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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1950

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 560
Across Down
1. Strategic Pacific island. : FORMOSA
8. National Director of Selective Service. : HERSHEY
15. Senator from Green Mountain State. : BRIDGES
22. Living in the open sea. : OCEANIC
23. Of the seal family. : OTARINE
24. Manumit. : RELEASE
25. Fanciest, as lingerie. : LACIEST
26. Removes gold paint. : UNGILDS
27. Excessive treatment. : OVERUSE
28. Uses a mangle. : IRONS
29. Town in Honshu. : UEDA
31. Men from "down under." : AUSSIES
33. Philip Wylie character. : DES
34. Chemical suffixes. : OINS
35. People who enjoy tormenting others. : SADISTS
38. Rings. : PEALS
39. Nota ___. : BENE
40. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
41. Erose. : EATEN
42. As: German. : ALS
44. Indulge in Sun Valley sport. : SKI
45. Man's name. : LANCE
46. Finer. : DAINTIER
48. Show feelings: Jocose. : EMOTE
50. Approves. : ENDORSES
52. Uses the telephone. : DIALS
53. Makers of bock. : BREWERS
55. Academic symbol. : GOWN
56. Cooks. : STEAMS
58. Furnish with battlements. : CRENELATE
60. Historians, man and wife. : BEARDS
64. Fire worshiper. : PARSI
65. Choler. : IRE
66. Of: Suffix. : ESE
67. Ever: Poet. : AYE
69. Subject of oneiromancy. : DREAM
70. Goddess of vengeance. : ARA
71. One who favors inhabitants over immigrants. : NATIVIST
74. Brand of Smyrna figs. : ELEME
76. Native of Odense. : DANE
77. Deserter. : RAT
78. Adversaries. : ENEMIES
79. Autocratic rulers. : CAESARS
81. Best friend. : PAL
82. Name, meaning woodlark. : ENID
84. Allowances for waste. : TRETS
85. The Mad Hatter thrust him into a teapot. : DORMOUSE
86. Novel by Frank Norris. : PIT
87. Condescend. : STOOP
89. Monkey. : SAI
90. Poetical contraction. : OER
91. Profession: Latin. : ARS
92. Footless animal. : APODE
94. Native of Friendly Islands. : TONGAN
96. Adherent of famous English Cardinal (1801–90). : NEWMANITE
99. Noisy sleeper. : SNORER
100. Mire: Scot. : GLAR
102. Sheared rabbit fur. : SEALINE
103. Ornamental border on lace. : PICOT
104. Reward. : REMEMBER
108. Dagwood's six-tier sandwich. : SNACK
109. Neglectful of duty, : DERELICT
112. Abrasive. : EMERY
113. ___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
115. Native: Suff. : ITE
116. ___ and Penates. : LARES
117. Scull. : OAR
118. Abounding in rattan. : CANY
119. Experimental oil wells. : TESTS
121. Naval vessels. : ESCORTS
123. Mr. Gump. : ANDY
124. Girl's name. : INA
125. Young hare. : LEVERET
127. Drying chamber. : OVEN
128. Paper founded by John Walter. : TIMES
129. Endowed with the sense of touch. : TACTILE
131. Raised to the highest degree. : ELATIVE
134. Sphere. : ELEMENT
136. The ___ feminine. : ETERNAL
137. Flattery. : PALAVER
138. It's golden. : SILENCE
139. Mocks. : DERIDES
140. Governor of Lone Star State. : SHIVERS
141. Hurricane. : SNORTER
1. Numbered each page of a Ms. : FOLIOED
2. "Sweet potato." : OCARINA
3. Second thought. : RECONSIDERATION
4. Water pipes. : MAINS
5. Individuals. : ONES
6. Member of the family. : SIS
7. Animates. : ACTUATES
8. French conjurer (1805–71). : HOUDIN
9. Stoves. : ETNAS
10. Maple Leaf ___. : RAG
11. Nehru's new title. : SRI
12. "Eyes" of beans. : HILA
13. Finish. : ENDUP
14. Agrees with. : YESSES
15. Sweltering. : BROILING
16. Dreams: Fr. : REVES
17. Islands: Fr. : ILES
18. "___ Tag." : DER
19. Augustus St. ___, Irish-American sculptor. : GAUDENS
20. Perfume. : ESSENCE
21. Sand partridges. : SEESEES
30. River, near Kassel. : EDER
32. Japanese beer. : SAKE
35. Spankers, royals, etc. : SAILS
36. Insipidity. : TAMENESS
37. Most phlegmatic. : SLOWEST
39. President of Columbia U., 1864–89. : BARNARD
41. Fabric. : ETAMINE
43. Pillar. : STELE
45. Mooed. : LOWED
47. Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
48. Before. : ERE
49. Time. : ERA
51. Daub: Dial. : DOB
53. They are the soul of wit. : BREVITIES
54. Deadlock. : STALEMATE
56. Most meager. : SPAREST
57. Italian seaport. : TARANTO
58. Russo-Turkish war, 1854–56. : CRIMEAN
59. Unsightly object. : EYESORE
61. Re-determination of state representation in Congress. : REAPPORTIONMENT
62. Water wheel. : DANAIDE
63. Metal refinery. : SMELTER
65. Roman roads. : ITERS
68. City in Pennsylvania. : EMAUS
72. Leaf cutter. : ANT
73. Hawaiian screw pines. : IES
74. Dog-___. : EAR
75. Hesitant syllables. : ERS
79. Top parts of facades. : CORNICES
80. Medium meetings. : SEANCES
83. Canines, collectively. : DOGGERY
85. Divested of wings, as termites. : DEALATE
88. ___ days. : PALMY
90. Native of Muscat. : OMANI
93. Financial combination. : POOL
95. Apprehend. : NAB
97. Editorial pronouns. : WES
98. Printer's ___. : INK
99. Progenitors. : SIRES
101. Devastates a second time. : RELEVELS
103. Sauciness. : PERTNESS
104. Narrated. : RECITED
105. Originate. : EMANATE
106. Threatener. : MENACER
107. Billy ___. : ROSE
109. Be bold. : DARE
110. Rhythm. : CADENCE
111. Date-maker. : TRYSTER
114. Infections: colloq. : STREPS
116. Romeo and Juliet. : LOVERS
119. Anatomical tissues. : TELAE
120. Obscure Biblical word. : SELAH
122. Plate, knife, fork, etc. : COVER
123. To love: Fr. : AIMER
125. Sweet-singing Jenny. : LIND
126. Ankles. : TALI
128. End: Comb. form. : TELO
130. Thrice. : TRI
132. Hebrew letter. : TAV
133. Common contraction. : IVE
135. ___ Yutang. : LIN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 28 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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