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CHOICE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1970

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,596
Across
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Bridge call : PASS
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Make ___ : MUCHOF
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Heroes of W. W. I : POILUS
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Provides power : ENABLES
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Make a member : ENROLL
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Brush holder : ARTIST
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With "not," firm disavowal : FORLOVEORMONEY
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Roll : ROSTER
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Cargo: Abbr. : FRT
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City on the Aare : BERNE
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Human group : PEOPLE
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Half a fly : TSE
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Novelist Kingsley : AMIS
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Yellow-fever pioneer : REED
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British plotter : OATES
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Fr. pronoun : LUI
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Riviera resort : CANNES
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Poetic word : TIS
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Expense-account item : TIPS
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Expert : ADEPT
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M.I.T. grad: Abbr. : ENGIN
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Closet catastrophe : MOTHHOLE
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Car or streak : CLUB
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Fairway cry : FORE
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Tills : HOES
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Some peaches : RARERIPE
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Puzzles : BAFFLERS
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Enormous : VAST
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China city : LIMOGES
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Indigo : ANIL
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Part of Macbeth : SCENEV
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Social reformer : RIIS
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Bosses: Abbr. : HDS
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Escalate : RISE
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Make Greek : HELLENIZE
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Musical ending : CODA
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Cleric's degree : BTH
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"Mens ___ . . . " : SANA
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W. W. I land : NOMANS
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European airport : ORLY
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Tide's havoc : EROSION
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Does edging : TATS
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Ropes for ship ladders : RATLINES
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Buffet dishes : RAREBITS
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" . . . ___ your houses" : BOTH
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Injury, old style : TEEN
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Legal job : CASE
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Candy : LICORICE
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"___ can never hurt me" : NAMES
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Brine : SOUSE
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Airfoils : FINS
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U. S. dept : AGR
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"___, dull care!" : BEGONE
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Standards : NORMS
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" . . . or ___ Hecuba?" : HETO
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Roy : ROB
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Praying preyer : MANTIS
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Landmark : CAIRN
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One: Ger. : EIN
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Medium's specialty : TRANCE
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Monetary maxim : EASYCOMEEASYGO
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Slow : REININ
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Bone-breakers of 92 Across : STONES
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Sagacious : SAPIENT
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Compounds : ESTERS
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Evening glory : SUNSET
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Impart : LEND
Down
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Sweet sorrow, to some : PARTING
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Latin case: Abbr. : ABL
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Boor : SLOB
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Divides : SEVERS
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British writer : MEREDITH
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Single: Abbr. : UNM
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Cut short : CROP
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Sharpen : HONE
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Fat : OLEOOIL
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Enticing trap : FLYPAPER
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City for W. W. I doughboys : PAREE
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Pirate gold : ORO
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Pronoun : ITS
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Disaster of 1876 : LITTLEBIGHORN
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Depletes : USESUP
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"Union Now" author : STREIT
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Blot out : EFFACE
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Thomas : NORMAN
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" . . . the ___, the yellow leaf" : SERE
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" . . . and ___ go" : ONETO
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Mil. officers : LTS
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Cold sign : SNIFFLE
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Eastern port : SALEM
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Chem. compound : ENOL
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Snow remover : SHOVEL
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Buffet : TOSS
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Peso in Spain : DURO
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Kind of marine : MERCHANT
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"All this and ___" : HEAVENTOO
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French shouts : CRIS
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Transfer property : ALIENATE
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Sell : PEDDLE
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Tries : ESSAYS
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Delilah, briefly : BARBER
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Grieg girl : ANITRA
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Ultimatum : FISHORCUTBAIT
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Eyed : SEEN
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Adjust sails : TRIM
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Map area: Abbr. : NLAT
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Moslem dress : IZAR
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Invented word : COINAGE
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Lyons fabric : SOIE
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Marie : STE
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Moon areas : SEAS
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Dramatist : IBSEN
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Rudiments : ABCS
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Smooth, in phonetics : LENE
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Dieter's goal : SLIMNESS
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Feature of living : HIGHCOST
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___ quo : INSTATU
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Form foam : CREAM
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Ambled : MOSEYED
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Badge : ENSIGN
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" . . . eyes, but they ___" : SEENOT
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French writer : SARTRE
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Cicero words : OMORES
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Angelico : FRA
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Of the north : BOREAL
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Signs : OMENS
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Ascot and Windsor : TIES
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" . . . ___ the pumpkin" : ISON
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Parallel words: Abbr. : SYNS
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Neck part : NAPE
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Dir. : NNE
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Between bee and dee : CEE
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Adam's original : SIN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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