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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
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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
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Mrs. Kostelanetz, nee ___. : PONS
88
Storehouses. : ETAPES
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Goddess of crops. : DEMETER
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Mark of interrogation: Rare. : EROTEME
92
Seven. : SEPT
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Hamlet. : THORP
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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
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___ Plowman. : PIERS
116
Obliterate. : ERASE
118
Musical comedy by Jerome Kern. : SALLY
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Insect eggs. : NITS
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FDR's ambassador to Russia. : BULLITT
122
City on the Danube. : KREMS
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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Wreath. : LEI
126
Mongrels. : CURS
127
Pleads. : SUES
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Niepa bark. : NIOTA
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Clerical chalice. : AMA
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Accompanies. : ESCORTS
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Congressmen. : REPRESENTATIVES
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Enactment. : STATUTE
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Of an eye condition. : ACOREAL
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Caustic. : ERODENT
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Mineral water. : SELTZER
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Beaches. : STRANDS
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Exiles. : DEPORTS
Down
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Container. : PACKAGE
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River of sorrows. : ACHERON
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At that point. : THEREAT
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Sloths. : AIS
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Little Margaret. : META
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Depones. : AVERS
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Cattails. : REREES
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Members of our "First Line of Defense." : SAILORS
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Exist. : ARE
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Tiresome individual. : PILL
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Daphne, pursued by Apollo. : LADON
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Copy ___. : EDITOR
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Moved slowly. : SNAILED
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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Island where Statue of Liberty stands. : BEDLOE
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"___ Jimmy Valentine." : ALIAS
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Poultry. : HENS
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Victim of the Diamond Necklace Affair. : MARIEANTOINETTE
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Emitting clinking noises. : ATINKLE
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Small pears. : SECKELS
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Pigeon breeder. : FANCIER
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Enthusiasm. : ARDOR
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Period. : STOP
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Arouse resentment. : RILE
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Poke: Scot. : PAUT
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Sound: Comb. form. : PHONO
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Dabble in. : SMATTER
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Instrument for measuring movements of the velum. : PALATOMETER
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Grecian monument. : STELA
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Basketry rod. : OSIER
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Of the cheek. : MALAR
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City in Iowa. : ADAIR
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Little Theodore. : TAD
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Divided by a partition. : SEMISEPTATE
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British ___. : ISLES
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Girl's name. : ADELINE
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Liberate. : DELIVER
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Descriptive of poems, such as Poe's "The Bells." : ONOMATOPOETICAL
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Cultivated land. : ARADA
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Tunic. : CAMISE
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More clamorous. : NOISIER
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"___ Gold." : SUTTERS
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___ sesame. : OPEN
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Encomiums. : ELOGES
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Summers: Fr. : ETES
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Hearts. : CORS
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Live. : EXIST
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Naval station on Honshu. : KURE
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More rational. : SANER
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Onetime AFL president. : GOMPERS
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Apples. : POMES
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Necks. : NAPES
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Blue ___. : SERGE
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Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
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Buzzing insect. : DOR
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Lakes. : TARNS
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___ Pasha, last dey of Algiers (1773–1838). : HUSSEIN
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Donaldson's responsibility. : MAILS
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Russian city. : OREL
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Lie in ambush. : LURK
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Muang-Thai. : SIAM
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Pure and holy. : SINLESS
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Adriatic gulf. : TRIESTE
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Cut into parts. : TRISECT
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Cornfield weeds. : DARNELS
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Butcher's tool. : CLEAVER
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Nutriment. : ALIMENT
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Rulers. : DYNASTS
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Paymaster. : PURSER
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Lethargy. : STUPOR
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Displayed feeling: Jocose. : EMOTED
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Where Montana School of Mines is. : BUTTE
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___ firma. : TERRA
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Bristle. : STARE
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Vera ___. : CRUZ
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Noticed. : SEEN
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Over. : ATOP
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Former Giant. : OTT
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Abyssinian prince. : RAS
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"___ Sack." : SAD
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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