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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1955

Author:
Natalie Hankemeyer
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Natalie Hankemeyer has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,084
Across
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Kitchen utensils. : SCOOPS
7
Pranksters. : CUTUPS
13
Friendly group. : CIRCLE
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Spartan festival. : CARNEIA
21
Where Bari is. : APULIA
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Lion. : ROARER
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Traditional trait of the British. : UNDERSTATEMENT
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Bent at the tip like a hook. : UNCATE
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To: Scot. : TAE
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Prepares for market. : FATTENS
28
Staff officers. : AIDES
30
Decoration. : DSC
31
Cavalryman. : ULAN
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Scots landowner. : LAIRD
34
Worried. : AFRET
35
Diagram. : PLOT
36
Runner. : MILER
38
Pronoun: Fr. : ILS
39
Blackthorns. : SLOES
40
Pas ___, solo dance. : SEUL
41
Signified. : MEANT
43
Munchausen, for instance. : LIAR
44
Wolf at the door. : POVERTY
47
Becomes more genial. : UNBENDS
50
Yellow-green color. : CEDRE
51
Hear: Comb. form. : ACOU
52
Trapped. : NOOSED
53
___ to (stopped). : HOVE
54
He wrote "Tom Jones." : FIELDING
58
King in Norse myth. : ATLI
59
The sky directly above. : ZENITH
61
Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
62
Conjunction. : NOR
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Small parts. : BITS
64
Oppressed. : DOWNTRODDEN
66
Man's name. : ALVA
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John St. ___ Strachey. : LOE
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Run swiftly. : HARE
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Small drum. : TABOUR
70
Indian attack. : RAID
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Strive. : ENDEAVOR
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Army man: Abbr. : CORP
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"Keep off the grass." : NOTICE
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Fountain treats. : COKES
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One in the know. : INSIDER
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"Captain Flint" and others. : PARROTS
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Mr. Potash and others. : ABES
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Vanishes. : FLEES
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Shortly. : ANON
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Marked for freight purposes. : TARED
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Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
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Purse handle. : STRAP
93
"The ___ That Loved a Sailor." : LASS
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Man's name. : PERCY
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Swim stroke. : CRAWL
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Title. : EARL
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Dined. : ATE
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Town E of Naples. : SARNO
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More self-confident: Slang. : COCKIER
102
Portuguese India. : GOA
103
Action on the tennis court. : VOLLEY
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Crushingly. : OVERWHELMINGLY
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City N of Madras. : ELLORE
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General Shepherd. : LEMUEL
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Mrs. Arnaz. : LUCILLE
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Farm machine. : REAPER
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Elaborate. : DRESSY
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Reline with metal. : RELEAD
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Leather shield of Roman infantry. : SCUTUM
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The streets of Venice. : CANALI
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Severe trial. : ORDEAL
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United. : ONE
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Tense, in grammar: Abbr. : PERF
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Rope material. : SISAL
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Provides whatever is needed. : CATERS
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Shift the position of. : UPEND
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Sounds of banjo strings. : TUMS
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Capt. Corcoran's command. : PINAFORE
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Author's weapon. : SATIRE
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Caster. : CRUET
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Electrical atoms. : IONS
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British equivalent of A. A. A. : RAC
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Reaper using a special scythe. : CRADLER
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Enlarges. : LETSOUT
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Uprightly. : ERECTLY
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Comes to. : ATTAINS
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In an inclined position. : ATILT
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Hopeless one. : DESPAIRER
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Goddess of vengeance. : NEMESIS
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Pen name: Abbr. : PSEUD
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Coty of France. : RENE
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Diverted from the main issue. : SIDETRACKED
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Increase. : ADD
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Builder of many houses. : LEVITT
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Indian, for instance. : OCEAN
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Electrical unit. : VOLT
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Incapable. : UNABLE
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Intention. : NOTION
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Withdrew support from a group. : BOLTED
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Gov. Ribicoff's state: Abbr. : CONN
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Lumberman. : HEWER
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Exasperated: Slang. : FEDUP
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Describing buhl work. : INLAID
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Rookie. : NOVICE
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Classifier. : GRADER
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Religious leader of 1000 B. C. : ZOROASTER
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Men of the road. : HOBOES
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Crane. : DAVIT
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June bugs. : DORS
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Performer. : ARTISTE
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Gains as profit. : EARNS
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Wind direction. : NNE
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Chemistry suffixes. : OSES
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Automobile accessory. : CARCOVER
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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Enmity. : ILLWILL
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Lots of talk. : PALAVER
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France of France. : ANATOLE
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Ballerina Hightower. : ROSELLA
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Cereal chip. : FLAKE
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Former A. A. F. chief. : ARNOLD
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Coyly. : ARCHLY
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"The ___ taggle gypsies." : RAGGLE
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Swiss pine. : AROLLA
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Moved lightly and quickly. : PLAYED
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Rent ___. : PAYER
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Resort on Isle of Wight. : COWES
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Monkey's cousin. : LEMUR
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Dried up. : SERE
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Shank. : CRUS
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Late "Granny" of sports. : RICE
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Trim. : LOP
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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___ nisi bonum. : NIL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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