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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1956

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,672
Across Down
1. Joke: Slang. : SPOOF
6. The last of the Mohicans. : UNCAS
11. Character in "Porgy and Bess." : SERENA
17. Acid used in dyes. : PICRIC
19. Breaks. : PAUSES
21. Bing's job. : OPERAS
22. Author of "Rock Hunter." : AXELROD
24. Expert on reptiles. : HERPETOLOGIST
26. Narrow inlet. : RIA
27. Long flower cluster. : SPIKE
29. Surname of the Apostle Thomas. : DIDYMUS
30. Salt. : TAR
31. Bills. : TENS
33. Where Hué is. : ANNAM
35. Mother Earth. : CERES
36. That: Fr. : CELA
37. Quadrupeds. : ASSES
39. One of the Kims. : NOVAK
41. Pharmacist's abbreviation. : DIL
42. Fresh. : SASSY
43. Odds and ends. : ETCETERAS
46. Odin, Thor, etc. : AESIR
48. ___ physics. : NUCLEAR
51. Surface imperfections. : DINTS
53. Docile person. : TAMECAT
57. Constellation. : ARA
58. Annapolis men, for short. : MIDS
60. On the other hand. : AGAIN
62. Home of vaudeville. : PALACE
63. Browns. : TANS
65. Hero in Hindu legend. : NALA
67. Apportion. : ALLOT
69. Spurn. : REPEL
70. Business abbreviation. : ULTO
71. Poem by Poe. : TAMERLANE
73. Distressed. : SORE
74. Gay. : RIANT
76. Member of Roman college of priests. : EPULO
77. Canonical hour. : SEXT
79. Beacon of the Magi. : STAR
80. Reach by effort. : ATTAIN
82. Native of Chios. : SCIOT
84. Flying jib. : SAIL
86. Greek vowel. : ETA
87. Erudite. : LEARNED
89. Jeweler's unit: Var. : KARAT
91. Presidential adviser on disarmament. : STASSEN
93. Distributes (with "out"). : METES
95. Surfeit. : SATIATION
97. Chickens with black plummage. : JAVAS
100. Armorial bearings: Abbr. : HER
102. Allegro non ___. : TANTO
103. Novel by Alphonse Daudet. : SAPHO
107. One of the Holdens. : EBEN
108. Grief: Poet. : DOLOR
110. Guides. : SHOWS
112. Adjective for a Samaritan. : GOOD
113. Small deer. : ROE
114. Ships at Actium. : BIREMES
116. Unfolds. : OPENS
118. ___ Genevieve. : STE
119. Star in "Trapeze." : BURTLANCASTER
122. Ostriches, emus, etc. : RATITES
124. Narrow lead on the diamond. : ONERUN
125. Auburn. : TITIAN
126. Corolla parts. : PETALS
127. Abacus users. : ADDERS
128. Documents: Abbr. : CERTS
129. Arkansas River city. : TULSA
1. Lycurgus' state. : SPARTA
2. Sprites. : PIXIES
3. Great quantities. : OCEANS
4. Abbreviation from "As You Like It." : ORL
5. Northern conifers. : FIRS
6. Raised. : UPHEAVED
7. Negative: Scot. : NAE
8. Basis of cheese. : CURD
9. Type of jelly. : ASPIC
10. Describing some bread. : SEEDED
11. Alone: Stage direction. : SOLUS
12. Poem handed down by word of mouth. : EPOS
13. Queen: Abbr. : REG
14. Biblical tribe descended from Gad. : ERITES
15. Sounds in phonetics. : NASALS
16. Errant. : ASTRAY
18. Goblet: Span. : COPA
20. Austrian province. : STYRIA
23. Social engagement. : DINNERDATE
25. Dish often served "aux fines herbes." : OMELET
28. Problem. : KNOT
32. Blind, as in falconry. : SEEL
34. Poet Rilke's middle name. : MARIA
36. Character in "School for Scandal." : CARELESS
38. Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
40. Desert animal. : KANGAROORAT
42. Robe for women. : SIMAR
44. American novelist. : CAIN
45. Market stand. : STALL
47. Exhaust. : SAP
48. Lifelike. : NATURAL
49. Hornblende. : URALITE
50. Choral composition. : CANTATA
52. Dickens' Wegg. : SILAS
54. Long cloaks with hoods. : CAPOTES
55. Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
56. Electronic aid for aircraft. : TELERAN
59. Cuffs or buffets. : SLAPS
61. Day in Roman calendar. : NONES
64. Important member of Nautilus crew. : SONARMAN
66. In a frenzy. : AMUCK
68. New Atlantic coast safeguard. : TEXASTOWER
72. Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
75. Prongs. : TINES
78. Flowering tree of the south. : TITI
81. Trap. : NET
83. Informal farewells. : TATAS
85. Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
88. Make harmless. : DEHORN
90. Cheap sports. : TINHORNS
92. A tear, as in cloth. : SNAG
94. Outstanding. : SELECT
96. Sleep like ___. : ATOP
97. Small, leaping rodent. : JERBOA
98. Teem. : ABOUND
99. Turned aside. : VEERED
101. Modern Greek. : ROMAIC
104. Wish-you-were-here card. : POSTAL
105. French public buildings. : HOTELS
106. West Texas oil city. : ODESSA
108. Trumpet calls for reveille. : DIANS
109. "J'y suis, j'y ___." : RESTE
111. Kind of hat brim. : SNAP
114. Make indistinct. : BLUR
115. Commotion. : STIR
117. Printer's term. : STET
120. Three: It. : TRE
121. Corrode. : EAT
123. Typographer's union. : ITU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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