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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
1. Bible tale. : PARABLE
8. Sudden spell of activity. : SPASM
13. Encloses. : SWATHES
20. Affirmer. : AVERRER
21. Street: Span. : CALLE
22. Stouthearted. : VALIANT
23. 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
43. 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
66. Coal mine. : PIT
67. Present of dubious dentistry. : GIFTHORSE
69. Day: Span. : DIA
70. Actress Menken. : ADAH
72. Hyderabad village of famous rock temples. : ELLORA
73. Big and strong. : STRAPPING
77. Beautiful Marianne. : LABELLEFRANCE
80. Arab chief's domain. : EMIRATE
81. He was "Shane." : LADD
82. Timid souls. : MICE
83. Coin of Norway or Denmark. : KRONE
84. Limber. : SUPPLE
87. Belgian port: Fr. sp. : OSTENDE
89. City near Manhattan. : NEWARK
93. Girl's name. : UNA
94. Cold dishes. : ASPICS
96. Make known. : TELL
98. Fashionable gathering. : SALON
99. Hoop-shaped handle. : BAIL
101. Piffle. : TOSH
102. Drive on. : IMPEL
104. Icy coating. : RIME
105. Arm bones. : ULNAS
107. Mexican peasant. : PEON
109. Placard. : POSTER
111. Cote sound. : MAA
112. Go back the same way. : RETRACE
114. Seeped through. : OOZED
116. Conclusion. : TAILEND
118. The soul of wit. : BREVITY
119. Cum ___: with praise. : LAUDE
120. Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
121. Ditto 21 Across, in Berlin. : STRASSE
122. Reduce to bits. : SHRED
123. Stage direction. : REENTER
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1. The peaceless main. : PACIFIC
2. Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
3. Sells in small lots. : RETAILS
4. "It's pretty, but is it ___?" : ART
5. Tack's relative. : BRAD
6. Laws: Latin. : LEGES
7. Sets up. : ERECTS
8. Pot cleaner. : SCOURER
9. Impoverish. : PAUPERIZE
10. High note. : ALT
11. A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
12. Educational opportunity. : MEDICALCOURSE
13. Elegantly graceful. : SVELTE
14. Substance used in batik designing. : WAX
15. Senator-elect Bible. : ALAN
16. At the right moment. : TIMED
17. Of deeper felicity. : HAPPIER
18. Twines. : ENLACES
19. Like a column: Rare. : STELENE
28. Holds. : KEEPS
30. Tropical parrot. : LORY
33. Witty reply. : RETORT
36. Neck scarves. : ASCOTS
39. Resign voluntarily. : DEMIT
41. El ___, California border city. : CENTRO
42. Flying alone. : SOLO
45. Major crop in Burma. : RICE
47. Bad luck. : MISCHANCE
49. Nazimova's first name. : ALLA
51. Snarled. : TANGLED
53. Versifier: Obs. : METERER
54. Dismay: Var. : APPAL
55. Girl's name. : MAIDA
56. Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
57. Institutions dealing with a social problem. : REFORMSCHOOLS
58. Postlude to labor. : REST
59. Krishna Menon's land. : INDIA
60. Boxer's strategy. : FEINT
61. Stage: Fr. : ETAGE
63. One's own person: Dial. : SILF
68. Character quirks. : TRAITS
71. Be useful. : HELP
72. Senior. : ELDEST
74. Sun god. : AMON
75. Relatives of hemlocks. : PINES
76. In the peacetime. : PREWAR
78. Ooh, ___! : LALA
79. He has legs to spare. : CENTIPEDE
83. Seaweeds. : KELPS
84. City rim. : SUBURBS
85. Deaf to danger. : UNALERT
86. Cougar. : PAINTER
87. River NW of Paris. : OISE
88. Out of style. : DEMODED
90. Food. : ALIMENT
91. Type of literature. : ROMANCE
92. Breadmaker. : KNEADER
95. A very strong character. : POPEYE
97. G. I.'s delight. : LETTER
100. Stage of insect growth. : LARVA
103. Contract. : LEASE
106. Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
108. Biblical patriarch. : NOAH
110. Hill. : RISE
113. Coppers: Abbr. : CTS
115. Son of Jehiel. : ZUR
117. 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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