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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1957

105-Down : Screen players' headaches.

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,924
Across
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Short expression of a guiding principle. : MOTTO
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"Work ___ you were to live 100 years." : ASIF
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Heavy element: Abbr. : MERC
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Companion of Pan. : OREAD
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Dingle. : DELL
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Sheep genus. : OVIS
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Girl's name. : ADELA
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Great 19th cen. novelist. : DOSTOEVSKI
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American playwright. : RICE
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Splits. : RIVES
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Medical men. : INTERNES
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Menu item. : PLANKEDSTEAK
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___ Agathe. : STE
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Ohio county. : ERIE
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As soon as. : ONCE
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Brian ___, English actor. : AHERNE
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Conditions of an agreement. : TERMS
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National monument in Arizona. : TONTO
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And others. : ETAL
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Sambar. : DEER
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Ruhr city. : ESSEN
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Baby ___. : SNOOKS
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Conference. : TALK
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Medical school decree. : DDS
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___ Alamos. : LOS
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Deer tracks. : SLOTS
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A non-Moslem in a Moslem land. : RAIA
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Open freight cars. : GONDOLAS
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___-Jersey swine. : DUROC
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Mexican garb. : SERAPE
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
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Port Moresby is its capital. : PAPUA
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Triple crown. : TIARA
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Made to limp. : LAMED
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Salukis. : DOGS
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Mardi gras mummers. : MERRYMAKERS
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Picture mountings. : MATS
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Italian queen. : ELENA
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Forbidden. : TABOO
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Pod plant. : SENNA
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Girl's name. : RAE
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King of Denmark's jester. : YORICK
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Comedian's bag of tricks. : HOKUM
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Neighborhood hangout. : POOLHALL
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Present Pope. : PIUS
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Ballerina Jeanmaire. : RENEE
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Life: Comb. form. : BIO
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Gymnast's exercise. : DIP
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Rocky cliff. : SCAR
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Hobby of F. D. R. : STAMPS
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Finds fault pettily. : CARPS
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Farm tools. : HOES
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Slanted. : ATILT
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Put into action. : EXERT
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Comment on. : NOTICE
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South American bearded monkey. : SAKI
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Malay tongue. : MORO
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Rocky hill. : TOR
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Keyed, as a crossword. : INTERLOCKING
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Give legal force to. : VALIDATE
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Story: Fr. : ETAGE
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Downfall. : RUIN
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Habitat of a famous possum. : OKEFENOKEE
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Peter Mark ___. : ROGET
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Impart. : LEND
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Summit. : CREST
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Baby boy: Span. : NENE
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Moat. : FOSS
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Orders: Archaic. : HESTS
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"Mlle. ___," by Victor Herbert. : MODISTE
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River in W. Syria. : ORONTES
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Canopies. : TESTERS
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___ Gallery. : TATE
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Scent. : ODOR
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Refers to. : ADVERTS
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Meeting. : SESSION
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Class. : ILK
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Move jerkily. : FLIP
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Scriptures in Arabic. : KORAN
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Make manifest. : EVINCE
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Confederate general. : PICKETT
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Conversational phrase. : ISEE
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Bog. : MARSH
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Read copy. : EDITED
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Venerated. : REVERED
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Finished (with "up"). : CLEANED
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Catechizers. : ASKERS
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Compass point. : ENE
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Civil War battleground. : LOOKOUTMOUNTAIN
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Where largest state fair is held. : DALLAS
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Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
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Pinochle term. : MELD
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Busybody. : SNOOP
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Informed. : TOLD
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Tributary of the Rhine. : AAR
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Minute groove. : STRIA
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German port. : KIEL
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Throw with force. : SLAM
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Saturates. : SOAKS
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Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
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Magazine man of 1830. : GODEY
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Convex molding. : OVOLO
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African river. : NIGER
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Egyptian goddess. : APET
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Twilled silk. : SURAH
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Move slowly. : CREEP
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Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
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Rose leaf. : PETAL
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Ford name. : EDSEL
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Shaded place. : ARBOR
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River of Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
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Tailor's sample. : SNIP
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Upper parts of garments. : YOKES
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High-hat. : SNOB
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Youth slain by Cyclops. : ACIS
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___ Marble. : ALICE
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Sen. Knowland's colleague. : KUCHEL
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Main course. : MEAT
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The Cardiff Giant was one. : HOAX
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Saint, in Portugal. : SAO
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Original people of Moab. : EMIM
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Weight unit for silk threads. : DENIER
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Ohio River city. : IRONTON
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Kind of stew. : POTTAGE
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Liberator. : RESCUER
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Shore birds. : PLOVERS
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Bombards. : STRAFES
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Screen players' headaches. : RETAKES
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Object. : PROTEST
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Where to hold block parties. : STREETS
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Inventor of mezzotint process of engraving. : SIEGEN
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Marlon Brando role. : SAKINI
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Where Candia is. : CRETE
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Sorts. : KINDS
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Bravo at a bullfight. : OLE
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Knight's chaplet. : ORLE
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Play a game. : GOLF
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Measure. : INCH
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French artist. : DORE
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Chinese statesman. : KOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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