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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1953

20-Across : Played fair with: Colloq.

Author:
Evelyn E. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Evelyn E. Smith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 88-Down appears to be incorrect — BARE seems to be the 22nd word, not the 14th.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,477
Across
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Game stoppers. : RAINS
6
Locker. : CLOSET
12
Phantoms. : SHAPES
18
Part of a game. : INNING
20
Played fair with: Colloq. : LEVELED
22
Role for Jennifer Jones. : CARRIE
23
Hornsby's .424 was tops. : BATTINGAVERAGE
25
Scene of conflict. : ORIENT
26
Boola-boola singer. : ELI
27
Boy: Latin. : PUER
28
Track. : RUT
29
Jam, butter, etc. : SPREADS
31
Easy winning gait of a horse: Slang. : ROMP
33
Liner. : SHIP
35
Was worthy of. : MERITED
37
Oriental name. : ITO
39
Besides. : AGAIN
41
On the ___. : ROAD
43
Miss Spenlow and others. : DORAS
44
River into the Elbe. : ISER
45
Brooklyn's jack-of-all-trades. : ROBINSON
48
Egyptian god of pleasure. : BES
49
Mr. Shaw of "The Trouble with Cinderella." : ARTIE
50
Kin of a program. : CATALOG
53
Dodgers' Duke. : SNIDER
55
Directing, as one's efforts. : AIMING
56
4th of July performer. : ORATOR
57
Part of mitt. : FINGER
58
Gov. Shivers of Texas. : ALLAN
59
Small creature. : MITE
60
Sentence. : DOOM
62
Deserving of ill-will: Var. : HATABLE
64
Catch. : GET
67
Prohibited at ball parks. : BETS
68
Drop the ball. : ERR
69
Elevation: Abbr. : MTN
70
Piedmont province. : BRA
71
What one takes at spa. : CURE
72
Cheer in the Mexican League. : OLE
73
1st, 2d or 3d base: Slang. : SANDBAG
75
Descended : ALIT
76
Senior: French. : AINE
77
Prompt again. : RECUE
79
Suitable for plowing. : ARABLE
81
Attends class without credit. : SITSIN
83
Fenway Park players. : REDSOX
85
Winning race horse of 1945. : STYMIE
86
Takes out of the game. : BENCHES
87
Tassellike spike on a birch tree. : AMENT
88
Part of the "woodpile." : BAT
89
Intrude on another's rights. : ENCROACH
91
Hill of glacial material. : KAME
92
Former German coin. : TALER
94
Old English letters. : ETHS
95
Star on skates. : HENIE
99
Marshall Plan. : ECA
100
The Sixth Regiment. : MARINES
102
Score board figure. : OUTS
104
Capital city. : ROMA
105
Change of shirt during hitting streak. : ILLOMEN
107
Eire's Premier. : DEV
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Malan's ancestor. : BOER
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Author of "Misalliance." : GBS
112
California Indian. : PAIUTE
113
Browns, Tigers, etc. : AMERICANLEAGUE
117
Furnace device. : STOKER
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Yost or Busby. : SENATOR
119
Pitcher Max ___. : LANIER
120
Principles. : TENETS
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He averaged .378 for 12 years. : TYCOBB
122
Fishing places. : PONDS
Down
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17th century Spanish painter. : RIBERA
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Corresponding part: Var. : ANALOG
3
Lining of an artery: Anat. : INTIMA
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Insect egg. : NIT
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Bit. : SNIP
6
Clear and shrill. : CLARION
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Money in Sofia. : LEV
8
A strike. : OVER
9
Weapon in medicine. : SERUM
10
Full of joy. : ELATED
11
Fleece of a 2-year-old sheep. : TEG
12
Gets home. : SCORES
13
Ran fast. : HARED
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"Questa o Quella." : ARIA
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Recognize beforehand. : PREDISTINGUISH
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U.S. citizen since 1940. : EINSTEIN
17
Six or more games at Forest Hills. : SET
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Wildebeests. : GNUS
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Craver. : DESIRER
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Baseball's "Iron Horse." : GEHRIG
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School groups. : PTAS
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Forbes Field players. : PIRATES
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Here and there: Latin. : PASSIM
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Mr. Feller. : ROBERT
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Beaver State: Abbr. : OREG
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___ contendere. : NOLO
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Author Byrne. : DONN
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TV perennial. : IRMA
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French port. : BORDEAUX
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Innovation of 1935. : NIGHTGAME
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Wing: French. : AILE
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Pitcher-catcher ensemble. : COMBO
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Shelley's name for himself. : ARIEL
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Ragamuffin. : TATTERDEMALION
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Dizzy or Daffy. : DEAN
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Bewildered. : ALLATSEA
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Yankee pitching star. : FORD
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Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
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Alençon's department. : ORNE
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Skilled. : ABLE
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___ Bonham, former pitcher. : ERNIE
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Sandlot age. : TEENS
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"A grand old name." : MARY
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Man in the iron mask. : CATCHER
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Thompson of the Giants is one. : SCOT
74
Thrive. : BATTEN
75
One of the Furies. : ALECTO
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Kin of a serf. : ESNE
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Hop stem. : BINE
82
Creep up on. : INCH
83
Croupier's instrument. : RAKE
84
Cause to lose much weight. : EMACIATE
85
City in California. : SALINAS
86
Hoot Evers' team. : BOSTON
88
14th word of "Old Mother Hubbard." : BARE
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Hassle. : RHUBARB
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Lion ___. : TAMERS
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Continue to repudiate. : REDENY
96
Small mug. : NOGGIN
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Pervaded. : IMBUED
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Slackening bars in looms. : EASERS
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Polyphonic song. : MOTET
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Phenomenon of Annapurna. : SERAC
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Deal in. : SELL
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Easter of the Indians. : LUKE
108
Life: Comb. form. : VITO
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Get a reward. : REAP
112
Shush! : PST
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Contended. : MET
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The makings of a pipe. : COB
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Up: Comb. form. : ANO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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