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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
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Theatrical hits. : SMASHES
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Fall sounds. : THUDS
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Kindergarten occupation. : PASTING
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Racetrack rabbit. : TINHARE
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Convene again. : RESIT
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Notion of a monomaniac. : ONEIDEA
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Give the right. : ENTITLE
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Cousin of Absalom. : AMASA
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Born of fire, as rock. : IGNEOUS
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Dote on. : ADORE
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Military crosses. : DSCS
29
Coin-operated passageways. : STILES
31
West Point graduates: Abbr. : LTS
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Like star and state. : LONE
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Rabbit tail. : SCUT
34
Lugubrious. : WOEFUL
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The coins in the fountain. : LIRE
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Tax the patience. : TRY
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Source of isotopes. : ATOM
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Skiing terrain. : HILLS
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Student with a scholarship at Cambridge. : SIZAR
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Dodgers at Ebbetts Field. : HOMETEAM
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Green eyes. : ENVY
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Loose, rough road surfaces. : GRAVELS
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Say it again. : REITERATE
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Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
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Title of Japanese war lord. : SHOGUN
51
Seek adventure. : ROVE
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Jackknife. : FANCYDIVE
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Name famous since 600 B.C. : AESOP
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Milk snake. : ADDER
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A change from chaos. : ORDER
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Its capital is Dover: Abbr. : DEL
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Sketch. : LIMN
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Seasonal phenomenon. : SPRINGFEVER
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Fifteen-word message. : WIRE
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Compilation. : ANA
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A garment industry blue. : COPEN
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Provider of weapons. : ARMER
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City near Bombay. : POONA
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Conspicuously unwise. : SENSELESS
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Romany gentlemen. : RYES
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Patrollers of space. : AIRMEN
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Molten eruptions. : LAVAS
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Undifferent. : IDENTICAL
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Denier. : REFUSER
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Man of action. : DOER
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Drivels. : MAUNDERS
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Popular song. : AMORE
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Furnaces. : KILNS
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Composer Nicolai. : OTTO
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French royal noble. : DUC
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E. Indian weights. : SERS
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Floodlit rings. : ARENAS
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Yawn provoker. : BORE
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Herman: Abbr. : HRM
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Great Lakes trainees. : SEAMEN
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Songstress Arden. : TONI
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Slacken. : REMIT
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Secret doctrine. : ESOTERY
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Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
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Chink. : CREVICE
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Cole Porter musical. : ROSALIE
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Mounted soldier of Poland. : UHLAN
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Bank check-maker. : AUDITOR
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Tangled. : SNARLED
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Grecian vale between Olympus and Ossa. : TEMPE
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Dwindles. : LESSENS
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Pussyfooting. : STEALTH
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Island between Luzon and Panay. : MINDORO
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Love to hate, for instance. : ANTONYM
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English county. : SHIRE
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Shrink from. : HATE
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A Schubert "king." : ERL
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Testa. : SEEDCOAT
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Stretch of land. : TRACT
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Borders. : HEMS
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O. W. I.'s wartime magazine. : USA
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Camera fadeaway. : DISSOLVE
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Majestic. : STATELY
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French soldier of W. W. I. : POILU
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Man in the wings with wings. : ANGEL
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Bible and Daniel: Abbr. : SENS
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Track supporter. : TIE
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Make a hero of. : IDOLIZE
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Nonpartisan. : NEUTRAL
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Nonstop talkers. : GASSERS
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Warm weather outfit. : SUMMERDRESS
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Conditional words. : IFS
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Famous obscure writer. : STEIN
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Certain conservatories. : WINTERGARDENS
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Pale with passion. : LIVID
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Devoured eagerly. : ATEUP
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Beyond the pearly gates. : HEAVEN
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Relative of a faun. : SATYR
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Work measured in terms of heat. : ERGON
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Important N. A. air terminal. : GANDER
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Kitchen implement. : RICER
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"Le Penseur" and "Le Baiser." : RODINS
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Subject of a favorite old song. : HARVESTMOON
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Rooms in a casa. : SALAS
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A lyricist for Schubert. : HEINE
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Founder of the Ottoman Empire. : OSMAN
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Enemy troops. : FOEMEN
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Turn of speech. : IDIOM
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Creator of Michael Strogoff. : VERNE
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Greek dialect. : ELEAN
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Materialize. : APPEAR
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Decipher. : SOLVE
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Tender chickens. : FRYERS
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A small place. : WORLD
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What "avast" means. : CEASE
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Chopin's forte. : PIANO
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Disparaging remarks. : SLURS
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Of the nature of a crisis. : ACUTE
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Strephon's mother, in 1882 opera. : IOLANTHE
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Medical. : IATRICAL
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Strips of bacon. : RASHERS
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The Sage of Concord. : EMERSON
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Strait between Quemoy and Matsu. : FORMOSA
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Eat in town. : DINEOUT
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Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
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Caesar's river of decision. : RUBICON
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Large sea ducks. : SCOTERS
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Finnish port on White Sea. : KEM
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High perch. : AERIE
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Beamed out. : RAYED
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Frontiersman nonpareil. : BOONE
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Cowboy pants. : LEVIS
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Attract buyers. : SELL
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Cul de sac. : TRAP
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Chinese mainlanders. : REDS
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Peat product. : TAR
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Hard, heavy wood. : ELM
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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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