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WORD GAME

New York Times, Sunday, August 28, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,252
Across Down
1. Scantlings. : STUDS
6. The Ugly Duckling. : SWAN
10. Banana favorite. : SPLIT
15. Diary note. : MEMO
19. Language. : HINDUSTANI
21. He lived in 1000 B. C. : IRONAGEMAN
23. Acting in secret. : UNDERCOVER
24. Nonpermanent teacher. : SUBSTITUTE
25. Visit. : SEE
26. Schooners' spars. : FOREMASTS
28. Gives away secrets. : TATTLES
29. Unsentimental. : HARD
31. Mexican money. : PESO
32. Occident. : WEST
34. West Coast shrub. : SALAL
35. Dress up. : TOG
37. Of the center of feeling. : SENSORIAL
40. Type of cap. : ETON
42. Infinitesimal. : ATOMIC
45. ___ sheet. : TEAR
46. Particles. : ACES
48. Wife of Rama. : SITA
49. Hemp and paper. : MANILAS
51. Washday aid. : SUDS
53. Pack down. : TAMP
55. Hard wood. : OAK
56. Symbol of a warm welcome. : OPENARMS
58. Judgment. : DOOM
60. Fascist party in power since 1939. : FALANGE
62. Ukrainian council. : RADA
63. Thing of beauty. : POEM
65. Part of an ice pack. : FLOE
67. Spectacled. : LENSED
68. A familiar standard. : THEGRANDOLDFLAG
72. Native of Tuluila. : SAMOAN
75. Chigoe. : FLEA
76. Humdinger: Brit. slang. : DARB
77. Eastern name. : OMAR
81. Expounder's asset. : CLARITY
83. Gentle person. : LAMB
85. A beauty of night. : MOONRISE
87. Peak. : ALP
88. Enthusiastic. : KEEN
90. Horn sound. : TOOT
92. Enlarge. : GREATEN
93. Section of Istanbul. : PERA
95. Britain's Naval Air group. : RNAS
97. Eight men. : CREW
99. Tax. : EXCISE
100. Venerable. : AGED
101. Cables on life-saving projectiles. : SHOTLINES
104. Fun for kids. : TAG
105. Inclined ways. : RAMPS
108. Pang. : ACHE
109. Lady: Span. : DAMA
111. Former Chief Justice. : TAFT
114. Boresome. : TEDIOUS
116. Long-range conception of current events. : HISTORISM
119. Also. : TOO
120. Ages. : ETERNITIES
122. Ceremonial beginning. : INITIATION
124. Waif of the pavement. : STREETARAB
125. An unwritten reminder. : MENTALNOTE
126. Throw. : TOSS
127. Shore bird. : SNIPE
128. Snappish. : EDGY
129. Miss DeMille. : AGNES
1. Quiet! : SHUSH
2. Clothes moth. : TINEA
3. Low in sound. : UNDERTONED
4. Well-known monogram. : DDE
5. Beach attraction. : SURF
6. Supplies. : STORES
7. Hair application. : WAVESET
8. Windflowers. : ANEMONES
9. Blue Eagle Act. : NIRA
10. Convent member. : SISTER
11. Junker land. : PRUSSIA
12. Tennis shot. : LOB
13. School: Abbr. : INST
14. English "so longs." : TATAS
15. Tempers or spirits. : METTLES
16. Ambitious strivings. : EMULATIONS
17. The hire of a boat: Fr. : MATELOTAGE
18. Any things. : ONES
20. Poet or bard. : SCOP
22. Bhagavad-___, Indian scripture. : GITA
27. A threat to kings. : SWORDOFDAMOCLES
30. Overbearing one. : DOMINATOR
33. Diplomatic talent. : TACT
36. Arizona river. : GILA
38. Ibn ___. : SAUD
39. Tree identifier. : LEAF
41. Open to attack. : NAKED
42. Love: Span. : AMOR
43. Mulberry-bark cloth. : TAPA
44. Joiner. : CARPENTER
47. Not of large caliber. : SMALLBORE
50. The bane of cities. : SMOG
52. All alone. : SOLO
54. Appeal. : PLEA
57. Feudal man. : SERF
59. Shape. : MOLD
61. Pet. : ANGORACAT
64. Park walk. : MALL
66. Cheese. : EDAM
69. Arab garment. : HAIK
70. Undiluted. : NEAT
71. Summer music-maker. : FROG
72. ___ Flow. : SCAPA
73. Moderately fast, in music. : ALLEGRETTO
74. Lost motorists: 2 wds. : MAPREADERS
78. Relief. : MITIGATION
79. "___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
80. M. Pleven. : RENE
82. Deep longings: Colloq. : YENS
84. Former diva. : BORI
86. Barber's cry. : NEXT
89. Okinawa port. : NAHA
91. Sinewed. : TENDONED
94. Looks up to. : ADMIRES
96. "And flesh and blood ___!" : SOCHEAP
98. Tiring. : WEARING
102. Pyramus and ___. : THISBE
103. Comic strip office boy. : SMITTY
106. Corn bread. : PONE
107. Satisfies. : SUITS
110. From Negev to Kamchatka. : ASIA
112. U. S. composer. : FOOTE
113. Vocal sounds. : TONES
114. Dry run. : TEST
115. Mr. Musial. : STAN
117. A signal, in sports. : TIME
118. Actress Powers. : MALA
121. Bible name. : IRI
123. Training: Abbr. : TNG

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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