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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 1957

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,763
Across
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Balcony. : TERRACE
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Facial décor. : GOATEE
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Groups. : COHORTS
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In a tranquil way. : EQUABLY
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Created in atmosphere. : AIRBORN
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Off guard. : UNALERT
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Western character. : RUSTLER
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Fished with a lance. : SPEARED
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Olympian deity. : DEMETER
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College degrees. : MAS
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Relative of "Tallyho!" : YOICKS
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Additional. : SECOND
32
Châlons-sur-___. : MARNE
33
Roman highway. : ITER
35
Seraglio. : SERAIL
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Wander. : STROLL
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The Aztec Noah. : NATA
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Lugs. : TOTES
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Misty sunset rain. : SEREIN
44
He's at home on the range. : STEER
46
Type of play: Abbr. : COM
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
49
Adjective for Corot's works. : MISTY
50
Letter. : DEE
51
Copies over. : REPENS
53
Turning points. : CRISES
55
Senior. : ELDER
57
Tropical shrub. : COCA
58
Exclusive rights. : PATENTS
60
Impervious to (with "against"). : PROOF
61
Flowering trees. : CATALPAS
65
Lars ___. : PORSENA
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Sent through communications media. : CHANNELED
68
___ song. : PLAIN
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Anything round. : ORB
70
Modern kitchen aid. : TINFOIL
72
Walked. : TROD
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Greenhouse: Fr. : SERRE
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___ never to late to mend. : ITIS
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Douay spelling of Adlai. : ADLI
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Currency. : CASH
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Transcription system. : TAPE
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Found. : SETUP
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___ Minor. : URSA
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Less plentiful. : SCARCER
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Part of a gross: Abbr. : DOZ
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January in Spain. : ENERO
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Describing most memoirs. : ANECDOTAL
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Keynoter's forte. : ORATORY
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Scattering. : STREWING
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Start over. : RENEW
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Wry humorist. : IRONIST
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Bivouac dwelling. : TENT
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Island group including Java and Bali. : SUNDA
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Word on a billboard. : TONITE
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Pronoun. : ITSELF
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Gift of ___. : GAB
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Implant. : IMBED
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Nail polish shade. : CERISE
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Evergreen tree. : LEMON
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Threefold. : TERNAL
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Teen's jeans. : DENIM
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Lady in Spain. : DAMA
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Musical forms. : RONDOS
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Highways. : ROUTES
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Village. : DORP
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More unfriendly. : ICIER
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Catch again. : RETRAP
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Plumber's tool. : WRENCH
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For each. : PER
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Musical form. : CANTATA
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Light, tarred rope. : RATLINE
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Rabbit fur. : SEALINE
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Ecstasies. : TRANCES
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Deceptive names. : ALIASES
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Roundhouse items. : ENGINES
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Boat's outside planks. : STRAKES
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Frog. : PEEPER
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Undrooping. : SAGLESS
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House wrecker. : TERMITE
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Latitude zero. : EQUATOR
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Winter apples. : RUSSETS
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Granary pest. : RAT
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With competence. : ABLY
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Namesakes of a queen. : CLEOS
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Eagle nests. : EYRIES
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People with wanderlust. : GIPSIES
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State: Abbr. : ORE
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Opposite of "Vive!" : ABAS
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Convex moldings. : TORES
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Build. : ERECT
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Signer. : ENDORSER
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Curl up. : CUDDLE
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Anybody. : ONE
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German factory city. : HAMM
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Oil industry city in N. Y. : OLEAN
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Go back over. : RETRACE
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Gov. Meyner's capital. : TRENTON
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Brooks. : STREAMS
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Native African soldiers. : ASKARIS
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French custards. : CREMES
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Explanatory observation. : NOTE
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Responds. : REACTS
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Word for word. : LITERAL
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Dormouse. : LEROT
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Main ___. : STREET
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Synthetic. : NYLON
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Certain tires. : RECAPS
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Symbol of Indiana. : ZINNIA
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Be respectful (to). : DEFER
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Potter's tool. : PALLET
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Position. : STAND
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___ walk. : DONT
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Flouter of the social code. : CAD
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Shadow of a coming event. : PORTENT
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Umpire. : ARBITER
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Letter on a gold key. : PHI
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___ waxwing. : CEDAR
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Rear rampart. : PARADOS
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La Guardia, for example. : AIRPORT
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Doc's brother. : SNEEZY
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Balances. : POISES
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French name of Swiss tourist city. : COIRE
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In the neighborhood. : LOCAL
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Threw. : FLUNG
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Paris' Scotland Yard. : SURETE
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Haughty indifference. : SCORN
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On a large scale. : HEROIC
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Physicist, Nobel prize winner, 1950. : POWELL
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___ team. : SCRUB
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Arabian gulf. : ADEN
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___ chair. : STEAMER
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Bird call. : CAW
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Harangued. : RANTED
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Common suffix. : ANT
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A bit of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
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Having rows. : TIERED
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Deduce. : INFER
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Salt of an acid. : IODATE
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Part of a golf course. : SANDTRAP
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Terms of office. : TENURES
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Charges with an offense. : INDICTS
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Piece of furniture. : TEACART
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Study group. : SEMINAR
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Auctioneer's word. : GONE
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Tanner. : BROWNER
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Unexpected: Rare. : INOPINE
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Whistles: Var. : SIRENES
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Woman of power. : EMPRESS
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Fen. : MORASS
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Burning glasses. : LENSES
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Famous volcano. : AETNA
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Papal cape. : ORALE
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French composer. : SATIE
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Opera scene. : SCENA
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Row of pigeonholes. : RACK
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Sound of a flat dive. : PLAP
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Gunder ___, phenomenal runner. : HAGG
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Letter. : TEE
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Japanese bay. : ISE
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Abner, for size. : LIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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