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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
1. Le pays des Alpes. : SUISSE
7. Like a chimney sweep. : GRIMED
13. Most empty. : BAREST
19. Petunia, for one. : ANNUAL
20. Administrations. : REGIMES
22. Temporary shelter. : LEANTO
23. Loving today, not tomorrow. : FICKLE
24. Hale's regret. : ONELIFE
25. Ancient Armenia. : ARARAT
26. Sign on shipworn goods. : ASIS
27. Want badly. : COVET
29. Namesakes of Italian star. : GINAS
31. Florida's richest county. : DADE
32. Twaddle! : ROT
33. Spread around. : STREW
34. Discussed. : TREATED
36. Blas the picaresque. : GIL
37. Disinclined to move. : INERTIAL
39. Austere. : CHASTE
40. A probably impossible she. : IDEAL
42. A thousand ages. : AEON
43. Chafe. : FRET
44. Make an effort. : ESSAY
46. Adopted. : TAKEN
48. Human and a bit divine. : SOULED
50. Interval between cause and effect. : TIMELAG
54. Bundle maker. : BALER
55. Term in carpentry. : MORTISES
57. Mental state. : MORALE
58. Duck genus. : ANAS
59. Choice. : SELECT
60. Staff into serpent. : AARONSROD
62. Staff men: Abbr. : LTS
63. Deception of a sort. : SLEIGHTOFHAND
65. Contemporary: Abbr. : MOD
66. Uses the old one, after all. : MAKESITDO
68. Crescent. : LUNATE
69. Spirit. : LIFE
70. Herb like spinach. : ORACHE
71. Sunderers. : SEVERERS
73. Highlanders. : GAELS
74. A dreamer of dreams. : FANTAST
76. Señorita's scarf. : REBOSA
77. Keep in stock. : CARRY
78. Learning faster. : APTER
80. "What ___ on the Rialto?" : NEWS
81. Predatory type. : THUG
82. On the market. : ASALE
85. Breed of horse. : MORGAN
87. Spelt as spoken. : PHONETIC
91. Storage place. : BIN
92. More cuckoo. : DIPPIER
94. Safe. : VAULT
95. Estonian river. : EMA
96. Elevator magnate. : OTIS
98. Subject of works of art. : PIETA
99. Verdun's river. : MEUSE
100. Blake's tiger antithesis. : LAMB
101. Road stopovers. : MOTELS
103. Couriers. : RUNNERS
105. Stung with pity. : RUEFUL
107. Where to get red tape. : BUREAU
108. A violent check of the reins. : SACCADE
109. Deliberately not see. : IGNORE
110. Hotdog carts, among others. : STANDS
111. Shooting star of November. : LEONID
112. Farm work. : CHORES
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1. Trouble for simba. : SAFARI
2. Concord. : UNISON
3. Goad to action. : INCITE
4. Arab markets. : SUKS
5. ___ volatile. : SAL
6. Coming event. : ELECTION
7. Wallow in the dust. : GROVEL
8. Freshen. : RENEW
9. "___ you, Steve." : IGET
10. Wire measure. : MIL
11. Leaves for a new land. : EMIGRATES
12. Flouts. : DEFIES
13. Too sophisticated for fun. : BLASE
14. Air, in compounds. : AER
15. Boer legislature. : RAAD
16. Cause to see red. : ENRAGE
17. Sports places, old style. : STADIA
18. "___ the Truth." : TOTELL
21. Political goal. : SENATE
28. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
30. Underground explosion, for one. : ATEST
33. Western grazer. : STEER
34. Northernmost constellation. : THELITTLEBEAR
35. A "girl's best friend." : DIAMOND
38. Scratches. : RAKES
39. An added support. : CRUTCH
41. Color workers. : DYERS
43. Predecessor. : FOREGOER
45. Actress Signoret. : SIMONE
46. Trumpet fanfare. : TANTARA
47. American citizen. : ALASKAN
48. Cubes, spheres, etc. : SOLIDS
49. Trouble for Beethoven. : DEAFNESS
51. Cornice drip, in architecture. : LARMIER
52. Unsociably. : ALOOFLY
53. Norman Bel ___, architect. : GEDDES
54. ___ Gilead. : BALMOF
55. Get together. : MEET
56. Wasteland. : SAHARA
59. Foxiest. : SLIEST
61. Piper followers. : RATS
63. Sigmoid. : SSHAPED
64. On ___ (without help). : OUROWN
67. Outer, in anatomy. : ECTAL
69. Sizable. : LARGE
72. "Mine," saith the Lord. : VENGEANCE
73. All bones. : GAUNT
75. Largo, molto, etc. : TEMPI
77. Hot-tempered. : CHOLERIC
79. Steer catchers. : ROPERS
81. This way. : THUS
82. Terrible facts of life. : ABOMBS
83. Skip a dance. : SITOUT
84. Peer Gynt dancer. : ANITRA
86. A set ceremony. : RITUAL
87. Caught one's breath. : PAUSED
88. "___ Two." : TEAFOR
89. Place behind walls. : IMMURE
90. Bridge supports. : CABLES
93. Phrygian battle site, 301 B.C. : IPSUS
94. Great name in Roncole. : VERDI
97. Observed. : SEEN
99. Golden ___. : MEAN
100. Fabric. : LENO
102. Housman when young. : LAD
104. Cpl. or Sgt. : NCO
106. Cry of distaste. : UGH

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