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SOLVER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1964

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,481
Across
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Le pays des Alpes. : SUISSE
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Like a chimney sweep. : GRIMED
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Most empty. : BAREST
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Petunia, for one. : ANNUAL
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Administrations. : REGIMES
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Temporary shelter. : LEANTO
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Loving today, not tomorrow. : FICKLE
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Hale's regret. : ONELIFE
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Ancient Armenia. : ARARAT
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Sign on shipworn goods. : ASIS
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Want badly. : COVET
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Namesakes of Italian star. : GINAS
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Florida's richest county. : DADE
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Twaddle! : ROT
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Spread around. : STREW
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Discussed. : TREATED
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Blas the picaresque. : GIL
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Disinclined to move. : INERTIAL
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Austere. : CHASTE
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A probably impossible she. : IDEAL
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A thousand ages. : AEON
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Chafe. : FRET
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Make an effort. : ESSAY
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Adopted. : TAKEN
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Human and a bit divine. : SOULED
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Interval between cause and effect. : TIMELAG
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Bundle maker. : BALER
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Term in carpentry. : MORTISES
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Mental state. : MORALE
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Duck genus. : ANAS
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Choice. : SELECT
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Staff into serpent. : AARONSROD
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Staff men: Abbr. : LTS
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Deception of a sort. : SLEIGHTOFHAND
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Contemporary: Abbr. : MOD
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Uses the old one, after all. : MAKESITDO
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Crescent. : LUNATE
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Spirit. : LIFE
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Herb like spinach. : ORACHE
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Sunderers. : SEVERERS
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Highlanders. : GAELS
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A dreamer of dreams. : FANTAST
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Señorita's scarf. : REBOSA
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Keep in stock. : CARRY
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Learning faster. : APTER
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"What ___ on the Rialto?" : NEWS
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Predatory type. : THUG
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On the market. : ASALE
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Breed of horse. : MORGAN
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Spelt as spoken. : PHONETIC
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Storage place. : BIN
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More cuckoo. : DIPPIER
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Safe. : VAULT
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Estonian river. : EMA
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Elevator magnate. : OTIS
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Subject of works of art. : PIETA
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Verdun's river. : MEUSE
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Blake's tiger antithesis. : LAMB
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Road stopovers. : MOTELS
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Couriers. : RUNNERS
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Stung with pity. : RUEFUL
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Where to get red tape. : BUREAU
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A violent check of the reins. : SACCADE
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Deliberately not see. : IGNORE
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Hotdog carts, among others. : STANDS
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Shooting star of November. : LEONID
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Farm work. : CHORES
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Trouble for simba. : SAFARI
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Concord. : UNISON
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Goad to action. : INCITE
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Arab markets. : SUKS
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___ volatile. : SAL
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Coming event. : ELECTION
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Wallow in the dust. : GROVEL
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Freshen. : RENEW
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"___ you, Steve." : IGET
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Wire measure. : MIL
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Leaves for a new land. : EMIGRATES
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Flouts. : DEFIES
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Too sophisticated for fun. : BLASE
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Air, in compounds. : AER
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Boer legislature. : RAAD
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Cause to see red. : ENRAGE
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Sports places, old style. : STADIA
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"___ the Truth." : TOTELL
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Political goal. : SENATE
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Underground explosion, for one. : ATEST
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Western grazer. : STEER
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Northernmost constellation. : THELITTLEBEAR
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A "girl's best friend." : DIAMOND
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Scratches. : RAKES
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An added support. : CRUTCH
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Color workers. : DYERS
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Predecessor. : FOREGOER
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Actress Signoret. : SIMONE
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Trumpet fanfare. : TANTARA
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American citizen. : ALASKAN
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Cubes, spheres, etc. : SOLIDS
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Trouble for Beethoven. : DEAFNESS
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Cornice drip, in architecture. : LARMIER
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Unsociably. : ALOOFLY
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Norman Bel ___, architect. : GEDDES
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___ Gilead. : BALMOF
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Get together. : MEET
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Wasteland. : SAHARA
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Foxiest. : SLIEST
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Piper followers. : RATS
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Sigmoid. : SSHAPED
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On ___ (without help). : OUROWN
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Outer, in anatomy. : ECTAL
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Sizable. : LARGE
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"Mine," saith the Lord. : VENGEANCE
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All bones. : GAUNT
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Largo, molto, etc. : TEMPI
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Hot-tempered. : CHOLERIC
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Steer catchers. : ROPERS
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This way. : THUS
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Terrible facts of life. : ABOMBS
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Skip a dance. : SITOUT
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Peer Gynt dancer. : ANITRA
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A set ceremony. : RITUAL
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Caught one's breath. : PAUSED
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"___ Two." : TEAFOR
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Place behind walls. : IMMURE
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Bridge supports. : CABLES
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Phrygian battle site, 301 B.C. : IPSUS
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Great name in Roncole. : VERDI
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Observed. : SEEN
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Golden ___. : MEAN
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Fabric. : LENO
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Housman when young. : LAD
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Cpl. or Sgt. : NCO
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Cry of distaste. : UGH

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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