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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: 543 (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
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One of the Dioscuri. : CASTOR
7
Where Kate and Bianca lived. : PADUA
12
Famous diva. : LANI
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Central American tree: Var. : EBO
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Unwilling. : AVERSE
20
Foments. : ABETS
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Wise ___ owl. : OMAN
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"Twelve Angry ___." : MEN
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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
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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. : RASTERS
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Athenian writer of comedies. : MENANDER
49
Cards. : TWOS
52
Gov. Faubus' state: Abbr. : ARK
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Certain collegians. : COEDS
54
One of the Mathers. : INCREASE
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More secure. : SAFER
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Peak in Yellowstone. : DOANE
60
Forearm bones. : RADII
61
"Cupid is a knavish ___ . . . " : LAD
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Phantoms. : IDOLA
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Reciprocal transaction. : INTERSALE
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One-time capital of Alaska. : SITKA
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Bird. : EMU
68
Symbols in music. : CLEFS
70
___ beaver. : EAGER
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Oscar-winner, 1954. : KAZAN
72
Spread through. : PERMEATE
74
Aunt in "Oklahoma." : ELLER
75
Joseph Conrad character. : JIM
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Silent-screen director. : INCE
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Play, may be by Shakespeare. : PERICLES
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Song Trilby sang. : BENBOLT
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Rowed. : OARED
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Friable soil. : LOAM
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Booty: Slang. : SWAG
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Golfer's objective. : PAR
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He wrote "The Broad Highway." : FARNOL
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Fasteners. : PINS
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ERP, for one. : PLAN
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Austrian star. : MUNI
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Bird life of a region. : ORNIS
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___ y plata: Montana's motto. : ORO
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Adm. Kirk. : ALAN
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Tapiocalike food. : SALEP
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Tax. : STENT
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New Hampshire lake. : WINNIPESAUKEE
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He wrote "Fathers and Sons." : TURGENEV
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Husband of Bathsheba. : URIAH
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Reprobate. : SINNER
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Before. : ERE
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Le Sage's middle name. : RENE
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Billiard shot. : MASSE
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Biblical spice. : STACTE
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Dowser's diviner. : ROD
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Procedure: Abbr. : SYST
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Symbol of remorse. : ASHES
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Get back. : REDEEM
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Citroen, for example. : CAR
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Prayer. : AVE
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College courses. : SEMINARS
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Type of ship. : TRADER
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Willow. : OSIER
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Italian river. : RENO
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Munsel of the Met. : PATRICE
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Wear away. : ABRADE
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Abysses of the sea. : DEEPS
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Where Sevier Lake is. : UTAH
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City in Piedmont. : ASTI
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"Designing Woman." : LOCALE
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"___ Mio." : AMOLE
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Norse sea goddess. : NAN
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Tooth. : INCISOR
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Strauss opus. : EMPERORWALTZ
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"To thine own self ___ . . . " : BETRUE
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Beginnings. : ONSETS
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Oscar Wilde, for example. : ESTHETE
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Oversupplies. : GLUTS
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Ballet-screen star. : CARON
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Popular mystery writer. : CARR
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Rain: Span. : AGUA
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Play by 75 Down (with "The"). : LARK
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Eventually lucky girls. : CINDERELLAS
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Word of regret. : ALAS
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Galli-___. : CURCI
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Kind of street. : TERRACE
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New Hampshire city. : KEENE
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Man at the telegraph key. : SENDER
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Asian weight. : TAEL
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Certain fortifications. : MOATS
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Worker on timepieces. : DIALER
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Port of Japan. : OSAKA
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Famous French battlefield. : SEDAN
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Give. : CONFER
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Hazarding. : RISKING
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Basso of the Met. : SIEPI
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Denizens of Madison Avenue. : ADMEN
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Quadrangular. : FOURCORNERED
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Ate sparingly. : DIETED
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Fits of anger. : RAGES
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Winston-___. : SALEM
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Metrical foot. : IAMB
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Revers. : LAPEL
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Import. : MEANING
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Keynes' field. : ECON
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Playwright Anouilh. : JEAN
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Village on the Mohawk. : ILION
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Safari salutation. : BWANA
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Affluence. : OPULENCE
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Roadway strip. : LANE
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Pawl's action. : TRIP
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Lists of officers. : ROSTERS
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Swampy lowlands. : SLASHES
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Dulles. : FOSTER
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Character in "Lucia di Lammermoor." : ARTURO
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Shrub of olive family. : PRIVET
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Like. : PLEASE
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Bacchante. : MAENAD
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River, source of water for Los Angeles. : OWENS
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Imitative. : APISH
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Move quickly: Dial. : SKITE
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Legendary successor to Romulus. : NUMA
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Cleo's maid. : IRAS
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Country. : USSR
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Commander of Old Guard at Waterloo. : NEY
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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In ___. : REM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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