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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,126
Across
1. Theatrical hits. : SMASHES
8. Fall sounds. : THUDS
13. Kindergarten occupation. : PASTING
20. Racetrack rabbit. : TINHARE
21. Convene again. : RESIT
22. Notion of a monomaniac. : ONEIDEA
23. Give the right. : ENTITLE
24. Cousin of Absalom. : AMASA
25. Born of fire, as rock. : IGNEOUS
26. Dote on. : ADORE
27. Military crosses. : DSCS
29. Coin-operated passageways. : STILES
31. West Point graduates: Abbr. : LTS
32. Like star and state. : LONE
33. Rabbit tail. : SCUT
34. Lugubrious. : WOEFUL
35. The coins in the fountain. : LIRE
36. Tax the patience. : TRY
37. Source of isotopes. : ATOM
38. Skiing terrain. : HILLS
39. Student with a scholarship at Cambridge. : SIZAR
40. Dodgers at Ebbetts Field. : HOMETEAM
42. Green eyes. : ENVY
43. Loose, rough road surfaces. : GRAVELS
45. Say it again. : REITERATE
47. Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
48. Title of Japanese war lord. : SHOGUN
51. Seek adventure. : ROVE
52. Jackknife. : FANCYDIVE
56. Name famous since 600 B.C. : AESOP
57. Milk snake. : ADDER
58. A change from chaos. : ORDER
59. Its capital is Dover: Abbr. : DEL
60. Sketch. : LIMN
61. Seasonal phenomenon. : SPRINGFEVER
63. Fifteen-word message. : WIRE
64. Compilation. : ANA
65. A garment industry blue. : COPEN
66. Provider of weapons. : ARMER
67. City near Bombay. : POONA
68. Conspicuously unwise. : SENSELESS
70. Romany gentlemen. : RYES
71. Patrollers of space. : AIRMEN
72. Molten eruptions. : LAVAS
73. Undifferent. : IDENTICAL
75. Denier. : REFUSER
78. Man of action. : DOER
79. Drivels. : MAUNDERS
83. Popular song. : AMORE
84. Furnaces. : KILNS
85. Composer Nicolai. : OTTO
86. French royal noble. : DUC
87. E. Indian weights. : SERS
88. Floodlit rings. : ARENAS
90. Yawn provoker. : BORE
91. Timber wolf. : LOBO
92. Herman: Abbr. : HRM
93. Great Lakes trainees. : SEAMEN
94. Songstress Arden. : TONI
95. Slacken. : REMIT
96. Secret doctrine. : ESOTERY
98. Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
100. Chink. : CREVICE
102. Cole Porter musical. : ROSALIE
103. Mounted soldier of Poland. : UHLAN
104. Bank check-maker. : AUDITOR
105. Tangled. : SNARLED
106. Grecian vale between Olympus and Ossa. : TEMPE
107. Dwindles. : LESSENS
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1. Pussyfooting. : STEALTH
2. Island between Luzon and Panay. : MINDORO
3. Love to hate, for instance. : ANTONYM
4. English county. : SHIRE
5. Shrink from. : HATE
6. A Schubert "king." : ERL
7. Testa. : SEEDCOAT
8. Stretch of land. : TRACT
9. Borders. : HEMS
10. O. W. I.'s wartime magazine. : USA
11. Camera fadeaway. : DISSOLVE
12. Majestic. : STATELY
13. French soldier of W. W. I. : POILU
14. Man in the wings with wings. : ANGEL
15. Bible and Daniel: Abbr. : SENS
16. Track supporter. : TIE
17. Make a hero of. : IDOLIZE
18. Nonpartisan. : NEUTRAL
19. Nonstop talkers. : GASSERS
28. Warm weather outfit. : SUMMERDRESS
30. Conditional words. : IFS
33. Famous obscure writer. : STEIN
34. Certain conservatories. : WINTERGARDENS
35. Pale with passion. : LIVID
37. Devoured eagerly. : ATEUP
38. Beyond the pearly gates. : HEAVEN
39. Relative of a faun. : SATYR
41. Work measured in terms of heat. : ERGON
43. Important N. A. air terminal. : GANDER
44. Kitchen implement. : RICER
46. "Le Penseur" and "Le Baiser." : RODINS
47. Subject of a favorite old song. : HARVESTMOON
48. Rooms in a casa. : SALAS
49. A lyricist for Schubert. : HEINE
50. Founder of the Ottoman Empire. : OSMAN
52. Enemy troops. : FOEMEN
53. Turn of speech. : IDIOM
54. Creator of Michael Strogoff. : VERNE
55. Greek dialect. : ELEAN
57. Materialize. : APPEAR
61. Decipher. : SOLVE
62. Tender chickens. : FRYERS
63. A small place. : WORLD
65. What "avast" means. : CEASE
67. Chopin's forte. : PIANO
69. Disparaging remarks. : SLURS
71. Of the nature of a crisis. : ACUTE
73. Strephon's mother, in 1882 opera. : IOLANTHE
74. Medical. : IATRICAL
75. Strips of bacon. : RASHERS
76. The Sage of Concord. : EMERSON
77. Strait between Quemoy and Matsu. : FORMOSA
78. Eat in town. : DINEOUT
80. Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
81. Caesar's river of decision. : RUBICON
82. Large sea ducks. : SCOTERS
84. Finnish port on White Sea. : KEM
88. High perch. : AERIE
89. Beamed out. : RAYED
90. Frontiersman nonpareil. : BOONE
91. Cowboy pants. : LEVIS
93. Attract buyers. : SELL
94. Cul de sac. : TRAP
95. Chinese mainlanders. : REDS
97. Peat product. : TAR
99. Hard, heavy wood. : ELM
101. Feel regret. : RUE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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