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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, May 6, 1951

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 686
Across
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Subject of John Gunther's latest book. : MACARTHUR
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Where Marco Polo went. : CATHAY
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Head of O. D. M. : WILSON
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A woman beloved. : INAMORATA
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Where sailors go on leave. : ASHORE
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Mother of Sir Galahad. : ELAINE
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Relative on the distaff side. : KINSWOMAN
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Carding thistle. : TEASEL
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Cutaneous. : DERMIC
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Medical group: Abbr. : AMA
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Lady's maid in India: Var. : EYAH
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Lee's opponent at Gettysburg. : MEADE
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Shavelings. : LADS
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He wrote "The Bells." : POE
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An Easterner out West. : DUDE
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Time of greatest adversity. : NADIR
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Mexican hut. : DOBE
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Help for the needy. : ALMS
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Indians. : OSAGES
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Auden's new book of poems. : NONES
45
Curved. : BOWED
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Grassy areas. : LEAS
47
Senator from N. Y. : IVES
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Most cantankerous. : UNRULIEST
51
City on the Ganges. : PATNA
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U. S. Air Secretary. : FINLETTER
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Sprightly. : PEART
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Contemporary of Dégas. : RENOIR
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Exasperation. : IRE
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Headliner. : STAR
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Districts. : AREAS
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Husband of Rind. : ODIN
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Unh-unh in Henry VIII's time. : NAY
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Command to a dog. : DOWN
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Australian pheasant. : LYREBIRD
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Circus performer. : ANIMAL
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Undivided. : ENTIRE
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Giver of gifts. : SANTA
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Lady known as Bea Lillie. : PEEL
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Head wind. : NOSER
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Lightweight champ, 1917–24. : LEONARD
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Their motto is "Can do, will do—did." : SEABEES
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Mythical King of England. : LOCRINE
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Eagles. : ERNES
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Great expert: Sl. : ONER
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To. : UNTIL
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Scene of uproar. : BEDLAM
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In plane talk, part of the tail. : RUDDER
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Goosish. : ANSERINE
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Ditto. : SAME
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He slept two decades, mountain time. : RIP
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Composer of "The Battle Cry of Freedom." : ROOT
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Senior. : ELDER
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Heroine of Edison Marshall's "The Infinite Woman." : LOLA
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In ___ we trust. : GOD
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Kiang's cousin. : ONAGER
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Brother of Hengist. : HORSA
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Soldiering on the job. : MALINGERY
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Locality. : SITUS
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Man of distinction. : PERSONAGE
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Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Mountain defile. : GORGE
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Gait. : TREAD
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Geographical center of U. S. : KANSAS
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Adjacent. : NIGH
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___-poly. : ROLY
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Obscure. : INNER
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Fair to middling. : SOSO
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___ Dai, Viet Nam's Chief of State. : BAO
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Fete. : GALA
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Norse epics. : EDDAS
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Four-year-old Crown Prince of Sweden. : CARL
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___ Tin Tin. : RIN
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Describing Catania's Mount. : ETNEAN
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Mythical rider of sea horses. : NEREID
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Big little island. : MANHATTAN
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Vexed. : ROILED
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Forced along. : DRIVEN
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Spurious. : UNGENUINE
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She stars in "Wabash Avenue." : GRABLE
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It has 96 members. : SENATE
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Least skittish. : STEADIEST
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Emperor. : MIKADO
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Ill will. : ANIMUS
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Where Great Slave Lake is. : CANADA
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Ack emmas. : AMS
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Poet laureate of England, 1715. : ROWE
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Where "Uncle Sam" lived. : TROY
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He plotted against Mordecai. : HAMAN
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Native of Provo. : UTAHAN
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Hler's spouse. : RAN
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Steward. : CATERER
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On the main. : ASEA
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Nickname. : THAD
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Nylons. : HOSE
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Occur. : ARE
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River in Wyoming and Montana. : YELLOWSTONE
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Espoused. : WEDDED
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Booby. : SIMPLETON
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Passion for buying things. : ONIOMANIA
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Indispensable. : NECESSARY
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Duluth, ___. : MINN
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Forward. : ABET
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Volund's brother. : EGIL
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The look of gloomy ones. : DOUR
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Agent. : DOER
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Ambassador Kirk. : ALAN
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Pre-holiday periods. : EVES
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Colonist. : SETTLER
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Overflowing. : SUPERABUNDANT
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Prejudice. : BIAS
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Sojourn. : STAY
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Product of Missouri. : LEAD
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Mortification. : PENANCE
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Imogene's name in "Cymbeline." : FIDELE
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Mangle. : IRONER
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Author of "Principia." : NEWTON
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Misreckons. : ERRS
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Curved edge. : RIM
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Name meaning father of light. : ABNER
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Popular Princess. : RITA
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British Field Marshal buried in Arlington. : DILL
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Forty-___. : NINER
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Facilitater. : EASER
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Thor and Odin were members of this group. : AESIR
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House of ___. : LORDS
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Rub-outs. : RASURES
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Exiled Yugoslav King. : PETER
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Winter feed. : SILAGE
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Charm. : ENAMOR
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Antidote. : REMEDY
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One out of step with the times. : DODO
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Cleopatra's Needle is one. : OBELISK
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Juliana's domain. : NETHERLANDS
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Cockchafer. : DOR
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Further. : ALSO
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Popular Lopez "oldie." : NOLA
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"Aunt Anna." : ROSENBERG
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He's always starting something. : INITIATOR
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South Argentina tableland. : PATAGONIA
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Gaelic tongue. : ERSE
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Helen Hayes heads this group. : ANTA
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Spout. : GUSH
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Saturnalia. : ORGY
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Beggarly. : MEAN
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Lightweight champ, 1901–08. : GANS
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A "must" for Hollywood haciendas. : POOL
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Theseus deserted her at Naxos. : ARIADNE
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People: French. : GENS
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Rio ___, also Rio Bravo. : GRANDE
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Pour out. : DECANT
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Coup de main. : SORTIE
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They're over a billion strong. : ASIANS
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Shakespeare's "To His Love." : SONNET
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Wander. : RANGE
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Highlander. : GAEL
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Shillelagh land. : ERIN
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Indra is one. : DEVA
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Popular weight lifter. : DIET
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Mother of Zeus. : RHEA
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Admiral, former head of U. S. Maritime Commission. : LAND
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Lotus tree. : ELB
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Rather than. : ERE
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Greek letters. : MUS
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Parson bird. : TUI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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