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GAME OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 19, 1949

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 384
Across Down
1. Coasting vessel of India. : PATAMAR
8. Lacking energy. : SAPLESS
15. More than 700 islands. : BAHAMAS
22. Realize. : ACHIEVE
23. Bride of Bacchus. : ARIADNE
24. Ennoble. : ELEVATE
25. Characteristic of Philip Dormer Stanhope (1694–1773). : CHESTERFIELDIAN
27. Of an Adriatic region. : DINARIC
28. Prefix to imitate noise of falling object. : KER
29. Of a plane surface. : AREAL
30. French writer of exotic tales. : LOTI
31. O dear! : ALAS
32. Decoction of nutgalls and copperas. : INK
33. Panoplied warrior. : ARES
35. Spanish title. : SENOR
37. Discontinue a legal action. : NOLPROS
39. Small dog: Colloq. : PEKE
40. Ibexes. : GOATS
42. Certificate. : SCRIP
44. English novelist. : READE
45. Will. : SHALL
46. Insect: Comb. form. : ENTOMO
48. Moslem countries. : ISLAM
50. Musical team. : DUO
51. Expiates. : ATONES
52. Piecrust dough. : PASTE
54. Greek faction. : ELAS
56. Neptune's symbol. : TRIDENT
58. Pother. : ADO
61. Triple crown. : TIARA
63. Mr. Waugh. : ALEC
65. Carrie Nation's bête noire. : SALOONS
68. Signified. : DENOTED
70. Jerusalem thorn. : RETAMA
72. Charles Lamb. : ELIA
73. Debt memo. : IOU
74. Visitor to Gretna Green. : ELOPER
75. Apparatus for heat measurement. : CALORIMETER
77. Intertwine. : KNIT
78. Snarer of birds. : LIMER
79. Lot's city. : SODOM
80. "___ and Sevens," by O. Henry. : SIXES
81. Writer of popular verse. : GUEST
82. Dostoyevsky's Vanya. : IVAN
83. Geologic formation of minerals in contact. : PARAGENESIS
85. Attack. : SORTIE
86. Snood. : NET
87. Mrs. Kostelanetz, nee ___. : PONS
88. Storehouses. : ETAPES
89. Goddess of crops. : DEMETER
90. Mark of interrogation: Rare. : EROTEME
92. Seven. : SEPT
93. Hamlet. : THORP
95. Bitter vetch. : ERS
96. City in Sicily. : PALERMO
99. Caracas coin. : REAL
101. Stimulates. : URGES
103. Accumulations. : STORES
105. Man's nickname. : ART
107. James T. Farrell's hero. : STUDS
109. Heath plant. : ERICAD
113. ___ Castle. : IRENE
114. ___ Plowman. : PIERS
116. Obliterate. : ERASE
118. Musical comedy by Jerome Kern. : SALLY
119. Insect eggs. : NITS
120. FDR's ambassador to Russia. : BULLITT
122. City on the Danube. : KREMS
124. Chow ___. : MEIN
125. Wreath. : LEI
126. Mongrels. : CURS
127. Pleads. : SUES
129. Niepa bark. : NIOTA
131. Clerical chalice. : AMA
132. Accompanies. : ESCORTS
134. Congressmen. : REPRESENTATIVES
137. Enactment. : STATUTE
138. Of an eye condition. : ACOREAL
139. Caustic. : ERODENT
140. Mineral water. : SELTZER
141. Beaches. : STRANDS
142. Exiles. : DEPORTS
1. Container. : PACKAGE
2. River of sorrows. : ACHERON
3. At that point. : THEREAT
4. Sloths. : AIS
5. Little Margaret. : META
6. Depones. : AVERS
7. Cattails. : REREES
8. Members of our "First Line of Defense." : SAILORS
9. Exist. : ARE
10. Tiresome individual. : PILL
11. Daphne, pursued by Apollo. : LADON
12. Copy ___. : EDITOR
13. Moved slowly. : SNAILED
14. Japanese coin. : SEN
15. Island where Statue of Liberty stands. : BEDLOE
16. "___ Jimmy Valentine." : ALIAS
17. Poultry. : HENS
18. Girl's name. : AVA
19. Victim of the Diamond Necklace Affair. : MARIEANTOINETTE
20. Emitting clinking noises. : ATINKLE
21. Small pears. : SECKELS
26. Pigeon breeder. : FANCIER
31. Enthusiasm. : ARDOR
34. Period. : STOP
36. Arouse resentment. : RILE
38. Poke: Scot. : PAUT
39. Sound: Comb. form. : PHONO
41. Dabble in. : SMATTER
43. Instrument for measuring movements of the velum. : PALATOMETER
45. Grecian monument. : STELA
47. Basketry rod. : OSIER
49. Of the cheek. : MALAR
51. City in Iowa. : ADAIR
53. Little Theodore. : TAD
55. Divided by a partition. : SEMISEPTATE
57. British ___. : ISLES
58. Girl's name. : ADELINE
59. Liberate. : DELIVER
60. Descriptive of poems, such as Poe's "The Bells." : ONOMATOPOETICAL
62. Cultivated land. : ARADA
64. Tunic. : CAMISE
66. More clamorous. : NOISIER
67. "___ Gold." : SUTTERS
69. ___ sesame. : OPEN
71. Encomiums. : ELOGES
72. Summers: Fr. : ETES
75. Hearts. : CORS
76. Live. : EXIST
77. Naval station on Honshu. : KURE
79. More rational. : SANER
81. Onetime AFL president. : GOMPERS
83. Apples. : POMES
84. Necks. : NAPES
85. Blue ___. : SERGE
87. Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
89. Buzzing insect. : DOR
91. Lakes. : TARNS
94. ___ Pasha, last dey of Algiers (1773–1838). : HUSSEIN
97. Donaldson's responsibility. : MAILS
98. Russian city. : OREL
100. Lie in ambush. : LURK
102. Muang-Thai. : SIAM
103. Pure and holy. : SINLESS
104. Adriatic gulf. : TRIESTE
106. Cut into parts. : TRISECT
108. Cornfield weeds. : DARNELS
110. Butcher's tool. : CLEAVER
111. Nutriment. : ALIMENT
112. Rulers. : DYNASTS
114. Paymaster. : PURSER
115. Lethargy. : STUPOR
117. Displayed feeling: Jocose. : EMOTED
120. Where Montana School of Mines is. : BUTTE
121. ___ firma. : TERRA
123. Bristle. : STARE
126. Vera ___. : CRUZ
128. Noticed. : SEEN
130. Over. : ATOP
133. Former Giant. : OTT
134. Abyssinian prince. : RAS
135. "___ Sack." : SAD
136. Form of Esperanto. : IDO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 32 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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