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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
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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
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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
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Dispute: Colloq. : ROW
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Vehicle. : ASHCART
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Makes tidy. : NEATS
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Great lady for Ivan. : TSARINA
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Jumble. : MELANGE
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Grandmother's brooch. : CAMEO
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Dependent. : RELIANT
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Champs-___. : ELYSEES
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Everlasting: Poet. : ETERN
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Comestibles. : EDIBLES
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Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
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Petrologist's concern. : SHALE
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One source of city or state income. : TOLLBRIDGE
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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Grand. : EPIC
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Joint. : MUTUAL
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Severe. : STERN
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Fondness promoter. : ABSENCE
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Sword in peacetime. : PLOWSHARE
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Piper in the woods. : PAN
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From Mecca to Mukden. : ASIA
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Sailor taking soundings. : LEADSMAN
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Noted American historian. : BEARD
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Estimate rates. : ASSESS
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Dances: Colloq. : HOPS
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Clan: New Zealand. : ATI
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Commercial. : MERCANTILE
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In tumult. : ARIOT
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Irish dramatist. : SYNGE
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Gathering, for song or fun. : FEST
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Remove from office. : OUST
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Neighbor of Israel. : SYRIA
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One of Rachel Field's books. : TIMEOUTOFMIND
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One-time owner of Hope diamond. : MACLEAN
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Vinegar. : ALEGAR
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Italian police officers. : SBIRRI
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Baron De La ___, of old Virginia. : WARR
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Mulligan. : STEW
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Vermouth. : WINE
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Lettered with a form. : STENCILED
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Faint-___: (without conviction). : HEARTEDLY
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Water cress: Dial. : EKER
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Of a blood fluid: Comb. form. : SERO
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Spanish ladies. : SENORAS
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Sister of Cleopatra. : ARSINOE
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Star in "The Teahouse." : BEAL
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Timber. : BEAM
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Land of the Middle East. : IRAK
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Growl. : GNAR
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TV teacher. : PEEPERS
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Commences. : STARTS
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"___ Out." : ODDMAN
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Oriental carriage. : SADO
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Nervously. : SKITTISHLY
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Of legislators. : SENATORIAL
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Russian city. : OREL
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London park. : HYDE
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Had on. : WORE
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Attacker. : ASSAULTER
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Organized. : GOTUP
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Speak for the sponsor. : ANNOUNCE
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Grown-up elvers. : EELS
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"Gunpowder ___ and plot." : TREASON
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House charge. : RENT
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Come forth. : EMERGE
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Brought about. : CAUSED
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Fie! : SHAME
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Stand. : EASEL
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Pot contributions. : ANTES
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Saltpetre. : NITRE
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Poet revived by Hemingway. : DONNE
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Hits flies. : SWATS
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Stick. : CANE
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Establish in authority. : SEAT
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Indian caste. : MALI
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___ urgent (emergency): Fr. : CAS
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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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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