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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1960

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,936
Across
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Cyclist. : PEDALER
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The really important brass. : TACKS
13
Cigar dispensers, at times. : PAPAS
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Man on the run. : FUGITIVE
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Royal symbol. : ERMINE
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Sheik's domain. : ARABY
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Fissionable. : ATOMICAL
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Miles to Priscilla. : SUITOR
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Mme. Récamier's métier. : SALON
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Mayan Indian. : MAM
25
Crested like the kingfisher. : PILEATE
27
Methodical. : EXACT
29
Gift for baby. : MUG
30
Relative of rom. : ITAL
32
Built subways. : TUNNELED
34
Court for wills. : PROBATE
36
Señora's children. : NINOS
38
An interferometer. : ETALON
39
Kilroy was here, too! : EIRE
40
Eject unceremoniously. : EVICT
41
Acquires a dawn-gray color. : SILVERS
44
Tropical trees. : BALSAS
48
Fleshy mustard plant. : SEAKALE
51
More suspicious: Slang. : LEERIER
53
Old-time doctor. : LEECH
54
Amazon cetaceans. : INIAS
56
Song on a record. : VOCAL
58
Bush: Span. : MATA
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Do a post office job. : HANDSTAMP
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___ best. : ATONES
65
Boston trademark. : COD
66
Tensile string. : CATGUT
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Part of N.Y.C.: Abbr. : BOR
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Part of the countdown. : TEN
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India's most noted poet. : TAGORE
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Word in a Latin class. : AMO
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Small and trim in figure. : PETITE
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Mouselike creatures. : ERDSHREWS
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Magic. : RUNE
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Teen jeans. : DENIM
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River fish. : SHADS
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Onward: Scot. : ALANG
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Rouget ___, French poet. : DELISLE
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Snake's progress. : SLITHER
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Almost-President, 1876. : TILDEN
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German form of Zealand. : SEELAND
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West Pacific atoll. : NAURU
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Chkalov's river. : URAL
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Replace a mast base. : RESTEP
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Playwright Rice. : ELMER
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Two-horned problem. : DILEMMA
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"A Child of the Century." : BENHECHT
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County in central Iowa. : TAMA
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Literary suffix. : ANA
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Nobel Prize physicist. : FERMI
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Wants. : DESIRES
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Nothing. : NIL
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Jerusalem artichoke. : TUBER
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Jittery state. : DITHER
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1866 discovery. : DYNAMITE
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Clean the slate. : ERASE
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Writes in. : ENTERS
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Fences in. : ENCLOSES
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Impenetrable. : DENSE
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Dances. : REELS
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Warms over. : REHEATS
Down
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Supposed. : PUTATIVE
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Dictator's disease. : EGOMANIA
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Somewhat dark. : DIM
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On tiptoe. : ATIP
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Permitted. : LICIT
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Appraise. : EVALUE
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Softens. : RELENTS
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Theme for a folk song. : TRUELOVE
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En ___ (as a friend): Fr. : AMI
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Mentioned. : CITED
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Taft's Secy. of State. : KNOX
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Mantle in Monterrey. : SERAPE
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Beethoven's Sixth. : PASTORAL
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It's north of Scorpio. : ARA
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Capital of the Balearic Islands. : PALMA
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Here and there. : ABOUT
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Abbey Theatre name. : SYNGE
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Dearths. : FAMINES
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Starry girl. : ESTELLE
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"For want of ___, the shoe was lost." : ANAIL
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Manger. : CRIB
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Closing tightly. : LOCKING
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Deprive of pep. : ENERVATE
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Rubber seaport, Brazil. : BELEM
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Prove valid, durable, etc. : STANDUP
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Member of the mob. : RIOTER
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Merchandise for a bargain sale. : SECONDS
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Manatee. : SEACOW
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Heavies, juveniles, etc. : ACTORS
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Window device. : SHADE
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Tilted, as a sailboat. : LISTED
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Opposite of fast. : EAT
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Managed. : RAN
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Ancient people of Italy. : SABINES
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Deadly. : LETHAL
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Hooklike parts. : HAMULI
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Dissonant. : ATONAL
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Able to move at will. : MOTILE
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First night. : PREMIERE
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Hard-pressed passenger. : SARDINE
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Diamond weight. : CARAT
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German school of psychology. : GESTALT
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Man's nickname. : TED
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Curtain-going-up sounds. : SHS
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Give certain attributes. : ENDUE
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Sterilized. : GERMFREE
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Namesakes of Anne Page's suitor. : SLENDERS
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Binders. : LASHERS
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Beings: Span. : ENTES
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Student of language and arts. : HUMANIST
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Solitaires. : EREMITES
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Mexican police. : RURALES
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Mention. : NAME
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Determiner. : DECIDER
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Provisions. : LARDER
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She modeled Aphrodite for Praxiteles. : PHRYNE
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Passé. : DATED
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Become used to. : INURE
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Rachel's father. : LABAN
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Please, in Bonn. : BITTE
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Fresh-water fish. : TENCH
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Golconda. : MINE
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Store event. : SALE
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Letter. : ESS
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Sister of Fenrir the wolf. : HEL
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Extinct bird. : MOA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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