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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 1957

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,847
Across
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Ways of a certain Dodger. : ARTFUL
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___ David. : STAROF
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Bring low. : DEGRADE
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Special alphabetic system. : BRAILLE
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Expression. : PHRASE
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Psychiatrist: Legal term. : ALIENIST
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Gaining by labor. : EARNING
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Sailing craft. : LUGGER
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Victor Herbert heroine. : MARIETTA
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Mr. Lincoln. : ABE
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Captain Nemo's submarine. : NAUTILUS
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Woman of rare beauty. : VISION
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Cap. : TAM
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Contradict. : REBUT
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Golcondas. : MINES
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Greek geometer of 3d cen. : HERON
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Ill will. : SPITE
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Rapid pace: Colloq. : CLIP
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Yurt. : TENT
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Retrievers. : CANINES
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Part of a pump. : HEEL
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Extremists. : ULTRAS
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Pieces of furniture. : TEACARTS
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Smart: Slang. : CLASSY
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African tribe. : BASOGA
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Assignment. : ERRAND
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Narcotic. : HEROIN
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Made known. : AIRED
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The opposition. : ANTIS
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Marsh plant. : CATSTAIL
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Site of Wayne University. : DETROIT
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Commotion. : ADO
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Alias Capt. Queeg. : NOLAN
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Noted U. N. name. : LODGE
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Playwright Levin. : IRA
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The "Abominable ___." : SNOWMAN
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Hold in check. : GUARD
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Correct. : EMEND
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Shells: Slang. : AMMO
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Small wild ox. : ANOA
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Preclude. : STOP
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Toil. : SLOG
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Character in "All's Well." : DIANA
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Early Germans. : GOTHS
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Informs anew. : RETELLS
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Wrath. : IRE
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Become a member. : ENROL
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Parting word. : ADIEU
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Ones elected. : INS
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Johnny Appleseed was one. : PIONEER
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Term in astronomy. : MEANTIME
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Galileo was one. : PISAN
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Fret and fume. : CHAFE
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Satisfactory. : DECENT
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Permanent possession. : TENURE
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Relatives. : NIECES
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"Le Nozze di ___." : FIGARO
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Acceptance. : ADOPTION
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Rhythmical. : CADENT
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Open-eyed. : AGOG
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Catchers: Slang. : NABBERS
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___ Dick. : MOBY
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Ward of Ortrud and Frederick. : ELSA
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Islands in the Molucca Sea. : SULAS
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Pioneer in automobiles. : ROLLS
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___ Department. : STATE
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Biblical priest. : ADIEL
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Indo-Chinese peoples. : TAI
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Polo stick. : MALLET
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New Jersey Bay. : BARNEGAT
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___ masque. : BAL
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Painted. : ENAMELED
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Of vinegar. : ACETIC
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Segregate. : ISOLATE
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Part of newspaper heading. : DATELINE
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Bluish mineral. : IOLITE
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Unfolded a tale. : RELATED
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Break up. : SHATTER
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Wading birds. : CRANES
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Consulted. : TALKED
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Steber role. : ARABELLA
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Cheese dishes. : RAREBITS
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___ hat. : TIN
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He buried treasure on Treasure Island. : FLINT
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Skeletal item. : ULNA
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Pea or bean. : LEGUME
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Sliver. : SPLINTER
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Greenland air base. : THULE
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Odysseus' dog. : ARGUS
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Name for a shaggy dog. : RAGS
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Like: Suffix. : OSE
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Ardent. : FERVENT
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Small plum. : DAMSON
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Daughter of King Peleas. : ELAINE
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___ postal (money order): Sp. : GIRO
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Means of guiding. : REINS
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One: Scot. : ANE
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Simple songs. : DITTIES
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Country places. : ESTATES
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Woolly babe of Yellowstone. : BEARCUB
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Without spirit. : TAMELY
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Dyed. : TINTED
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Temper: Colloq. : IRISH
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Tumult. : UPROAR
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"Normalcy" president. : HARDING
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Illusions. : PHANTOMS
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Empress. : TSARINA
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Pitch. : CANT
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Dandie Dinmont. : SCOT
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Fees for money exchange. : AGIOS
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Land for a granjero. : ARADA
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Criterion. : CANON
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Knit fabric. : LISLE
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Card game. : ECARTE
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One of the Churchills. : RANDOLPH
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Variety of handball. : ETONGAME
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Copper. : SOU
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___ Land, Antarctica. : ADELIE
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Let pass. : IGNORE
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Account book. : LEDGER
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Badge of royalty. : DIADEM
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Robe of royalty. : ERMINE
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Italian condiment. : TAMARA
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Cremona. : AMATI
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Shoe shapes. : LASTS
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Insensitive. : WOODEN
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Lake near Syracuse, N. Y. : ONONDAGA
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Flexibility. : PLIANCY
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Change. : ALTER
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On to. : HEP
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Penelope's problem. : SUITORS
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Weariness: Fr. : ENNUI
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Capital of Bulgaria. : SOFIA
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Wanted. : NEEDED
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Holy image. : ICON
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Old World lizard. : SEPS
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Natural reservoir: Span. : CENOTE
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Festive board. : TABLE
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Exaggerations. : ROMANCES
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Single. : CELIBATE
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Enthroned. : ENSEATED
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Played for time: Slang. : STALLED
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Ate little. : FASTED
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Large lizards. : IGUANAS
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One of the Anakim. : GOLIATH
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Of a river mouth. : DELTAIC
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Actress Dahl. : ARLENE
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More fearless. : BOLDER
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Encompassed. : BEGIRT
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Small fish. : SMELT
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Dress goods. : SATIN
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Threadbare. : TRITE
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Christmas Island, for example. : ATOLL
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Came to earth. : ALIT
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Actor Lugosi. : BELA
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Yachting. : ASEA
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___ culpa. : MEA
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Book of The Bible: Abbr. : COR
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"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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