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PLAYING GAMES

New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1961

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 124, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.89, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,552
Across
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Small hollow: Anat. : FOSSA
6
Darling. : PET
9
___-fact. : MATTEROF
17
Receipts. : INCOME
19
One-way doors. : EXITS
22
Cruel. : INHUMANE
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___ base. : STOLEN
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Port in North Korea. : GISHU
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Picturesque. : SCENICAL
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Mailing stickers. : CHRISTMASSEALS
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Obvious. : PATENT
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Mailed. : SENT
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City on the Don. : ROSTOV
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Othello's ancient. : IAGO
34
"Although I am ___ man, I am not less a man." : APIOUS
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Extra. : ODD
38
Revises a sound track. : REDUBS
43
Suitors. : ADMIRERS
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Temporary lodgings: Fr. : PIEDSATERRE
48
French monks. : FRERES
49
Hit. : SUCCESS
50
Overweening. : VAIN
51
Books. : TOMES
52
Candidate for the rummage sale. : WHITEELEPHANT
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Have a meal. : SUP
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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___ well. : OIL
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Poem in 24 books. : ILIAD
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T. Williams' latest. : THENIGHTOFTHEIGUANA
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Tissue: Prefix. : HISTO
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Part of N. Y. C.'s subway system. : IRT
68
Earnest money: Lat. : ARRHA
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Depression antidote: Abbr. : NRA
71
Candidate of a sort. : STALKINGHORSE
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Honey possums of Australia. : TAITS
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Dear: Ger. : LIEB
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Most snappish. : EDGIEST
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Close. : FINALE
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Her day is November 19. : STELIZABETH
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Sprees. : CAROUSES
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Son of Ashhur. : TEMENI
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Ordinarily: Abbr. : USU
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Family member. : PARENT
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Ancient idol. : BAAL
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___ d'etre. : RAISON
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Barrie character. : SMEE
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U. S. border city. : ELPASO
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Home appliances. : CLOTHESWASHERS
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Where Kuwait is. : NEAREAST
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Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
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Is connected. : TIESIN
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Palm. : DATETREE
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Screened again. : RERAN
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Interweave. : ENLACE
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Unilateral. : ONESIDED
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Honshu town. : ONO
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"___ Dream," Wagner aria. : ELSAS
Down
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Exchequers, old style. : FISCS
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___ road. : ONTHE
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Disdain. : SCORN
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One diamond. : SOLITAIRE
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City near Des Moines. : AMES
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Mythical flier. : PEGASUS
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Is. : EXISTS
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"___, 'twas ever so, since heretofore ... " : TISSO
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___ solemnis. : MISSA
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Old: Abbr. : ANC
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Tennyson poem. : THEPOET
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Deep-sea fish. : TUNA
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Give forth. : EMIT
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Rush. : RACE
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___ even keel. : ONAN
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Believed. : FELT
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Contestants. : ENTRIES
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Biblical birdcall. : THEVOICEOFTHETURTLE
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Her: Lat. : SUA
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Othello. : MOOR
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British military scientist. : LIDDELLHART
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Comprehend. : GRASP
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Fit to be seen. : PRESENTABLE
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Imposture. : DECEIT
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Diminution of worth. : DEVALUATION
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Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
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"___ Pastorals," by William Browne. : BRITANNIAS
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Oriental coin. : SEN
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Matinee times: Abbr. : AFTS
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Dry spell: Var. : DROUTH
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W. C. Handy, by adoption. : MEMPHISITE
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Place. : PUT
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Compass point. : SSE
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Sioux chief and "medicine maker." : SITTINGBULL
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Road: Ger. : WEG
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Royal title: Abbr. : HRH
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Towering. : HIGH
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Bass ___. : VIOL
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Move suddenly and repeatedly. : DARTLE
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Prize. : ESTEEM
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Bacchanalia. : ORGIES
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Sounds of hesitation. : ERS
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Anger. : IRE
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"___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
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Girl's name meaning "cassia." : KEZIA
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Ancient city in Turkestan. : OSH
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In ___ (succinctly). : ANUTSHELL
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Amphibious vessel: Abbr. : LST
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Type of butterfly. : FRENATE
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Within the hull of a ship. : INBOARD
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Card game. : CASSINO
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In a line. : AROW
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Vender of a sort. : PIEMAN
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Worked. : ACTED
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"Face of ___," Jack Lemmon vehicle. : AHERO
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Western scenery. : MESAS
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Violinist Morini. : ERICA
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Anglo-Saxon slaves. : ESNES
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Within: Prefix. : ENDO
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Spare. : LEAN
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French delicacy. : PATE
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Character in 59 Across, Book V. : ARES
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One of the Pharaohs. : SETI
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Short for "across." : OER
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___ qua non. : SINE
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Escort. : SEE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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