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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,336
Across
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Secret societies. : CABALS
7
Egg. : OVUM
11
Takes up again. : RESUMES
18
A 38 Down girl. : ROSALIE
19
Mrs. Hobby. : OVETA
20
Inculcate. : IMPLANT
21
Embark at the station. : ENTRAIN
22
___ Jiménez, President of Venezuela. : PEREZ
23
Sociable hour. : TEATIME
24
White House aide. : ADAMS
25
Spice. : ODOR
27
Seven for singing. : SEPTET
29
Swedish county. : LAN
30
Flower beds, city style. : POTS
31
Weather phenomena. : FROSTS
33
Actress Angeli. : PIER
34
Pst! : HIST
35
Ivy League player. : ELI
36
Light scouting plane: Mil. slang. : GRASSHOPPER
38
Cape at N. E. extremity of Nova Scotia. : CANSO
39
1,000 square meters. : DECARE
41
Outer cloak. : SURCOAT
42
Busy trencherman. : GORGER
43
Saul's chief herdsman. : DOEG
45
Drudge. : MOIL
46
On the market. : ASALE
48
Beauties: Fr. : BEAUTES
51
Hollywood first name. : WALT
53
Moscow landmark. : KREMLIN
57
Atmosphere of Thanksgiving. : GOODCHEER
59
Unleashed. : LOOSED
61
Koran chapter. : SURA
62
Abner's size. : LIL
63
The Four Hundred, Cliveden Set, etc. : HIGHSOCIETIES
66
Mortarboard. : CAP
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
69
Neural. : NERVAL
70
Cheerful aspect of life. : SUNNYSIDE
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Arranged in advance. : BESPOKE
74
Insufferable moralist. : PRIG
76
Thrust down or out. : DETRUDE
77
Large and portly. : OBESE
79
Biblical name. : IMRI
81
Sour-visaged. : DOUR
82
Bogyman. : SCARER
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How Christopher carried the Child. : MANBACK
88
Season's starter. : OPENER
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Too quick for comfort. : HASTY
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Sociably and agreeably. : CONGENIALLY
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Black cuckoo. : ANI
96
Rudiments. : ABCS
97
Moderate. : BATE
98
Target areas. : RANGES
99
Duck genus. : ANAS
100
Sturgeon delicacy. : ROE
101
Gimlets and such. : BORERS
103
Study. : READ
104
Very small bit. : SPECK
105
Marshes of Rome. : PONTINE
107
Desert way station. : OASIS
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Lively dance. : GAVOTTE
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Mount Vernon and Monticello. : ESTATES
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Wall climbers. : IVIES
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Put in vigorous action. : EXERTED
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Squatters. : NESTERS
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Society buds. : DEBS
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Took a flat. : RENTED
Down
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Sympathize with. : CONDOLE
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Not stable or steady. : ASTATIC
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Yeasts on brewings. : BARMS
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Cry of sympathy. : ALAS
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Roman 52. : LII
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Spanish title. : SENORA
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Depose. : OVERTHROW
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Poetry: Abbr. : VER
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Relatives of the Paiutes. : UTES
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Cossack in a poem by Byron. : MAZEPPA
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Tex of the movies. : RITTER
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Arab ruler. : EMEER
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Squabble. : SPAT
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Last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Promotion department activity. : MAILING
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As a whole. : ENMASSE
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Greek herald with voice of fifty men. : STENTOR
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Collected. : REAPED
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Cartoon animal. : OPOSSUM
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Flophouse bunk. : DOSS
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Painting of Mary, mourning. : PIETA
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Agnostic. : FREETHINKER
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Person on the make. : SOCIALCLIMBER
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Certain female societies. : HAREMS
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Anti-social sulker. : GROUCH
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Many: Greek. : POLLOI
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Musical Porter. : COLE
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Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
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Rakes, hoes, dibbles, etc. : GARDENTOOLS
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The horses: Slang. : GEEGEES
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Wound into hanks. : SKEINED
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Gov. Smylie's city. : BOISE
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Ancient Greek country. : EOLIS
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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On your ___! : TOES
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Easily understood. : LUCID
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Sultan's decree. : IRADE
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Scruff. : NAPE
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Fluent. : GLIB
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Social reply requested. : RSVP
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Piece to which laths are nailed. : STUD
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Rowing. : OARING
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Overly sentimental. : SYRUPY
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TV staple. : SPORTS
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Without doubt. : SURE
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Companion of love and honor. : OBEY
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Rich wheat regions. : GRANARIES
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Overact. : EMOTE
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Chilling reception. : ICINESS
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Make a point. : SHARPEN
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Freight crew's car. : CABOOSE
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Social rises. : ASCENTS
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Kind of barometer. : ANEROID
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Japanese porcelain. : KAGA
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Vincent Youmans' girl. : NANETTE
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Portrayed. : ENACTED
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Ventured. : RISKED
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Gentle touch. : CARESS
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Record book. : LEDGER
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Boo-boo. : BONER
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On the left of a ship. : APORT
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Snack. : BITE
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But. : SAVE
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Explorer Hedin. : SVEN
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Return blow. : TAT
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Brother or sister. : SIB
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Cutter. : AXE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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