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CHOICE OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 1952

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,001
Across
1. Useful marine animal. : SPONGE
7. Disturbs. : MOLESTS
14. Torrents of words. : SPATES
20. Shooters of goals. : SCORERS
21. Sign in a certain way. : INITIAL
22. Was successful at last. : ARRIVED
24. Apollo's twin. : ARTEMIS
25. Having teeth. : DENTATE
26. Taipeh is its capital. : FORMOSA
27. Cat's-paw. : TOOL
28. Take down a peg. : DEGRADE
30. A tissue. : TELA
32. Cobbler. : SOLER
33. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ROM
34. Mario's role. : ENRICO
35. Rodeo twirlers. : ROPERS
37. Regime. : RULE
38. Showing surprise. : AGASP
41. Ohio's favorite. : TAFT
42. Yoo-hooing in Australia. : COOEEING
44. Kitchen utensil. : TIN
45. Typical hypocrite, in "Chuzzlewit." : PECKSNIFF
47. Arthur ___ Roche. : SOMERS
48. Check. : ARREST
50. So. Amer. ostriches. : RHEAS
51. Wicker workers. : CANERS
52. Foretell: Scot. : SPAE
53. Adorn with certain jewels. : EMPEARL
56. Musical rounds. : RONDOS
57. Medieval small cannons. : RABINETS
61. One of the Gilbert Islands. : TARAWA
62. Enchantress. : CIRCE
63. Certificate of debt. : DEBENTURE
64. Similar. : ALIKE
65. John and Sebastian, explorers. : CABOTS
66. A state in Brazil. : CEARA
67. Soak. : RET
68. Leave hastily: Slang. : LAM
69. Grammatical device in describing past events. : DRAMATICPRESENT
73. Symbol of industry. : ANT
74. Common Arabic name. : ABU
75. Caps or coats. : ETONS
76. Bursts forth. : ERUPTS
77. "Half-sister to Delay"—Tennyson. : HASTE
79. Galloped in triumph: Lewis Carroll. : GALUMPHED
82. ___ Parker. : NOSEY
83. Superior. : SENIOR
84. Removals of errors. : ERASURES
85. Conqueror of the Midianites. : GIDEON
87. Near Easterners. : SYRIANS
88. Mix. : STIR
89. Galley with two banks of oars. : BIREME
90. Cave ___ (beware the dog). : CANEM
91. British counties. : SHIRES
94. Playing cards. : SEVENS
95. Sample of things to come. : FORETASTE
99. Succeed (with "out"). : PAN
100. Fragrant. : REDOLENT
102. Confusion of the enemy. : ROUT
103. Bread spreads. : OLEOS
104. Wagons ___, French sleeping cars. : LITS
106. Tropic malady. : DENGUE
107. Prized catch off Florida. : TARPON
109. It opened in 1883. : MET
110. Checklist things. : ITEMS
112. Stengel, Durocher, etc.: Abbr. : MGRS
113. It had a goat's body, lion's head and dragon's tail. : CHIMERA
114. Eight furlongs. : MILE
115. Weather in Italy. : SIROCCO
117. Channel at entrance to N. Y. harbor. : AMBROSE
119. Recipient of RSVP note. : INVITEE
121. Haunt. : HANGOUT
122. A wanter. : DESIRER
123. Belief in spiritual beings. : ANIMISM
124. Ensconce snugly. : NESTLE
125. Fascinates. : ENAMORS
126. Hammerstein's forte. : LYRICS
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1. Man who saw the Christmas light. : SCROOGE
2. Army of the ___, at Gettysburg. : POTOMAC
3. City on the Oka. : OREL
4. No one: Latin abbr. : NEM
5. Scrape harshly. : GRIDE
6. Required. : ESSENTIAL
7. Diaphragm. : MIDRIFF
8. Form used by J. M. Barrie. : ONEACT
9. Tanager of S. A. : LINDO
10. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
11. Pueblo Indian of N. M. : SIA
12. Needlers of people. : TATTOOERS
13. Unexpected successes. : SLEEPERS
14. Jungle expedition. : SAFARI
15. No amateur. : PRO
16. Musical settings: Abbr. : ARRS
17. Island shared by Portugal and Holland. : TIMOR
18. Go from ape to man. : EVOLUTE
19. Plants akin to saxifrage. : SESELIS
20. Overlord. : SATRAP
23. Haven't the nerve to. : DARENT
29. German counts. : GRAFS
31. The bottom of the barrel. : LEES
35. He died for love. : ROMEO
36. Vegetable. : SNAPBEAN
39. Sharp shrill sound: Var. : SKREAK
40. Exclaimed impatiently. : PSHAWED
42. One who deigns to stoop. : CONDESCENDENT
43. Contents of an elevator. : GRAIN
46. Italian river. : NERA
47. Holy: Comb. form. : SANCTI
49. Owner's income. : RENT
51. Examples of French art. : COROTS
52. American jets. : SABRES
53. Display: Fr. : ETALAGE
54. Where Calicut is. : MALABAR
55. Flower allied to the cowslip. : PRIMULA
56. Lapel decoration. : RIBAND
57. Rancid: Dial. : REASTY
58. From Eire to Japan. : EURASIA
59. Gov. Driscoll's capital. : TRENTON
60. Hair-wavers. : SETTERS
62. The Shakespeare of Portugal (with "de"): Port. sp. : CAMOES
63. Intensify. : DEEPEN
65. She wrote "O Pioneers!" : CATHER
66. Defoe's famous character. : CRUSOE
70. Recovered forcibly: Rare. : REPRISED
71. Introductions. : PROEMS
72. Word in the marriage ceremony. : THERETO
78. Elephant or donkey. : ANIMAL
80. Malik's land. : USSR
81. More silent. : MUTER
83. Auld lang ___. : SYNE
85. Three-word plea for America, by J. G. Holland. : GIVEUSMEN
86. Princess of Greece. : IRENE
87. Of elegance in attire. : SARTORIAL
89. Tito's capital. : BELGRADE
90. Not a family car. : COUPE
91. ___ splash. : SPLISH
92. Native of Port-au-Prince. : HAITIAN
93. Hospital employe. : INTERNE
94. "I Like Ike," for instance. : SONG
95. Termers, as in English schools. : FORMERS
96. Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew, etc. : SEMITIC
97. Hoofed. : TOELESS
98. High regard. : ESTEEM
101. Move down. : DEMOTE
102. Confident poker player. : RAISER
105. Air pollutions. : SMOGS
107. Complete: Ref. sp. : THORO
108. Farm animal. : NANNY
111. Sir Harry Lauder, for instance. : SCOT
113. Felon: Abbr. : CRIM
114. Bidu Sayao's role. : MIMI
116. ___-de-sac (blind alley). : CUL
118. Great youth organization: Abbr. : BSA
120. Man: Latin. : VIR

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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