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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
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,260
Across
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The Constitution and others. : FRIGATES
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History questions. : DATES
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Harmony. : ACCORD
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Embrocation. : LINIMENT
21
Where Memphis was. : EGYPT
22
Kitchen accessory. : SHAKER
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Not on the scene. : OFFSTAGE
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Mendacious. : FALSE
25
The streets of Venice: Ital. : CANALI
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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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
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Stage of time. : ERA
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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
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Least fragrant. : RANKEST
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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
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Whits. : IOTAS
80
Carried along. : DRIVEN
81
Gymnasium item. : BARBELL
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Range of Siberia. : ALTAI
85
Voix ___, organ stop. : CELESTE
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Unfold: Poet. : OPE
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Picked by degrees. : GLEANED
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Elm seed. : SAMARA
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Shakespeare, for example. : IMMORTAL
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Quiescent. : STATIC
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Green bands. : TYROS
100
Sometime household necessity. : MOUSETRAP
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Raise. : ELEVATE
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Compositions for two. : DUI
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___ favor (please): Span. : POR
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Modest. : DEMURE
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Scottish city: Poet. : EDINA
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Gopher state: Abbr. : MINN
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Having equal advantages. : ONAPAR
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Ailment of some infants. : COLIC
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Surpass greatly. : DISTANCE
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___ Office Building in Washington. : SENATE
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Vessel of W. W. I. : UBOAT
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Real things. : ENTITIES
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Eaten away. : ERODED
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Drug-yielding plant. : SENNA
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React to a clout, à la the comics. : SEESTARS
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Transient population. : FLOATERS
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Precursor of the foxhole. : RIFLEPIT
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Limitless. : INFINITE
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Substance. : GIST
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Badger. : TEASE
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Swamp. : ENGULF
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Snoring sound. : STERTOR
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Champion. : DEFENDER
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Khan's title. : AGA
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Herr Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
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___ Downs. : EPSOM
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Do the town. : STEPOUT
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Climber. : ASCENDER
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Renter of bus or ship. : CHARTERER
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Preserve. : CAN
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Relatives of the giraffe. : OKAPIS
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Repair the inside. : RELINE
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Most thirsty. : DRIEST
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Vestlike bodices. : GILETS
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Word play. : PUN
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Part of the Book of Common Prayer. : PSALTER
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Columbus' birthplace: Ital. : GENOVA
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One of a Dumas trio. : ARAMIS
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Witch's spell. : CURSE
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The TV success indicator. : RATINGS
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Tilted. : LEANED
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Clog. : CHOKE
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Clover. : TREFOIL
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New Jersey river crossed by Washington, 1776. : PASSAIC
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Fallacies, in logic. : IDOLA
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
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Author Remarque. : ERICH
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Third: Comb. form. : TRITO
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___ rip! : LETER
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Tree with edible pods. : CAROB
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Frog genus. : ANURA
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Steam pipe. : RISER
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Feasts. : REGALES
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Slabs of sod. : TURVES
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Port of Brazil. : NATAL
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Churchman. : PRELATE
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Forbids. : TABOOS
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Man's ___. : ESTATE
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Antagonist. : ENEMY
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Plunder. : DEPREDATE
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Ate with care. : DIETED
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Literate. : LETTERED
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Sayings of Confucius. : ANALECTA
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Where Cagliari is. : SARDINIA
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Defeater. : TROUNCER
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Simplicity. : EASINESS
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Hero of "Last Days of Pompeii." : GLAUCUS
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Watersheds. : DIVIDES
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Levy. : IMPOSE
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Woebegone one. : MOONER
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Town near Venice, noted for Venetian glass. : MURANO
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Pitcher's concern. : ARM
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Doggy. : CANINE
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Examine. : PROBE
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A little: Colloq. : TASTE
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College in N. C. : ELON
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : MATT
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Walk softly. : PAD
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Belonging to: Suffix. : IAN
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Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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