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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, November 15, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,610
Across
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One of 325,856 in the U. S. : CHURCH
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Fishing boats. : SMACKS
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Public-opinion analyst. : GALLUP
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Girl's name. : HONORA
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Batista's HQ. : HAVANA
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Recipient of historic love letters. : HELOISE
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Good neighbors. : ALLIES
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Language. : ARABIC
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Riddles. : ENIGMAS
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Union in the headlines. : ILA
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Paper twist used as a match. : SPILL
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Steps. : STRIDES
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Former Honshu province. : IGA
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Rows of pigeonholes. : RACKS
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Lake Placid racer. : SLED
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Encircle. : GIRD
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Carried: Colloq. : TOTED
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Wintry weather: Dial. : SNEW
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14 pounds. : STONE
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Austrian man's name. : OSKAR
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The caama : ASSE
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Times for military operations. : DDAYS
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Companions of caddies and cosies. : TEAPOTS
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Over the fence. : OUT
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Cape and town of Alaska. : NOMES
51
Title for Mrs. Churchill. : LADY
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Is published. : APPEARS
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Baby cormorant. : SHAGLET
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Acquires. : WINS
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Good-looking. : CLEANCUT
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Acting a part. : PERSONATING
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Brook trout. : CHARS
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Fiji island. : ONO
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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1368 to 1644, in China. : MING
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Malay knife: Var. : CRIS
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Swift-sailing canoe. : PROA
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System of belief: Abbr. : REL
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Copying. : APING
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Wood used for furniture. : BLACKWALNUT
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Symptom of coryza. : SNEEZING
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Spindrift. : FOAM
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Police statistics item. : ARRESTS
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"Let them ___." : EATCAKE
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Classify. : SORT
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Dutch news agency. : ANETA
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Roared. : SHOUTED
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Pushed slowly forward. : NOSED
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Large salt lake. : ARAL
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Tasty. : SAPID
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Girls' names meaning amiable. : ELMAS
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Vale in Argolis. : NEMEA
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Hamlet. : DORP
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The Colosseum, for instance. : RUIN
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Girl's name. : ADELE
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City in Peru. : ICA
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Dot. : SPOTTLE
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Tenderloin. : STEAK
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Where Wilson Dam is: Abbr. : ALA
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Fair Play's famous son. : MANOWAR
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Soup pot. : MARMIT
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Beldama. : CRONES
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Not pulled aside. : UNDRAWN
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Salad herb. : ENDIVE
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Muscular. : TOROSE
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Colors. : STAINS
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Tidied. : NEATED
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Equine protests. : SNORTS
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Rockers. : CHAIRS
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Willem Drees' home. : HOLLAND
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Loosened. : UNLACED
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Louis XIV. : ROI
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Mustard plant. : CRESS
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Metal fastening. : HASP
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Small onions. : SHALLOTS
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Famous first name in Hollywood. : MARLENE
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Ditto 8 Down. : AVA
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Engineers' compartments. : CABS
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Merchandise in certain shops. : KNITGOODS
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Where vestments are kept. : SACRISTY
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Man's nickname. : GENE
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Inclined to one side. : ALIST
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Record of a flight. : LOG
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Bounds. : LIMITS
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Customs. : USAGES
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Rearing, as a horse. : PESADE
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Ibsen girl. : HEDDA
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Wearies. : IRKS
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Province of China, W. of Canton. : KWANGSI
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Trafficking. : DEALING
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Of a certain grain. : OATEN
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Members of the Black Shirts. : SSMEN
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Professional colleague of 13 Across. : ROPER
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Sacramento Valley county. : YOLO
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More than a twinge. : PANG
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Source of arrow poison. : UPAS
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Light fabric. : ETAMINE
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Resident of Juneau. : ALASKAN
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Nuts in cups. : ACORNS
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Come to an end. : RUNOUT
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Ermines in brown summer coats. : STOATS
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Scanty. : SPARSE
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City in Prickly Pear valley. : HELENA
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A minor skill: Rare. : ARTLET
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Section of a building. : WING
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Stylish. : CHIC
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Bell sound. : TING
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Eat greedily. : CRAM
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Noise of reindeer on roof. : CLATTER
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Gratified. : PLEASED
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Moslem call to prayer. : AZAN
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___ Peak. : PIKES
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Brian ___, Irish hero. : BORU
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Birds. : WRENS
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Bread: Comb. form. : ARTO
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Lycée. : ECOLE
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Berlin airlift unit. : FOODPLANE
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Members of Virginia militia in the Revolution. : SHIRTMEN
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Acknowledged. : ADMITTED
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See: Colloq. : SPOT
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Baffling. : ELUSIVE
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Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
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Bluntest. : DULLEST
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Hostility. : ANIMUS
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Withdraw former statements. : RECANT
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Heroine of "Private Lives." : AMANDA
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Beautify. : ADORN
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Chemical suffix. : ANE
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Lets. : LEASES
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Huge dam on the Nile. : ASWAN
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City of 274,605 in Ohio. : AKRON
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Handles clumsily. : PAWS
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Earth goddess. : ERDA
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Officiates. : ACTS
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Boundary: Comb. form. : ORI
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With: German. : MIT
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Gold: Span. : ORO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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