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SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1960

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,048
Across
1. Large-billed bird. : TOUCAN
7. Cannabis. : HASHISH
14. Plays. : DRAMAS
20. Rococo. : ORNATE
21. Santiago de Cuba's province. : ORIENTE
22. Come to an end. : RUNOUT
23. Mold. : MILDEW
24. Convention demonstrator. : PARADER
25. Guarantee. : INSURE
26. Sidney Howard's middle name. : COE
27. Short way. : STEP
29. Attacking violently. : STORMING
31. Mauna ___. : LOA
32. Besides. : ALSO
34. Retard oneself, in skiing. : STEM
36. Slender and thin. : LANK
37. Flicker. : BIRD
38. Laboratory procedures. : TESTS
40. Ascertaining the bearings of. : ORIENTING
44. Where Iloilo is : PANAY
45. Pass around. : TURN
47. Rigorous. : STERN
48. First garden. : EDEN
50. Stranded. : ASHORE
53. Turkish high officials. : ATABEGS
55. Fix one's hair over. : RECOMB
59. Medicine man. : SHAMAN
60. Slight error. : LAPSE
61. Midnight. : HOUR
63. Early name of Nera river. : NAB
64. Resembling a certain berry. : TOMATOLIKE
66. Beat it! : SCRAM
68. Combining form in TV. : TELE
69. Seaport of Algeria. : ORAN
70. Convolvulus. : VINE
71. Melodies. : AIRS
72. Commune in Italy. : ESTE
73. Clears (of). : RIDS
74. Expressions of assent. : AMENS
76. Imprinted beforehand. : PRESTAMPED
78. ___ spot. : INA
79. Antares. : STAR
80. Dress up. : PRINK
82. Obtrude. : IMPOSE
83. Akin. : AGNATE
85. Tranquilizes. : SERENES
87. Edged blade on a plow. : COLTER
88. Passport endorsement. : VISA
90. Existence. : BEING
91. Kind of soup. : OKRA
92. Flavor. : SAPOR
95. Wooden pegs. : TREENAILS
98. Universal elements in art. : ETHOS
102. ___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
103. Solar disk. : ATEN
104. Down ___. : EAST
106. Comfort. : EASE
107. Marshal at Waterloo. : NEY
108. Explorer of the future. : SPACEMAN
112. Sea, part of Arctic Ocean. : KARA
114. Hilarious. : MAD
115. Presidential middle name. : GROVER
117. Pleasant-flavored fruit of European shrub. : AZAROLE
119. Madden. : ENRAGE
121. Wind about. : ENLACE
122. Course of study. : SEMINAR
123. Island in New York Bay. : STATEN
124. Picnics. : ROASTS
125. Merchants. : TRADERS
126. Least risky. : SAFEST
Down
1. Nocturnal prowler. : TOMCAT
2. Black-and-yellow bird. : ORIOLE
3. Except that. : UNLESS
4. Bounder. : CAD
5. Noun suffixes. : ATES
6. Salamanders. : NEWTS
7. Chute which feeds coal to a furnace. : HOPPER
8. Blue-and-yellow macaw. : ARA
9. Salutation on a letter. : SIRS
10. Fever. : HEAT
11. ___-China. : INDO
12. Pound ___. : STERLING
13. Penrod's friend. : HERMAN
14. The ocean: Slang. : DRINK
15. Stave. : RUNG
16. Commune in Belgium. : ANS
17. Mill, in France. : MOULIN
18. Dawn. : AURORA
19. Uniform. : STEADY
28. Famous school. : ETON
30. Contemporary playwright. : INGE
33. Divans. : OTTOMANS
35. In error. : MISTAKEN
37. Char-à-___. : BANC
39. Bombay port. : SURAT
41. Halting place: Fr. : ETAPE
42. Beaks. : NEBS
43. Pines. : TREES
44. Nobleman. : PEER
46. Does over. : RENOVATES
49. Portion of roast turkey. : DRUMSTICK
50. Oregon port. : ASTORIA
51. Propping timbers. : SHORING
52. Persian carpet. : HAMADAN
53. Telescopic sighters: Var. : ALINERS
54. Cries. : SHRIEKS
56. Ace. : ONESPOT
57. Native of Valetta. : MALTESE
58. Stock raiser. : BBEEDER
62. Gig equipment. : OARS
65. Ohio city. : LIMA
67. ___ Hall. : CARNEGIE
68. Pattern-shaped board. : TEMPLATE
75. Berlin's river. : SPREE
76. Feather. : PINNA
77. Con ___ (with enthusiasm). : AMORE
79. Budge. : STIR
81. Check. : REIN
84. Rugby's river. : AVON
86. Dickens character. : EBENEZER
89. "___ boy!" : ATTA
91. Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
92. Nightingale. : SINGER
93. Lake in Italy. : AVERNO
94. Bribery, new style. : PAYOLA
96. Compute again. : RECAST
97. Minneapolis basketballers. : LAKERS
99. Hooked. : HAMATE
100. Siouan Indians. : OSAGES
101. Sitting. : SEDENT
103. "___ moi le déluge." : APRES
105. Curl. : TRESS
108. Following. : SECT
109. The best baby sitter. : MAMA
110. Waterless. : ARID
111. Not a soul. : NONE
113. Theatre group. : ANTA
116. Duct: Anat. : VAS
118. Malay gibbon. : LAR
120. Monogram of intrepid fliers. : RAF

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