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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, December 5, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 578 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,986
Across
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Bible tale. : PARABLE
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Sudden spell of activity. : SPASM
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Encloses. : SWATHES
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Affirmer. : AVERRER
21
Street: Span. : CALLE
22
Stouthearted. : VALIANT
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House "by a waterfall." : COTTAGE
24
Became public. : OUTED
25
A case in point. : EXAMPLE
26
City in Peru. : ICA
27
Pile on a ship, as logs. : DECKUP
29
Shakespeare. : WILL
31
Katmandu is its capital. : NEPAL
32
"Sabrina ___." : FAIR
34
Cubic meter. : STERE
35
Philippine native fort. : COTA
37
Parcheesi equipment. : DICE
38
Lazed. : IDLED
40
Clairvoyant. : SEER
41
Gentle touch. : CARESS
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Even: Poet. : EEN
44
A kind of monger. : COSTER
46
In excellent style.: Colloq. : PRIMELY
48
Rough. : COARSE
50
Skips over. : OMITS
52
To galvanize. : ZINC
53
Defoe heroine. : MOLL
54
The Western world. : AMERICA
57
Resurrect. : RESTORETOLIFE
62
Grammar for the "real gone." : PASTTENSE
64
Vinegar bottles. : CRUETS
65
Dill. : ANET
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Coal mine. : PIT
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Present of dubious dentistry. : GIFTHORSE
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Day: Span. : DIA
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Actress Menken. : ADAH
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Hyderabad village of famous rock temples. : ELLORA
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Big and strong. : STRAPPING
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Beautiful Marianne. : LABELLEFRANCE
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Arab chief's domain. : EMIRATE
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He was "Shane." : LADD
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Timid souls. : MICE
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Coin of Norway or Denmark. : KRONE
84
Limber. : SUPPLE
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Belgian port: Fr. sp. : OSTENDE
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City near Manhattan. : NEWARK
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Girl's name. : UNA
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Cold dishes. : ASPICS
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Make known. : TELL
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Fashionable gathering. : SALON
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Hoop-shaped handle. : BAIL
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Piffle. : TOSH
102
Drive on. : IMPEL
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Icy coating. : RIME
105
Arm bones. : ULNAS
107
Mexican peasant. : PEON
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Placard. : POSTER
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Cote sound. : MAA
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Go back the same way. : RETRACE
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Seeped through. : OOZED
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Conclusion. : TAILEND
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The soul of wit. : BREVITY
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Cum ___: with praise. : LAUDE
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Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
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Ditto 21 Across, in Berlin. : STRASSE
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Reduce to bits. : SHRED
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Stage direction. : REENTER
Down
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The peaceless main. : PACIFIC
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Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
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Sells in small lots. : RETAILS
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"It's pretty, but is it ___?" : ART
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Tack's relative. : BRAD
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Laws: Latin. : LEGES
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Sets up. : ERECTS
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Pot cleaner. : SCOURER
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Impoverish. : PAUPERIZE
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High note. : ALT
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Educational opportunity. : MEDICALCOURSE
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Elegantly graceful. : SVELTE
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Substance used in batik designing. : WAX
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Senator-elect Bible. : ALAN
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At the right moment. : TIMED
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Of deeper felicity. : HAPPIER
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Twines. : ENLACES
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Like a column: Rare. : STELENE
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Holds. : KEEPS
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Tropical parrot. : LORY
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Witty reply. : RETORT
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Neck scarves. : ASCOTS
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Resign voluntarily. : DEMIT
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El ___, California border city. : CENTRO
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Flying alone. : SOLO
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Major crop in Burma. : RICE
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Bad luck. : MISCHANCE
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Nazimova's first name. : ALLA
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Snarled. : TANGLED
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Versifier: Obs. : METERER
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Dismay: Var. : APPAL
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Girl's name. : MAIDA
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Institutions dealing with a social problem. : REFORMSCHOOLS
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Postlude to labor. : REST
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Krishna Menon's land. : INDIA
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Boxer's strategy. : FEINT
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Stage: Fr. : ETAGE
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One's own person: Dial. : SILF
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Character quirks. : TRAITS
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Be useful. : HELP
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Senior. : ELDEST
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Sun god. : AMON
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Relatives of hemlocks. : PINES
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In the peacetime. : PREWAR
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Ooh, ___! : LALA
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He has legs to spare. : CENTIPEDE
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Seaweeds. : KELPS
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City rim. : SUBURBS
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Deaf to danger. : UNALERT
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Cougar. : PAINTER
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River NW of Paris. : OISE
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Out of style. : DEMODED
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Food. : ALIMENT
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Type of literature. : ROMANCE
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Breadmaker. : KNEADER
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A very strong character. : POPEYE
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G. I.'s delight. : LETTER
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Stage of insect growth. : LARVA
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Contract. : LEASE
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Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
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Biblical patriarch. : NOAH
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Hill. : RISE
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Coppers: Abbr. : CTS
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Son of Jehiel. : ZUR
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Gov. Jordan. : LEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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