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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.
PS 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 Down
1. 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
98. 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
131. Clare Boothe ___. : LUCE
132. Lincoln's early love. : ANN
133. Swearers. : VOWERS
135. Making changes. : REVISORY
138. Russian village. : MIR
139. Status of Felicia Hemans. : POETESS
141. Wife of Louis Napoleon. : EUGENIE
143. "Painting as a ___"—Churchill. : PASTIME
145. A work of Vergil's. : ECLOGUE
146. UAW head. : REUTHER
147. Substances in tea. : THEINES
148. Capelike cloaks. : DOLMANS
149. Winner of Los Angeles Open. : SNEAD
150. Outreach. : SURPASS
1. Splits. : CLEAVES
2. Baseball's "Old Reliable." : HENRICH
3. Egyptian city on the Nile. : ROSETTA
4. Select. : OPT
5. Swum by Rudolf Rassendyll. : MOAT
6. Ancient name for Lot River, France. : OLTIS
7. Gadzooks! : SDEATH
8. Addis Ababa's province. : SHOA
9. Famous Australian physiotherapist. : KENNY
10. Institute. : ORDAIN
11. I love: L. : AMO
12. Miss Turner. : LANA
13. He wrote a "Life of Washington." : IRVING
14. Subject of numismatics. : COINS
15. Domestic slave. : ESNE
16. Flat-bottomed ferryboat. : BAC
17. ___ of Aquitaine. : ELEANOR
18. Gaping, as a corolla. : RINGENT
19. Escape. : GETAWAY
21. Scamper. : SCUTTER
22. Mme. Melba. : NELLIE
29. Composer Sibelius. : JEAN
31. Comic-strip teen-ager. : PENNY
34. Seaport city, E. Denmark. : AARHUS
37. Upton Sinclair's latest heroine. : PAMELA
39. French liqueur. : ANISETTE
41. Garish. : LOUD
43. Prayers. : AVES
45. Bog down. : MIRE
46. Exclamation. : AHEM
48. Deny. : NEGATE
50. County of Carrickfergus. : ANTRIM
52. Streetcar. : TRAM
54. "Dingley ___," where went the Pickwickians. : DELL
56. Votes of disapproval. : NOES
58. Obsecrate. : PRAY
59. Gradual loss of initial vowel. : APHESIS
60. Bering Strait islands. : DIOMEDE
61. Victoria's celebration, 1887. : JUBILEE
62. One-hoss-shay constructor. : DEACON
64. Old-time popular song. : SMILES
66. Wind or storm from a certain direction. : SOUTHER
67. Country surrounded by territory of another country. : ENCLAVE
68. Early English landholder. : SOKEMAN
71. Kept everyone awake. : SNORED
74. Plant genus, yielding cardamom. : AMOMUM
77. Intention. : AIM
78. Denoting three. : TRI
79. Gypsy. : ROM
80. Italian title. : SER
82. Lackadaisical. : LISTLESS
84. "Hoist with his own ___." : PETARD
85. Boston's ___ Hill. : BEACON
87. Adriatic port. : BARI
88. ___ avis. : RARA
89. Wire nail. : BRAD
92. Moistens. : DEWS
93. Owner of a wonderful ivory horn, Olivant. : ROLAND
95. "___ Deronda"—Eliot. : DANIEL
97. Present. : HERE
99. Blade of a propeller. : VANE
100. Prussian seaport. : KIEL
102. Good soil. : LOAM
104. Steps over a fence. : STILE
106. More thin and sleazy. : CRAPIER
108. Bound again. : RETAPED
109. River of Ciudad Bolivar. : ORINOCO
110. Red Sox ace pitcher. : PARNELL
112. Worshiper. : ADORER
114. Former Chilean President. : RIOS
116. Corundum. : ALUMINA
117. French coins. : DECIMES
118. Female Nostradamus. : SEERESS
120. Drinking bouts: Var. : BOWSES
121. Cylindrical. : TERETE
123. Elects a fellow member. : COOPTS
126. Superior seaman. : BOSUN
128. Provincial Egyptian capital. : BENHA
130. 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, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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