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GAME OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1947

Author:
Elizabeth Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 306
Across
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Capital of Noordholland. : HAARLEM
8
Hero of Saint-Saëns opera, 1877. : SAMSON
14
Capital of a lost Italian colony. : ASMARA
20
Important island of the Moluccas. : AMBOINA
21
Appraise carefully. : EVALUE
22
Arrived at. : GAINED
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Oceanic pass off coast of Texas. : ARANSAS
24
Squirrel-like rodents. : LEROTS
25
Where Nova Lisboa is. : ANGOLA
26
___ Carson, county in Colorado. : KIT
27
Part of old France. : PROVENCE
29
Divining rod. : TWIG
31
Goldleaf layer's brush. : TIP
32
Siouan Indian. : OTOE
34
Put into effect. : ENACT
35
A Hollywood Ladd. : ALAN
36
Sharpen. : WHET
37
Wife of Balder. : NANNA
39
Engraves by means of dots. : STIPPLES
42
Annoy: Colloq. : PEEVE
43
Character in "Romeo and Juliet." : NURSE
46
Great lake in SE Africa. : NYASSA
47
Misjudged. : ERRED
48
Night spot with music. : CABARET
51
Rio ___, river in Brazil. : NEGRO
52
Piece of fired clay. : TILE
54
Masculine name, : IRA
55
Humiliate. : ABASE
57
Used in navigation. : MAPS
59
Where the New Mexico is being scrapped. : NEWARK
63
Player on Bob Hannegan's team. : CARD
65
Word opposed to another in meaning. : ANTONYM
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Where Urga is. : MONGOLIA
69
Bitters: French. : AMER
70
Exhibition of passionate feeling. : SCENE
71
County in Colorado. : OTERO
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Aladdin's talisman. : LAMP
74
Unfortunate event. : DISASTER
76
A county, city and river in New Jersey. : PASSAIC
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Bind together: Nautical. : FRAP
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Sagacious. : ASTUTE
80
Burmese demons. : NATS
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Stimulates. : URGES
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City near Asuncion, Paraguay. : ITA
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Lake in E. Manitoba. : GODS
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Island, Dutch outpost SE of Celebes. : BUTON
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Inveigles. : ENTICES
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City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
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___ City, Florida. : HAINES
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Commit a trespass. : ENTER
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Careens. : CANTS
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Secretary of Agriculture. : ANDERSON
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A windlass. : WINCH
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Greek goddess of discord. : ERIS
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The redshank. : CLEE
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Their flag is green, white and orange. : IRISH
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People of east Sudan. : SERE
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Object in mind. : AIM
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Compose. : CALM
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Horseshoe Falls side of Goat Island. : CANADIAN
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Arm of an ocean. : SEA
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Clinched. : NAILED
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Compound derived from sugar. : OSAMIN
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___ Antilles. : GREATER
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Contents. : INSIDE
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Devising a nomenclature. : NAMING
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Shabbiest. : MEANEST
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Costly satin-weave fabric of Asia. : CAMLET
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Become manifest. : EMERGE
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Seeks to attain. : ASPIRES
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King once Prince Charles of Denmark. : HAAKON
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Elixir of life: Hinduism. : AMRITA
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Ancient Greek sacred place. : ABATON
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Speech defect.. : LISP
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Lake in Finland : ENARE
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Benjamin Franklin was one. : MASON
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Exclusive. : SELECT
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One of the Seven Hills. : AVENTINE
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Tristan's uncle. : MARC
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The black haw. : SLOE
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An omission in printing. : OUT
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Cuddles. : NESTLES
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Moreover. : AGAIN
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Chinese teapotlike musical instrument. : SANG
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A marble. : MIG
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One similar. : ANOTHER
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Alleviate. : RELIEVE
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Accommodated. : ADAPTED
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Urnlike vessel. : VASE
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Star in Geminorum. : WASAT
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City in central Sicily. : ENNA
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Poet, one of the Hartford Wits (1761–1815). : ALSOP
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Person turned into an animal: Folklore. : WEREWOLF
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Mesmeric emanation. : AURA
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One of a people of central Africa. : PYGMY
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Plateaus in the Andes. : PARAMOS
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Masculine name. : PELEG
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Stitched loosely again. : REBASTED
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Posture. : STANCE
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Harvest fly. : CICADA
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The Chevalier d'Herblay. : ARAMIS
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Merest. : BAREST
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Gaseous element. : NEON
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The name of thirteen Popes. : INNOCENT
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Exacting. : STERN
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Smudge. : SMEAR
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Visigothic king, conqueror of Rome, 410. : ALARIC
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Fissured: Zool. : RIMATE
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Greek letters. : KAPPAS
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The game of checkers. : DRAUGHTS
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He rode a dolphin. : NEPTUNE
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Christian teacher of Alexandria. : ORIGEN
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Chinese unit of measure. : TSUN
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Colonnaded porches. : STOAS
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Flower. : ASTER
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Sojourn. : ABIDE
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Gallimaufry. : STEW
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Auxiliary verb. : SHALL
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Hudson River town, settled 1750. : OSSINING
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The seventh asteroid. : IRIS
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Pelagic. : OCEANIC
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Poem by Tennyson. : MARIANA
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Belief that all objects possess life. : ANIMISM
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Showy flower. : ANEMONE
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Important source of vitamins. : ORANGE
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Western U.S. squatter. : NESTER
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Malay dagger. : CREESE
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A game at cards. : HEARTS
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Schoolboy. : CADET
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Greek letter. : SIGMA
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Runs swiftly. : HARES
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Capitulate. : CEDE
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Arrived. : CAME
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Title borne by the Caliphs. : AMIR
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Wagon tongue. : NEAP
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Book: Gypsy. : LIL
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___ Houston, president of Texas, 1836–1844. : SAM
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Blackbird. : ANI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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