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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: 547 (avg 1.47)
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. : PAIR
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
53. White. : ERMINE
54. Tennis tournament term. : SEERED
55. Native of Port Moresby. : PAPUAN
56. Musical direction. : ATEMPO
57. Way up. : STEPPINGSTONE
58. Term of endearment. : LOVE
60. Humane group: Abbr. : SPCC
64. African watercourse. : WADI
66. Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
70. ___ a person than. : NOLESS
71. Fall assemblies. : PLENUMS
73. Perceive. : FEEL
75. Use up. : EAT
78. On the briny. : ASEA
79. Brooks. : RILLS
81. Spanish lords. : DONS
83. He wrote "J'Accuse." : ZOLA
85. Railroader. : TRAINMAN
87. Attend the classes of (some teacher). : SITUNDER
91. Rest ___. : INPEACE
92. Finds the age of. : DATES
94. 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
101. 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
119. 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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