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CON GAME

New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 1961

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 183, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,419
Across
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Contra. : AGAINST
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Miserable. : SQUALID
15
Shows a reverse trend. : REACTS
21
Imply. : CONNOTE
22
Profile. : OUTLINE
23
Associate. : CONSORT
24
Mixed coherent masses. : CONGLOMERATIONS
26
Balzac heroine. : EUGENIE
27
"___ Sunday afternoon ... " : ONA
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Rascals. : IMPS
29
Acute. : KEEN
30
Legal terms. : TORT
32
Canopus. : STAR
33
Kinsmen. : SIBS
35
Castle door. : POSTERN
37
Movies in Mexico. : CINES
38
Chemical suffix. : INE
39
Youth's years. : TEENS
41
Scorches. : SEARS
42
Madrigals. : SONGS
43
Tropical fruit. : MANGO
45
Garments. : SLIPS
47
Greek letters. : NUS
48
Wedge-shaped: Prefix. : CUNEO
49
Names. : LABELS
50
Cannon ball. : PELLET
52
At all ___. : COSTS
53
Sea scene. : MARINE
54
Rudiments. : ABC
57
Certain votes. : AYES
58
Tale. : CONTE
59
Feathered headdress. : BONNET
60
Talked dismally. : CROAKED
62
Personal comfort. : CONVENIENCE
64
Straight-___. : ARM
67
Kind of eel. : CONGER
68
Fix. : CONCENTRATE
69
2d Cent. date. : CLII
70
Kitchen utensil. : RICER
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Acts of conveying. : CONDUCTIONS
72
Fodder boxes. : CRIBS
73
Caucho trees. : ULES
74
Crowded conditions. : CONGESTIONS
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Dishevel. : TOUSLE
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Letter. : ESS
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Continuous courses. : PROCESSIONS
78
Witty one. : PUNSTER
79
Celestial being. : SERAPH
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Descendants. : CIONS
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Hesitate. : HALT
83
Pen. : STY
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Legree, et al. : SIMONS
85
Laborers. : PEONS
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The Swamp Fox. : MARION
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Article of clothing. : BLOUSE
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___ Grove, N. J. : PENNS
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Large weight. : TON
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City in Burma. : PROME
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Wash lightly. : RINSE
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Makes an object of trade. : VENDS
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Carpenters' supplies. : BRADS
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Poetic contraction. : TWIXT
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___ tree. : UPA
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Units in electricity. : VOLTS
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United. : CLUBBED
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Strip of land: Abbr. : ISTH
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Weave. : SPIN
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Girl's nickname. : ETTA
108
Beggar in Greek legend. : IRUS
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Over again. : ANEW
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Molding tool. : DIE
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Consuelo, for instance. : HEROINE
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Frontier vehicles. : CONESTOGAWAGONS
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Builder. : ERECTOR
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Calf. : LEATHER
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Roman writer. : TERENCE
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Order. : SYSTEM
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Endeavored. : ESSAYED
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Grommets. : EYELETS
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Approach. : ACCOST
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Large sea birds. : GOONIES
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Poe heroine. : ANNABEL
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Verb suffix. : ING
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___ me tangere. : NOLI
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Jazz dance. : STOMP
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Activity rates. : TEMPOS
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___ Tröndelag, Norway. : SOR
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Friends. : QUAKERS
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Pronounces. : UTTERS
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Foreign. : ALIEN
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Large cat. : LION
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Auberge. : INN
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Intends. : DESTINES
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Defeats. : ROUTS
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Country: Abbr. : ENG
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"___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
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Advocates of close federation, 1784. : CONTINENTALISTS
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Percussion instrument. : TRIANGLE
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Record players. : STEREOS
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Small planet. : CERES
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Sect of the year one. : ESSENES
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Progress. : ONGO
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Cut. : SNIP
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Snug. : TAUT
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Positions taken. : CONTENTIONS
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"Mr. Sam." : SPEAKER
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Prolongings. : SUSTENTIONS
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French river. : MARNE
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Man's nickname. : ABIE
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More furtive. : SLYER
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Acts of transmitting. : CONVECTIONS
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Weapon. : LANCE
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Prompted. : LED
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Agitations. : CONCUSSIONS
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Vosges. : MONTS
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Come by way of increase. : ACCRUE
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Becomes angry. : BROILS
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Certain lunch counter operators. : CONCESSIONAIRES
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Vouchsafes. : CONDESCENDS
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High protein dishes. : BEANS
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Time periods. : AGES
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Formal farewell: Fr. : CONGE
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Presses. : IRONS
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Small ridge. : RIBLET
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Wretchedness. : MISERY
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Marine shell. : CONCH
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Shank: Anat. : CRUS
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Places of confinement. : COOPS
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Turn awry. : CONTORT
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Part of a gantry. : CRANE
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Spring bloom. : TULIP
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Unimpassioned discourse. : PROSE
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Equal status. : PAR
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Big birds. : EMUS
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Grip. : HANDBAG
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Intangible. : SLIPPERY
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Star. : PENTACLE
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Dead Sea land. : MOAB
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Start of a child's prayer. : NOWI
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Light touches. : BRUSHES
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Skin. : PELT
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Board member. : TRUSTEE
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Performed improperly. : MISDONE
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Without a survivor. : EXTINCT
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Elector. : VOTER
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Rose-colored. : BLUSHY
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Part of Congress. : SENATE
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Statements. : THESES
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Malice. : VENOM
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Chalk: Lat. : CRETA
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American educator. : DEWEY
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Night: Prefix. : NOCT
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___ much. : INAS
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Pottery. : WARE
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Masonic group. : OES
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Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
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Colloid. : GEL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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