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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
1. 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
67. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
69. Neural. : NERVAL
70. Cheerful aspect of life. : SUNNYSIDE
72. 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
85. How Christopher carried the Child. : MANBACK
88. Season's starter. : OPENER
92. Too quick for comfort. : HASTY
93. Sociably and agreeably. : CONGENIALLY
95. 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
109. Lively dance. : GAVOTTE
111. Mount Vernon and Monticello. : ESTATES
112. Wall climbers. : IVIES
113. Put in vigorous action. : EXERTED
114. Squatters. : NESTERS
115. Society buds. : DEBS
116. Took a flat. : RENTED
Down
1. Sympathize with. : CONDOLE
2. Not stable or steady. : ASTATIC
3. Yeasts on brewings. : BARMS
4. Cry of sympathy. : ALAS
5. Roman 52. : LII
6. Spanish title. : SENORA
7. Depose. : OVERTHROW
8. Poetry: Abbr. : VER
9. Relatives of the Paiutes. : UTES
10. Cossack in a poem by Byron. : MAZEPPA
11. Tex of the movies. : RITTER
12. Arab ruler. : EMEER
13. Squabble. : SPAT
14. Last month: Abbr. : ULT
15. Promotion department activity. : MAILING
16. As a whole. : ENMASSE
17. Greek herald with voice of fifty men. : STENTOR
18. Collected. : REAPED
19. Cartoon animal. : OPOSSUM
26. Flophouse bunk. : DOSS
28. Painting of Mary, mourning. : PIETA
31. Agnostic. : FREETHINKER
32. Person on the make. : SOCIALCLIMBER
34. Certain female societies. : HAREMS
36. Anti-social sulker. : GROUCH
37. Many: Greek. : POLLOI
38. Musical Porter. : COLE
40. Babylonian storm god. : ADAD
42. Rakes, hoes, dibbles, etc. : GARDENTOOLS
44. The horses: Slang. : GEEGEES
47. Wound into hanks. : SKEINED
48. Gov. Smylie's city. : BOISE
49. Ancient Greek country. : EOLIS
50. Very: Ger. : SEHR
52. On your ___! : TOES
54. Easily understood. : LUCID
55. Sultan's decree. : IRADE
56. Scruff. : NAPE
57. Fluent. : GLIB
58. Social reply requested. : RSVP
60. Piece to which laths are nailed. : STUD
64. Rowing. : OARING
65. Overly sentimental. : SYRUPY
68. TV staple. : SPORTS
71. Without doubt. : SURE
73. Companion of love and honor. : OBEY
75. Rich wheat regions. : GRANARIES
78. Overact. : EMOTE
80. Chilling reception. : ICINESS
82. Make a point. : SHARPEN
83. Freight crew's car. : CABOOSE
84. Social rises. : ASCENTS
86. Kind of barometer. : ANEROID
87. Japanese porcelain. : KAGA
89. Vincent Youmans' girl. : NANETTE
90. Portrayed. : ENACTED
91. Ventured. : RISKED
93. Gentle touch. : CARESS
94. Record book. : LEDGER
97. Boo-boo. : BONER
99. On the left of a ship. : APORT
101. Snack. : BITE
102. But. : SAVE
104. Explorer Hedin. : SVEN
106. Return blow. : TAT
108. Brother or sister. : SIB
110. 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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