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MATCHWIT
December 20, 1954
Matchwit is the only duet crossword in the world. To solve it, couples may sit opposite each other at a card table or well-balanced lapboard. At the signal, both contestants start solving. The definitions are daffy—watch out for puns, anagrams and persiflage; let your mind wander. Some of the words link the two puzzles together, permitting one player to do the other in the eye. Save these till last. If both players get stuck, the puzzles may be reversed and the solving resumed. First one finished wins. It's designed for two but one can play it alone.
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December 20, 1954

Matchwit

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Matchwit is the only duet crossword in the world. To solve it, couples may sit opposite each other at a card table or well-balanced lapboard. At the signal, both contestants start solving. The definitions are daffy—watch out for puns, anagrams and persiflage; let your mind wander. Some of the words link the two puzzles together, permitting one player to do the other in the eye. Save these till last. If both players get stuck, the puzzles may be reversed and the solving resumed. First one finished wins. It's designed for two but one can play it alone.

ACROSS

1. This is a kind of lady.
6. Come down in cats and dogs.
10. Where space ships go.
14. Farewell to arms of the Pacific.
15. Something about Thomas Edison.
16. The artist in Ireland.
17. Another name for rum.
18. Historical Henry.
19. Comrade of cries.
20. Use up.
22. This is often good for life.
24. A kind of wave.
26. What to play by.
27. Ons plus 364 make a year.
32. Kingsize country.
36. Just a little love.
37. Wedding rings.
39. This will startle you.
40. What junior takes after lunch, if you're lucky.
43. An address by a G.I.
44. Add a note to this.
45. The tail end of a stamp.
46. One of Kipling's last words.
48. They're good company on the road.
50. Controller of the waves.
51. Clothing that is often lost.
52. What the clock is.
55. Chief's title.
56. First word of all after-dinner speeches.
57. Pablo of the cello.
60. On the crest of the wave.
61. His name is Joey.
64. What Mrs. Sprat could eat.
66. What Jenny did, poetically speaking.
69. Go slow with the music.
71. The cat — — lives.
73. This is seen in France.
74. Kind of day.
75. — —, but don't annoy others.
76. Beginning of a storm about the rent.
77. The way to spell hit.
78. It's a had blow.
80. Mr. and Mrs.
84. This is sometimes added to water.
85. Take off on a hot day.
88. You'll get the point of these.
92. Artillery applause.
94. Businessman's complete Latin vocabulary.
95. This carries the biggest overhead.
97. Guests of the hunters.
98. Carriage without wheels.
99. River or monster.
100. It's often all wet.
101. Letters from Athens.
102. Comrades of snickers.
103. You'll get into a scrape with this.

DOWN

1. Finale for old soldiers.
2. Holly's family in exile.
3. What a race horse wins in.
4. It's very useful with a pump.
5. The sun.
6. Half of a wayside inn.
7. The boys in blue.
8. Diminutive girl.
9. Remember this?
10. This Is pretty sticky.
11. He's a good deal of a goat.
12. Actor who's somewhat of a genius.
13. Go up in the world.
21. Hero of a rare day in June.
23. They go down to the sea and pitch.
25. A kind of room.
27. George or Louise.
28. Not on the sidelines.
29. It usually has fore before.
30. You'll agree with this.
31. He climbs trees.
33. It's often ten rounds.
34. Goes around in the best circles.
35. Comrade of the beam.
38. A famous Mid in Scott.
41. What a brother can spare.
42. This has 14,110 feet.
44. A sign of the times.
47. Old uncle.
49. Food akin to cobblers.
50. They make good coffee.
51. Small small capitals.
52. It often takes the cakes.
53. Man who's bound to be locked out.
54. Robin's last name.
58. Postscript to a poem.
59. It's a three-ring circuit.
62. Puts two and two together.
63. What conies in the middle of K.P.?
65. What a circle has.
67. Stylish wear for ghosts.
68. Bookful of pronouns by e. e. cummings.
70. Little men in white.
72. Shop girl.
75. A pressing matter.
76. He's now on daylight saving.
77. Shine on the diamond.
79. Article in Spain.
80. Anna's last name.
81. They're definitely hair-raising.
82. Ancient Greek.
83. What the French call part of France.
86. Any relative of Humpty Dumpty.
87. A weighty thing in France.
89. She's always on the loose.
90. Good thing to do to a record.
91. A good part of Stevenson.
93. Hissing sounds.
96. Say backwards.

ACROSS

1. It's as good as 5,280 feet.
6. A big choke.
10. You should get a raise out of him.
14. Painter with lots of color.
15. Write four letters in college.
16. Man who comes before T.
17. Where Hersey rang the bell.
18. It's just average.
19. 44 Down is one, but not 44 Across.
20. Play streetcar.
22. Folks who have no saving qualities.
24. They often appear in courts.
26. Laura's neckwear.
27. They go walking on May's leash.
32. The original heir lift.
36. Gumbo.
37. Takes what isn't coming to one.
39. Six of one and half a dozen, of the other.
40. Never wave at her.
43. Motorist's monogram.
44. Adjective for warm weather, soap, etc.
45. Don't give up the ship without this.
46. Ace's first name.
48. A kind of scholar.
50. A lot for the farmer.
51. These can give you a lift.
52. Where Pearl's mother lives, somewhat alone.
55. World's largest sand pile.
56. Speak up in first grade.
57. Kind of board.
60. This is better than seeing red.
61. With which a pilot gets his start.
64. Boa's relatives.
66. Book made by artist with ease.
69. This has a lot of get-up-and-go.
71. It's easy.
73. He's always interested in figures.
74. All the way from A to Z.
75. This marks de spot.
76. Member of the first crew.
77. Little brothers.
78. The rah-rah boys.
80. Put out all over again.
84. One to one.
85. They do lots of leg work.
88. Proper diet for a sourpuss.
92. Where to find an old master.
94. Good grounds for rhubarb cultivation.
95. What to wear when feeling blue.
97. This is cut in at the waist.
98. Goddess of strife.
99. A lot of voice.
100. The best kind of type.
101. The best kind of review.
102. These come in relays.
103. It's on the coast.

DOWN

1. Small school.
2. The way to be in style.
3. Gershwin and others.
4. Legal adviser to the father of the bride.
5. You can tell this is upstairs.
6. A kind of shoe.
7. Very taking things.
8. Happy's first name.
9. People in a plane.
10. When he's around, you're apt to be stuck up.
11. This is where you blow in.
12. A kind of dough.
13. They're hot and have spots.
21. Elbert's first, name.
23. This follows great or small.
25. Wise kind of a city.
27. Men of the bar.
28. Say "me too."
29. Olympian who is not Buenos.
30. — — Grundy
31. She only gets half pay.
33. Something for a drugstore cowboy.
34. Gets one's dander up.
35. Noisemakers.
38. Uses the touch system.
41. Can you tie this?
42. Man with a good ear.
44. Third person on the telephone.
47. Man one way, fish another.
49. What Tibet is to the yak.
50. We'll give it to you straight.
51. Little cigars.
52. A kind of ears.
53. He always eats in the garden.
54. Very sour indeed.
58. "There wasn't a dry eye in the house," for example.
59. Star of the evening.
62. Girl who is somewhat naive.
63. The fat — — the fire.
65. These will keep you in stitches.
67. A flower, usually sweet.
68. Mo's first name.
70. Horrors!
72. No word from Moscow.
75. It's spruce but not pine.
76. These people are not very wide-awake.
77. A species of understatement.
79. The girl who goes with Abner.
80. Street seen in Paris.
81. To jump over (what the French do to French frys).
82. Girl who ends up in L.A.
83. Word for Mary's garden.
86. Tom, but not Dick or Harry.
87. Plenty of room here.
89. A kind of turpitude.
90. I love her.
91. Snooped.
93. Degrees of engineers.
96. This always has lots of drag.

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