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SOLVERS' CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 1952

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,064
Across
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Appetizers. : CANAPES
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One of Cugat's specialties. : TANGO
13
Greek letters. : ETAS
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Bow: Comb. form. : ARCO
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Native of Jidda. : ARABIAN
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The Arctic or Antarctic. : OCEAN
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Piece of furniture. : SOFA
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River into the Colorado. : GILA
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Former occupant of the White House. : ROBERTALPHONSOTAFT
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Acidity. : ACOR
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Little fellow. : BUB
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Steal again. : REROB
31
Refusals. : NOES
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Checkers, in Britain. : DRAUGHTS
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She traversed the sky in a boat. : ISIS
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Einaudi's people. : ITALIANS
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Dutch or German measure: Var. : AUM
41
Mrs. Kilner of tennis. : NANCY
43
Simulated. : FAKED
45
Suffix meaning creation of. : GENY
46
It was founded in 1943. : UNRRA
48
Famous pupil of Titian. : ELGRECO
51
Mr. Caesar. : SID
52
Robber. : YEGG
53
Head of New York's Anti-Crime Committee. : BRADEN
54
Holm oak. : ILEX
55
Moslem fanatic: Var. : SENOUSI
57
Party: Abbr. : REPUB
58
Charlie and Oona. : CHAPLINS
62
King of Siam. : RAMA
63
Stimulus. : SPUR
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Journey. : TREK
68
Youth. : LAD
69
Garter snake genus. : ELAPS
71
Real estate owner. : LANDLADY
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Employ. : USE
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Amorous gazer. : OGLER
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Disputant. : MOOTER
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Wooden frame. : EASEL
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This: Span. : ESTE
80
Boundary between Europe and Asia. : URALS
81
German girl's name. : ILSE
82
Attributes. : PUTS
83
Recall a transgression. : UNSIN
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Labor taxingly. : TOIL
85
Shepherdess in Vergil's "Eclogues." : DELIA
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Glossy fabric. : SATEEN
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Irritate: Colloq. : PEEVE
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City in Holland. : EDE
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Tears: Poetic. : EYEDROPS
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Pres. Kobelt's people. : SWISS
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Gibbon. : LAR
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Slumber. : REST
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Blunders. : ERRS
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Spirited action. : DASH
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Insects' homes. : ANTHILLS
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Vocalist Mel. : TORME
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View. : OPINION
108
Indian mahogany. : TOON
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Rings. : ARENAS
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Destroy. : RUIN
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Consonant. : VEE
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Odious. : HATABLE
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Composer Ethelbert. : NEVIN
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Whey of milk. : SERUM
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Grotto temple: Archaeol. : SPEOS
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Farewell: Lat. : AVE
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Refuse container. : TRASHCAN
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Drying room. : STOVE
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Consequently. : THUS
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Place for a close view. : RINGSIDE
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Presently: Poet. : ENOW
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Anchorage places. : ROADS
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Canticle. : ODE
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Existence. : ESSE
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Western aspirant. : GOVERNOREARLWARREN
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Blow a horn. : TOOT
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Completed. : OVER
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Fanciful. : IDEAL
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___ plate. : LICENSE
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Edward and family of Kansas. : ARNS
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Admirable. : RARE
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Feudal slaves. : ESNES
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Dwells with emphasis. : INSISTS
Down
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Rifle. : CARBINE
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Awakening. : AROUSAL
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Arresting: Colloq. : NABBING
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Flurry. : PIRR
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Consumed. : EATEN
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Inveigle. : SNARE
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Pentagon higher-ups. : TOPBRASS
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Alas: Ger. : ACH
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Gaseous element. : NEON
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Sturgeon. : GANOID
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Suffix. : EST
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Fawning upon with sycophancy. : TOADING
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Breach. : AFFRAY
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Archfiend. : SATAN
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King of the Amalekites. : AGAG
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He carried Florida. : RICHARDBRUSSELL
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Method of limiting debate. : CLOTURE
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Crew member. : OARSMAN
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Meat ___. : LOAF
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Indians of Oklahoma. : OSAGES
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Assume unrightfully. : USURP
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"Shinplaster." : SCRIP
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Andrea Mead, for instance. : SKIER
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Enacts. : LEGISLATES
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Noisy speakers. : YELLERS
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She wrote "The Web of Days." : EDNALEE
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Sea mile: Australia. : NAUT
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Wainscot. : CEIL
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Methodist bishop of N.Y. : OXNAM
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Chinese monetary unit. : YUAN
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A birthstone. : BERYL
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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Unpolished. : RUDE
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Hard-hitting batsman. : CLOUTER
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Afflicted with nightmares. : HAGRODE
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Vice President, 1893–97. : ADLAIESTEVENSON
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Plunderer. : SPOILER
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Extract used as shell coverings for opium. : PASSEWA
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Suitable to summer. : ESTIVAL
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Professional mourners in Ireland. : KEENERS
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It threatens to crack. : SOLIDSOUTH
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : DEUT
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Right-angled extension. : ELL
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King. : TSAR
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Compass point. : ENE
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Unresisting. : PASSIVE
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Conclusions. : UPSHOTS
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Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
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Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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Ordinal number. : NINTH
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Husband of Frigg. : ODIN
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Portico. : STOA
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Man's or girl's nickname. : TONI
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Gardeners. : HOERS
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Not ready. : INAPT
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Indulges in bombast. : RANTS
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Patcher. : PIECER
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Switzerland and Sweden, in recent years. : NEUTRALS
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Hostile planet, in astrology. : ANARETA
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Editorial worker: Var. : REVISOR
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Break off again. : RESEVER
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Covers with bony outgrowths. : BEHORNS
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Most blatant. : LOUDEST
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"Modest or pious ones" of ancient times. : ESSENES
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City in Italy: Ital. spelling. : PADOVA
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Hair coverings. : SNOODS
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Native of Tangier. : MOOR
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Inclemency. : RIGOR
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Grandma Moses' nickname. : ANNIE
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Italian actress in "The Third Man." : VALLI
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Gov. Mechem of New Mexico. : EDWIN
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Procures. : GETS
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Great architect. : WREN
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Black Hawk's people. : SACS
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Rather than. : ERE
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Combining form, in Bot. and Zool. terms. : EAE
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Defendants: Law. : REI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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