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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
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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
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$64,000 question categories. : OPERAS
21
"Lived ___, forty-niner . . . " : AMINER
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Short melody. : ARIETTA
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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
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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
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Abner, for size. : LIL
59
Aftersong. : EPODE
61
New ___. : DELHI
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Duffer's stroke. : SLICE
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Girl. : LASS
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Traffic jam. : SNARL
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Lyrics by Leo. : ROARS
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Flightless birds. : EMUS
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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
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Grain beards. : ARISTAE
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Perfumes. : SCENTS
85
In its natural condition. : RAW
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Church books. : PSALTERS
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Seaweed. : KELP
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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
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Captain of the Nautilus. : NEMO
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Increase by. : ADD
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Smiling features. : DIMPLES
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The Noah Webster of Norway. : AASEN
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Fresh-minted. : NEW
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Restless state. : FIDGET
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General pardon. : AMNESTY
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State of mind. : MORALE
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Intertwine. : ENLACE
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Literature generally. : LETTERS
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Reflected. : IMAGED
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Resorts to. : SEEKS
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Sword-shaped, as a leaf. : ENSATE
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Belief. : TENET
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Companion of frijoles. : TAMALE
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In harmony. : UNITED
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County, in Sweden. : LAN
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Mental product. : IDEA
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Juliet's betrothed. : PARIS
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Studies again. : REREADS
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Ear of grain: Fr. : EPI
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Concise, beautiful expression. : POEM
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Put ___ to. : ASTOP
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Put in a position. : SITUATE
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Trustworthy. : STANCH
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Magazine art. : COVERGIRL
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Mimicked. : APED
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___ pal. : PEN
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Armenian capital. : ERIVAN
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Robber, in India or Burma. : DACOIT
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"Strain at a gnat and swallow a ___." : CAMEL
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Pitfalls. : DANGERS
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Broadcasts. : SENDS
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Past the sound barrier. : SUPERSONIC
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Not easily read. : DEEP
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Reflective one. : MUSER
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Of assessments. : RATAL
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Symbol of spring. : MAYPOLE
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Great name in Poland. : CURIE
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Burdened. : LADED
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Paragraphs. : ITEMS
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Brooded sound effect. : PEEPS
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Landmark in Babel. : TOWER
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Layers of small eggs. : PULLETS
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Dweller beyond the Urals. : ASIATIC
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Quiver. : PULSATE
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Liven up. : ANIMATE
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Of the world, worldly. : SECULAR
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Braids. : TRESSES
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Type stroke. : SERIF
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Walk through puddles. : SLOSH
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Structures in Spain. : AIRCASTLES
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Family man. : DAD
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Sunshine product. : HAY
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Moved along swiftly. : SPANKED
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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Seraglio. : SERAI
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Begin (with "on"). : ENTER
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Mark's companion. : TRADE
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Forest trees of a region. : SILVA
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Moslems. : ISLAMITES
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Taunts. : TWITS
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Violinist Isaac. : STERN
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Times of plenty. : PAYDAYS
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Very proper. : PRIM
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Civil service workers. : MAILMEN
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Playhouse. : THEATRE
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Annoy. : CHAFE
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Halogens. : IODINS
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The noggin. : NODDLE
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Pierce. : IMPALE
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Household. : MENAGE
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Scrambled eggs. : OMELET
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Went boating. : ROWED
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Coppers. : CENTS
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Send back. : REMIT
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Promenade. : DECK
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Bristle. : SETA
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Alaskan city. : NOME
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Go: Scot. : GAE
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Ready to run. : SET
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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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