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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,007
Across
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Reddish-yellow shade. : SAND
5
Greek mountain. : OSSA
9
Dear me! : MERCY
14
"Joe Louis" in the movies. : WALLACE
21
Filling for the bird. : CHESTNUTS
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___ Root. : ELIHU
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Interstitial. : AREOLAR
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Popular English Yule drink. : HOTCIDERWASSAIL
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Including in a directory. : LISTING
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Breadcrumb. : ORT
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Ancient Persians. : MEDIANS
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Tendencies. : TRENDS
32
Scatters for drying. : TEDS
33
Capital city. : OSLO
35
Acquire by service. : EARN
36
Kind of syrup. : MAPLE
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Minute: Colloq. : TEENY
39
Gave a sidelong glance. : LEERED
42
Euterpe. : MUSE
44
Pronoun. : YOU
45
Rhine border region. : ALSACE
47
Salad garnish. : CRESS
50
Ready a camera. : LOAD
52
Persona ___. : GRATA
54
Duty. : TAX
55
Substitute for 21 Across. : MUSHROOMS
59
Sand hopper. : FLEA
61
"They'd eaten every ___." : ONE
62
1st word of the "Battle Hymn." : MINE
63
Man's name. : ALOIS
64
Dwarf cattle. : NIATA
66
Anthony and Clarissa. : EDENS
68
Swain. : WOOER
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Gists of stories. : NUBS
70
___ voce. : SOTTO
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Resorts. : SPAS
72
Counter to. : AGAINST
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Ingredient of 25 Across. : ALE
75
Italian seaport. : BARI
76
P. M., telephonically. : PIPEMMA
79
Carol. : AIR
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Viands. : TURKEYANDCRANBERRYSAUCE
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J. C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
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Bordeaux's department. : GIRONDE
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Zone. : BELT
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Title in Ethiopia. : RAS
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French land measures. : ARPENTS
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One-horse sleigh. : PUNG
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Part of a farm. : DAIRY
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Taradiddles. : FIBS
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"Jeanette, Isabella" and others. : NOELS
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Italian poet (1544–95). : TASSO
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Rout. : SETTO
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Tributary of the Elbe. : SAALE
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Siestas. : NAPS
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Mortarboard. : CAP
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Porous limestone. : TUFA
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Weihnachten cookie. : LEBKUCHEN
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Wearied. : BORED
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Round. : TOUR
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Rep. from Tennessee. : REECE
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Man's name. : STEVEN
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Actor Ayres. : LEW
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West Point student: Colloq. : PLEB
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Signature of a President. : WHTAFT
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Expresses with a smile. : GRINS
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"Beowulf" and others. : EPICS
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Biblical name. : REBA
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Evening: Ital. : SERA
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Pro ___ publico. : BONO
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Chant. : INTONE
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A wonderful thing. : MIRACLE
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___ doll. : RAG
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Vocal flourish. : ROULADE
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Substitute for 21 Across. : SAUSAGESTUFFING
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Ranks. : ESTATES
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Door sign. : ENTER
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Southern Christmas favorite. : FRUITCAKE
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Sweet. : DESSERT
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Chimney. : STACK
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Light blows. : TAPS
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Chunk of earth. : CLOD
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It's recessed till next year. : SCHOOL
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Richard III's need. : AHORSE
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Vex. : NETTLE
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Decoration. : DSC
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Heraldic term. : ONDE
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Glove material. : SUEDE
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Groove. : STRIA
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Teeming. : ASWARM
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Kind of uniform jacket. : MESS
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Spanish articles. : ELS
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Gaucho's appurtenance. : RIATA
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Atwitter. : CHIRPY
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Symbol of Christmas Eve. : YULELOG
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Pioneer in public health. : WALD
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Bearded: Bot. : ARISTATE
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French article. : LES
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Namesakes of Mme. Lehmann. : LOTTES
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Legal transfer of ownership. : ALIENATION
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Goodies for the younger set. : CANDYCANES
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Units of work. : ERGS
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Cratchit, Jr. : TIM
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Abrogate. : ANNUL
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Nerve cell. : NEURON
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Genus of popular flowers. : ORCHIS
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Edible grain. : MEAL
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Guido's note. : ELA
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Makes a slip. : ERRS
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___ gratias. : DEO
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Chesterfield. : SOFA
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Put to use. : EXERT
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Mexican state. : SONORA
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Hitting. : SMITING
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Go off the ___ (become angry). : DEEPEND
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Handle. : ANSA
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___ arms, soldier. : MANAT
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Wailing cry. : ULULU
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Staid. : SOBER
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Met. : SAT
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Novel of 1859. : ADAMBEDE
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Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
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Part of a pie. : TOPCRUST
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Girl's name. : ESME
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Garment. : WAIST
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"___ with Music." : SAYIT
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Directly: Colloq. : SPANG
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With joy. : GAYLY
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The Aar is ___ river. : BERNS
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Smooth over. : IRONOUT
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Umpire. : ARBITER
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Ships: Poet. : KEELS
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Ladles. : DIPS
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Furnish with new attire. : REROBE
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Dickensian clerk. : URIAH
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Cyrus Field's achievement, 1866. : CABLE
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To eat: Ger. : ESSEN
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Grandma Moses and others. : ANNAS
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Christmas entree in Bavaria. : ROASTGOOSE
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German Yuletide cookies. : PEPPERNUTS
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It guided the Magi. : STAR
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An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Aspects. : FACETS
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Little monkey. : APELET
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Jonathan's father. : SAUL
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Of that kind. : SUCH
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Think over. : CONSIDER
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Dandies. : FOPS
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Suburb of London. : KEW
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"___ Bolt." : BEN
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Unthrones. : DEPOSES
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Replace worn equipment. : RERIG
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Quartette instruments. : VIOLAS
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Former Ambassador to England. : WINANT
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Deprived. : BEREFT
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TV adjunct. : AERIAL
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Edwin ___ Goldman. : FRANKO
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Followed closely: Colloq. : TAGGED
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Port of Spanish Morocco. : CEUTA
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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Cultivated. : BRED
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___-ce pas? : NEST
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Symbol. : MARK
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Spanish name. : LUIS
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Relative of a mud puppy. : EFT
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Dined. : ATE
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Trice: Colloq. : SEC
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Guardians of the airwaves. : FCC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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