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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
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,084
Across Down
1. Kitchen utensils. : SCOOPS
7. Pranksters. : CUTUPS
13. Friendly group. : CIRCLE
19. Spartan festival. : CARNEIA
21. Where Bari is. : APULIA
22. Lion. : ROARER
23. Traditional trait of the British. : UNDERSTATEMENT
25. Bent at the tip like a hook. : UNCATE
26. To: Scot. : TAE
27. Prepares for market. : FATTENS
28. Staff officers. : AIDES
30. Decoration. : DSC
31. Cavalryman. : ULAN
33. 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
63. Small parts. : BITS
64. Oppressed. : DOWNTRODDEN
66. Man's name. : ALVA
67. John St. ___ Strachey. : LOE
68. Run swiftly. : HARE
69. Small drum. : TABOUR
70. Indian attack. : RAID
71. Strive. : ENDEAVOR
73. Army man: Abbr. : CORP
74. "Keep off the grass." : NOTICE
76. Inter ___. : ALIA
77. Fountain treats. : COKES
79. One in the know. : INSIDER
80. "Captain Flint" and others. : PARROTS
83. Mr. Potash and others. : ABES
84. Vanishes. : FLEES
85. Shortly. : ANON
86. Marked for freight purposes. : TARED
88. Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
89. Purse handle. : STRAP
93. "The ___ That Loved a Sailor." : LASS
94. Man's name. : PERCY
95. Swim stroke. : CRAWL
97. Title. : EARL
98. Dined. : ATE
99. Town E of Naples. : SARNO
100. More self-confident: Slang. : COCKIER
102. Portuguese India. : GOA
103. Action on the tennis court. : VOLLEY
105. Crushingly. : OVERWHELMINGLY
108. City N of Madras. : ELLORE
109. General Shepherd. : LEMUEL
110. Mrs. Arnaz. : LUCILLE
111. Farm machine. : REAPER
112. Elaborate. : DRESSY
113. Reline with metal. : RELEAD
1. Leather shield of Roman infantry. : SCUTUM
2. The streets of Venice. : CANALI
3. Severe trial. : ORDEAL
4. United. : ONE
5. Tense, in grammar: Abbr. : PERF
6. Rope material. : SISAL
7. Provides whatever is needed. : CATERS
8. Shift the position of. : UPEND
9. Sounds of banjo strings. : TUMS
10. Rubber tree. : ULE
11. Capt. Corcoran's command. : PINAFORE
12. Author's weapon. : SATIRE
13. Caster. : CRUET
14. Electrical atoms. : IONS
15. British equivalent of A. A. A. : RAC
16. Reaper using a special scythe. : CRADLER
17. Enlarges. : LETSOUT
18. Uprightly. : ERECTLY
20. Comes to. : ATTAINS
24. In an inclined position. : ATILT
29. Hopeless one. : DESPAIRER
32. Goddess of vengeance. : NEMESIS
34. Winglike. : ALAR
35. Pen name: Abbr. : PSEUD
37. Coty of France. : RENE
39. Diverted from the main issue. : SIDETRACKED
42. Increase. : ADD
43. Builder of many houses. : LEVITT
45. Indian, for instance. : OCEAN
46. Electrical unit. : VOLT
47. Incapable. : UNABLE
48. Intention. : NOTION
49. Withdrew support from a group. : BOLTED
50. Gov. Ribicoff's state: Abbr. : CONN
53. Lumberman. : HEWER
54. Exasperated: Slang. : FEDUP
55. Describing buhl work. : INLAID
56. Rookie. : NOVICE
57. Classifier. : GRADER
59. Religious leader of 1000 B. C. : ZOROASTER
60. Men of the road. : HOBOES
64. Crane. : DAVIT
65. June bugs. : DORS
66. Performer. : ARTISTE
68. Nimbus. : HALO
72. Gains as profit. : EARNS
74. Wind direction. : NNE
75. Chemistry suffixes. : OSES
77. Automobile accessory. : CARCOVER
78. Be guided by. : OBEY
79. Enmity. : ILLWILL
80. Lots of talk. : PALAVER
81. France of France. : ANATOLE
82. Ballerina Hightower. : ROSELLA
84. Cereal chip. : FLAKE
87. Former A. A. F. chief. : ARNOLD
88. Coyly. : ARCHLY
90. "The ___ taggle gypsies." : RAGGLE
91. Swiss pine. : AROLLA
92. Moved lightly and quickly. : PLAYED
94. Rent ___. : PAYER
95. Resort on Isle of Wight. : COWES
96. Monkey's cousin. : LEMUR
99. Dried up. : SERE
100. Shank. : CRUS
101. Late "Granny" of sports. : RICE
104. Trim. : LOP
106. Uncle: Dial. : EME
107. ___ 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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