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GUESSING GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,706
Across
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Nickname for a former boxer. : SUGAR
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Short form for short forms. : ABBRS
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Catty remark. : SLAP
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Author Sholem. : ASCH
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Lehman was its head. : UNRRA
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Exponent of Apartheid. : MALAN
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Winged: Her. : AILE
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Capital of Okinawa. : NAHA
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Needing patches or shingles. : LEAKY
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Churchill's forte. : PROSE
25
Notion. : IDEA
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Mollusk. : CLAM
27
Hissed sounds of caution. : TSTS
28
April 25th activity for many. : SETTHECLOCK
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Impair. : HARM
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Single point. : ACE
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Arsonists: Slang. : PYROS
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Great ___ river in Turkey. : ZAB
34
Hit sign. : SRO
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Ogier and others. : NORSEMEN
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Bacterium needing oxygen for life. : AEROBE
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Man's name. : ORSON
45
Winning bridge cards. : TOPS
46
Shorten. : CURTAIL
47
"___ Triste." : VALSE
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Inhabitant of Olympus. : ATHENA
51
Granary pest. : RAT
52
Field general. : STRATEGIST
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Golden shiner. : CHUB
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Turn: Comb. form. : TROPO
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Six on a die. : SISE
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Start of refrain of an old song. : HERESHECOMES
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Betelgeuse, for instance. : STAR
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Dinner dishes. : ENTREES
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Recorded in a modern manner. : TAPED
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Singing group. : OCTETTE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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This follows 59 Across. : THERESHEGOES
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Virginia Senator. : BYRD
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Charged atoms. : IONS
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Receiver. : DONEE
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Small antelopes of Asia. : GOAS
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Symbol of authority. : ROYALCROWN
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Be irritating. : RANKLE
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Amaryllis plant. : AGAVE
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The Lily Maid and others. : ELAINES
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Fjord, inlet of the Skagerrak. : OSLO
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President of the National League. : GILES
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Mamie's home town. : DENVER
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One way to play a chord. : ARPEGGIO
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Sign of maiden name. : NEE
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About 2 lbs. in India. : SER
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Emancipates. : FREES
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Capt. Winnie Gibson's group. : ANC
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Comic strip creator. : CAPP
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Advocate of a certain foreign policy. : COLONIALIST
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Supernatural being: Fr. : ANGE
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Mélange. : OLIO
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Sen. Johnston of S. C. : OLIN
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New growth. : SHOOT
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Low Hindu caste. : SUDRA
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See 20 Across. : BOER
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Archbishop of Canterbury, 1928–42. : LANG
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Pickled pigs' feet. : SOUSE
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Relative of a beaker. : STEIN
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Actor Lytell. : BERT
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Reptiles. : EFTS
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Lew of the movies. : AYRES
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Libretto. : WORDS
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Ruler. : SULTAN
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U. N. agency. : UNESCO
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Kitchen gadget. : GRATER
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Big, awkward boats. : ARKS
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First name of 1 Across. : RAY
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Electrical units. : AMPERES
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Organizer of A. R. C. : BARTON
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Unsightly things. : BLOTS
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Impetuous. : RASH
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Allergic one. : SNEEZER
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Participants in regattas. : SAILBOATS
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Italian resort. : LIDO
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Actor Guinness. : ALEC
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Annapurna and Everest. : PEAKS
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Alaskan city. : ANCHORAGE
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Parlor: Span. : SALA
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Burn up. : CHAR
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Ruhr city. : HAMM
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Congenial. : SYMPATHETIC
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Vehicles. : CARTS
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Laborer. : PEON
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Wander. : ROVE
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Metropolitan star. : STEBER
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Eating place. : AUTOMAT
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Cheap Indian cigarettes. : BIRIS
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Biochemist's proteose. : ELASTOSE
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Opening. : SLIT
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Peak in Greece. : OSSA
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Trawler equipment. : NETS
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Win all the tricks in piquet. : CAPOT
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Suffer. : ACHE
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Accordingly. : THEN
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Injure. : HURT
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Fabulous bird. : ROC
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Most unpopular student. : TEACHERSPET
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Cured. : RESTORED
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Marmara or Coral. : SEA
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Man's nickname. : EPH
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Feeling worse: Colloq. : SEEDIER
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Road map term: Abbr. : RTE
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Refuse. : DROSS
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Christmas potable. : EGGNOG
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Occupied. : TOOK
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Small duck. : TEAL
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Existence. : ESSE
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Lizard. : ANOLE
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Noun suffix. : ENT
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Crow in triumph. : BRAG
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___ Berra. : YOGI
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Old English coin. : RYAL
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City in Iowa. : DAVENPORT
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Final creative works. : SWANSONGS
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Actor David. : NIVEN
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Malt potables. : ALES
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Portia's companion. : NERISSA
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Minoso of the White Sox. : ORESTES
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Having melody. : ARIOSE
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Canadian airport. : GANDER
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Mrs. Rossellini. : INGRID
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Large amounts: Slang. : OCEANS
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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Flapjack makings. : FLOUR
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"The Georgia Peach." : COBB
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Actress Angeli. : PIER
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Crown Prince of Norway. : OLAF
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Fluff. : LINT
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Hailing call. : AHOY
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Sedan. : AUTO
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Compass point. : SSW

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

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