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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,364
Across
1. Thinks well of. : ESTEEMS
8. Dismay. : APPAL
13. Winter resort. : BAHAMAS
20. Olympic field event. : SHOTPUT
21. Too jaded to care. : BLASE
22. Secret doctrine. : ESOTERY
23. Variety of soapstone. : TALCITE
24. Heroine of "Crime and Punishment." : SONIA
25. Febrifuge. : ASPIRIN
26. Building wing. : ELL
27. Second word of Gray's "Elegy." : CURFEW
29. Dotes on. : ADORES
31. Not a big wheel. : COG
32. Confeds. : REBS
34. About: Dial. : ANENST
36. Foam. : SUDS
37. Final move in chess. : MATE
38. Old English goldpiece. : RYAL
40. Separated factions. : SCHISMS
42. Bird. : SWAN
44. Asset of a pleated skirt. : SWIRL
46. A sojourn in a caldarium. : STEAMBATH
48. Entr'___. : ACTES
51. Neatest. : TIDIEST
53. Check a horse. : REIN
54. Auricular. : EARLIKE
56. Occupée. : ENGAGEE
57. "To ___ not to be." : BEOR
58. Cooper. : BARRELER
59. Bide a ___. : WEE
60. Merman role. : ANNIE
62. Insistent ones. : URGERS
64. Any aircraft. : AERO
65. Thief of time. : PROCRASTINATION
68. Hartebeest. : ASSE
71. Theatre district. : RIALTO
72. Alter a law. : AMEND
73. Soothing word to a horse. : SOH
76. Dance. : CAKEWALK
78. Away off. : AFAR
80. Trickery. : DODGERY
82. Fat. : ADIPOSE
83. Embracers. : ARMS
84. Citrus-flavored. : LEMONED
85. Proud parent. : DOTER
86. Bridgework, for instance. : DENTISTRY
90. "___ told by an idiot . . . " : ATALE
91. Pussy willow. : TREE
93. Trap. : ENSNARE
94. Tide-wet king: Var. : CNUT
95. Six: Span. : SEIS
97. St.-___, Normandy town : MALO
99. Chaperone. : DUENNA
101. Pea jackets. : PODS
104. Engages in. : HAS
105. Work of a U. S. bureau. : CENSUS
107. Region of Italy. : LATIUM
109. Dispute: Colloq. : ROW
110. Vehicle. : ASHCART
112. Makes tidy. : NEATS
114. Great lady for Ivan. : TSARINA
116. Jumble. : MELANGE
117. Grandmother's brooch. : CAMEO
118. Dependent. : RELIANT
119. Champs-___. : ELYSEES
120. Everlasting: Poet. : ETERN
121. Comestibles. : EDIBLES
Down
1. Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
2. Petrologist's concern. : SHALE
3. One source of city or state income. : TOLLBRIDGE
4. And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
5. Grand. : EPIC
6. Joint. : MUTUAL
7. Severe. : STERN
8. Fondness promoter. : ABSENCE
9. Sword in peacetime. : PLOWSHARE
10. Piper in the woods. : PAN
11. From Mecca to Mukden. : ASIA
12. Sailor taking soundings. : LEADSMAN
13. Noted American historian. : BEARD
14. Estimate rates. : ASSESS
15. Dances: Colloq. : HOPS
16. Clan: New Zealand. : ATI
17. Commercial. : MERCANTILE
18. In tumult. : ARIOT
19. Irish dramatist. : SYNGE
28. Gathering, for song or fun. : FEST
30. Remove from office. : OUST
33. Neighbor of Israel. : SYRIA
35. One of Rachel Field's books. : TIMEOUTOFMIND
37. One-time owner of Hope diamond. : MACLEAN
39. Vinegar. : ALEGAR
41. Italian police officers. : SBIRRI
43. Baron De La ___, of old Virginia. : WARR
44. Mulligan. : STEW
45. Vermouth. : WINE
46. Lettered with a form. : STENCILED
47. Faint-___: (without conviction). : HEARTEDLY
49. Water cress: Dial. : EKER
50. Of a blood fluid: Comb. form. : SERO
52. Spanish ladies. : SENORAS
55. Sister of Cleopatra. : ARSINOE
57. Star in "The Teahouse." : BEAL
58. Timber. : BEAM
61. Land of the Middle East. : IRAK
63. Growl. : GNAR
65. TV teacher. : PEEPERS
66. Commences. : STARTS
67. "___ Out." : ODDMAN
68. School: Abbr. : ACAD
69. Oriental carriage. : SADO
70. Nervously. : SKITTISHLY
73. Of legislators. : SENATORIAL
74. Russian city. : OREL
75. London park. : HYDE
77. Had on. : WORE
79. Attacker. : ASSAULTER
81. Organized. : GOTUP
83. Speak for the sponsor. : ANNOUNCE
87. Grown-up elvers. : EELS
88. "Gunpowder ___ and plot." : TREASON
89. House charge. : RENT
92. Come forth. : EMERGE
94. Brought about. : CAUSED
95. Fie! : SHAME
96. Stand. : EASEL
98. Pot contributions. : ANTES
100. Saltpetre. : NITRE
102. Poet revived by Hemingway. : DONNE
103. Hits flies. : SWATS
105. Stick. : CANE
106. Establish in authority. : SEAT
108. Indian caste. : MALI
111. ___ urgent (emergency): Fr. : CAS
113. Soul: Fr. : AME
115. Curved piece. : RIB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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