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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 Down
1. Ways of a certain Dodger. : ARTFUL
7. ___ David. : STAROF
13. Bring low. : DEGRADE
20. Special alphabetic system. : BRAILLE
21. Expression. : PHRASE
22. Psychiatrist: Legal term. : ALIENIST
24. Gaining by labor. : EARNING
25. Sailing craft. : LUGGER
26. Victor Herbert heroine. : MARIETTA
27. Mr. Lincoln. : ABE
28. Captain Nemo's submarine. : NAUTILUS
30. Woman of rare beauty. : VISION
32. Cap. : TAM
33. Contradict. : REBUT
35. Golcondas. : MINES
36. Greek geometer of 3d cen. : HERON
37. Ill will. : SPITE
39. Rapid pace: Colloq. : CLIP
40. Yurt. : TENT
41. Retrievers. : CANINES
43. Part of a pump. : HEEL
44. Extremists. : ULTRAS
46. Pieces of furniture. : TEACARTS
49. Smart: Slang. : CLASSY
51. African tribe. : BASOGA
52. Assignment. : ERRAND
53. Narcotic. : HEROIN
56. Made known. : AIRED
58. The opposition. : ANTIS
60. Marsh plant. : CATSTAIL
64. Site of Wayne University. : DETROIT
67. Commotion. : ADO
68. Alias Capt. Queeg. : NOLAN
70. Noted U. N. name. : LODGE
71. Playwright Levin. : IRA
72. The "Abominable ___." : SNOWMAN
74. Hold in check. : GUARD
75. Correct. : EMEND
76. Shells: Slang. : AMMO
78. Small wild ox. : ANOA
79. Preclude. : STOP
81. Toil. : SLOG
82. Character in "All's Well." : DIANA
84. Early Germans. : GOTHS
87. Informs anew. : RETELLS
90. Wrath. : IRE
91. Become a member. : ENROL
92. Parting word. : ADIEU
93. Ones elected. : INS
94. Johnny Appleseed was one. : PIONEER
96. Term in astronomy. : MEANTIME
98. Galileo was one. : PISAN
100. Fret and fume. : CHAFE
101. Satisfactory. : DECENT
103. Permanent possession. : TENURE
105. Relatives. : NIECES
109. "Le Nozze di ___." : FIGARO
112. Acceptance. : ADOPTION
114. Rhythmical. : CADENT
115. Open-eyed. : AGOG
116. Catchers: Slang. : NABBERS
119. ___ Dick. : MOBY
121. Ward of Ortrud and Frederick. : ELSA
122. Islands in the Molucca Sea. : SULAS
124. Pioneer in automobiles. : ROLLS
125. ___ Department. : STATE
127. Biblical priest. : ADIEL
128. Indo-Chinese peoples. : TAI
129. Polo stick. : MALLET
131. New Jersey Bay. : BARNEGAT
133. ___ masque. : BAL
134. Painted. : ENAMELED
136. Of vinegar. : ACETIC
138. Segregate. : ISOLATE
140. Part of newspaper heading. : DATELINE
141. Bluish mineral. : IOLITE
142. Unfolded a tale. : RELATED
143. Break up. : SHATTER
144. Wading birds. : CRANES
145. Consulted. : TALKED
1. Steber role. : ARABELLA
2. Cheese dishes. : RAREBITS
3. ___ hat. : TIN
4. He buried treasure on Treasure Island. : FLINT
5. Skeletal item. : ULNA
6. Pea or bean. : LEGUME
7. Sliver. : SPLINTER
8. Greenland air base. : THULE
9. Odysseus' dog. : ARGUS
10. Name for a shaggy dog. : RAGS
11. Like: Suffix. : OSE
12. Ardent. : FERVENT
13. Small plum. : DAMSON
14. Daughter of King Peleas. : ELAINE
15. ___ postal (money order): Sp. : GIRO
16. Means of guiding. : REINS
17. One: Scot. : ANE
18. Simple songs. : DITTIES
19. Country places. : ESTATES
20. Woolly babe of Yellowstone. : BEARCUB
23. Without spirit. : TAMELY
29. Dyed. : TINTED
31. Temper: Colloq. : IRISH
34. Tumult. : UPROAR
36. "Normalcy" president. : HARDING
38. Illusions. : PHANTOMS
40. Empress. : TSARINA
41. Pitch. : CANT
42. Dandie Dinmont. : SCOT
45. Fees for money exchange. : AGIOS
47. Land for a granjero. : ARADA
48. Criterion. : CANON
50. Knit fabric. : LISLE
54. Card game. : ECARTE
55. One of the Churchills. : RANDOLPH
57. Variety of handball. : ETONGAME
59. Copper. : SOU
61. ___ Land, Antarctica. : ADELIE
62. Let pass. : IGNORE
63. Account book. : LEDGER
64. Badge of royalty. : DIADEM
65. Robe of royalty. : ERMINE
66. Italian condiment. : TAMARA
67. Cremona. : AMATI
69. Shoe shapes. : LASTS
73. Insensitive. : WOODEN
77. Lake near Syracuse, N. Y. : ONONDAGA
80. Flexibility. : PLIANCY
83. Change. : ALTER
85. On to. : HEP
86. Penelope's problem. : SUITORS
87. Laughing. : RIANT
88. Weariness: Fr. : ENNUI
89. Capital of Bulgaria. : SOFIA
95. Wanted. : NEEDED
97. Holy image. : ICON
99. Old World lizard. : SEPS
100. Natural reservoir: Span. : CENOTE
102. Festive board. : TABLE
104. Exaggerations. : ROMANCES
106. Single. : CELIBATE
107. Enthroned. : ENSEATED
108. Played for time: Slang. : STALLED
109. Ate little. : FASTED
110. Large lizards. : IGUANAS
111. One of the Anakim. : GOLIATH
113. Of a river mouth. : DELTAIC
117. Actress Dahl. : ARLENE
118. More fearless. : BOLDER
120. Encompassed. : BEGIRT
123. Small fish. : SMELT
125. Dress goods. : SATIN
126. Threadbare. : TRITE
127. Christmas Island, for example. : ATOLL
130. Came to earth. : ALIT
131. Actor Lugosi. : BELA
132. Yachting. : ASEA
135. ___ culpa. : MEA
137. Book of The Bible: Abbr. : COR
139. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK

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