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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1957

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
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,924
Across Down
1. Short expression of a guiding principle. : MOTTO
6. "Work ___ you were to live 100 years." : ASIF
10. Military cap. : KEPI
14. Heavy element: Abbr. : MERC
18. Companion of Pan. : OREAD
19. Dingle. : DELL
20. Sheep genus. : OVIS
21. Girl's name. : ADELA
23. Great 19th cen. novelist. : DOSTOEVSKI
25. American playwright. : RICE
26. Splits. : RIVES
27. Medical men. : INTERNES
28. Menu item. : PLANKEDSTEAK
31. ___ Agathe. : STE
32. Ohio county. : ERIE
34. As soon as. : ONCE
35. Brian ___, English actor. : AHERNE
36. Conditions of an agreement. : TERMS
39. National monument in Arizona. : TONTO
41. And others. : ETAL
43. Sambar. : DEER
44. Ruhr city. : ESSEN
45. Baby ___. : SNOOKS
47. Conference. : TALK
49. Medical school decree. : DDS
50. ___ Alamos. : LOS
52. Deer tracks. : SLOTS
54. A non-Moslem in a Moslem land. : RAIA
56. Open freight cars. : GONDOLAS
61. ___-Jersey swine. : DUROC
63. Mexican garb. : SERAPE
67. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
68. Port Moresby is its capital. : PAPUA
70. Triple crown. : TIARA
72. Made to limp. : LAMED
73. Salukis. : DOGS
75. Mardi gras mummers. : MERRYMAKERS
78. Picture mountings. : MATS
79. Italian queen. : ELENA
81. Forbidden. : TABOO
82. Pod plant. : SENNA
84. Girl's name. : RAE
85. King of Denmark's jester. : YORICK
87. Comedian's bag of tricks. : HOKUM
89. Neighborhood hangout. : POOLHALL
91. Present Pope. : PIUS
93. Ballerina Jeanmaire. : RENEE
95. Life: Comb. form. : BIO
96. Gymnast's exercise. : DIP
99. Rocky cliff. : SCAR
101. Hobby of F. D. R. : STAMPS
104. Finds fault pettily. : CARPS
108. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
110. Farm tools. : HOES
112. Slanted. : ATILT
113. Put into action. : EXERT
114. Comment on. : NOTICE
116. South American bearded monkey. : SAKI
118. Malay tongue. : MORO
120. Rocky hill. : TOR
121. Keyed, as a crossword. : INTERLOCKING
124. Give legal force to. : VALIDATE
127. Story: Fr. : ETAGE
128. Downfall. : RUIN
129. Habitat of a famous possum. : OKEFENOKEE
131. Peter Mark ___. : ROGET
132. Impart. : LEND
133. Knowledge. : LORE
134. Summit. : CREST
135. Baby boy: Span. : NENE
136. Greek goddess. : ERIS
137. Moat. : FOSS
138. Orders: Archaic. : HESTS
1. "Mlle. ___," by Victor Herbert. : MODISTE
2. River in W. Syria. : ORONTES
3. Canopies. : TESTERS
4. ___ Gallery. : TATE
5. Scent. : ODOR
6. Refers to. : ADVERTS
7. Meeting. : SESSION
8. Class. : ILK
9. Move jerkily. : FLIP
10. Scriptures in Arabic. : KORAN
11. Make manifest. : EVINCE
12. Confederate general. : PICKETT
13. Conversational phrase. : ISEE
14. Bog. : MARSH
15. Read copy. : EDITED
16. Venerated. : REVERED
17. Finished (with "up"). : CLEANED
22. Catechizers. : ASKERS
24. Compass point. : ENE
29. Civil War battleground. : LOOKOUTMOUNTAIN
30. Where largest state fair is held. : DALLAS
33. Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
37. Pinochle term. : MELD
38. Busybody. : SNOOP
40. Informed. : TOLD
42. Tributary of the Rhine. : AAR
46. Minute groove. : STRIA
48. German port. : KIEL
51. Throw with force. : SLAM
53. Saturates. : SOAKS
55. Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
56. Magazine man of 1830. : GODEY
57. Convex molding. : OVOLO
58. African river. : NIGER
59. Egyptian goddess. : APET
60. Twilled silk. : SURAH
62. Move slowly. : CREEP
64. Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
65. Rose leaf. : PETAL
66. Ford name. : EDSEL
69. Shaded place. : ARBOR
71. River of Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
74. Tailor's sample. : SNIP
76. Upper parts of garments. : YOKES
77. High-hat. : SNOB
80. Youth slain by Cyclops. : ACIS
83. ___ Marble. : ALICE
86. Sen. Knowland's colleague. : KUCHEL
88. Main course. : MEAT
90. The Cardiff Giant was one. : HOAX
92. Saint, in Portugal. : SAO
94. Original people of Moab. : EMIM
96. Weight unit for silk threads. : DENIER
97. Ohio River city. : IRONTON
98. Kind of stew. : POTTAGE
100. Liberator. : RESCUER
102. Shore birds. : PLOVERS
103. Bombards. : STRAFES
105. Screen players' headaches. : RETAKES
106. Object. : PROTEST
107. Where to hold block parties. : STREETS
109. Inventor of mezzotint process of engraving. : SIEGEN
111. Marlon Brando role. : SAKINI
115. Where Candia is. : CRETE
117. Sorts. : KINDS
119. Bravo at a bullfight. : OLE
122. Knight's chaplet. : ORLE
123. Play a game. : GOLF
125. Measure. : INCH
126. French artist. : DORE
130. 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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