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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 679 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 75-Across clue had no hyphen after underscore; added one. Original 74-Down clue had "cardamon"; changed to "cardamom."

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 435
Across
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Old-fashioned color pictures. : CHROMOS
8
Your health! : SKOAL
13
Haughty one. : ICEBERG
20
Father of Prince Baudouin. : LEOPOLD
21
Naval chief. : SHERMAN
23
Girl's name. : ROSALIE
24
Place in office. : ENSTATE
25
Overlook. : CONDONE
26
France's M. Auriol. : VINCENT
27
Have reality. : ARE
28
Town on Mexican border. : TIAJUANA
30
"As through an ___ village passed." : ALPINE
32
Prince Aly's father. : AGA
33
Literally, life. : VITA
35
"Let it stand." : STET
36
Sharp cry. : YIP
38
French city, near Arras. : LENS
39
Differently. : ANEW
40
Opposed to ental. : ECTAL
42
Japanese general. : HATA
44
Designative. : NAMING
46
Custard apple. : ANONA
47
Palestine's Plain of ___. : SHARON
49
River from Lake Lagoda to Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
51
Bearing. : MIEN
52
Sign marking end of journalistic copy. : THIRTY
53
Tinged. : HUED
55
President of Austria. : RENNER
57
W. Flanders town. : YPRES
59
Determined. : ADJUDGED
63
Vestments. : STOLES
65
Egypt's "grand monarque." : RAMESES
69
Present Holy Father. : PIUS
70
Brewages. : ALES
72
Wickard's agency. : REA
73
Title of address to a queen. : MAAM
75
H. G. Wells' "___-Bungay." : TONO
76
Mischief: Coll. : HOB
77
Subject of Donnelly's classic. : ATLANTIS
79
Like hoarfrost. : RIMY
80
Nonplused: Colloq. : STUCK
81
Sister of Cécile, Yvonne, Annette, and Marie. : EMILIE
83
Crocus bulb. : CORM
84
Argentina defeated the U. S. at this. : POLO
85
Scarabaeus. : BEETLE
86
Father of Suleiman the Magnificent. : SELIM
87
Soprano Lucrezia ___. : BORI
88
"This I ___." : REMEMBER
90
Passenger on the Ark. : HAM
91
Rome's March 15th. : IDES
92
What Hans Hedtoft is. : DANE
93
Ferret's prey. : RAT
94
Tributary of the Volga. : SURA
95
Hindu divine being. : DEVA
96
Stewer. : SEETHER
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Composer of many Slavonic dances. : DVORAK
101
Pseudonym of John Watson. : MACLAREN
103
UMW head. : LEWIS
105
Conqueror of Rome, 410. : ALARIC
107
River of Ayr. : DOON
108
Rodeo performers. : ROPERS
111
Lake, source of Blue Nile. : TANA
113
Earl ___ Biggers. : DERR
115
Cousins of the Nereids. : NAIADS
119
Remove. : ERASE
120
Two-pronged instrument. : BIDENT
122
Secular. : LAIC
124
Fracas. : MELEE
125
Shooting matches: Fr. : TIRS
126
Heavy knife used in U. S. Army. : BOLO
127
Young socialite. : DEB
129
Stern deck. : POOP
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Clare Boothe ___. : LUCE
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Lincoln's early love. : ANN
133
Swearers. : VOWERS
135
Making changes. : REVISORY
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Russian village. : MIR
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Status of Felicia Hemans. : POETESS
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Wife of Louis Napoleon. : EUGENIE
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"Painting as a ___"—Churchill. : PASTIME
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A work of Vergil's. : ECLOGUE
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UAW head. : REUTHER
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Substances in tea. : THEINES
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Capelike cloaks. : DOLMANS
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Winner of Los Angeles Open. : SNEAD
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Outreach. : SURPASS
Down
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Splits. : CLEAVES
2
Baseball's "Old Reliable." : HENRICH
3
Egyptian city on the Nile. : ROSETTA
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Select. : OPT
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Swum by Rudolf Rassendyll. : MOAT
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Ancient name for Lot River, France. : OLTIS
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Gadzooks! : SDEATH
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Addis Ababa's province. : SHOA
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Famous Australian physiotherapist. : KENNY
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Institute. : ORDAIN
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I love: L. : AMO
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Miss Turner. : LANA
13
He wrote a "Life of Washington." : IRVING
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Subject of numismatics. : COINS
15
Domestic slave. : ESNE
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Flat-bottomed ferryboat. : BAC
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___ of Aquitaine. : ELEANOR
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Gaping, as a corolla. : RINGENT
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Escape. : GETAWAY
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Scamper. : SCUTTER
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Mme. Melba. : NELLIE
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Composer Sibelius. : JEAN
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Comic-strip teen-ager. : PENNY
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Seaport city, E. Denmark. : AARHUS
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Upton Sinclair's latest heroine. : PAMELA
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French liqueur. : ANISETTE
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Garish. : LOUD
43
Prayers. : AVES
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Bog down. : MIRE
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Exclamation. : AHEM
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Deny. : NEGATE
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County of Carrickfergus. : ANTRIM
52
Streetcar. : TRAM
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"Dingley ___," where went the Pickwickians. : DELL
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Votes of disapproval. : NOES
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Obsecrate. : PRAY
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Gradual loss of initial vowel. : APHESIS
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Bering Strait islands. : DIOMEDE
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Victoria's celebration, 1887. : JUBILEE
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One-hoss-shay constructor. : DEACON
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Old-time popular song. : SMILES
66
Wind or storm from a certain direction. : SOUTHER
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Country surrounded by territory of another country. : ENCLAVE
68
Early English landholder. : SOKEMAN
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Kept everyone awake. : SNORED
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Plant genus, yielding cardamom. : AMOMUM
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Intention. : AIM
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Denoting three. : TRI
79
Gypsy. : ROM
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Italian title. : SER
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Lackadaisical. : LISTLESS
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"Hoist with his own ___." : PETARD
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Boston's ___ Hill. : BEACON
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Adriatic port. : BARI
88
___ avis. : RARA
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Wire nail. : BRAD
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Moistens. : DEWS
93
Owner of a wonderful ivory horn, Olivant. : ROLAND
95
"___ Deronda"—Eliot. : DANIEL
97
Present. : HERE
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Blade of a propeller. : VANE
100
Prussian seaport. : KIEL
102
Good soil. : LOAM
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Steps over a fence. : STILE
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More thin and sleazy. : CRAPIER
108
Bound again. : RETAPED
109
River of Ciudad Bolivar. : ORINOCO
110
Red Sox ace pitcher. : PARNELL
112
Worshiper. : ADORER
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Former Chilean President. : RIOS
116
Corundum. : ALUMINA
117
French coins. : DECIMES
118
Female Nostradamus. : SEERESS
120
Drinking bouts: Var. : BOWSES
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Elects a fellow member. : COOPTS
126
Superior seaman. : BOSUN
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Provincial Egyptian capital. : BENHA
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Malayan outrigger. : PRAHU
133
White star in Lyra. : VEGA
134
Takes to court. : SUES
136
Contended. : VIED
137
French-Belgian river. : YSER
140
Sen. Connally. : TOM
142
Shoot. : GUN
144
Hint. : TIP

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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