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PLAYING THE GAME

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1961

48-Down : While: Lat.

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 723 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,251
Across
1
Far and wide. : ABROAD
7
Rate of movement. : TEMPO
12
A dandy. : FOP
15
Bret Harte's "Chinee." : AHSIN
20
Walk wearily. : TRUDGE
21
Elude. : AVOID
22
Lombardy province. : COMO
23
Lancers. : DANCE
24
Old singing game. : LONDONBRIDGE
26
Quoits. : HORSESHOES
28
Solution: Abbr. : ANS
29
Encircles. : GIRDLES
30
Small. : PETITE
31
Ils ___. : SONT
32
Vessels: Abbr. : SCHS
34
Fathers. : SIRES
35
Equal. : PEER
36
Old money. : ORA
38
Chess pieces: Abbr. : KTS
39
Basil, for one. : HERB
41
Steadying rope. : GUY
42
Child in "Turn of the Screw." : FLORA
43
Daughter: Fr. : FILLE
45
Coup d'___. : ETAT
47
A point between. : MEDIAN
49
Restaurant. : CAFETERIA
53
Clothes. : APPAREL
56
Obedience. : DUTY
57
Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
58
Former coin of Egypt. : ASPER
59
Rocky peak. : TOR
60
False god. : BAAL
62
Orchestral equipment. : MUSICRACK
65
Member of the Old Guard. : TORY
66
Burden. : ONUS
68
Chinese pottery. : KUAN
70
Hindu sword. : PATA
71
Mind. : HEED
73
"Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
74
Circus features. : MENAGERIES
77
Horse racing. : TURF
79
Ragweed product. : POLLEN
81
Nursery game. : PATACAKE
83
Gymnasium. : PALESTRA
86
Chemical vessel. : RETORT
89
Surface of water: Naut. : RYME
91
"Board" game. : BACKGAMMON
95
Boola Boola player. : ELI
96
Dresden's river. : ELBE
99
$.001. : MILL
101
Child's toy. : YOYO
102
Cover solidly. : PAVE
103
Connie of baseball fame. : MACK
105
Set aside for special use. : EARMARKED
108
Son of Eric the Red. : LEIF
110
London suburb. : KEW
111
South Carolina resort. : AIKEN
113
Card game. : SNAP
114
Difficult. : HARD
116
Sharpshooters. : SNIPERS
118
Southern dish: Var. : POTLIKKER
120
Forfeits. : LOSSES
122
Waxed. : GREW
123
Snap ___, game at Halloween. : APPLE
124
Two-seated wagon. : TCART
126
Solemnized: Abbr. : CEL
128
Slangy negative. : NAHS
130
This: Lat. : SIC
132
Command to a dog. : SIT
133
Golf club. : IRON
134
Chamfer. : BEVEL
136
Playwright Anita. : LOOS
138
The red and the black. : INKS
140
Timber trees: Span. : EBANOS
142
Masquerade costumes. : DOMINOS
144
Japanese sash. : OBI
145
Tests of superiority. : MATCHGAMES
147
Original name of a jackknife game. : MUMBLETHEPEG
149
___ jump. : BROAD
150
Draw ___. : LOTS
151
Insurgent. : REBEL
152
Adjust a radio. : TUNEIN
153
Expressions of assent. : AMENS
154
Belgian river. : LYS
155
Cubic meter. : STERE
156
Beginnings. : ONSETS
Down
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Large size of drawing paper. : ATLAS
2
Windpipe: Comb. form. : BRONCH
3
Variety of hide-and-seek. : RUNSHEEPRUN
4
Strange. : ODD
5
Eager. : AGOG
6
Patron saint of France. : DENIS
7
Separator, in petroleum distilling. : TARDRUM
8
Looking with malice. : EVILEYED
9
Fashions. : MODES
10
Trio in nursery tale. : PIGS
11
Poem. : ODE
12
Miler. : FOOTRACER
13
A king of Israel. : OMRI
14
Kissing game. : POSTOFFICE
15
Commercials. : ADS
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Exclamations. : HAHS
17
Table game. : SNOOKERPOOL
18
Penny ante. : ICENT
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Retreats. : NESTS
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___ leader. : CHEER
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Two-masted vessel. : BRIG
27
Ghostly. : EERIE
30
Laborer. : PEON
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Spanish title: Abbr. : SRTA
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Makes pretense of. : PLAYSAT
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ALTA
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Domestic pigeon. : BARB
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Furnish suitably. : FITUP
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In case. : LEST
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Game also called "coffee-pot." : TEAKETTLE
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While: Lat. : DUM
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Chinese nurse. : AMAH
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Old name for Ireland. : IERNE
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Indo-European. : ARYAN
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Small particle. : ATOM
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Player at dealer's right. : PONE
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Girl's name. : LAURA
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Symbol of Khepera. : SCARAB
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Secular. : LAIC
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Live ___ (enjoy life). : ITUP
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Continued. : KEPTGOING
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Soap: Lat. : SAPO
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Close to. : NEAR
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Miss Spenlow. : DORA
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French depot. : GARE
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Astronomy chart. : SKYMAP
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Skin. : FLAY
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Light. : LAMP
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Eastern title. : EMIR
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Biology branch: Abbr. : ECOL
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Terriers. : SKYES
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Do a cartographer's job. : REMAP
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Olive oil: Comb. form. : ELAIO
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Pencil and paper game. : TICKTACKTOE
90
Nebraska river. : ELKHORN
92
Have a hilarious time: Slang. : MAKEWHOOPEE
93
Done with. : OVER
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Intelligence. : NEWS
97
Mr. Naismith's invention. : BASKETBALL
98
Sea bird. : ERNE
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Smallest amount. : LEAST
104
Seaweed. : KELP
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Strict disciplinarians. : MARTINETS
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Ph.D.'s. : DRS
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Granular snow. : FIRN
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Bites. : NIPS
115
Month. : DECEMBER
117
Bell sound. : PEAL
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Movie-making light. : KLIEG
120
Part of Asia. : LAOS
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Where Columbus' tomb is. : SEVILLE
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___-ruff. : CROSS
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Smooth: Phonetics. : LENE
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Amen. : SOBEIT
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Lion. : SIMBA
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Arm-___. : INARM
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Ice cream mold: Fr. : BOMBE
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Keno is one form. : LOTTO
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Indications. : SIGNS
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Scrutinize. : SCAN
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Chinese island. : AMOY
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Piece for two. : DUET
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Avoid. : SHUN
146
Coin faces: Abbr. : HDS
147
Matron's title. : MRS
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An entity: Lat. : ENS

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

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