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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: 534 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,048
Across
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Large-billed bird. : TOUCAN
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Cannabis. : HASHISH
14
Plays. : DRAMAS
20
Rococo. : ORNATE
21
Santiago de Cuba's province. : ORIENTE
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Come to an end. : RUNOUT
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Mold. : MILDEW
24
Convention demonstrator. : PARADER
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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
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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
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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. : NAR
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
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Commune in Italy. : ESTE
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Clears (of). : RIDS
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Expressions of assent. : AMENS
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Imprinted beforehand. : PRESTAMPED
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___ spot. : INA
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Antares. : STAR
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Dress up. : PRINK
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Obtrude. : IMPOSE
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Akin. : AGNATE
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Tranquilizes. : SERENES
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Edged blade on a plow. : COLTER
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Passport endorsement. : VISA
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Existence. : BEING
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Kind of soup. : OKRA
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Wooden pegs. : TREENAILS
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Universal elements in art. : ETHOS
102
___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
103
Solar disk. : ATEN
104
Down ___. : EAST
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Comfort. : EASE
107
Marshal at Waterloo. : NEY
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Explorer of the future. : SPACEMAN
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Sea, part of Arctic Ocean. : KARA
114
Hilarious. : MAD
115
Presidential middle name. : GROVER
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Pleasant-flavored fruit of European shrub. : AZAROLE
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Madden. : ENRAGE
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Wind about. : ENLACE
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Course of study. : SEMINAR
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Island in New York Bay. : STATEN
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Picnics. : ROASTS
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Merchants. : TRADERS
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Least risky. : SAFEST
Down
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Nocturnal prowler. : TOMCAT
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Black-and-yellow bird. : ORIOLE
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Except that. : UNLESS
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Bounder. : CAD
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Noun suffixes. : ATES
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Salamanders. : NEWTS
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Chute which feeds coal to a furnace. : HOPPER
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Blue-and-yellow macaw. : ARA
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Salutation on a letter. : SIRS
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Fever. : HEAT
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___-China. : INDO
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Pound ___. : STERLING
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Penrod's friend. : HERMAN
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The ocean: Slang. : DRINK
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Stave. : RUNG
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Commune in Belgium. : ANS
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Mill, in France. : MOULIN
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Dawn. : AURORA
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Uniform. : STEADY
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Famous school. : ETON
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Contemporary playwright. : INGE
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Divans. : OTTOMANS
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In error. : MISTAKEN
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Char-à-___. : BANC
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Bombay port. : SURAT
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Halting place: Fr. : ETAPE
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Beaks. : NEBS
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Pines. : TREES
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Nobleman. : PEER
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Does over. : RENOVATES
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Portion of roast turkey. : DRUMSTICK
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Oregon port. : ASTORIA
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Propping timbers. : SHORING
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Persian carpet. : HAMADAN
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Telescopic sighters: Var. : ALINERS
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Cries. : SHRIEKS
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Ace. : ONESPOT
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Native of Valetta. : MALTESE
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Stock raiser. : BREEDER
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Gig equipment. : OARS
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Ohio city. : LIMA
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___ Hall. : CARNEGIE
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Pattern-shaped board. : TEMPLATE
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Berlin's river. : SPREE
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Feather. : PINNA
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Con ___ (with enthusiasm). : AMORE
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Budge. : STIR
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Check. : REIN
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Dickens character. : EBENEZER
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
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Nightingale. : SINGER
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Lake in Italy. : AVERNO
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Bribery, new style. : PAYOLA
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Compute again. : RECAST
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Minneapolis basketballers. : LAKERS
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Hooked. : HAMATE
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Siouan Indians. : OSAGES
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Sitting. : SEDENT
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"___ moi le déluge." : APRES
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Curl. : TRESS
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Following. : SECT
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The best baby sitter. : MAMA
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Waterless. : ARID
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Not a soul. : NONE
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Monogram of intrepid fliers. : RAF

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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