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Jordan S. Lasher
Jordan S. Lasher

THE NAME OF THE GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1980

11-Down : Four of ___ (high poker hand)

Author:
Jordan S. Lasher
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jordan S. Lasher has 60 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,058
Across
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Kind of rally : PEP
4
Asserts : HASIT
9
Ocean : SCAD
13
One of a Nixon sextet : CRISIS
19
Aramis, to Athos : AMI
20
City on the Seyhan : ADANA
21
Hector Hugh Munro : SAKI
22
Sojourn : RESIDE
23
Version of a game also called mill or merels : NINEMENSMORRIS
26
Shavers of the ring : EARNIE
27
City in Greece : ARGOS
28
Plaster the walls : CEIL
29
Game played with burning brandy : SNAPDRAGON
31
Atlas contents : MAPS
32
Greeting in Lod : SHALOM
34
Eins plus zwei : DREI
35
"Slippery" tree : ELM
36
From ___ Z : ATO
37
Irving's Bones : BROM
38
Astronaut Grissom : GUS
40
Courage; spirit : METTLE
42
Catch : ENTRAP
44
" ... and two if ___" : BYSEA
46
Hairpiece for Sir Roger : PERIWIG
49
Turn right : GEE
50
Seventh Greek letter : ETA
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By all means: Slang : INDEEDY
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Actress Balin : INA
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Jacob's vision : LADDER
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Gave a hoot : CARED
58
Hurting : ACHY
59
Amused expression : HEH
62
"Roberta" composer : KERN
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Spud : TATER
64
Kind of ingenuity : YANKEE
66
Seat of Clearwater Co., Idaho : OROFINO
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Seat of Essex Co., Mass. : SALEM
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Teases goodnaturedly : BANTERS
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Boston hockey team : BRUINS
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Seats for judges : BANCS
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New Year's word : AULD
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Lunar New Year in Asia : TET
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Tweed Ring's nemesis : NAST
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Cabbage or kale : DOUGH
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A son of Jacob and Leah : SIMEON
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Suffix for Capri : OTE
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Tall summer drink : ICEDTEA
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Celestial sphere : ORB
82
Rip off : ROB
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Laurel-derived spice : BAYLEAF
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Disney's middle name : ELIAS
88
Doone and Luft : LORNAS
91
Solitudinarian : HERMIT
93
Boyd-___, Peace Prize winner: 1949 : ORR
94
"Will be," in a Doris Day hit : SERA
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Prescription abbrs. : CCS
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Add up : TOT
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"Country" Slaughter : ENOS
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Orchid derivatives : SALEPS
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Sing like Ella : SCAT
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Game played for money in a hat : SHUFFLECAP
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Brian ___, early Irish king : BORU
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Lathered up : SOAPY
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Famous Borgia : CESARE
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Card game also called Earl of Coventry : SNIPSNAPSNORUM
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Antarctic coastal area : ADELIE
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Out of work : IDLE
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Silas Marner's foundling : EPPIE
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"The Greatest" : ALI
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Bears from Waco : BAYLOR
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Opposite of da : NYET
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Mother Goose entry : RHYME
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Inventor's monogram : TAE
Down
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Jipijapa item : PANAMA
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Moslem nobleman's bailiwick : EMIRATE
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Table game : PINGPONG
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Muggers on the boards : HAMS
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Author of "Fables in Slang" : ADE
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Card game of the all fours family : SANCHOPEDRO
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Trouser line : INSEAM
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Dravidian language : TAMIL
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Tadzhik or Turkmen: Abbr. : SSR
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Flivvers : CARS
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Four of ___ (high poker hand) : AKIND
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Make friendly : DISARM
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Ascribed : CREDITED
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Posterior : REAR
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Eshkol or Eban : ISRAELI
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Cricket variation : SINGLEWICKET
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Manner of speaking : IDIOM
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"Has Anybody Here ___ Kelly?" : SEEN
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Branch of learning : OLOGY
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Made a sound : PEEPED
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Elimination game : MUSICALCHAIRS
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Train a tyro : BREAKIN
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Buildings in capital cities : SENATES
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Effort : TRY
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Tennyson crossed it: 1892 : BAR
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To the point : ADREM
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Belong : INHERE
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Most lively : GAYEST
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Big casino's spot : TEN
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Suffix for musket or cannon : EER
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Nookeries : DENS
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Crumb toter : ANT
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Friendly chat : HOBNOB
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Textbook insert : ERRATA
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British keno or lotto game : HOUSEYHOUSEY
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Citrus hybrid : TANGELO
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U.S. locksmith : YALE
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Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
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In good shape : FIT
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Poorly played whist : BUMBLEPUPPY
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Bloke : BOD
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Ditty : AIR
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Fix the boundaries of : DEFINE
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Sparks's frantic message : SOS
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Part of N.C.O. : NON
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Suffix with cash or cloth : IER
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Man on a tylopod : CAMELEER
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Game like chemin de fer : BACCARAT
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"___ the curtains": Cowper : LETFALL
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Jidda natives : ARABS
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Conjunctions : ORS
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Shoulder blade : SCAPULA
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Alarm bell : TOCSIN
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Heavenly being : SERAPH
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Thwart : STYMIE
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Gardner's "___ Calls it Murder" : THEDA
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Dennis or Duncan : SANDY
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See 91 Across : LONER
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___ Canals : SOO
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Cold, in Cádiz : FRIO
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Rug surface : PILE
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Old dagger : SNEE
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Nana, to Wendy : PET
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Actor Alastair : SIM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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