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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 1961

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In the original clue for 39-Across, "Liège" had an acute accent over the first e; corrected this to make it grave.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,524
Across
1
Something transitory. : VAPOR
6
Low-wheeled carriage. : CALASH
12
Does obeisance. : KNEELS
18
A greeting. : ALLHAIL
21
Receptive. : OPENTO
22
Regular. : NORMAL
23
Amasser of precancels. : STAMPCOLLECTOR
25
Within. : INSIDE
26
Principal: Abbr. : CEN
27
Like some floors. : TILED
28
Hint. : TIPOFF
30
Tennyson name. : ENID
31
Table scraps. : ORTS
33
Moves slowly. : LAGS
34
Condition of rest. : SLEEP
36
Bridge builder: Abbr. : ENG
37
With intensity. : DEEPLY
39
Suburb of Liège. : ANS
41
Celebrity. : LION
42
Compass. : RANGE
44
Confuse. : ADDLE
45
Dashing forcibly. : SLAPPING
47
Cried. : WEPT
48
Zoological suffix. : INAE
50
Form into pellets. : PILL
51
Story parts, complete within themselves. : EPISODES
55
Crosier. : PASTORAL
59
Gleams. : RAYS
61
Awaiting. : INSTORE
62
Arctic island. : ATTU
63
Like certain streets. : TWOWAY
65
Sheet of stamps. : PANE
67
Relative of Sra. : MME
68
Furtive glimpse. : PEEP
69
Flood of a sort. : AVALANCHE
71
Was profitable. : PAID
72
Relative of a ref. : UMP
73
Vanished. : FLED
74
Designate the site of. : LOCATE
76
Route. : LINE
77
Adornment. : APPAREL
80
See 41 Across. : IDOL
82
Acted impudently. : BRAZENED
84
Most clamorous. : NOISIEST
86
Individuals. : ONES
88
School founded by Henry VI. : ETON
89
Dickens child. : NELL
90
Where the best seats are. : RINGSIDE
93
Aggregates. : LUMPS
97
Stately. : REGAL
99
Suffixes meaning "like." : EANS
100
Unmoving: Abbr. : STA
101
Key fruit. : SAMARA
102
Freudian terms. : IDS
103
Row of stamps. : STRIP
105
Where Mt. Timpanogos is. : UTAH
107
Social climber. : SNOB
108
Small meal. : BITE
110
Set of nine. : ENNEAD
113
Grodno's river. : NEMAN
115
Where: Lat. : UBI
116
Now. : ATONCE
118
Source of "Don Juan in Hell." : MANANDSUPERMAN
121
Where "the City" is. : LONDON
122
Be added to, as interest. : ACCRUE
123
Lull. : RESPITE
124
Stylish: Colloq. : DRESSY
125
Requirer. : NEEDER
126
Packs, as a gun. : TOTES
Down
1
___ Gama. : VASCODA
2
Modified. : ALTERED
3
Established. : PLANTED
4
Electrical unit. : OHM
5
Engrossed (in). : RAPT
6
Sign of winter. : COLDSNAP
7
Gibbon. : APE
8
Speaker: Abbr. : LECT
9
Opposed. : ANTI
10
Visits. : STOPSIN
11
Timepiece. : HOROLOGE
12
Mumbletypeg item. : KNIFE
13
Common prefix. : NON
14
Gaelic. : ERSE
15
Fundamental right of governments. : EMINENTDOMAIN
16
Cargo. : LADING
17
Hammer. : SLEDGE
19
In a very cold manner. : ICILY
20
Girl in popular song. : LOLA
24
Authorized. : LEGAL
29
Bog. : FEN
32
Divide. : SPLITUP
35
Throng. : PRESS
38
Soft fabric. : LENO
40
Type of nebula. : SPIRAL
41
Madonna ___. : LILY
43
" . . . boil like ___." : APOT
45
Embankments. : SEAWALLS
46
Join in some activity. : PLAYALONG
47
Claret. : WINE
49
Creative work. : ART
52
Maine symbol. : PINETREE
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White. : ERMINE
54
Tennis tournament term. : SEEDED
55
Native of Port Moresby. : PAPUAN
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Musical direction. : ATEMPO
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Way up. : STEPPINGSTONE
58
Term of endearment. : LOVE
60
Humane group: Abbr. : SPCC
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African watercourse. : WADI
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Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
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___ a person than. : NOLESS
71
Fall assemblies. : PLENUMS
73
Perceive. : FEEL
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Use up. : EAT
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On the briny. : ASEA
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Brooks. : RILLS
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Spanish lords. : DONS
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He wrote "J'Accuse." : ZOLA
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Railroader. : TRAINMAN
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Attend the classes of (some teacher). : SITUNDER
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Rest ___. : INPEACE
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Finds the age of. : DATES
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Free a slave. : MANUMIT
95
Establish a will's validity. : PROBATE
96
Ancient Italians. : SABINES
97
Coarse. : RIBALD
98
Publisher's employee. : EDITOR
99
Sea bird. : ERN
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Phantom. : SHAPE
104
Wee. : TEENY
106
River into Tartary Strait. : AMUR
109
Upshots. : ENDS
111
Noun suffix. : ANCE
112
Indo-Aryan people. : DARD
114
Haunt. : NEST
117
Romaine. : COS
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High cloud: Fr. : NUE
120
Part of a train: Abbr. : RPO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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