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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 Down
1. One of 325,856 in the U. S. : CHURCH
7. Fishing boats. : SMACKS
13. Public-opinion analyst. : GALLUP
19. Girl's name. : HONORA
20. Batista's HQ. : HAVANA
21. Recipient of historic love letters. : HELOISE
22. Good neighbors. : ALLIES
23. Language. : ARABIC
24. Riddles. : ENIGMAS
25. Union in the headlines. : ILA
26. Paper twist used as a match. : SPILL
28. Steps. : STRIDES
30. Former Honshu province. : IGA
31. Rows of pigeonholes. : RACKS
33. Lake Placid racer. : SLED
35. Encircle. : GIRD
36. Carried: Colloq. : TOTED
38. Wintry weather: Dial. : SNEW
39. 14 pounds. : STONE
40. Austrian man's name. : OSKAR
42. The caama : ASSE
43. Times for military operations. : DDAYS
45. Companions of caddies and cosies. : TEAPOTS
47. Over the fence. : OUT
49. Cape and town of Alaska. : NOMES
51. Title for Mrs. Churchill. : LADY
52. Is published. : APPEARS
56. Baby cormorant. : SHAGLET
59. Acquires. : WINS
60. Good-looking. : CLEANCUT
61. Acting a part. : PERSONATING
63. Brook trout. : CHARS
64. Fiji island. : ONO
65. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
66. 1368 to 1644, in China. : MING
67. Malay knife: Var. : CRIS
68. Swift-sailing canoe. : PROA
69. System of belief: Abbr. : REL
70. Copying. : APING
72. Wood used for furniture. : BLACKWALNUT
75. Symptom of coryza. : SNEEZING
77. Spindrift. : FOAM
78. Police statistics item. : ARRESTS
79. "Let them ___." : EATCAKE
80. Classify. : SORT
81. Dutch news agency. : ANETA
82. Pronoun. : ONE
83. Roared. : SHOUTED
85. Pushed slowly forward. : NOSED
88. Large salt lake. : ARAL
91. Tasty. : SAPID
93. Girls' names meaning amiable. : ELMAS
95. Jewish month. : ELUL
97. Vale in Argolis. : NEMEA
99. Hamlet. : DORP
100. The Colosseum, for instance. : RUIN
101. Girl's name. : ADELE
102. City in Peru. : ICA
103. Dot. : SPOTTLE
106. Tenderloin. : STEAK
108. Where Wilson Dam is: Abbr. : ALA
109. Fair Play's famous son. : MANOWAR
111. Soup pot. : MARMIT
113. Beldama. : CRONES
115. Not pulled aside. : UNDRAWN
116. Salad herb. : ENDIVE
117. Muscular. : TOROSE
118. Colors. : STAINS
119. Tidied. : NEATED
120. Equine protests. : SNORTS
1. Rockers. : CHAIRS
2. Willem Drees' home. : HOLLAND
3. Loosened. : UNLACED
4. Louis XIV. : ROI
5. Mustard plant. : CRESS
6. Metal fastening. : HASP
7. Small onions. : SHALLOTS
8. Famous first name in Hollywood. : MARLENE
9. Ditto 8 Down. : AVA
10. Engineers' compartments. : CABS
11. Merchandise in certain shops. : KNITGOODS
12. Where vestments are kept. : SACRISTY
13. Man's nickname. : GENE
14. Inclined to one side. : ALIST
15. Record of a flight. : LOG
16. Bounds. : LIMITS
17. Customs. : USAGES
18. Rearing, as a horse. : PESADE
21. Ibsen girl. : HEDDA
27. Noun suffix. : IST
29. Wearies. : IRKS
32. Province of China, W. of Canton. : KWANGSI
34. Trafficking. : DEALING
37. Of a certain grain. : OATEN
39. Members of the Black Shirts. : SSMEN
41. Professional colleague of 13 Across. : ROPER
44. Sacramento Valley county. : YOLO
46. More than a twinge. : PANG
48. Source of arrow poison. : UPAS
50. Light fabric. : ETAMINE
52. Resident of Juneau. : ALASKAN
53. Nuts in cups. : ACORNS
54. Come to an end. : RUNOUT
55. Ermines in brown summer coats. : STOATS
56. Scanty. : SPARSE
57. City in Prickly Pear valley. : HELENA
58. A minor skill: Rare. : ARTLET
59. Section of a building. : WING
60. Stylish. : CHIC
62. Bell sound. : TING
63. Eat greedily. : CRAM
67. Noise of reindeer on roof. : CLATTER
68. Gratified. : PLEASED
70. Moslem call to prayer. : AZAN
71. ___ Peak. : PIKES
72. Brian ___, Irish hero. : BORU
73. Birds. : WRENS
74. Bread: Comb. form. : ARTO
76. Lycée. : ECOLE
77. Berlin airlift unit. : FOODPLANE
80. Members of Virginia militia in the Revolution. : SHIRTMEN
81. Acknowledged. : ADMITTED
83. See: Colloq. : SPOT
84. Baffling. : ELUSIVE
86. Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
87. Bluntest. : DULLEST
88. Hostility. : ANIMUS
89. Withdraw former statements. : RECANT
90. Heroine of "Private Lives." : AMANDA
92. Beautify. : ADORN
94. Chemical suffix. : ANE
96. Lets. : LEASES
98. Huge dam on the Nile. : ASWAN
101. City of 274,605 in Ohio. : AKRON
104. Handles clumsily. : PAWS
105. Earth goddess. : ERDA
107. Officiates. : ACTS
110. Boundary: Comb. form. : ORI
112. With: German. : MIT
114. 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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