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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
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Ostentatious display. : SPLASH
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Cuban patriot. : GARCIA
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Generosity. : LARGESS
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Muse of astronomy. : URANIA
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Mythical ocean island. : AVALON
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Reverse of 13 Across. : AVARICE
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Peripatetic. : ROVING
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Eat one's words. : RECANT
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Arena expert. : MATADOR
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Mrs. Mesta. : PERLE
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"The Lady ___." : INRED
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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Hamlet. : DORP
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"Cakes and ___." : ALE
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"Golden Boy" playwright. : ODETS
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Diadems. : TIARAS
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Tracy or Cobb. : LEE
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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
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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
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Box ___. : PLEAT
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Seaport in Eire. : SLIGO
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"Le ___ d'Arthur." : MORTE
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Where Black Rock Desert is: Abbr. : NEV
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Shibe or Fenway. : PARK
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Piatigorsky's instrument. : VIOLONCELLO
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Small change in India. : PICE
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Just before Nero's reign. : LII
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Ocean hazards. : BERGS
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"Adonais." : KEATS
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Pianist Rubinstein. : ARTUR
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Obliterations. : ERASURES
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Old Norse chieftains. : JARLS
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Contemptuous. : SNEERY
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Charity. : ALMS
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Legal tender. : MONEY
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Having demarcations. : LINED
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Foreigner in Mexico. : GRINGO
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Famous Elsie. : JANIS
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Subjects for old masters. : MADONNAS
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Jack London's "Sea Wolf." : LARSEN
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Augury. : OMEN
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Devil's food. : CAKE
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Channel island. : SARK
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Rejoice: Latin. : OVO
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Ancient stone pillars. : STELES
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Campus buildings. : DORMS
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Social event. : TEA
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Be filled with a humming. : SING
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Trouble. : AIL
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Fried quickly. : SAUTE
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Dunderhead. : IDIOT
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Natives of Berbera. : SOMALIS
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700-mi. river into the Congo. : UBANGI
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Bird. : ORIOLE
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Served in a certain style. : ALAMODE
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Sen. Carlson, for instance. : KANSAN
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Processor of food. : CANNER
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Kind of oil. : LINSEED
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Glacial ridges. : ESKERS
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Small anvils. : TEESTS
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Eclipse. : SURPASS
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Fighters: Latin. : PROELIA
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Example of "hoist with his own petard." : LAVRENTIBERIA
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Indigo shrub. : ANIL
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Beldam. : HAG
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January's symbols. : GARNETS
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Wards off. : AVERTS
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Grand National, Hambletonian, etc. : RACES
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Decked. : CLAD
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Noun-forming suffix. : ION
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M. Pinay and others. : ANTOINES
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H. S. T.'s birthplace. : LAMAR
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Frank and ___. : AVA
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Granary pest. : RAT
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College man. : GRAD
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Phantom. : EIDOLON
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Baseball officials. : SCORERS
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Satan in disguise. : SERPENT
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Objects of devotion. : IDOLS
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Paper ingredient. : RAGS
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Begins. : OPENS
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Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
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Silver, in Italy. : ARGENTO
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Scene in "The Medium." : SEANCE
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Sound of a rusty hinge. : SCREAK
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Producer-director of Hollywood and Broadway. : GARSONKANIN
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Deck post for securing ropes. : BITT
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Gen. Vandenberg. : HOYT
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Figaro's aria, "___ Al Factotum." : LARGO
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Parts of armatures. : COILS
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Moves in ripples. : PURLS
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Northern Spy. : APPLE
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Washington house. : BLAIR
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Dancing shoes. : CLOGS
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Surprises. : JOLTS
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There are now sixty. : UNITEDNATIONS
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Happen anew. : RECUR
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All possible. : EVERY
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Kings. : SIRES
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Powdery. : MEALY
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Where the Long Trail is. : VERMONT
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Roman goddess. : CERES
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Spruces up. : PREENS
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Bends outward. : BULGES
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Part of A. D. : ANNO
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Without: French. : SANS
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Former Secretary of Commerce. : JONES
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Factions. : SIDES
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Oldtime Egyptian soldier. : MAMELUKE
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Role for Lily Pons. : LAKME
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Of the tongue. : GLOSSAL
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Italian delicacy. : RAVIOLI
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Sobriquet for Lou Gehrig. : IRONMAN
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Pretty: Fr. : JOLI
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Dean, Mary, and others. : MARTINS
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Small interstice. : AREOLET
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Tenley Albright et al. : SKATERS
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Member of the cat family. : COUGAR
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Facilitated. : EASED
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Debussy piece. : DANSE
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Herds of whales. : GAMS
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Dipped. : SANK
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"Dies ___," famous Latin hymn. : IRAE
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Feast. : DINE
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Love, to Bobby Burns. : LOE
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Chemistry suffix. : IDE
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College degrees. : BAS
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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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