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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1953

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,519
Across
1. Ostentatious display. : SPLASH
7. Cuban patriot. : GARCIA
13. Generosity. : LARGESS
20. Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
21. Mythical ocean island. : AVALON
22. Reverse of 13 Across. : AVARICE
23. Peripatetic. : ROVING
24. Eat one's words. : RECANT
25. Arena expert. : MATADOR
26. Mrs. Mesta. : PERLE
27. "The Lady ___." : INRED
28. Pray: Latin. : ORA
30. Hamlet. : DORP
31. "Cakes and ___." : ALE
32. "Golden Boy" playwright. : ODETS
33. Diadems. : TIARAS
36. Tracy or Cobb. : LEE
37. Pride, wrath, envy, etc. : SINS
39. Shoots. : POTS
40. Tam-tam. : GONG
41. Given new life. : REBORN
43. Travelers usually carry them. : SATCHELS
45. Air routes. : LANES
46. At cross purposes. : GAINST
47. Caddy's burden. : IRONS
48. Conveys. : CARTS
49. Shut up. : PENT
50. Cloisters. : ABBEYS
52. A horse race, in Italy. : CORSO
53. Point of time. : JUNCTURE
57. Box ___. : PLEAT
58. Seaport in Eire. : SLIGO
59. "Le ___ d'Arthur." : MORTE
60. Where Black Rock Desert is: Abbr. : NEV
61. Shibe or Fenway. : PARK
62. Piatigorsky's instrument. : VIOLONCELLO
64. Small change in India. : PICE
65. Just before Nero's reign. : LII
66. Ocean hazards. : BERGS
67. "Adonais." : KEATS
68. Pianist Rubinstein. : ARTUR
69. Obliterations. : ERASURES
71. Old Norse chieftains. : JARLS
72. Contemptuous. : SNEERY
73. Charity. : ALMS
74. Legal tender. : MONEY
75. Having demarcations. : LINED
76. Foreigner in Mexico. : GRINGO
79. Famous Elsie. : JANIS
80. Subjects for old masters. : MADONNAS
83. Jack London's "Sea Wolf." : LARSEN
84. Augury. : OMEN
85. Devil's food. : CAKE
86. Channel island. : SARK
87. Rejoice: Latin. : OVO
88. Ancient stone pillars. : STELES
90. Campus buildings. : DORMS
91. Social event. : TEA
92. Be filled with a humming. : SING
94. Trouble. : AIL
95. Fried quickly. : SAUTE
96. Dunderhead. : IDIOT
98. Natives of Berbera. : SOMALIS
101. 700-mi. river into the Congo. : UBANGI
103. Bird. : ORIOLE
104. Served in a certain style. : ALAMODE
105. Sen. Carlson, for instance. : KANSAN
106. Processor of food. : CANNER
107. Kind of oil. : LINSEED
108. Glacial ridges. : ESKERS
109. Small anvils. : TEESTS
Down
1. Eclipse. : SURPASS
2. Fighters: Latin. : PROELIA
3. Example of "hoist with his own petard." : LAVRENTIBERIA
4. Indigo shrub. : ANIL
5. Without: Lat. : SINE
6. Beldam. : HAG
7. January's symbols. : GARNETS
8. Wards off. : AVERTS
9. Grand National, Hambletonian, etc. : RACES
10. Decked. : CLAD
11. Noun-forming suffix. : ION
12. M. Pinay and others. : ANTOINES
13. H. S. T.'s birthplace. : LAMAR
14. Frank and ___. : AVA
15. Granary pest. : RAT
16. College man. : GRAD
17. Phantom. : EIDOLON
18. Baseball officials. : SCORERS
19. Satan in disguise. : SERPENT
27. Objects of devotion. : IDOLS
29. Paper ingredient. : RAGS
32. Begins. : OPENS
33. Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
34. Silver, in Italy. : ARGENTO
35. Scene in "The Medium." : SEANCE
38. Sound of a rusty hinge. : SCREAK
40. Producer-director of Hollywood and Broadway. : GARSONKANIN
42. Deck post for securing ropes. : BITT
44. Gen. Vandenberg. : HOYT
45. Figaro's aria, "___ Al Factotum." : LARGO
48. Parts of armatures. : COILS
49. Moves in ripples. : PURLS
50. Northern Spy. : APPLE
51. Washington house. : BLAIR
52. Dancing shoes. : CLOGS
53. Surprises. : JOLTS
54. There are now sixty. : UNITEDNATIONS
55. Happen anew. : RECUR
56. All possible. : EVERY
58. Kings. : SIRES
59. Powdery. : MEALY
62. Where the Long Trail is. : VERMONT
63. Roman goddess. : CERES
64. Spruces up. : PREENS
66. Bends outward. : BULGES
68. Part of A. D. : ANNO
70. Without: French. : SANS
71. Former Secretary of Commerce. : JONES
72. Factions. : SIDES
74. Oldtime Egyptian soldier. : MAMELUKE
75. Role for Lily Pons. : LAKME
76. Of the tongue. : GLOSSAL
77. Italian delicacy. : RAVIOLI
78. Sobriquet for Lou Gehrig. : IRONMAN
79. Pretty: Fr. : JOLI
80. Dean, Mary, and others. : MARTINS
81. Small interstice. : AREOLET
82. Tenley Albright et al. : SKATERS
85. Member of the cat family. : COUGAR
89. Facilitated. : EASED
90. Debussy piece. : DANSE
93. Herds of whales. : GAMS
95. Dipped. : SANK
96. "Dies ___," famous Latin hymn. : IRAE
97. Feast. : DINE
99. Love, to Bobby Burns. : LOE
100. Chemistry suffix. : IDE
102. College degrees. : BAS
103. Month: Abbr. : OCT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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