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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1966

Author: William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: The solution PDF contained an error at 105-Across/88-Down: The letter at that square is supposed to be an I, not a T.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,308
Across Down
1. Life-saving item. : PLASMA
7. Violin stroke. : UPBOW
12. State: Abbr. : SDAK
16. Arise later than usual. : SLEEPIN
17. Pillar: Lat. : STELA
18. Refuge. : OASIS
20. Party-backed candidate. : STANDARDBEARER
22. Renders harmless. : UNARMS
24. Brisk pace. : CANTER
25. South: Fr. : SUD
26. Autochthonous. : NATIVE
28. Political initials. : GOP
29. Evelyn of 1898 novel. : INNES
30. Long suit. : FORTE
32. Battle scene, 1798. : NILE
33. Bird. : KITE
34. Heaven on earth. : EDEN
35. School course. : BIOLOGY
37. Too big for boys. : MANSIZED
39. Devil's nickname. : NED
40. Wing or fin. : PINNA
41. Squirrels, rabbits, etc. : GAME
43. Possessive. : ITS
44. Re certain youngsters. : TEENAGE
46. Lover: Suffix. : PHILE
48. Lacking room. : CRAMPED
52. Against. : CONTRA
54. Left-right combination. : ONETWO
56. Repeated application. : REUSE
57. A "thing." : PHOBIA
59. Retarding force. : DRAG
61. Traveled. : TROD
63. Recipe term. : TBSP
64. Operated. : RAN
65. Highest point. : CLIMAX
67. London chaps. : BLOKES
69. Obstruction. : LET
70. Russian hero. : IGOR
72. Experienced. : KNEW
73. Hammer part. : PEEN
74. Starve. : FAMISH
76. Paper work. : MEMOS
78. Cutlery. : KNIVES
80. French. : GALLIC
82. No one in particular. : ANYBODY
84. Brains. : SENSE
86. Floria. : LATOSCA
89. Hoot. : BOO
90. Consequently. : THEN
91. "Forgive us our ___ . . . " : DEBTS
93. Pipkin. : POT
94. Durability. : STRENGTH
98. Louisiana tobacco. : PERIQUE
100. Word on a coin. : CENT
101. Hired. : PAID
102. Rocky heights. : TORS
104. Assumed fact. : DATUM
105. Flat: Prefix. : PLANI
106. See 6 Down. : ETC
107. Coolant. : DRYICE
109. Radio initials. : VOA
110. Clumsy old ship. : HOOKER
111. Wasteland. : SAHARA
113. What sons get. : FATHERLYADVICE
116. Memento. : RELIC
117. Lag behind. : TRAIL
118. French port. : LORIENT
119. Dipped. : SANK
120. Barks. : YELPS
121. Lin ___. : YUTANG
1. One recipe for prosperity. : PLANNEDECONOMY
2. Meager. : LENTEN
3. Genus of mosquitoes. : AEDES
4. Box. : SPAR
5. Czarist village. : MIR
6. See 106 Across. : ANDSOON
7. Accustomed. : USEDTO
8. Well-known assn. : PTA
9. City near Zurich. : BERN
10. City near Buffalo. : OLEAN
11. When the lights go out. : WARTIME
12. Item for tourists. : SOUVENIR
13. European. : DANE
14. Biblical king. : ASA
15. Soviet republic. : KIRGIZ
16. Unlucky commuter. : STANDEE
19. Struck. : SMOTE
20. Knowing. : SCIENT
21. Gunny. : BURLAP
23. See 64 Across. : SPED
27. Dockhands' union: Abbr. : ILA
30. Better. : FINER
31. Urging (on). : EGGING
33. Destiny. : KISMET
35. Bluster. : BIGTALK
36. Old American name. : YALE
38. Leading. : STAR
40. Lose one's head. : PANIC
42. Backbone. : METTLE
45. Hill of San Francisco. : NOB
47. Piltdown man, for one. : HOAX
48. Barbecue. : COOK
49. Statesman's skill. : PUBLICSPEAKING
50. Letters. : ESSES
51. Dimension. : DEPTH
53. Paid "drum beaters." : ADMEN
55. Injustice. : WRONG
57. ___ facie. : PRIMA
58. Famous name in golf. : HAGEN
60. Somewhat chilly. : RAWISH
62. Prick, as a balloon. : DEFLATE
66. Black. : INKY
67. Popular opera role. : BESS
68. Flavors. : SALTS
71. "We wuz ___!" : ROBBED
73. Written. : PENNED
75. My: It. : MIO
77. Directly. : SOON
79. No. 2 man. : VEEP
81. Anthology. : ALBUM
83. Place to pick a winner. : DOGTRACK
85. Copyreader. : EDITOR
87. Join. : CONNECT
88. Robes. : ATTIRE
90. Provident. : THRIFTY
92. In the same way. : EQUALLY
94. Hope: Lat. : SPES
95. Crimean native. : TATAR
96. Treasure. : RICHES
97. Trifle. : TOY
99. Untwists. : RAVELS
100. Divided. : CLOVEN
103. Give a turn. : SCARE
105. Daises. : PODIA
107. Albanian river. : DRIN
108. And others: Lat. : ETAL
110. Theater name. : HART
112. ___ marengo. : ALA
114. Roof angle. : HIP
115. Pronoun. : YOU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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