels. : GATS
76. Debatable. : MOOT
78. Verbena shrub. : LANTANA
79. Oriental cloth. : TAPA
80. Geometric shapes. : CONES
81. "Merry Christmas ___." : TOALL
82. ___ prosequi. : NOLLE
83. Goddess of strife. : ERIS
85. Type of prejudice. : RACISM
87. Pantry. : BUTTERY
89. Clothes: Colloq. : DUDS
90. Harassed. : BESET
91. Frolicked. : CURVETTED
94. More finicky. : PRISSIER
95. Educational institution: Abbr. : COLL
96. Overwhelm. : STUN
98. Type of rubber. : PARA
99. Character in Greek legend. : ELECTRA
100. Artist's gamut of colors. : PALETTE
101. Shoulder bag for Cupid. : QUIVER
102. Sophisticated. : URBANE
103. Dikdik, for example. : ANIMAL
105. Colorful horse. : SORREL
107. Colleen's name. : DOREEN
108. Become known. : EMERGE
109. Fisherman. : NETTER
112. Jugs. : EWERS
113. Brazil's big town. : RIO
114. Talk up. : SPEAK
117. Body of animal or plant. : SOMA
119. Newts. : EFTS
121. Eye amorously. : OGLE
124. Type of bean. : SOY
126. Sheer dynamite. : TNT
127. ___ distance. : ATA
129. 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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