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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 1954

Author:
John Willig
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
John Willig has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,923
Across
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Describing a kind of diplomacy. : DOLLAR
7
Lies: Colloq. : FIBS
11
Arabian city en route to Mecca. : RIAD
15
Reckless driver: Slang. : HOTROD
21
Military position. : ATEASE
22
Girl's name. : LOLA
23
Author of "Man in the Shower." : ARNO
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For each. : APIECE
25
Adriatic resort. : RIMINI
26
Mr. Disney's work. : ANIMATING
28
Seller: Var. : VENDER
29
Subject of a sentence. : NOUN
30
Legislative center. : CAPITOL
32
Middleweight Robinson's nickname. : SUGAR
34
Asian language. : THAI
35
Possessive suffix. : ESE
36
Trim. : SHIPSHAPE
38
Discussed openly. : AIRED
40
___ man. : END
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Arrest. : DELAY
43
Hand out. : METE
44
Medicine's "Fleet Street." : HARLEY
46
Beauty aid. : RINSE
48
St. John Ervine's middle name. : GREER
50
Unexciting. : TAME
51
Prey or plunder. : RAVIN
53
Dancer Austerlitz. : ASTAIRE
56
Smyth's action in Oppenheimer case. : DISSENT
59
California herb. : NIEVETA
63
Shrew. : TARTAR
64
"The ___ and level sands . . . " : LONE
65
Move briskly. : STEP
67
Author of "The Native's Return." : ADAMIC
68
Mitch Miller plays one. : OBOE
69
Elephant and donkey. : ANIMALS
72
Girl's name. : SARA
74
Well-known canine. : PLUTO
75
Leader of "the long march." : MAO
76
European tree. : STONEPINE
78
Book-binding leather: Abbr. : MOR
79
Girls named after star of "Can Can." : LILOS
80
Where Chopin was born. : POLAND
82
Amphibians. : TOADS
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Cheats. : FRAUDS
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Late English political scientist. : LASKI
88
Comic strip exclamation. : EEK
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Suburban vegetable tract. : TRUCKFARM
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Common suffix. : ION
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Insect. : APHID
96
Catch. : SNAG
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Describing a triangle. : SCALENE
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Marquand's detective. : MOTO
100
West Indies' sugar factories. : USINES
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Asian gulf. : SIAM
104
Imitator. : APER
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Nothing at all, to Italians. : NIENTE
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Takes off. : DEPARTS
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U.S.A. man. : DRAFTEE
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Lady's accessory of Victorian days. : PARASOL
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Chinese city. : WUSIH
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Yawn provoker. : BORE
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Cordage fiber. : SISAL
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Taj ___. : MAHAL
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Author of "Flight Into Egypt." : TABORI
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Small abode. : CELL
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Printers' errors. : TYPOS
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Old-time note. : ELA
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Hair raising. : EERIE
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Awkward. : ILLATEASE
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Explorer Johnson. : OSA
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Mountain ridge. : SPUR
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Break down a sentence. : PARSE
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Covered with froth. : LATHERY
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Eastern European. : SLAV
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Kind of man commemorated at Concord. : MINUTE
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Home saver. : PIGGYBANK
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Saddle strap. : LATIGO
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Part of a repast. : ENTREE
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One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
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Et ___. : ALII
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Metal worker. : PLATER
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Basks again. : RESUNS
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Feathered place. : NEST
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Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
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Unconventional opinion. : HERESY
Down
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Extremely: Colloq. : DARNED
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Inactive. : OTIOSE
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Marine Commandant Shepherd. : LEMUEL
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Rested. : LAIN
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Wartime identification: Abbr. : ASN
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Hitler's was the Third. : REICH
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What Dior's latest look brings to mind. : FLAPPER
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User of Ionicisms. : IONIST
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Buoyant. : BLITHE
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Formerly Navigators Islands. : SAMOA
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Deserter of the ship. : RAT
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Olympic messenger. : IRIS
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High school memento. : ANNUAL
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More stylish and showy: Colloq. : DOGGIER
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French port. : HAVRE
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Cockney's expectation. : OPE
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Shade. : TINT
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Nursery-tale chick. : REDHEN
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Limitless quantities. : OCEANS
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Gibe. : DERIDE
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Greek letters. : ALPHAS
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Evangelist McPherson. : AIMEE
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Hitler's misused watchword. : ARYAN
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Arab League member. : SYRIA
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Modern designer. : EAMES
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Prune. : DRIEDPLUM
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Type size. : AGATE
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Periodic obligations. : RENTS
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Subject of Moliere's last play. : INVALID
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Misprints. : ERRATA
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"Party" and "Clerk" man. : TSELIOT
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___ Veneto, Rome's Broadway. : VIA
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Headline word since Aug. 6, 1945. : ATOM
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Biblical country. : SABA
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Queen Elizabeth in drab. : TROOPSHIP
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Building: Poet. : DOME
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Unsuitable. : INAPT
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Join (with "up"). : TEAM
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Milklike liquids. : EMULSIONS
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Communist on his own. : TITO
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Peruvian village. : ACOS
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Shade trees. : LINDENS
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Tender. : PROFFER
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Ninth day before the ides. : NONES
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Growls: Obs. : SNARS
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Island in Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
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Calculator. : SLIDERULE
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Discipline. : EDUCATE
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Locale of "Teahouse." : OKINAWA
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Scenic view. : SCAPE
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Stages. : ARENAS
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Celebrate. : LAUD
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Recess off a transept. : APSE
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Tribal chief. : KAID
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Swiss modernist painter. : KLEE
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Von Bismarck. : OTTO
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Mr. Coward. : NOEL
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Scandinavian recluse. : GARBO
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Soft-spoken. : MEALY
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City guides: Abbr. : STS
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Polynesian. : MAORI
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In bad temper. : IRATE
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Island in Persian Gulf. : SITRA
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Decorated in a feminine way. : FRILLY
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Hemingway heroine. : PILAR
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Tress holder. : HAIRPIN
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"Wee, ___, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie . . . " : SLEEKIT
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Hypnotist, circa 1775. : MESMER
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Lofty. : ALPINE
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One's usual environs. : HAUNTS
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Near by. : BESIDE
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Hybrid animal. : CATALO
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Racial. : ETHNIC
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Well-mannered. : POLITE
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Indians. : OSAGES
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English tidbit. : SAVORY
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Blunt-edged weapons. : EPEES
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Leah's father. : LABAN
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Woodland creature. : SYLPH
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New Zealand bird. : RURU
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Shield. : EGIS
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Chief attraction. : STAR
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Midevening. : TEN
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Came by. : GOT
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Falstaff's weakness. : ALE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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