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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 1956

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in original solution PDF: 105-Across was supposed to be NEMO instead of NAME, making 97- and 99-Down MENAGE and ROWED, respectively. Fixed this.

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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,574
Across
1. Floral Dutch treat. : TULIP
6. Go by again. : REPASS
12. Dressed for the opera. : CAPED
17. Where Fundy Park is. : CANADA
18. The D in FDIC. : DEPOSIT
19. $64,000 question categories. : OPERAS
21. "Lived ___, forty-niner . . . " : AMINER
22. Short melody. : ARIETTA
23. City of the Grand Canal. : VENICE
24. Table ornament. : MAT
25. Argonne Forest river. : AISNE
27. Made into a hill. : MOUNDED
29. Part of German names. : VON
30. Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
32. Base of Cuban economy. : SUGAR
34. Horse. : PACER
35. Beulah or Hazel. : MAID
36. Bar-___, currant jam. : LEDUC
38. Part of a harp. : PEDAL
40. Rigney's men. : THEGIANTS
42. Type of government. : SUPERSTATE
45. Cause for regret. : PITY
46. Interior decorators. : PAPERERS
49. Hustle-bustle. : ADO
50. Meal. : REPAST
54. Examples of excessive interest. : USURIES
55. Scads. : SLEWS
57. Dispenser of alms. : ALMONER
58. Abner, for size. : LIL
59. Aftersong. : EPODE
61. New ___. : DELHI
63. Duffer's stroke. : SLICE
64. Girl. : LASS
66. Traffic jam. : SNARL
68. Lyrics by Leo. : ROARS
70. Flightless birds. : EMUS
71. Public storehouse. : ETAPE
73. Goose. : IDIOT
75. Grooms, in India. : SYCES
77. Smith and Jolson. : ALS
78. Scene of "A Night to Remember." : TITANIC
80. Solway or Clyde. : FIRTH
82. Grain beards. : ARISTAE
84. Perfumes. : SCENTS
85. In its natural condition. : RAW
86. Church books. : PSALTERS
87. Seaweed. : KELP
89. Thoughtful. : MEDITATIVE
91. Showy flower from the Canary Islands. : CINERARIA
95. Gasoline additive. : ETHYL
96. Men's wear of former times. : ARMOR
100. Peak in Oregon. : HOOD
101. Take-off expert. : MIMIC
103. Passover feast. : SEDER
105. Captain of the Nautilus. : NEMO
106. Increase by. : ADD
107. Smiling features. : DIMPLES
109. The Noah Webster of Norway. : AASEN
111. Fresh-minted. : NEW
112. Restless state. : FIDGET
114. General pardon. : AMNESTY
116. State of mind. : MORALE
118. Intertwine. : ENLACE
119. Literature generally. : LETTERS
120. Reflected. : IMAGED
121. Resorts to. : SEEKS
122. Sword-shaped, as a leaf. : ENSATE
123. Belief. : TENET
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1. Companion of frijoles. : TAMALE
2. In harmony. : UNITED
3. County, in Sweden. : LAN
4. Mental product. : IDEA
5. Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
6. Studies again. : REREADS
7. Ear of grain: Fr. : EPI
8. Concise, beautiful expression. : POEM
9. Put ___ to. : ASTOP
10. Put in a position. : SITUATE
11. Trustworthy. : STANCH
12. Magazine art. : COVERGIRL
13. Mimicked. : APED
14. ___ pal. : PEN
15. Armenian capital. : ERIVAN
16. Robber, in India or Burma. : DACOIT
17. "Strain at a gnat and swallow a ___." : CAMEL
18. Pitfalls. : DANGERS
20. Broadcasts. : SENDS
26. Past the sound barrier. : SUPERSONIC
28. Not easily read. : DEEP
31. Reflective one. : MUSER
33. Of assessments. : RATAL
35. Symbol of spring. : MAYPOLE
37. Great name in Poland. : CURIE
39. Burdened. : LADED
41. Paragraphs. : ITEMS
43. Brooded sound effect. : PEEPS
44. Landmark in Babel. : TOWER
46. Layers of small eggs. : PULLETS
47. Dweller beyond the Urals. : ASIATIC
48. Quiver. : PULSATE
51. Liven up. : ANIMATE
52. Of the world, worldly. : SECULAR
53. Braids. : TRESSES
55. Type stroke. : SERIF
56. Walk through puddles. : SLOSH
57. Structures in Spain. : AIRCASTLES
60. Family man. : DAD
62. Sunshine product. : HAY
65. Moved along swiftly. : SPANKED
67. Tours' river. : LOIRE
69. Seraglio. : SERAI
72. Begin (with "on"). : ENTER
74. Mark's companion. : TRADE
76. Forest trees of a region. : SILVA
79. Moslems. : ISLAMITES
81. Taunts. : TWITS
83. Violinist Isaac. : STERN
86. Times of plenty. : PAYDAYS
88. Very proper. : PRIM
89. Civil service workers. : MAILMEN
90. Playhouse. : THEATRE
91. Annoy. : CHAFE
92. Halogens. : IODINS
93. The noggin. : NODDLE
94. Pierce. : IMPALE
97. Household. : MENAGE
98. Scrambled eggs. : OMELET
99. Went boating. : ROWED
102. Coppers. : CENTS
104. Send back. : REMIT
107. Promenade. : DECK
108. Bristle. : SETA
110. Alaskan city. : NOME
113. Go: Scot. : GAE
115. Ready to run. : SET
117. Bolted. : RAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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