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PLAYING THE GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1966

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 580 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,028
Across
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A game of life or death. : POSSUM
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Pointer of the finger. : ACCUSER
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A game of no hands : SOCCER
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These be mysteries. : ARCANA
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Laugh, à la Lewis Carroll. : CHORTLE
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Open, as a certain package. : UNBALE
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Member of vitamin B complex. : NIACIN
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Small open carriage. : CARIOLE
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Cincinnati ballplayer. : REDLEG
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Of the: Sp. : DEL
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Wearer of a gun. : TOTER
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The French say it's spinach. : EPINARD
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Hollywood name. : AVA
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Covenanter with Nehemiah: Neh. 10:26. : ANAN
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Spokelike. : RADIAL
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Game for a spelunker. : CAVE
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Kind of poker game. : STRIP
40
Part of old Spain. : LEON
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Runner's capacity to keep going. : SECONDWIND
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Plays the game of patience. : MARKSTIME
46
Flooding at intervals. : TIDAL
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Granular igneous rocks. : GABBROS
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Dazes, as with beauty. : STUNS
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Contraption. : DEVICE
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Artery ailment. : ANEURYSM
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Take for oneself. : ADOPT
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Morning people. : RISERS
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Cleansers. : LYES
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Prelude to a talk. : AHEM
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Entry in the game of matrimony. : GROOM
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Hurled. : THREW
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Night person. : OWL
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Hand-to-hand. : CLOSEQUARTERS
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Natural habitat, from the Greek. : ECE
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___ call (visited). : PAIDA
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Where to tame a shrew. : PADUA
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Game no more. : TAME
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Cómo ___ usted? : ESTA
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Church councils. : SYNODS
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Probers of tomorrow. : SEERS
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More of a beauty. : LOVELIER
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Ancient mariner. : SEADOG
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Final statement of account. : AUDIT
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Switches a tape recorder. : REWINDS
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Forked-tongue tribe. : LIARS
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Made a bigger war. : ESCALATED
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Unadept at thinking. : ADDLEPATED
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Complain habitually. : CRAB
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Small cheer for King Lear. : REGAN
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The last of the wine. : LEES
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Game for all golfers. : OPEN
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With love and kisses. : WARMLY
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Halfway. : SEMI
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All the stevedores. : ILA
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Inability to swallow: Med. : APHAGIA
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Parallel to a ship. : ABEAM
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Negatively. : NOT
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The vicar's helper. : CURATE
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New coinage. : MINTAGE
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Stick together. : COHERE
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New England prep school. : EXETER
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Oleaginous suavity. : UNCTION
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FBI man. : HOOVER
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Blandish girl. : SERENA
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Rustic worker. : PEASANT
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Political agreement. : TREATY
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Zoo attractions. : PANDAS
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Find oneself. : ORIENT
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Calibrated : SCALAR
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Manned air defense group. : SAC
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One thing. : UNIT
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Country place. : MANOR
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Assents. : ACCEDES
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Roman roadsters. : CHARIOTS
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The heart. : COR
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Milton's Regent of the Sun. : URIEL
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"___ the world . . . " : STOP
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Island group near the Gilberts. : ELLICE
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Show how it was. : REENACT
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Give up the game. : SURRENDER
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United. : ONED
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Opposite of C.O.D. : CBD
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Quills of feathers. : CALAMI
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An odd number for the game. : ELEVEN
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Esteem. : REGARD
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Discusses business. : TALKSSHOP
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Sidestep. : AVOID
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An aura of glamour. : NIMBUS
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Señorita's name. : ANITA
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Big-eyed and solemn. : OWLISH
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Young fish. : PARR
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Tia's title, perhaps. : SENORA
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Lifeboat lifters. : DAVITS
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Rare kind of flush. : ROYAL
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Fenders. : MUDGUARDS
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Less stately dances. : GALOPS
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Whatever happens, rural style. : ANYWAYS
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Shortest distance between points. : BEELINE
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Any game. : SPORT
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Beeswax or a substitute. : CERESIN
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Constructed. : ERECTED
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Western plateaus. : MESAS
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The big take. : TOTAL
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Vows. : SWEARS
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Jason's sorceress. : MEDEA
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Not to be forgotten. : MEMORABLE
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He holds the bag, in a game. : CADDIE
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Stood on what the British call a crocodile. : QUEUED
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Face a levee with stone. : REVET
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Factotums. : DOALLS
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Leaves out. : ELIDES
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Morning, noon and night entertainment. : SOAPOPERA
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New rupee. : SICCA
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Sales chart. : GRAPH
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Pickle seasoning. : TARRAGON
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Prepare to boil over. : STEAMUP
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Like a lyric flame. : LAMBENT
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Tiny heroine and others. : ALICES
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Lapped in luxury. : DELUXE
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More beloved. : DEARER
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Car part. : ENGINE
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The war-game rules center. : GENEVA
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Love knot of old. : AMORET
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After-dark rendezvous. : NITERY
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Power units. : WATTS
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Blue-water racer. : YACHT
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Old Indian chief. : INCA
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Tie up the boat. : MOOR
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Dined. : ATE
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Architect's group: Abbr. : AIA
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Farm tool. : HOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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