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VACATIONER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1961

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,391
Across
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Shade trees. : ELMS
5
Percolate. : SEEP
9
Water: Span. : AGUA
13
Narrow channels. : GATS
17
Power tool. : TRIPHAMMER
19
Father of American football. : WALTERCAMP
22
Headliner of 1916. : PANCHOVILLA
23
Creator of Mr. Tutt. : ARTHURTRAIN
25
Cabinet member. : RUSK
26
Depend (on). : RELY
27
Lemur's relatives. : TARSIERS
29
Veridical. : TRUE
30
Baseball great. : OTT
31
Cause of harm. : BANE
32
New England resort area (with "the"). : CAPE
33
Le ___ (mine): Ital. : MIE
34
Electrical units. : WATTS
35
Loud noise. : BANG
36
Feeler. : PALP
37
Where Reindeer Lake is: Abbr. : SASK
38
Inflow. : INSET
39
Cordilleras. : ANDES
42
State: Fr. : ETAT
44
Mauna ___. : LOA
46
Flaps. : TABS
48
Vexed. : ROILED
50
Approve. : ACCREDIT
53
Geronimo. : APACHE
58
Acknowledge. : OWN
59
Actress in "Gone With the Wind." : LAURAHOPECREWS
63
Student. : COED
64
Ellipsoid. : OVAL
66
Criterion: Abbr. : STD
67
Then: Fr. : PUIS
68
___ Dinesen, Danish novelist. : ISAK
69
Suspended. : HUNG
70
Rare pitching performance. : NOHIT
72
Actress Signoret. : SIMONE
74
Duplicate. : COPY
75
Style of painting. : GENRE
76
River to the North Sea. : YSER
77
Young. : UNOLD
78
Moisten. : BEDEW
79
Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
80
Himalayan goats. : TAHRS
81
Goriot, for one. : PERE
82
Classes. : GENERA
83
Blackbirds. : MERLS
85
Contest in ancient Greece. : AGON
86
Bear: Lat. : URSA
87
Blandishments. : ARTS
88
Orchestration: Abbr. : ARR
90
India peasant. : RYOT
91
Relative of 81 Across. : MERE
92
Poem by Walt Whitman. : PASSAGETOINDIA
96
Year in 16th century. : MDI
97
Magician's word. : PRESTO
99
South American rodent. : SPINYRAT
100
Subject of "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
102
Quechuan. : INCA
105
Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
106
Chemical suffix. : INOL
108
Transportation systems. : LINES
109
Creator of travel posters. : ADMAN
113
Harp: Ital. : ARPA
115
Ruy ___. : BLAS
117
Sword. : EPEE
119
Covet. : CRAVE
120
Arikara. : REE
121
Jewish month. : ELUL
122
Cinereal. : ASHY
123
Members of A. M. A. : GPS
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First-rate. : AONE
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Teased playfully. : BANTERED
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Touring car. : AUTO
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Where Summer Lake is: Abbr. : OREG
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Ingenious feat. : TOURDEFORCE
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Vehicle for Ray Milland. : LOSTWEEKEND
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Final expedient. : LASTRESORT
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Nevil Shute novel. : ONTHEBEACH
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Where Samson beat the Philistines. : LEHI
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Les ___ (the elect): Fr. : ELUS
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Courts. : WOOS
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Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
Down
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Physicist Mach. : ERNST
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French ___. : LICK
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What speedometers register. : MPH
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Navigation aid. : SHORAN
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Bright, pleasant aspect. : SMILE
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One of the Peggottys. : EMLY
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Fish. : EEL
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Living in meadows: Rare. : PRATAL
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Pikes. : GARS
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Last syllable of a word. : ULTIMA
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Unbeliever. : ATHEIST
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Canine comments. : GRRS
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Do. : ACT
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Plaid. : TARTAN
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Stings. : SMARTS
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Snug. : TAUT
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Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
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California's motto. : EUREKA
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Indian. : PIUTE
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Golfer of a sort. : PRO
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Arboreal abode. : NEST
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Dessert. : APPLEPIE
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Swiss city. : BASEL
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Bailiff. : CATCHPOLE
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Straw. : WISP
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___ canto. : BEL
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South American rodent. : PACA
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Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
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Irish darling. : AROON
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Novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. : NOWVOYAGER
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TV name. : DINAHSHORE
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Ten o'clock scholar's sin. : TARDINESS
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Lyrics. : ODES
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Take the sun. : BASK
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Law men: Abbr. : DAS
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Three minutes. : ROUND
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Vacuum tube. : TRIODE
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To buy: Fr. : ACHETER
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Rustic. : COUNTRYMAN
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Cabot. : HENRYLODGE
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Brink. : EDGE
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As above: Lat. : UTSUPRA
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International language. : ESPERANTO
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"The ___ Bus." : WAYWARD
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Architectural ribs. : LIERNES
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College officials: Abbr. : TRS
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Quagmire. : MORASS
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Descriptive of a Watch-and-Warder. : CENSORIAL
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Visit socially, as at sea. : GAM
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Brown ___. : BETTY
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Press down. : TAMP
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City for sightseers in France. : GRENOBLE
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Piggeries. : STIES
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Atop. : UPON
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Not for: Dial. : AGIN
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Cruise port of S. A. : RIO
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Pacific cruise port. : APIA
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Relatives of Seans. : IANS
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Lane. : ALLEY
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Prong. : TINE
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Sine ___. : DIE
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Water bottle. : CARAFE
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Sandy. : ARENOSE
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"___ forget." : LESTWE
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Room to swing ___. : ACAT
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Twaddle: Slang. : DROOL
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Baedeker. : MANUAL
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Loath. : AVERSE
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Fuel. : PETROL
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Historic Shropshire town. : LUDLOW
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Small bird. : PHOEBE
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___ Ysrael: Palestine. : ERETS
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Writers: Abbr. : AUTHS
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Combing form for a country. : GRECO
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Phnom ___. : PENH
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Endorsed: Abbr. : SGD
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Sudanese native. : BERI
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Beige. : ECRU
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Correct: Colloq. : OKAY
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Theological degree. : DTH
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"Sail ___ Ship of State!" : ONO
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Poetic time of day. : EEN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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