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SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1958

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 57, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,260
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1. The Constitution and others. : FRIGATES
9. History questions. : DATES
14. Harmony. : ACCORD
20. Embrocation. : LINIMENT
21. Where Memphis was. : EGYPT
22. Kitchen accessory. : SHAKER
23. Not on the scene. : OFFSTAGE
24. Mendacious. : FALSE
25. The streets of Venice: Ital. : CANALI
26. Dismounted. : ALIT
27. Swell of the sea. : SURGE
29. Clipper. : LOPPER
31. A kind of layer cake. : PIE
32. Mosaic number. : TEN
33. Driving, as rain. : PELTING
35. Ranges. : MOUNTAINS
37. Imposing works. : EPICS
39. Circular of a sort. : FOLDER
41. Prop or support. : UNDERSET
42. Form. : RITUAL
44. Play again. : REENACT
46. Stage of time. : ERA
47. Caviar sturgeon. : STERLET
49. Fidelity. : TROTH
50. Part of a syllogism. : PREMISE
54. Companion of fits. : STARTS
56. Four-stringed musical instrument. : VIOLA
58. Additional clause of a legislative bill. : RIDER
59. Ship overturner, for caulking purposes. : CAREENER
62. Least fragrant. : RANKEST
64. Fruit dots of ferns. : SORI
65. Black bird. : ANI
66. Elevate. : REFINE
68. Arranges. : GETSUP
70. Ingredient of sealing wax. : LAC
71. Decorator's color. : RUST
73. Objects of excessive fondness. : DOTAGES
75. Range within which the voice is heard. : EARREACH
77. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
79. Whits. : IOTAS
80. Carried along. : DRIVEN
81. Gymnasium item. : BARBELL
83. Range of Siberia. : ALTAI
85. Voix ___, organ stop. : CELESTE
89. Unfold: Poet. : OPE
90. Picked by degrees. : GLEANED
92. Elm seed. : SAMARA
93. Shakespeare, for example. : IMMORTAL
97. Quiescent. : STATIC
99. Green bands. : TYROS
100. Sometime household necessity. : MOUSETRAP
102. Raise. : ELEVATE
104. Compositions for two. : DUI
105. ___ favor (please): Span. : POR
106. Modest. : DEMURE
108. Scottish city: Poet. : EDINA
109. Gopher state: Abbr. : MINN
110. Having equal advantages. : ONAPAR
112. Ailment of some infants. : COLIC
114. Surpass greatly. : DISTANCE
116. ___ Office Building in Washington. : SENATE
117. Vessel of W. W. I. : UBOAT
118. Real things. : ENTITIES
119. Eaten away. : ERODED
120. Drug-yielding plant. : SENNA
121. React to a clout, à la the comics. : SEESTARS
1. Transient population. : FLOATERS
2. Precursor of the foxhole. : RIFLEPIT
3. Limitless. : INFINITE
4. Substance. : GIST
5. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
6. Badger. : TEASE
7. Swamp. : ENGULF
8. Snoring sound. : STERTOR
9. Champion. : DEFENDER
10. Khan's title. : AGA
11. Herr Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
12. ___ Downs. : EPSOM
13. Do the town. : STEPOUT
14. Climber. : ASCENDER
15. Renter of bus or ship. : CHARTERER
16. Preserve. : CAN
17. Relatives of the giraffe. : OKAPIS
18. Repair the inside. : RELINE
19. Most thirsty. : DRIEST
28. Vestlike bodices. : GILETS
30. Word play. : PUN
33. Part of the Book of Common Prayer. : PSALTER
34. Columbus' birthplace: Ital. : GENOVA
36. One of a Dumas trio. : ARAMIS
38. Witch's spell. : CURSE
40. The TV success indicator. : RATINGS
43. Tilted. : LEANED
45. Clog. : CHOKE
48. Clover. : TREFOIL
50. New Jersey river crossed by Washington, 1776. : PASSAIC
51. Fallacies, in logic. : IDOLA
52. Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
53. Author Remarque. : ERICH
55. Third: Comb. form. : TRITO
57. ___ rip! : LETER
59. Tree with edible pods. : CAROB
60. Frog genus. : ANURA
61. Steam pipe. : RISER
62. Feasts. : REGALES
63. Slabs of sod. : TURVES
67. Port of Brazil. : NATAL
69. Churchman. : PRELATE
72. Forbids. : TABOOS
74. Man's ___. : ESTATE
76. Antagonist. : ENEMY
78. Plunder. : DEPREDATE
80. Ate with care. : DIETED
82. Literate. : LETTERED
84. Sayings of Confucius. : ANALECTA
86. Where Cagliari is. : SARDINIA
87. Defeater. : TROUNCER
88. Simplicity. : EASINESS
90. Hero of "Last Days of Pompeii." : GLAUCUS
91. Watersheds. : DIVIDES
93. Levy. : IMPOSE
94. Woebegone one. : MOONER
95. Town near Venice, noted for Venetian glass. : MURANO
96. Pitcher's concern. : ARM
98. Doggy. : CANINE
101. Examine. : PROBE
103. A little: Colloq. : TASTE
107. College in N. C. : ELON
109. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : MATT
111. Walk softly. : PAD
113. Belonging to: Suffix. : IAN
115. Poetic contraction. : TIS

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