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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

THE NAME OF THE GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1980

Author: Jordan S. Lasher
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,058
Across Down
1. Kind of rally : PEP
4. Asserts : HASIT
9. Ocean : SCAD
13. One of a Nixon sextet : CRISIS
19. Aramis, to Athos : AMI
20. City on the Seyhan : ADANA
21. Hector Hugh Munro : SAKI
22. Sojourn : RESIDE
23. Version of a game also called mill or merels : NINEMENSMORRIS
26. Shavers of the ring : EARNIE
27. City in Greece : ARGOS
28. Plaster the walls : CEIL
29. Game played with burning brandy : SNAPDRAGON
31. Atlas contents : MAPS
32. Greeting in Lod : SHALOM
34. Eins plus zwei : DREI
35. "Slippery" tree : ELM
36. From ___ Z : ATO
37. Irving's Bones : BROM
38. Astronaut Grissom : GUS
40. Courage; spirit : METTLE
42. Catch : ENTRAP
44. " . . . and two if ___" : BYSEA
46. Hairpiece for Sir Roger : PERIWIG
49. Turn right : GEE
50. Seventh Greek letter : ETA
52. By all means: Slang : INDEEDY
54. Actress Balin : INA
55. Jacob's vision : LADDER
57. Gave a hoot : CARED
58. Hurting : ACHY
59. Amused expression : HEH
62. "Roberta" composer : KERN
63. Spud : TATER
64. Kind of ingenuity : YANKEE
66. Seat of Clearwater Co., Idaho : OROFINO
68. Seat of Essex Co., Mass. : SALEM
69. Teases goodnaturedly : BANTERS
70. Boston hockey team : BRUINS
71. Seats for judges : BANCS
72. New Year's word : AULD
73. Lunar New Year in Asia : TET
74. Tweed Ring's nemesis : NAST
75. Cabbage or kale : DOUGH
76. A son of Jacob and Leah : SIMEON
78. Suffix for Capri : OTE
79. Tall summer drink : ICEDTEA
81. Celestial sphere : ORB
82. Rip off : ROB
84. Laurel-derived spice : BAYLEAF
86. Disney's middle name : ELIAS
88. Doone and Luft : LORNAS
91. Solitudinarian : HERMIT
93. Boyd-___, Peace Prize winner: 1949 : ORR
94. "Will be," in a Doris Day hit : SERA
95. Prescription abbrs. : CCS
97. Add up : TOT
98. "Country" Slaughter : ENOS
100. Orchid derivatives : SALEPS
102. Sing like Ella : SCAT
103. Game played for money in a hat : SHUFFLECAP
106. Brian ___, early Irish king : BORU
107. Lathered up : SOAPY
108. Famous Borgia : CESARE
109. Card game also called Earl of Coventry : SNIPSNAPSNORUM
112. Antarctic coastal area : ADELIE
113. Out of work : IDLE
114. Silas Marner's foundling : EPPIE
115. "The Greatest" : ALI
116. Bears from Waco : BAYLOR
117. Opposite of da : NYET
118. Mother Goose entry : RHYME
119. Inventor's monogram : TAE
1. Jipijapa item : PANAMA
2. Moslem nobleman's bailiwick : EMIRATE
3. Table game : PINGPONG
4. Muggers on the boards : HAMS
5. Author of "Fables in Slang" : ADE
6. Card game of the all fours family : SANCHOPEDRO
7. Trouser line : INSEAM
8. Dravidian language : TAMIL
9. Tadzhik or Turkmen: Abbr. : SSR
10. Flivvers : CARS
11. Four of ___ (high poker hand) : AKIND
12. Make friendly : DISARM
13. Ascribed : CREDITED
14. Posterior : REAR
15. Eshkol or Eban : ISRAELI
16. Cricket variation : SINGLEWICKET
17. Manner of speaking : IDIOM
18. "Has Anybody Here ___ Kelly?" : SEEN
24. Dawn goddess : EOS
25. Branch of learning : OLOGY
30. Made a sound : PEEPED
32. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
33. Elimination game : MUSICALCHAIRS
37. Train a tyro : BREAKIN
39. Buildings in capital cities : SENATES
41. Effort : TRY
43. ___ Aviv : TEL
44. Tennyson crossed it: 1892 : BAR
45. To the point : ADREM
47. Belong : INHERE
48. Most lively : GAYEST
51. Big casino's spot : TEN
53. Suffix for musket or cannon : EER
56. Nookeries : DENS
58. Crumb toter : ANT
59. Friendly chat : HOBNOB
60. Textbook insert : ERRATA
61. British keno or lotto game : HOUSEYHOUSEY
63. Citrus hybrid : TANGELO
64. U.S. locksmith : YALE
65. Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
67. In good shape : FIT
68. Pan-fry : SAUTE
69. Poorly played whist : BUMBLEPUPPY
71. Bloke : BOD
72. Ditty : AIR
75. Fix the boundaries of : DEFINE
76. Sparks's frantic message : SOS
77. Part of N.C.O. : NON
79. Suffix with cash or cloth : IER
80. Man on a tylopod : CAMELEER
83. Game like chemin de fer : BACCARAT
85. "___ the curtains": Cowper : LETFALL
87. Jidda natives : ARABS
89. Conjunctions : ORS
90. Shoulder blade : SCAPULA
92. Alarm bell : TOCSIN
94. Heavenly being : SERAPH
96. Thwart : STYMIE
97. Gardner's "___ Calls it Murder" : THEDA
99. Dennis or Duncan : SANDY
101. See 91 Across : LONER
102. ___ Canals : SOO
103. Strikebreaker : SCAB
104. Cold, in Cádiz : FRIO
105. Rug surface : PILE
107. Old dagger : SNEE
110. Nana, to Wendy : PET
111. Actor Alastair : SIM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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