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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 Down
1. Cyclist. : PEDALER
8. The really important brass. : TACKS
13. Cigar dispensers, at times. : PAPAS
18. Man on the run. : FUGITIVE
19. Royal symbol. : ERMINE
20. Sheik's domain. : ARABY
21. Fissionable. : ATOMICAL
22. Miles to Priscilla. : SUITOR
23. Mme. Récamier's métier. : SALON
24. 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
59. Do a post office job. : HANDSTAMP
63. ___ best. : ATONES
65. Boston trademark. : COD
66. Tensile string. : CATGUT
67. Part of N.Y.C.: Abbr. : BOR
68. Part of the countdown. : TEN
69. India's most noted poet. : TAGORE
71. Word in a Latin class. : AMO
72. Small and trim in figure. : PETITE
74. Mouselike creatures. : ERDSHREWS
76. Magic. : RUNE
78. Teen jeans. : DENIM
79. River fish. : SHADS
80. Onward: Scot. : ALANG
82. Rouget ___, French poet. : DELISLE
86. Snake's progress. : SLITHER
90. Almost-President, 1876. : TILDEN
92. German form of Zealand. : SEELAND
94. West Pacific atoll. : NAURU
95. Chkalov's river. : URAL
97. Replace a mast base. : RESTEP
99. Playwright Rice. : ELMER
100. Two-horned problem. : DILEMMA
103. "A Child of the Century." : BENHECHT
105. County in central Iowa. : TAMA
106. Literary suffix. : ANA
107. Nobel Prize physicist. : FERMI
109. Wants. : DESIRES
111. Nothing. : NIL
112. Jerusalem artichoke. : TUBER
114. Jittery state. : DITHER
116. 1866 discovery. : DYNAMITE
118. Clean the slate. : ERASE
119. Writes in. : ENTERS
120. Fences in. : ENCLOSES
121. Impenetrable. : DENSE
122. Dances. : REELS
123. Warms over. : REHEATS
1. Supposed. : PUTATIVE
2. Dictator's disease. : EGOMANIA
3. Somewhat dark. : DIM
4. On tiptoe. : ATIP
5. Permitted. : LICIT
6. Appraise. : EVALUE
7. Softens. : RELENTS
8. Theme for a folk song. : TRUELOVE
9. En ___ (as a friend): Fr. : AMI
10. Mentioned. : CITED
11. Taft's Secy. of State. : KNOX
12. Mantle in Monterrey. : SERAPE
13. Beethoven's Sixth. : PASTORAL
14. It's north of Scorpio. : ARA
15. Capital of the Balearic Islands. : PALMA
16. Here and there. : ABOUT
17. Abbey Theatre name. : SYNGE
18. Dearths. : FAMINES
19. Starry girl. : ESTELLE
26. "For want of ___, the shoe was lost." : ANAIL
28. Manger. : CRIB
31. Closing tightly. : LOCKING
33. Deprive of pep. : ENERVATE
35. Rubber seaport, Brazil. : BELEM
37. Prove valid, durable, etc. : STANDUP
42. Member of the mob. : RIOTER
43. Merchandise for a bargain sale. : SECONDS
45. Manatee. : SEACOW
46. Heavies, juveniles, etc. : ACTORS
47. Window device. : SHADE
49. Tilted, as a sailboat. : LISTED
50. Opposite of fast. : EAT
52. Managed. : RAN
55. Ancient people of Italy. : SABINES
57. Deadly. : LETHAL
59. Hooklike parts. : HAMULI
60. Dissonant. : ATONAL
61. Able to move at will. : MOTILE
62. First night. : PREMIERE
64. Hard-pressed passenger. : SARDINE
66. Diamond weight. : CARAT
70. German school of psychology. : GESTALT
73. Man's nickname. : TED
75. Curtain-going-up sounds. : SHS
77. Give certain attributes. : ENDUE
81. Sterilized. : GERMFREE
83. Namesakes of Anne Page's suitor. : SLENDERS
84. Binders. : LASHERS
85. Beings: Span. : ENTES
87. Student of language and arts. : HUMANIST
88. Solitaires. : EREMITES
89. Mexican police. : RURALES
91. Mention. : NAME
93. Determiner. : DECIDER
96. Provisions. : LARDER
98. She modeled Aphrodite for Praxiteles. : PHRYNE
100. Passé. : DATED
101. Become used to. : INURE
102. Rachel's father. : LABAN
103. Please, in Bonn. : BITTE
104. Fresh-water fish. : TENCH
108. Golconda. : MINE
110. Store event. : SALE
113. Letter. : ESS
115. Sister of Fenrir the wolf. : HEL
117. 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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