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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 Down
1. Subject of John Gunther's latest book. : MACARTHUR
10. Where Marco Polo went. : CATHAY
16. Head of O. D. M. : WILSON
22. A woman beloved. : INAMORATA
23. Where sailors go on leave. : ASHORE
24. Mother of Sir Galahad. : ELAINE
25. Relative on the distaff side. : KINSWOMAN
26. Carding thistle. : TEASEL
27. Cutaneous. : DERMIC
28. Medical group: Abbr. : AMA
29. Lady's maid in India: Var. : EYAH
30. Lee's opponent at Gettysburg. : MEADE
31. Shavelings. : LADS
33. He wrote "The Bells." : POE
34. An Easterner out West. : DUDE
36. Time of greatest adversity. : NADIR
38. Mexican hut. : DOBE
39. Help for the needy. : ALMS
40. Indians. : OSAGES
43. Auden's new book of poems. : NONES
45. Curved. : BOWED
46. Grassy areas. : LEAS
47. Senator from N. Y. : IVES
49. Most cantankerous. : UNRULIEST
51. City on the Ganges. : PATNA
52. U. S. Air Secretary. : FINLETTER
56. Sprightly. : PEART
57. Contemporary of Dégas. : RENOIR
58. Exasperation. : IRE
59. Headliner. : STAR
60. Districts. : AREAS
62. Husband of Rind. : ODIN
64. Unh-unh in Henry VIII's time. : NAY
65. Command to a dog. : DOWN
67. Australian pheasant. : LYREBIRD
69. Circus performer. : ANIMAL
71. Undivided. : ENTIRE
73. Giver of gifts. : SANTA
74. Lady known as Bea Lillie. : PEEL
75. Head wind. : NOSER
79. Lightweight champ, 1917–24. : LEONARD
81. Their motto is "Can do, will do—did." : SEABEES
83. Mythical King of England. : LOCRINE
85. Eagles. : ERNES
86. Great expert: Sl. : ONER
88. To. : UNTIL
90. Scene of uproar. : BEDLAM
91. In plane talk, part of the tail. : RUDDER
93. Goosish. : ANSERINE
95. Ditto. : SAME
96. He slept two decades, mountain time. : RIP
99. Composer of "The Battle Cry of Freedom." : ROOT
100. Senior. : ELDER
101. Heroine of Edison Marshall's "The Infinite Woman." : LOLA
103. In ___ we trust. : GOD
104. Kiang's cousin. : ONAGER
106. Brother of Hengist. : HORSA
108. Soldiering on the job. : MALINGERY
110. Locality. : SITUS
111. Man of distinction. : PERSONAGE
114. Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
115. Greek letters. : ETAS
116. Mountain defile. : GORGE
117. Gait. : TREAD
119. Geographical center of U. S. : KANSAS
123. Adjacent. : NIGH
124. ___-poly. : ROLY
125. Obscure. : INNER
127. Fair to middling. : SOSO
128. ___ Dai, Viet Nam's Chief of State. : BAO
129. Fete. : GALA
130. Norse epics. : EDDAS
133. Four-year-old Crown Prince of Sweden. : CARL
136. ___ Tin Tin. : RIN
137. Describing Catania's Mount. : ETNEAN
139. Mythical rider of sea horses. : NEREID
141. Big little island. : MANHATTAN
143. Vexed. : ROILED
144. Forced along. : DRIVEN
145. Spurious. : UNGENUINE
146. She stars in "Wabash Avenue." : GRABLE
147. It has 96 members. : SENATE
148. Least skittish. : STEADIEST
1. Emperor. : MIKADO
2. Ill will. : ANIMUS
3. Where Great Slave Lake is. : CANADA
4. Ack emmas. : AMS
5. Poet laureate of England, 1715. : ROWE
6. Where "Uncle Sam" lived. : TROY
7. He plotted against Mordecai. : HAMAN
8. Native of Provo. : UTAHAN
9. Hler's spouse. : RAN
10. Steward. : CATERER
11. On the main. : ASEA
12. Nickname. : THAD
13. Nylons. : HOSE
14. Occur. : ARE
15. River in Wyoming and Montana. : YELLOWSTONE
16. Espoused. : WEDDED
17. Islands: Fr. : ILES
18. Malay gibbon. : LAR
19. Booby. : SIMPLETON
20. Passion for buying things. : ONIOMANIA
21. Indispensable. : NECESSARY
30. Duluth, ___. : MINN
32. Forward. : ABET
35. Volund's brother. : EGIL
37. The look of gloomy ones. : DOUR
38. Agent. : DOER
39. Ambassador Kirk. : ALAN
41. Pre-holiday periods. : EVES
42. Colonist. : SETTLER
44. Overflowing. : SUPERABUNDANT
45. Prejudice. : BIAS
48. Sojourn. : STAY
50. Product of Missouri. : LEAD
51. Mortification. : PENANCE
52. Imogene's name in "Cymbeline." : FIDELE
53. Mangle. : IRONER
54. Author of "Principia." : NEWTON
55. Misreckons. : ERRS
57. Curved edge. : RIM
60. Name meaning father of light. : ABNER
61. Popular Princess. : RITA
63. British Field Marshal buried in Arlington. : DILL
66. Forty-___. : NINER
68. Facilitater. : EASER
69. Thor and Odin were members of this group. : AESIR
70. House of ___. : LORDS
72. Rub-outs. : RASURES
74. Exiled Yugoslav King. : PETER
76. Winter feed. : SILAGE
77. Charm. : ENAMOR
78. Antidote. : REMEDY
80. One out of step with the times. : DODO
82. Else: Scot. : ENSE
84. Cleopatra's Needle is one. : OBELISK
87. Juliana's domain. : NETHERLANDS
89. Girl's name. : LILA
92. Cockchafer. : DOR
93. Further. : ALSO
94. Popular Lopez "oldie." : NOLA
96. "Aunt Anna." : ROSENBERG
97. He's always starting something. : INITIATOR
98. South Argentina tableland. : PATAGONIA
100. Gaelic tongue. : ERSE
102. Helen Hayes heads this group. : ANTA
105. Spout. : GUSH
107. Saturnalia. : ORGY
108. Beggarly. : MEAN
109. Lightweight champ, 1901–08. : GANS
111. A "must" for Hollywood haciendas. : POOL
112. Theseus deserted her at Naxos. : ARIADNE
113. People: French. : GENS
116. Rio ___, also Rio Bravo. : GRANDE
118. Pour out. : DECANT
120. Coup de main. : SORTIE
121. They're over a billion strong. : ASIANS
122. Shakespeare's "To His Love." : SONNET
126. Wander. : RANGE
129. Highlander. : GAEL
130. Shillelagh land. : ERIN
131. Indra is one. : DEVA
132. Popular weight lifter. : DIET
134. Mother of Zeus. : RHEA
135. Admiral, former head of U. S. Maritime Commission. : LAND
138. Lotus tree. : ELB
140. Rather than. : ERE
141. Greek letters. : MUS
142. 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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