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CHOICE OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1957

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,952
Across
1. One of the Dioscuri. : CASTOR
7. Where Kate and Bianca lived. : PADUA
12. Famous diva. : LANI
16. Central American tree: Var. : EBO
19. Unwilling. : AVERSE
20. Foments. : ABETS
21. Wise ___ owl. : OMAN
22. "Twelve Angry ___." : MEN
23. Last. : REMAIN
24. One on the house. : TREAT
25. General notions. : CONCEPTS
27. Adjective for hieroglyphics. : IDEOGRAPHICAL
30. River into the Rhone. : ISERE
31. Rattan worker. : CANER
33. Curbs: Colloq. : LIDS
34. Adam's ___. : ALE
35. Brace. : STRUT
36. Pulitzer Prize author. : AGAR
37. Former diplomat. : LUCE
38. Sturdy fellow: Scot. : CARE
40. City near Albany. : COHOES
41. Capek's robots. : RUR
42. Poet Nahum. : TATE
43. Metric system prefix. : KILO
44. More certain. : SURER
45. TV lines. : TESTERS
47. Athenian writer of comedies. : MENANDER
49. Cards. : TWOS
52. Gov. Faubus' state: Abbr. : ARK
53. Certain collegians. : COEDS
54. One of the Mathers. : INCREASE
56. More secure. : SAFER
59. Peak in Yellowstone. : DOANE
60. Forearm bones. : RADII
61. "Cupid is a knavish ___ . . . " : LAD
62. Phantoms. : IDOLA
63. Reciprocal transaction. : INTERSALE
65. One-time capital of Alaska. : SITKA
67. Bird. : EMU
68. Symbols in music. : CLEFS
70. ___ beaver. : EAGER
71. Oscar-winner, 1954. : KAZAN
72. Spread through. : PERMEATE
74. Aunt in "Oklahoma." : ELLER
75. Joseph Conrad character. : JIM
76. Silent-screen director. : INCE
77. Play, may be by Shakespeare. : PERICLES
79. Song Trilby sang. : BENBOLT
83. Rowed. : OARED
85. Friable soil. : LOAM
86. Booty: Slang. : SWAG
87. Golfer's objective. : PAR
88. He wrote "The Broad Highway." : FARNOL
90. Fasteners. : PINS
91. ERP, for one. : PLAN
92. Austrian star. : MUNI
93. Bird life of a region. : ORNIS
94. ___ y plata: Montana's motto. : ORO
95. Adm. Kirk. : ALAN
96. Tapiocalike food. : SALEP
97. Tax. : STENT
98. New Hampshire lake. : WINNIPESAUKEE
102. He wrote "Fathers and Sons." : TURGENEV
104. Husband of Bathsheba. : URIAH
105. Reprobate. : SINNED
108. Before. : ERE
109. Le Sage's middle name. : RENE
110. Billiard shot. : MASSE
111. Biblical spice. : STACTE
112. Dowser's diviner. : ROD
113. Procedure: Abbr. : SYST
114. Symbol of remorse. : ASHES
115. Get back. : REDEEM
Down
1. Citroen, for example. : CAR
2. Prayer. : AVE
3. College courses. : SEMINARS
4. Type of ship. : TRADER
5. Willow. : OSIER
6. Italian river. : RENO
7. Munsel of the Met. : PATRICE
8. Wear away. : ABRADE
9. Abysses of the sea. : DEEPS
10. Where Sevier Lake is. : UTAH
11. City in Piedmont. : ASTI
12. "Designing Woman." : LOCALE
13. "___ Mio." : AMOLE
14. Norse sea goddess. : NAN
15. Tooth. : INCISOR
16. Strauss opus. : EMPERORWALTZ
17. "To thine own self ___ . . . " : BETRUE
18. Beginnings. : ONSETS
26. Oscar Wilde, for example. : ESTHETE
28. Oversupplies. : GLUTS
29. Ballet-screen star. : CARON
31. Popular mystery writer. : CART
32. Rain: Span. : AGUE
37. Play by 75 Down (with "The"). : LARK
38. Eventually lucky girls. : CINDERELLAS
39. Word of regret. : ALAS
40. Galli-___. : CURCI
42. Kind of street. : TERRACE
43. New Hampshire city. : KEENE
44. Man at the telegraph key. : SENDER
46. Asian weight. : TAEL
47. Certain fortifications. : MOATS
48. Worker on timepieces. : DIALER
50. Port of Japan. : OSAKA
51. Famous French battlefield. : SEDAN
53. Give. : CONFER
55. Hazarding. : RISKING
56. Basso of the Met. : SIEPI
57. Denizens of Madison Avenue. : ADMEN
58. Quadrangular. : FOURCORNERED
59. Ate sparingly. : DIETED
60. Fits of anger. : RAGES
64. Winston-___. : SALEM
66. Metrical foot. : IAMB
69. Revers. : LAPEL
73. Import. : MEANING
74. Keynes' field. : ECON
75. Playwright Anouilh. : JEAN
78. Village on the Mohawk. : ILION
79. Safari salutation. : BWANA
80. Affluence. : OPULENCE
81. Roadway strip. : LANE
82. Pawl's action. : TRIP
84. Lists of officers. : ROSTERS
86. Swampy lowlands. : SLASHES
88. Dulles. : FOSTER
89. Character in "Lucia di Lammermoor." : ARTURO
90. Shrub of olive family. : PRIVET
91. Like. : PLEASE
92. Bacchante. : MAENAD
94. River, source of water for Los Angeles. : OWENS
95. Imitative. : APISH
96. Move quickly: Dial. : SKITE
99. Legendary successor to Romulus. : NUMA
100. Cleo's maid. : IRAS
101. Country. : USSR
103. Commander of Old Guard at Waterloo. : NEY
106. Summer: Fr. : ETE
107. In ___. : DEM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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