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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
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Strategic Pacific island. : FORMOSA
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National Director of Selective Service. : HERSHEY
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Senator from Green Mountain State. : BRIDGES
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Living in the open sea. : OCEANIC
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Of the seal family. : OTARINE
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Manumit. : RELEASE
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Fanciest, as lingerie. : LACIEST
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Removes gold paint. : UNGILDS
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Excessive treatment. : OVERUSE
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Uses a mangle. : IRONS
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Town in Honshu. : UEDA
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Men from "down under." : AUSSIES
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Philip Wylie character. : DES
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Chemical suffixes. : OINS
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People who enjoy tormenting others. : SADISTS
38
Rings. : PEALS
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Nota ___. : BENE
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Erose. : EATEN
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As: German. : ALS
44
Indulge in Sun Valley sport. : SKI
45
Man's name. : LANCE
46
Finer. : DAINTIER
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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
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Ever: Poet. : AYE
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Subject of oneiromancy. : DREAM
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Goddess of vengeance. : ARA
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One who favors inhabitants over immigrants. : NATIVIST
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Brand of Smyrna figs. : ELEME
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Native of Odense. : DANE
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Deserter. : RAT
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Adversaries. : ENEMIES
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Autocratic rulers. : CAESARS
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Best friend. : PAL
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Name, meaning woodlark. : ENID
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Allowances for waste. : TRETS
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The Mad Hatter thrust him into a teapot. : DORMOUSE
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Novel by Frank Norris. : PIT
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Condescend. : STOOP
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Monkey. : SAI
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Poetical contraction. : OER
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Profession: Latin. : ARS
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Footless animal. : APODE
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Native of Friendly Islands. : TONGAN
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Adherent of famous English Cardinal (1801–90). : NEWMANITE
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Noisy sleeper. : SNORER
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Mire: Scot. : GLAR
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Sheared rabbit fur. : SEALINE
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Ornamental border on lace. : PICOT
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Reward. : REMEMBER
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Dagwood's six-tier sandwich. : SNACK
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Neglectful of duty, : DERELICT
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Abrasive. : EMERY
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___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
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Native: Suff. : ITE
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___ and Penates. : LARES
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Scull. : OAR
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Abounding in rattan. : CANY
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Experimental oil wells. : TESTS
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Naval vessels. : ESCORTS
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Mr. Gump. : ANDY
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Girl's name. : INA
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Young hare. : LEVERET
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Drying chamber. : OVEN
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Paper founded by John Walter. : TIMES
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Endowed with the sense of touch. : TACTILE
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Raised to the highest degree. : ELATIVE
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Sphere. : ELEMENT
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The ___ feminine. : ETERNAL
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Flattery. : PALAVER
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It's golden. : SILENCE
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Mocks. : DERIDES
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Governor of Lone Star State. : SHIVERS
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Hurricane. : SNORTER
Down
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Numbered each page of a Ms. : FOLIOED
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"Sweet potato." : OCARINA
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Second thought. : RECONSIDERATION
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Water pipes. : MAINS
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Individuals. : ONES
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Member of the family. : SIS
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Animates. : ACTUATES
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French conjurer (1805–71). : HOUDIN
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Stoves. : ETNAS
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Maple Leaf ___. : RAG
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Nehru's new title. : SRI
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"Eyes" of beans. : HILA
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Finish. : ENDUP
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Agrees with. : YESSES
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Sweltering. : BROILING
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Dreams: Fr. : REVES
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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"___ Tag." : DER
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Augustus St. ___, Irish-American sculptor. : GAUDENS
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Perfume. : ESSENCE
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Sand partridges. : SEESEES
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River, near Kassel. : EDER
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Japanese beer. : SAKE
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Spankers, royals, etc. : SAILS
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Insipidity. : TAMENESS
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Most phlegmatic. : SLOWEST
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President of Columbia U., 1864–89. : BARNARD
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Fabric. : ETAMINE
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Pillar. : STELE
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Mooed. : LOWED
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Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
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Before. : ERE
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Time. : ERA
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Daub: Dial. : DOB
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They are the soul of wit. : BREVITIES
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Deadlock. : STALEMATE
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Most meager. : SPAREST
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Italian seaport. : TARANTO
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Russo-Turkish war, 1854–56. : CRIMEAN
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Unsightly object. : EYESORE
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Re-determination of state representation in Congress. : REAPPORTIONMENT
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Water wheel. : DANAIDE
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Metal refinery. : SMELTER
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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City in Pennsylvania. : EMAUS
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Leaf cutter. : ANT
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Hawaiian screw pines. : IES
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Dog-___. : EAR
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Hesitant syllables. : ERS
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Top parts of facades. : CORNICES
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Medium meetings. : SEANCES
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Canines, collectively. : DOGGERY
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Divested of wings, as termites. : DEALATE
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___ days. : PALMY
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Native of Muscat. : OMANI
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Financial combination. : POOL
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Apprehend. : NAB
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Editorial pronouns. : WES
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Printer's ___. : INK
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Progenitors. : SIRES
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Devastates a second time. : RELEVELS
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Sauciness. : PERTNESS
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Narrated. : RECITED
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Originate. : EMANATE
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Threatener. : MENACER
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Billy ___. : ROSE
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Be bold. : DARE
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Rhythm. : CADENCE
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Date-maker. : TRYSTER
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Infections: colloq. : STREPS
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Romeo and Juliet. : LOVERS
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Anatomical tissues. : TELAE
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Obscure Biblical word. : SELAH
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Plate, knife, fork, etc. : COVER
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To love: Fr. : AIMER
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Sweet-singing Jenny. : LIND
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Ankles. : TALI
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End: Comb. form. : TELO
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Thrice. : TRI
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Common contraction. : IVE
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___ 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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