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763 crosswords with pre-Shortz Notes

Notepads are published with the puzzles.
PS Notes are by David Steinberg and other Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project litzers and proofreaders.
JimH notes are from Jim Horne.

Pre-Shortz puzzles

Sunday, February 15, 1942 — HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES by Charles Erlenkotter
JimH Note: This is the very first crossword published by the New York Times.
Sunday, February 22, 1942 — IN AND OUT OF THE NEWS by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: In 89-Across clue, added accent over "i" in "Nimes."
Sunday, April 12, 1942 — WITH HEADLINES FROM THE PACIFIC by Charles Erlenkotter
PS Note: In 93-Across clue, removed period after end quotation mark.
Sunday, May 10, 1942 — HEADLINES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS by Louis Shields
PS Note: In 57-Across clue, added em dash before "Bryant."
Sunday, May 31, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS OF THE DAY by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: In 98-Across clue, added accent over first "e" in "Liege."
Sunday, June 14, 1942 — UNITED NATIONS by Charles Merz and Arthur Hays Sulzberger
PS Note: 122-Across clue originally had "strategem"; changed to "stratagem."
Sunday, July 5, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE RATIONING BOARD by Charles Kuhls
PS Note: Original 131-Across clue had "602?661" in the parentheses; added an en dash after the question mark.
Sunday, July 12, 1942 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Alvin Ashby
PS Note: 100-Across clue was originally "Skin affection."; changed to "Skin affliction."
Sunday, July 26, 1942 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by S. A. Kay
PS Note: 51-Across clue originally had "1-12"; changed to "1/12." 107-Across clue originally had "1-10"; changed to "1/10."
Sunday, August 16, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE WEEK'S NEWS by Jack Luzzato
PS Note: Byline was spelled "Luzzato" in original; left it that way. In 117-Down clue, added accents over final "e"s in "Liberte" and "Fraternite."
Sunday, August 23, 1942 — WITH HEADLINES FROM THE WAR MAPS by Louis Baron
PS Note: Original 9-Down clue had acute accent over first "a" in "a la"; changed it to grave accent.
Sunday, September 6, 1942 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by J. L. Wordsworth
PS Note: Original 62-Down clue had em dash after colon; removed it.
Sunday, September 20, 1942 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Louis Shields
PS Note: Original 87-Across clue had two "at"s; removed one of them.
Sunday, September 27, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Charles Erlenkotter
PS Note: Try reading the first row of Across entries in sequence! Also, original 2-Down clue had "Historian"; changed to "historian." Original 84-Down clue had "war"; changed to "War."
Sunday, October 18, 1942 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: Original 104-Down clue had "down"; changed to "Down."
Sunday, November 8, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE DAY'S NEWS by Louis Baron
PS Note: In 90-Across clue, added period after "inspired."
Sunday, November 22, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Isaac Kert
PS Note: Original 95-Across clue had comma before end quote; changed to period.
Sunday, December 6, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by F. C. Jaschob
PS Note: Original 130-Across clue had "pecularities"; changed to "peculiarities."
Sunday, December 13, 1942 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Charles Erlenkotter
PS Note: Original 39-Across clue had period after "Highness"; removed it and put colon after end quotation mark.
Sunday, January 3, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Bert Storey
PS Note: Original 52-Across clue had period after "Ecuador"; replaced it with comma.
Sunday, January 10, 1943 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Original 57-Down clue had periods after "painter" and "1666"; deleted both and put period after parentheses.
Sunday, January 31, 1943 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: In 90-Across clue, added slash to indicate line break in quote.
Sunday, February 21, 1943 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by I. Kert
PS Note: Original 134-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."
Sunday, May 9, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by P. Joseph Lamanna
PS Note: Grid mistake in original solution at 94-Down and 111-Across—A instead of E. On PDF. E was handwritten over the incorrect A. Corrected it to E.
Sunday, May 16, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Charles Erlenkotter
PS Note: Original 48-Down clue had no space between underscore and "Ferry"; added one.
Sunday, May 23, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by George Buckler
PS Note: Original 86-Down clue had "Misapprenhensions"; changed to "Misapprehensions."
Sunday, June 20, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 87-Across clue had "chlorophyl"; changed to "chlorophyll."
Sunday, July 18, 1943 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Charles Erlenkotter
PS Note: Original 48-Across clue had period after "Natoma"; removed it.
Sunday, August 22, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: 92-Down question mark in parentheses appears in the original.
Sunday, September 19, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Inserted slash in 15-Down clue to indicate line break in quote.
Sunday, October 3, 1943 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by P. J. Lamanna
PS Note: Original 146-Down clue had "McArthur"; changed to "MacArthur."
Sunday, November 21, 1943 — WORLD WIDE WORDS by W. W. Webster
PS Note: In 70-Across clue, added umlaut over "u."
Sunday, January 16, 1944 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: In 27-Across clue, added comma after underscore.
Sunday, January 23, 1944 — COMMUNIQUE by Jackson Cross
PS Note: Original 21-Down clue had "calender"; changed to "calendar." In 106-Down clue, added hyphen after year.
Sunday, February 6, 1944 — WORDS AROUND THE WORLD by L. K. Peters
PS Note: In 24-Across clue, deleted colon after "diplomatist."
Sunday, July 30, 1944 — WORDS FROM THE WAR FRONTS by Alvin Ashby
PS Note: Original 124-Across clue had "Name"; changed to "name."
Sunday, August 13, 1944 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: In 41-Across clue, added accent over "e" in "Radames'."
Sunday, September 24, 1944 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by I. Kert
PS Note: 61-Down clue is "March days." as in the original, but IDES is a single day.
Sunday, October 15, 1944 — WITH NAMES IN THE NEWS by Bert Storey
PS Note: In 25-Across clue, added hyphen to "B29's."
Sunday, December 24, 1944 — PRESENT FOR PUZZLERS by C. E. Noel
PS Note: C. E. Noel may have been Charles Erlenkotter (given that the puzzle was published on Christmas Eve and that Erlenkotter was prolific around that time).
Sunday, January 28, 1945 — WITH CLEWS FROM THE NEWS by Harriot Cooke
PS Note: In 14-Down clue, added accent over first "e" in "Liege."
Sunday, February 4, 1945 — WITH WORDS THE WORLD OVER by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Quote in 99-Across clue was split into six lines in the original, probably to fit the column, but online source indicates there are only two lines, with break appearing where the slash mark (which was not in the original) appears.
Sunday, April 8, 1945 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Harriot T. Cooke
PS Note: Original 42-Across clue had acute accent over first "e" in "Liege"; corrected it to grave.
Sunday, April 22, 1945 — COMMUNIQUE by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: In 4-Down clue, deleted hyphen after first "Tin."
Sunday, June 17, 1945 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by P. J. Lamanna
PS Note: Original 134-Down clue had acute accent over first "e" in "Liege"; corrected it to grave.
Sunday, July 1, 1945 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Clara Rushe
PS Note: Original 131-Down clue had acute accent over first "e" in "Liege"; corrected it to grave.
Sunday, July 15, 1945 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Elizabeth Patterson
PS Note: In original 96-Down clue, period was outside parentheses; moved it inside.
Sunday, July 22, 1945 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Alberta N. Burton
PS Note: Original 123-Across entry should have been SUZETTE, not SUSETTE; could not change this.
Sunday, July 29, 1945 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: In 99-Across clue, changed comma after underscore to period.
Sunday, August 5, 1945 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Lester Keene
PS Note: Original 40-Down clue had "Capitol"; changed to "Capital."
Sunday, August 12, 1945 — WORDS THE WORLD OVER by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: In 62-Down clue, added accent over "a."
Sunday, August 26, 1945 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Elizabeth Patterson
PS Note: In 139-Down clue, added accent over first "e" in "Liege."
Sunday, September 16, 1945 — INFORMATION, THANK YOU by Harriot T. Cooke
PS Note: In 1-Across clue, added accent over "a."
Sunday, September 30, 1945 — GLOBAL REPORTER by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: In 97-Down clue, removed colon after "Bonaparte."
Sunday, October 14, 1945 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Lester Keene
PS Note: Original 133-Across clue appears to be incomplete, with just "___ Arunca, Fifth Army." at bottom of column (including the period). But top of next column has "capture near Naples.", even with the period after "Army." Deleted period after "Army" and merged both parts into one clue.
Sunday, November 18, 1945 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by W. W. Webster
PS Note: In clue for 43-Down, changed "slang" to "Slang."
Sunday, December 9, 1945 — WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: Original 97-Across clue had "genius"; changed to "genus."
Sunday, December 16, 1945 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Original 95-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."
Sunday, December 23, 1945 — XMAS IN X-WORDS by L. K. Peters
PS Note: In 45-Down clue, added period after "Secy."
Sunday, December 30, 1945 — PEOPLE AND PLACES by Harriot Cooke
PS Note: Original 109-Across clue had "Coresponding"; changed to "Corresponding."
Sunday, January 6, 1946 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by P. J. Lamanna
PS Note: In 26-Down clue, added period after "Secy."
Sunday, February 3, 1946 — QUESTIONNAIRE by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Original 2-Down clue had " . . . City?"; changed to " . . . City"?
Sunday, March 10, 1946 — READER'S GUIDE by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Number for 142-Across clue in original was typed as 112. In 73-Down clue, added hyphen after "Ben" and em dash before "Gen."
Sunday, April 7, 1946 — THE COURT CONVENES by Lester Keene
PS Note: Original 49-Down clue had "NE."; deleted period.
Sunday, April 28, 1946 — TIPS FROM THE TELETYPE by Alberta N. Burton
PS Note: In 120-Down clue, deleted comma after "Terry."
Sunday, May 26, 1946 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Louis Baron
PS Note: In 97-Down clue, added em dash before "Oscar."
Sunday, July 7, 1946 — NAMES IN THE NEWS by Charles Cross
PS Note: In 50-Across clue, added umlaut over "e."
Sunday, July 21, 1946 — WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS by Louis Shields
PS Note: In 50-Down clue, "Shephard's" could be a typo in the original (especially given 73-Down), but did not change it.
Sunday, August 4, 1946 — QUESTIONNAIRE by Lester Keene
PS Note: Original 84-Down clue had "commeration"; changed to "commemoration."
Sunday, August 25, 1946 — ABOUT THE GLOBE by L. K. Peters
PS Note: In 65-Down, 85-Down, and 107-Down clues, replaced commas after underscores with periods.
Sunday, September 29, 1946 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Lester Keene
PS Note: Original 20-Across clue had "affection"; changed to "affliction."
Sunday, October 6, 1946 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Willard Jordan
PS Note: Original 21-Across had "Queen"; changed to "Queene." Original 122-Across had "Soliel"; changed to "Soleil."
Sunday, November 3, 1946 — READER'S GUIDE by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 29-Across clue had "Dicken's"; changed to "Dickens'." Original 70-Down clue had "Promoter."; changed to "Promoters."
Sunday, November 10, 1946 — A NIGHT AT THE OPERA by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Original 38-Across clue had "1860"; corrected to "1859." In 139-Down clue, SYR is clued as "Beirut is its capital: Abbr.," but Lebanon was a separate nation by 1946 (gaining its independence in 1943), so Beirut was no longer in Syria.
Sunday, November 24, 1946 — CURRENT EVENTS by P. J. Lammana
PS Note: NYT misspelled the constructor name on this one. P. J. Lammana should be P. J. Lamanna. In 22-Across, IGOROT is clued as "Indonesian of northern Luzon.," but Luzon (where the Igorot live) is in the Philippines. In original, number of clue for 62-Down was mistyped as 63.
Sunday, December 22, 1946 — HEROES AND HEROINES by Lester Keene
PS Note: Unfixable grid mistake at 6-Down—NANNETTE should be NANETTE. In 97-Down clue, added period after "Secy."
Sunday, December 29, 1946 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Harriot Cooke
PS Note: Original 82-Down clue had two "in"s; deleted one of them.
Sunday, February 16, 1947 — QUESTIONNAIRE by L. K. Peters
PS Note: In 52-Across clue, added period after "Secy."
Sunday, February 23, 1947 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Archie Kreiling
PS Note: In 16-Down clue, added umlaut over "e."
Sunday, August 3, 1947 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Charles Cross
PS Note: Original 75-Down clue was missing the first parenthesis; added it.
Sunday, September 21, 1947 — AROUND THE WORLD by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: Original 63-Down clue had comma after "Navy"; removed it. Clue number for 130-Down was missing in the original—clue appeared without a number, just beneath clue for 129-Down, with "sponge" lowercased. Capitalized "sponge" and made it the clue for 130-Down.
Sunday, October 12, 1947 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Charles Cross
PS Note: In 2-Down clue, Emory should be in Atlanta, not outside of it; left as in original. Original 65-Down clue had "alotted"; changed to "allotted."
Sunday, October 19, 1947 — VOCABULARY ROUND-UP by Alice Cook
PS Note: Original 78-Across clue had comma after underscore; changed to period.
Sunday, November 30, 1947 — THE COMPOSERS' CIRCLE by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue was missing open quotation mark; added it.
Sunday, December 14, 1947 — STUDY IN CRIME by Louise Rabb
PS Note: Original 53-Down clue was missing period; added it.
Sunday, December 28, 1947 — VISITING THE NEIGHBORS by Alice Cook
PS Note: Original 128-Across clue had "affection"; changed to "affliction."
Sunday, January 4, 1948 — WHAT DO YOU KNOW? by P. J. Lamanna
JimH Note: Peter Zenger (see 87 Down) is a key figure in the historical fight for freedom of the press.
Sunday, February 1, 1948 — WHAT DO YOU KNOW? by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 63-Down clue had "Stripes"; changed to "Strips."
Sunday, May 2, 1948 — FAIR AND WARMER by P. J. Lamanna
PS Note: In 21-Across clue, the school should be the University of Chicago, not Chicago University; left as in original.
Sunday, June 6, 1948 — VOCABULARY TEST by Alberta N. Burton
PS Note: In 45-Across clue, added comma after underscore.
Sunday, August 8, 1948 — WHAT DO YOU KNOW? by Louis Jenkins
PS Note: Original 83-Down clue had no colon after quotation mark; added one.
Sunday, August 22, 1948 — VOCABULARY TEST by Archie Kreiling
PS Note: Solution grid had HAMELOT at 104-Across; corrected to CAMELOT.
Sunday, September 5, 1948 — BOOKMAN'S PLEASURE by Alice Cook
PS Note: Original grid at 90-Across had WEIN; corrected to WIEN.
Sunday, September 12, 1948 — A FEW WORDS by J. P. Worden
PS Note: Original 107-Down clue had period after "1601"; put it after parentheses.
Sunday, September 19, 1948 — THE BIGGER THEY COME by I. Kert
PS Note: Original 134-Down clue had "Pharoahs"; corrected to "Pharaohs."
Sunday, September 26, 1948 — VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: Original 59-Across clue had "Moves"; changed to "Move."
Sunday, October 3, 1948 — WHO'S WHO? by Henry A. Wolfe
PS Note: Original 44-Across clue had period after end quote; moved it inside. Original 93-Across clue had "coutourier"; changed to "couturier."
Sunday, October 10, 1948 — MEMORY BOOK by Louise Rabb
PS Note: Clue for 117-Down has hyphen before "tando," but "rallentando" is one word; left as in original.
Sunday, October 24, 1948 — WHAT DO YOU KNOW? by Alberta Burton
PS Note: Original 113-Down clue had no punctuation at end of quote; added colon.
Sunday, November 28, 1948 — OF PEOPLE AND PLACES by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 52-Across clue had no period after underscore; added one.
Sunday, December 5, 1948 — LITERARY SPOTLIGHT by Elizabeth Patterson
PS Note: Original 90-Across clue had comma after "Evans"; removed it. Original 39-Down clue had comma after "that"; replaced it with period.
Sunday, December 12, 1948 — MYTH AND LEGEND by Harold P. Furth
PS Note: Original 155-Across clue had comma after underscore; removed it.
Sunday, January 2, 1949 — COMMENCEMENT by Henry A. Wolfe
PS Note: Original 51-Across clue had period after quotation mark following underscore; changed it to comma and put it before end quote. Original 92-Across and 103-Across clues had commas before end quotes; changed them to periods.
Sunday, March 20, 1949 — TIPS FROM THE TELETYPE by Alberta N. Burton
PS Note: Original 61-Down clue had "His"; changed to "his."
Sunday, March 27, 1949 — THE READER'S GUIDE by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 13-Down clue had comma after underscore; replaced it with period.
Sunday, April 10, 1949 — SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE by Archie S. Kreiling
PS Note: Original 25-Across clue had comma before end quote; removed it.
Sunday, July 31, 1949 — WHO'S WHO by Max Geist
PS Note: Original 142-Across clue had "war"; changed to "War."
Sunday, September 11, 1949 — READERS' GUIDE by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 63-Down clue had "Tono Bungay"; added hyphen.
Sunday, October 30, 1949 — QUESTIONNAIRE by Edward Buckler
PS Note: No number or clue for 11-Down in original; inserted number and clue.
Sunday, May 14, 1950 — ABOUT THE WORLD by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 81-Down clue had "Dodacanese"; changed to "Dodecanese."
Sunday, June 11, 1950 — WORD GAME by Elizabeth Patterson
PS Note: Original 75-Across clue had no hyphen after underscore; added one. Original 74-Down clue had "cardamon"; changed to "cardamom."
Sunday, June 25, 1950 — ABOUT THE WORLD by Leonard Goldberg
PS Note: Original 129-Down clue had "wine"; changed to "vine."
PS Note: Rumor has it that Margaret Farrar herself constructed this puzzle, which was the first daily-sized crossword to run in the New York Times.
Saturday, September 16, 1950 by Margaret P. Farrar
PS Note: In original 24-Down clue, "But" appears on a new line; inserted slash to indicate that.
Monday, October 2, 1950 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Original 6-Across clue has "Actor"; changed to "actor."
PS Note: In original, clues for 1- and 7-Across are bracketed, with "Welfare program" appearing at 1-Across and (uncapitalized) "recently enlarged" at 7-Across, as here.
PS Note: In original, clues for 1- and 7-Across are bracketed, with "Two members of" appearing at 1-Across and "Truman's Cabinet" at 7-Across, as here.
Sunday, December 3, 1950 — SCIENTIFIC REPORT by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 10-Down clue had "O'Keefe's"; changed to "O'Keeffe's."
Friday, December 22, 1950 by Charles Cross
PS Note: Original 41-Across clue had "Cleremont"; changed to "Clermont."
PS Note: Original 18-Across clue had "L'Infant"; changed to "L'Enfant."
PS Note: In original, clues for 1- and 8-Across were bracketed, with "Founders of the" at 1-Across and "American Mercury." at 8-Across, as here.
Sunday, March 4, 1951 — WORDS AND MUSIC by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 87-Across clue had "Adia's"; changed to "Aida's."
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had "across"; changed to "Across."
PS Note: Original grid had ERASER/SALER at 25-Across/13-Down; changed to ERASES/SALES.
PS Note: In original, second line of 44-Across quote was on a second line; added slash to indicate that.
PS Note: In 33-Down clue, the question mark in parentheses is as in the original.
PS Note: Original 2-Down clue had "Shakespearian"; changed to "Shakespearean."
PS Note: Original 50-Across clue had "Leopoldsvill."; changed it to "Leopoldville."
PS Note: Original 12-Down clue had comma after "violinist"; removed it.
Sunday, September 16, 1951 — VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE by Charles Cross
PS Note: Original 134-Across clue had "Dutchess"; changed to "Duchess."
PS Note: In clue for 36-Down, added umlaut over "e."
PS Note: Original 45-Across clue had no comma after "Sea"; added one.
Sunday, November 18, 1951 — WHO'S WHO? by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Last digit of original 52-Across clue (and ends of several other clues in the column) weren't visible, so used a "0" as an arbitrary placeholder. (Current elevation is 10,991.)
PS Note: Original 3-Down clue had "1 1-3"; changed to "1 1/3."
PS Note: Original 10-Down clue had acute accent over "e" in "Liege"; changed to grave.
PS Note: In original, clues for 1- and 7-Across are bracketed, with "Science fiction" at 1-Across and (uncapitalized) "favorite" at 7-Across, as here.
PS Note: Original 45-Across clue was missing the period after "Jan"; added it. Original 62-Across clue had "lost"; changed it to "Lost."
Sunday, January 6, 1952 — MUSICAL ALPHABET by Ethel LeStrange
PS Note: Original 92-Down clue had "in" printed twice; removed one.
Sunday, January 27, 1952 — FAMOUS NAMES by Alice Cook
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had "Nato"; changed to "NATO."
PS Note: Original 1-Down clue had asterisks instead of ellipsis points; corrected this.
PS Note: In original 51-Down clue, "Must" began on a new line; added slash here instead.
PS Note: Original 26-Down clue had no "A" before "Bell"; added it.
PS Note: Original 47-Across clue had colon after quote (along with the em dash); removed it.
PS Note: Original 26-Across clue had period after "of"; replaced it with colon.
PS Note: 1- and 6-Across clues were bracketed in the original, with "Naval station in the Orkneys" appearing at 1-Across and "Islands" at 6-Across.
PS Note: Left 54-Down clue as in original, but the ship was "The Pequod."
PS Note: Original 33-Down clue had "across"; changed to "Across."
PS Note: Original 53-Down clue had no accent over "e"; added it.
Sunday, May 4, 1952 — TOWN AND COUNTRY TOPICS by Willard N. Jordan
PS Note: Original 139-Across had "billions"; changed to "billion."
Sunday, May 11, 1952 — VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE by Hilda E. Allen
PS Note: Added accent over "e" in 90-Down clue.
Sunday, June 15, 1952 — HOW'S YOUR VOCABULARY? by Edward Buckler
PS Note: Original grid had VENTURE at 113-Across and EAVE at 130-Across; changed VENTURE to VENTURA and EAVE to PAVE.
PS Note: Original 27-Across clue had "annisary"; changed to "anniversary."
PS Note: Original 17-Across clue had no comma after underscore; added one. In 22-Across, title should have been "The Arabian Nights"; didn't change it.
PS Note: Original 28-Down clue had two "at"s; removed one.
Sunday, July 20, 1952 — COMMUNICATIONS by Ralph Anderson
PS Note: Original 72-Down clue had no comma after underscore; added one.
Sunday, July 27, 1952 — VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Original 41-Across clue had "across"; changed to "Across."
PS Note: Original 24-Across clue had "Abled-bodied"; change it to "Able-bodied." Original 31-Across clue had "Mcgillicuddy"; changed it to "McGillicuddy." In 25-Down clue, added umlaut over "e."
PS Note: Original 23-Across clue had comma after "non"; removed it. Original 1-Down clue had "1-6"; changed it to "1/6."
PS Note: Clue for 38-Down used the number "1" instead of the usual "I"; left it as in the original.
Sunday, August 17, 1952 — A FEW WORDS by Israel Gitter
PS Note: Original 21-Across clue had two "the"s; removed one.
PS Note: Original 29-Down clue had "Alencon"; added the cedilla.
PS Note: Original 45-Down clue had two "etc."s; removed one.
PS Note: Original 50-Down clue had "cresendo"; changed to "crescendo."
PS Note: Original 51-Across clue had "across"; changed to "Across."
PS Note: Original grid had EPL at 56-Across; changed it to EPI.
PS Note: Original 62-Down clue had "granery"; changed to "granary."
Sunday, December 21, 1952 — HOLIDAY by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 105-Down clue had "Ce"; changed to "Ca" (with cedilla too).
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue had extra "for instance" at end; deleted it.
PS Note: Original 42-Across clue had acute accent over first e in siecle; corrected it to grave accent.
PS Note: Original 60-Across clue had "Ukranian"; corrected it to "Ukrainian."
Sunday, January 11, 1953 — A CASE BOOK by Albert Carroll
PS Note: Original 14-Down clue didn't have a comma after the blank; added one.
PS Note: Original 34-Across clue had "Brillancy"; changed it to "Brilliancy."
Thursday, April 9, 1953 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Original 60-Down clue had asterisks instead of ellipsis points; corrected this.
Sunday, April 19, 1953 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Louis Baron
PS Note: Original 135-Across and 71-Down clues had "across"; changed it to "Across."
Saturday, May 9, 1953 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Original 30-Down clue had "Barrymores'"; changed it to "Barrymore's."
PS Note: Original 59-Across clue had asterisks instead of ellipsis points; corrected this. In same clue, original seemed to have a period after "Pat," though it could have been a comma. The comma makes more sense, so put that in.
Saturday, May 16, 1953 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 57-Across clue had accent over "la"; moved it to over "a."
Wednesday, May 20, 1953 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: Original 6-Down clue had accent over "la"; moved it over "a."
Wednesday, June 3, 1953 by William F. Bulow
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had no period after "Sen"; added one.
Sunday, June 14, 1953 — THINK PIECE by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: "Put in Bay" in original 17-Down clue; changed this to "Put-in-Bay."
PS Note: Original 39-Down clue had "Housewive's"; corrected this to "Housewives'."
Friday, June 26, 1953 by Maxwell D. Gunther
PS Note: Original 6-Down clue had "Breath"; changed this to "Breathe."
Sunday, July 5, 1953 — WORD GAME by Evelyn E. Smith
PS Note: Clue for 88-Down appears to be incorrect—BARE seems to be the 22nd word, not the 14th.
Tuesday, July 7, 1953 by Edward Buckler
PS Note: Original 5-Down clue had acute accent over first e in "scene"; corrected it to grave.
Wednesday, July 22, 1953 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: Original 9-Down had acute accent over second e in "Premiere"; corrected it to grave.
Saturday, August 8, 1953 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: No tilde over n in "senorita" in original; added one.
PS Note: Original 56-Across clue had comma after "song"; removed it.
Monday, September 14, 1953 by Ralph Anderson
PS Note: Original 32-Down clue had comma after "singer"; removed it.
Sunday, September 20, 1953 — MUSICALE by Ethel LeStrange
PS Note: NYT grid mistake—answer to 86-Across clue should be LEVIN, not LEVINE.
Tuesday, September 22, 1953 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: No accent over a in original 8-Down clue; added it.
PS Note: Original 15-Across clue had comma after "singer"; removed it.
Sunday, September 27, 1953 — WORD ALMANAC by Eugene Maleska
PS Note: Original 86-Across clue had "Underpriviledged"; corrected it to "Underprivileged."
Sunday, October 4, 1953 — FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 4-Down clue had "example"; corrected it to "exemple."
PS Note: Original 31-Across clue had comma after "lecturer"; removed it.
PS Note: Original 14-Down clue had "Fledgings"; although that is a word, probably "Fledglings" was meant, so made that change.
Sunday, November 29, 1953 — CATCHWORDS by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Several grid mistakes in original: 115-Across/102-Down crossing was VAG/NOGERS (now changed to VAT/NOTERS); 68-Across was RIMA (now changed to RILE); 73-Across was SENS (now changed to SELF); 54-Down was MEMNON (now changed to MELLON); and 62-Down was RASED (now changed to REFED).
Thursday, December 10, 1953 by Willard Jordan
JimH Note: This is the first pangram published in the NYT.
Tuesday, December 15, 1953 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Original 19-Down clue had comma after "composer"; removed it.
PS Note: Original had no period after "etc"; added one.
Saturday, December 19, 1953 by Eugene Maleska
PS Note: Original 62-Across had no tilde over n in "Madrileno"; added one.
PS Note: Original has uncorrectable grid mistake at 2-Down—answer should be ELIOT, not ELOIT, but crossing letters support the erroneous answer.
PS Note: Original 32-Across clue had period outside final quotation mark; put it inside.
Sunday, January 10, 1954 — CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 10-Down clue had AQ and QJ; corrected this to AQ and KJ.
Sunday, January 17, 1954 — MIXED DOUBLES by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 101-Down clue had "Altdorfis"; corrected this to "Altdorf is."
PS Note: Original 47-Down clue had no colon before "Lat."; added one.
PS Note: Original 8-Down clue had "bacterioligist"; corrected it to "bacteriologist."
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue had no umlaut over e in Brontes; added one.
PS Note: Original 46-Across clue had comma after "Morgan"; deleted it.
Thursday, March 4, 1954 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: Original 51-Down clue had AQ or QJ; corrected this to AQ or KJ.
Sunday, April 4, 1954 — FISH STORY by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 86-Down clue had "for for"; deleted one of them.
Thursday, April 8, 1954 by Eugene Maleska
PS Note: Original 38-Across clue had "world series"; changed this to "World Series."
Wednesday, April 21, 1954 by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 48-Across clue had "Ante-freezer"; changed this to "Anti-freezer."
Thursday, May 13, 1954 by George Henderson
PS Note: Original 39-Across clue had no tilde over n in "Senor"; added one.
Wednesday, June 2, 1954 by Ellsworth Smith
PS Note: Original 61-Across clue had "caffein"; changed it to "caffeine." Original 4-Down clue had "hering"; changed it to "herring."
Thursday, June 3, 1954 by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Clue for 27-Down is how it appeared in the original, though it seems wrong.
Sunday, June 20, 1954 — MENAGERIE by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Grid mistake in original—76-Across was BEAR (now corrected to PEAR), and 69-Down was ABES (now corrected to APES).
Friday, June 25, 1954 by W. E. Jones
PS Note: Original 2-Down clue had "etc"; corrected it to "etc."
Monday, June 28, 1954 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 56-Across clue had "unforseen"; corrected it to "unforeseen."
PS Note: Original 23-Across clue was indented.
Sunday, July 25, 1954 — BIRD IN THE HAND by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Early litzer noted the following: Taken from NYT Magazine (2/16/1992) 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles. Described as an "inner clue" puzzle created by a postal worker and inveterate puzzle maker from the Bronx.
Sunday, August 8, 1954 — CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE by Diana Sessions
PS Note: Original 37-Down clue had no umlaut over the e in "Bronte"; added one.
Monday, August 9, 1954 by Ellsworth Smith
PS Note: Original 46-Across clue had "artifically"; corrected this to "artificially."
Sunday, August 22, 1954 — ECHO ANSWERS by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 29-Across clue had no accent over the a in "Pate" (though it did over the e); added it.
PS Note: Clue for 12-Across is as it appeared in the original, though it probably should have been "Lights, camera, ___!"
PS Note: Original 52-Across clue had comma after blank; replaced it with period.
Sunday, September 19, 1954 — GLOBAL GLEANINGS by Arthur Schulman
PS Note: Original 24-Across clue had "Shakesperean"; corrected it to "Shakespearean."
PS Note: Original 33-Across had no umlaut over e in "Brontes"; added it.
Saturday, October 16, 1954 by Thomas J. Varner
PS Note: Clue for 24-Down is as it appeared in original but probably should have been: There are some in "The Teahouse."
Monday, November 22, 1954 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 48-Across clue had "Pretentions"; corrected this to "Pretensions."
Friday, December 17, 1954 by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Original 44-Down clue had "Chatau"; corrected this to "Chateau." (Original had correct accent over the first a.)
PS Note: Original 38-Across clue had "vacation"; corrected this to "vocation."
Saturday, January 8, 1955 by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Original 25-Across clue had "social group" twice; removed one of them.
Sunday, January 9, 1955 — A FEW WORDS by Israel Gitter
PS Note: Original grid entry for 130-Across was SALA; corrected this to SAGA.
Friday, January 14, 1955 by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 18-Across clue had "Butterfield"; corrected this to "BUtterfield."
PS Note: Original 20-Across clue had "duo"; corrected this to "due."
PS Note: Original 47-Down clue had comma after "tardes"; removed it.
PS Note: Original 2-Down clue missing umlaut over "e" in "Bronte"; added it.
Sunday, February 27, 1955 — PEOPLE AND PLACES by William A. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: Original 25-Across clue missing a period after "Secy"; added it. Also, original 6-Down clue had "Terpischore"; corrected it to "Terpsichore."
Thursday, May 26, 1955 by Samuel K. Fliegner
PS Note: Original 36-Down clue had no accent over "a" in "Pate"; added it.
Friday, June 10, 1955 by Henry A. Wolfe
PS Note: Clue for 42-Down entry (PELOTA) is incorrect; the pelota is the ball, and the cesta is the wicker basket used in jai alai.
Sunday, June 19, 1955 — COMMENCEMENT by Helen Bernard
PS Note: Original grid had an "S" at crossing of 18-Down and 34-Across; corrected this to an "E."
Thursday, June 30, 1955 by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 1-Down had "Lagend"; corrected this to "Legend."
Sunday, July 10, 1955 — VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Original 113-Across clue had "Manchausen"; changed to "Munchausen."
PS Note: Original 32-Across clue had no period after "Cen"; added it.
Friday, August 19, 1955 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original solution grid had empty white square instead of black square after 47-Across entry; corrected this.
Sunday, August 21, 1955 — PROPER NAMES by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original 66-Down clue had "Ttitles"; corrected this.
PS Note: Uncorrectable grid mistake at 33-Down—entry should be ERST.
PS Note: Original 26-Across clue had a comma after "artist"; removed it.
Sunday, September 25, 1955 — WORD GAME by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 93-Across clue had a colon after "pope"; changed it to a semicolon.
PS Note: In 5-Down clue, original accent over the second "e" in "Mendes" was acute instead of grave; corrected it.
Sunday, October 16, 1955 — CHOICE OF WORDS by Charles Baron
PS Note: Original 20-Down clue had "statues"; changed it to "statutes."
PS Note: Original 51-Across clue had "auto biography"; changed it to "autobiography."
PS Note: Original 57-Across clue did not have an accent over the "o" in "Asuncion"; added it.
PS Note: Original 32-Across clue had "anthing"; corrected it to "anything."
Sunday, December 4, 1955 — WORD HUNT by Diana Sessions
PS Note: Original 74-Across clue had "Leader"; changed it to "leader."
PS Note: Original 16-Across clue had "Lollabridgida"; corrected it to "Lollabrigida."
PS Note: Original 38-Across had "Shakespearian"; corrected it to "Shakespearean." Original 8-Down clue had "snobishly"; corrected it to "snobbishly."
PS Note: Original 31-Across clue had "Product of cre-"; "ative work" appeared after the clue for 30-Across. Fixed this.
Sunday, January 1, 1956 — SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW by W. S. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: Original 20-Across clue had "Bitter Root range"; changed this to "Bitterroot Range."
PS Note: Original 35-Down clue had "state"; corrected it to "State."
PS Note: Original 63-Across clue had no accent over the first "e" in "Miserables"; added the accent.
Saturday, February 4, 1956 by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 30-Down clue had "diplimacy"; corrected it to "diplomacy."
PS Note: Original 40-Down clue had "joi"; corrected it to "joie."
Sunday, April 15, 1956 — WORDSMANSHIP by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 3-Down clue had "Frition"; corrected it to "Friction."
Friday, April 20, 1956 by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original solution PDF incorrect—the letter at the 21-Across/15-Down crossing is supposed to be an I, not an L. Corrected this.
Friday, May 4, 1956 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had "Coffehouses"; corrected it to "Coffeehouses."
PS Note: Original 45-Down clue had "Songhit"; corrected it to "Song hit."
Tuesday, June 5, 1956 by Walt Clark
PS Note: Original 52-Across clue had "Amassador"; corrected it to "Ambassador."
Tuesday, June 12, 1956 by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had no comma; added it.
Friday, June 15, 1956 by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Original 1- through 39-Across clues missing from PDF; clues here are from a reprint of the puzzle in Series 29 Daily Puzzles Crosswords from The Times (Simon and Schuster), puzzle 71.
Monday, July 2, 1956 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Original 13-Down clue was "German city. trial city." Changed this to "German trial city."
Tuesday, July 3, 1956 by Walt Clark
PS Note: No underscore in original 9-Down clue after "Cyrano de"; added one.
Sunday, July 8, 1956 — LEXICOGRAPHY by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Original clues for 86- through 102-Down missing from PDF; clues are from reprint of the puzzle.
Sunday, July 15, 1956 — WORD GAME by Charles Cross
PS Note: Error in original solution PDF: 105-Across was supposed to be NEMO instead of NAME, making 97- and 99-Down MENAGE and ROWED, respectively. Fixed this.
Sunday, July 29, 1956 — VERY IMPORTANT PERSONS by William S. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: Original 18-Across clue had comma after "Essays"; removed it.
PS Note: Original 17-Across clue had "Lil"; corrected it to "Li'l."
Monday, August 6, 1956 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Original 39-Across clue had "Fishook"; corrected it to "Fishhook."
Sunday, August 19, 1956 — HORSE OPERA by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original PDF missing clues after 83-Down; clues are from reprint of puzzle in a book. Original 117-Across clue had "B. A."; changed this to "S. A." Original 122-Across clue had "Identation"; corrected this to "Indentation."
Tuesday, August 21, 1956 by A. B. Overholt
PS Note: The actual lyric in 5-Across clue, from "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," should end with "when he was only three," not "when he was three." Did not correct this.
Thursday, September 6, 1956 by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original 46-Across clue had "Quandry"; corrected this to "Quandary."
Sunday, September 16, 1956 — POTPOURRI by Grace Hoster
PS Note: Original 91-Down clue was missing in PDF; found clue in a reprint of the puzzle in a book.
Sunday, September 30, 1956 — DO-IT-YOURSELF by Charles E. Gersch
PS Note: Original 91-Down clue had "Boblink"; corrected this to "Bobolink."
PS Note: In original PDF, the "player." portion of 13-Down clue ("Georgetown player.") was printed on a line following the 11-Down clue. Fixed this.
PS Note: Original 16-Across clue had acute accents over the first "e"s in "Scenes" and "Boheme"; replaced these with grave accents.
PS Note: Original 58-Across clue had "Namessakes"; corrected it to "Namesakes."
Wednesday, December 12, 1956 by Arthur Schulman
PS Note: Original 32-Down clue had "Beglian"; corrected it to "Belgian."
PS Note: Original 33-Down clue had "Twas"; corrected it to "'Twas."
Saturday, December 22, 1956 by Madeline Corse
PS Note: Original clue for 20-Across was for the 22-Across entry and vice versa. Switched the clues to correct this mistake.
PS Note: Original 43-Across had "Premiered" with an acute accent over the second "e"; should be a grave accent, but Webster has it with no accent, so removed the accent altogether.
PS Note: In 69-Across, ANNE was clued as "Gusti Huber's role." Huber's role in The Diary of Anne Frank wasn't Anne but Anne's mother, Edith.
Saturday, May 11, 1957 by W. E. Jones
PS Note: In 35-Across, PEARLET is clued as "Small fruit." According to Merriam-Webster, a pearlet is a small pearl, not pear.
Wednesday, May 15, 1957 by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: In 43-Down, SMILES is clued as "Popular song by Vincent Youmans." "Smiles" appears to have been the name of a Broadway show Youmans worked on, not any specific song from it.
Sunday, May 26, 1957 — SOLVER'S CHOICE by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Original 22-Across had "Caananite"; corrected it to "Canaanite."
Monday, May 27, 1957 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Original 50-Down clue had "Blonds"; corrected it to "Blondes."
PS Note: Original 17-Across had "bear like"; corrected it to "bearlike."
PS Note: Original 59-Across had "portal." twice; deleted one.
PS Note: Original 27-Across had "of" twice in succession; deleted one.
PS Note: Original 39-Down had "it"; corrected it to "It."
PS Note: Original 20-Across had "or"; corrected it to "of."
Monday, January 13, 1958 by Helen Delpar
PS Note: Original 9-Down clue had "Entrepeneur"; corrected it to "Entrepreneur."
Tuesday, January 14, 1958 by A. H. Drummond, Jr.
PS Note: Original 35-Across had no hyphen before "Magnon"; added it.
PS Note: Original 27-Down had no exclamation point after the underscore; added it.
Wednesday, March 26, 1958 by Walter H. Blum
PS Note: Original 7-Across clue had "100b"; corrected it to "1006."
Friday, March 28, 1958 by A. H. Drummond, Jr.
PS Note: Original 25-Down had "Callender"; corrected it to "Callander."
Monday, April 21, 1958 by Leonard Sussman
PS Note: Original 54-Across had "Put In Bay"; corrected it to "Put-in-Bay."
Sunday, April 27, 1958 — TAKE IT EASY by Grace Hoster
PS Note: Original had two 135-Across clues, one before 134-Across and one after it. The one before 134-Across (Common verb.) fits the 135-Across entry (BEEN); the one after 134-Across (Colored silk sash: Scot.) suggests BENN. No clue in original PDF for 133-Across (ROMANS); clue used came from book.
Wednesday, May 7, 1958 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Original 25-Down had "substance"; changed it to "Substance."
Thursday, June 5, 1958 by Peter Allen
PS Note: Original 11-Down had "Massachuetts"; corrected it to "Massachusetts."
PS Note: Original 52-Across had "mikado"; changed it to "Mikado."
Wednesday, June 11, 1958 by Jan and Mike Dubin
PS Note: Original 54-Across had "popular"; changed it to "Popular."
Monday, June 16, 1958 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Original 34-Down had "Coloq."; corrected it to "Colloq."
Saturday, June 28, 1958 by A. H. Drummond, Jr.
PS Note: Original 63-Across had two clues: "Warrant officer: Contr." and "Petty officer:" Used first.
PS Note: Original 57-Down had "Trojan's"; corrected it to "Trajan's."
PS Note: Original 58-Across had comma outside end quote; put it inside. Original 29-Down was missing underscore; added it.
PS Note: Original 50-Down had "stertoriously"; corrected it to "stertorously."
Saturday, August 2, 1958 by Jan and Mike Dubin
PS Note: Original 25-Across had "pumpkin," but the line in the poem by James Whitcomb Riley is "The frost is on the punkin . . . "; corrected this.
PS Note: Original 66-Across clue had no beginning quotation mark; added it.
Monday, September 1, 1958 by Charles Allen
PS Note: Original 46-Across was missing underscore; added it.
Thursday, September 11, 1958 by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 20-Down had "strategems"; corrected it to "stratagems."
PS Note: Original 59-Across had two underscores ("Give a ___ ___ horse he can ride . . . "; removed one. Same with 48-Down; removed one here, too.
PS Note: Original 29-Down had "strategem"; corrected it to "stratagem." Original 40-Down had two underscores; removed one.
Friday, September 26, 1958 by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 14-Across had two underscores; removed one.
PS Note: Original 36-Down had "Uncle: Span." for TIA; corrected this to "Aunt: Span."
PS Note: Original 51-Across had "strategem"; corrected it to "stratagem." Original 21-Down had "sympton"; corrected it to "symptom."
PS Note: In 21-Across, STAR is clued as "Venus or Vega." Venus is a planet, not a star.
Sunday, November 23, 1958 — FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Original 19-Across had "tintinabulation"; corrected this to "tintinnabulation." Original 19-Across also had "tells"; corrected this to "wells." Also, 138-Across clue reads "A rose is a rose is a rose." Stein herself, however, left off the initial word "A."
PS Note: Original 49-Down had "Playright"; corrected it to "Playwright."
Sunday, November 30, 1958 — LITERARY SPOTLIGHT by Roberta Morse
PS Note: Original 43-Down had "milieu"; corrected this to "milieux," since the actual entry is plural.
Sunday, January 18, 1959 — CALLING THE TUNE by W. E. Jones
PS Note: Original 102-Across clue had "Improvizes"; corrected this to "Improvises."
Tuesday, February 24, 1959 by Jules Arensberg
PS Note: Original 3-Down clue had "Predicter"; changed it to "Predictor."
Sunday, April 5, 1959 — ECLECTIC by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original solution PDF had incorrect letter (T) at intersection of 71-Across and 51-Down; corrected it to N.
PS Note: 31-Down originally had "Ukranian"; corrected it to "Ukrainian."
Sunday, April 19, 1959 — WORDSMANSHIP by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: 24-Across originally had "Carrousels"; corrected it to "Carousals."
Friday, April 24, 1959 by A. H. Drummond, Jr.
PS Note: 49-Across original had "Anthropologists's"; corrected it to "Anthropologist's."
Sunday, April 26, 1959 — SOLVER'S CHOICE by Sam Lake
PS Note: Grid entry for 127-Across is "OH SAY" but should be "O SAY"; couldn't fix this.
Thursday, May 7, 1959 by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original 32-Down clue had two long underscores, one for each word in the entry; removed one.
Sunday, May 31, 1959 — FULL OF FLAVOR by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original 77-Across had "physisian"; corrected this to "physician."
PS Note: First four clues in original PDF were illegible, but found the same puzzle in a book, and the clues for 1-, 6-, 10-, and 14-Across are from that. Clues (and entries) in books weren't always the same as in the original, and in this case the clue for 1-Across in the original did seem to have "Colloq." at the end of it. But the book clue was simply "Magnate."
PS Note: "Colloq." was lowercased in original 1-Across clue; capitalized it.
PS Note: Original 5-Down clue didn't have a hyphen before "frutti"; added it.
PS Note: Original 19-Across clue had "rythms"; corrected it to "rhythms."
Sunday, November 8, 1959 — PHRASEMAKING by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original was faint in parts, so added the following: a comma after "Figuratively" in 1-Across; long underscore after "Grand" in 18-Across.
Sunday, November 15, 1959 — WORDMANSHIP by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: In original, 65-Across clue was listed as the 56-Across clue, and 67-Across clue was listed as the 65-Across clue; fixed these.
Sunday, November 22, 1959 — A FEW WORDS by William A. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: Original was faint in parts, and clues for 2-, 7-, 8-, and 32-Down seemed like they needed underscores in them, so added these.
PS Note: 62-Across clue originally had "across"; capitalized it.
PS Note: Original 4-Down clue did not have a hyphen before "Korsakov"; added it.
PS Note: Original 54-Across clue had "S.M.U.s"; corrected it to "S.M.U.'s."
Sunday, February 14, 1960 — SHALL WE DANCE? by H. L. Risteen
PS Note: Original number of ounces in 66-Across clue was unclear; should be 1/16, so made it that.
Sunday, March 6, 1960 — THE NINE MUSES by Spiro K. Kostof
PS Note: 80-Down clue originally had "Kit-cat"; corrected it to "Kit-Cat."
PS Note: 45-Down clue, "Tip on a finial," had additional smudged print on original after "finial." Unable to decipher this, so left clue as "Tip on a finial."
PS Note: Original 27-Down clue had an umlaut over the "o" in "Brontes"; corrected this by putting it over the "e."
PS Note: 18-Across clue had "Earthern"; left it that way, because that could have been what was meant.
PS Note: Original clue for 17-Across had "chemists'"; corrected this to "chemist's."
Sunday, July 3, 1960 — CALL TO THE COLORS by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Original grid had a T at the 96-Across/79-Down crossing; changed this to an S.
PS Note: Original 31-Across clue had "Unmelodius"; corrected this to "Unmelodious."
PS Note: Original 1-Across clue had "Pharoah"; corrected this to "Pharaoh."
Sunday, July 24, 1960 — HORTICULTURAL by James Byrne
PS Note: Original 2-Down clue had "Colisonnes" (including the correct accent over the "e"); corrected this to "Cloisonnes" (and retained the correct accent over the "e").
PS Note: Original clue for 37-Across had two "on"s; deleted one of them.
PS Note: Original clue for 19-Across had "humming bird"; corrected this to "hummingbird."
PS Note: Original clue for 33-Across had "continent" twice; deleted one of them.
Sunday, September 18, 1960 — FITTING AND PROPER by Harold T. Bers
PS Note: Original clue for 83-Down had "Madison Ave's. customers." Corrected this to "Madison Ave.'s customers."
PS Note: Original clue for 30-Across had "Rimsky Korsakov"; corrected this to "Rimsky-Korsakov."
PS Note: Original had clues for 53- and 55-Down in reverse order; corrected this.
PS Note: Number and part of 29-Across clue came between 1- and 5-Across clues; moved the number and part down to where the 29-Across clue was supposed to be. All that was there in the original was the remainder of the 29-Across clue, with no number. Fixed everything.
Sunday, December 11, 1960 — MEMORY PIECE by Tom Mixon
PS Note: No author or title on original, but found the same puzzle in a book with this author and title, so added them.
PS Note: Original clue for 52-Across had "Mazzel"; corrected it to "Mazel."
PS Note: No end quote in original clue for 46-Down; added it.
PS Note: In the original 6-Down clue, "Stratagem" was spelled "Strategem"; corrected spelling.
PS Note: In the original 13-Across clue, "medieval" was spelled "medevial"; corrected spelling.
PS Note: In the original 57-Down clue, "Caribbean" was spelled "Carribbean"; corrected spelling.
Sunday, February 19, 1961 — ALL THINGS CONSIDERED by Lavengro
PS Note: In the original 27-Across clue, "Kit-Cat Club" was spelled "Kit-cat Club"; corrected spelling.
PS Note: In the original 14-Across clue, "Bathsheba's" was spelled "Bath-sheba's"; corrected spelling.
Friday, March 3, 1961 by Louise Earnest
PS Note: In the original 23-Across clue, "Fauntleroy's" was spelled "Fauntelroy's"; corrected spelling.
PS Note: The original clues for 18-Down and 55-Down were unclear. 18-Down looked like it could have been "Company for a Donut"; made it that. 55-Down seemed to have "&" as the first word, plus one letter after that. Made it "&c."—a clue for "Etc." in the 1/1/61 puzzle.
PS Note: Original clue for 66-Across had A with a superscript 1. Could not do this in Across Lite, so made it A'.
PS Note: Original clue for 47-Down had "Indian"; changed it to "India."
Sunday, April 9, 1961 — CENTENNIAL by Diana Sessions
PS Note: Solution to this puzzle had ILED for 24-Across but should have had ILES (and OVIS for 3-Down instead of OVID). Corrected this grid mistake.
PS Note: Original clue for 24-Across had "Gettsyburg"; corrected it to "Gettysburg."
PS Note: Original clue for 29-Across had "Haddocks's"; changed it to "Haddock's."
PS Note: In the original, the last Across clue should have been numbered 59 but was 69; fixed this.
PS Note: Original clue for 5-Down had "Soliders"; corrected this to "Soldiers."
Sunday, May 7, 1961 — COLLATION by Sandy Graf
PS Note: In the original, the number and clue for 14-Down was listed below the number and clue for 15-Down; switched them to correct this.
PS Note: Entry for 38-Across—NOVAS—was clued as "New stars." Although the name "nova" means "new," novas aren't new—they occur after a star becomes a neutron star, which happens rather late in a star's life.
PS Note: Entry for 36-Down—ENS—was clued as "Half picas, in printing." Picas are absolute sizes, whereas ens are relative sizes and depend on the type size used.
Sunday, June 11, 1961 — OLD AND NEW by Threba Johnson
PS Note: Original number and clue for 51-Down were buried in the middle of the 73-Down clue.
PS Note: Original clue for 4-Down had "Diminuitive"; corrected it to "Diminutive."
Sunday, December 3, 1961 — WORD GAME by A. H. Drummond Jr.
PS Note: In the original clue for 39-Across, "Liege" had an acute accent over the first e; corrected this to make it grave.
PS Note: Original clue for 11-Down had "Mischevous"; corrected this to "Mischievous."
PS Note: Clue for 45-Across in PDF was "Philas Fogg, for one." Changed "Philas" to "Phileas."
Sunday, February 4, 1962 — TIMELY TOPICS by Hume R. Craft
PS Note: Clue for 47-Across was "Marksman." Changed it to "Marksmen."
Thursday, February 22, 1962 by Brice Metcalfe
PS Note: In clue for 2-Down, "buoyancy" was spelled "bouyancy" in the PDF. Corrected it.
Monday, April 16, 1962 by Thomas Meekin
PS Note: Clue for 9-Down was "Illiadic herald." Changed it to "Iliadic herald."
Thursday, June 14, 1962 by Louise Earnest
PS Note: Clue for 20-Across was "Cogito, Ergo ___." Changed it to "Cogito, ergo ___."
Saturday, June 23, 1962 by Jack Luzzatto
PS Note: Second word of 3-Down clue for AMBERGRIS was illegible but had a straight vertical line and "base" fit, so made it "Perfume base." Also, clues 58-Down and 60-Down were not in correct order in PDF; changed them to make correct.
PS Note: This puzzle was titled "Full of Facts" when reprinted in a book, which is ironic because Anna Gram is a pseudonym!
Sunday, July 29, 1962 — FOR BOOKKEEPERS by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Entries for 55-Across and 55-Down were incorrect (WASTES/WARD); corrected them to BASTES/BARD. Also, entries for 80-Across and 69-Down were incorrect (ACHE/GLUE); corrected them to ACHT/GLUT.
PS Note: Clue for 63-Across was "___ Shah Pahl-lavi." Corrected it to "___ Shah Pahlavi."
PS Note: Entry for 22-Across ("Robert E. Lee's horse.") was TRAVELER but should have been TRAVELLER.
PS Note: Clue for 58-Down (ALE) looked like "Brown October" and was clearly unfinished. Inserted a blank at the end, since quote is likely referring to the song "Brown October Ale."
PS Note: Clue for 33-Down had two "with"s. Eliminated one of them.
PS Note: 56-Across clue had "Certain" capitalized in original; assumed this was an error and changed it.
PS Note: Entry for 8-Down (OPRY) was clued as "Grand Old ___." Corrected it to "Grand Ole ___."
PS Note: Solution to this puzzle was missing from paper and was solution for 12/7/62 puzzle instead.
Sunday, December 9, 1962 — BACKGROUND MUSIC by Barbara L. Golub
PS Note: Solution to this puzzle was not in the paper.
Sunday, December 16, 1962 — AROUND THE WORLD by Mary Grow
PS Note: This puzzle actually appeared on Saturday, December 15, 1962, but originally may have been intended for Sunday and run early because of the strike. Assumed this was the case and dated it December 16, 1962. No puzzle or solution was in the 12/16/62 paper because of the strike.
PS Note: Clue for 1-Across had "Sign" instead of "sign"; corrected this. Also, unlike most puzzles of this time, the puzzle did not have periods after the clues. Left them out.
Tuesday, December 18, 1962 by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: For 37-Across, the number and part of the clue were missing—all that was there was: weary?" Added: "___ thou (to make it "___ thou weary?").
PS Note: Puzzle had no periods after clues, so left them out.
PS Note: Clue for 32-Across was missing close quote and had two blanks instead of one. Added close quote and deleted one blank. Also, clue for 27-Down was listed between 31-Down and 33-Down and included part of clue for 31-Down. Fixed all of this. Finally, some clues in this puzzle had periods, but others didn't. Added periods to clues without them for uniformity.
Friday, December 21, 1962 by William F. Bulow
PS Note: Clues for 40-Across and 52-Across were missing close quotes. Added them. Also, there was no clue for 32-Down (WORSE), so put one in ("Not as good.").
Saturday, December 22, 1962 by Kathryn Righter
PS Note: Number and clue for 23-Down were missing. 21-Down had two clues stuck together ("Singular traveled in a certain vehicle")—should have been "Singer" (not "Singular" plus the rest) for 21-Down and "Traveled in a certain vehicle" for 23-Down. The latter was the missing clue for 23-Down. 39-Down was misnumbered 38-Down. Number and clue for 38-Down were missing. Added "Irritating." as the clue for 38-Down. Also, added periods to all the clues that were missing them.
Tuesday, December 25, 1962 by Brice Metcalfe
PS Note: Puzzle and solution were from a book. No paper appears to have been published on 12/25/62.
PS Note: Clue for 11-Down had "pribilof"; changed it to "Pribilof."
PS Note: Clue for 22-Down, ERNS, was missing. Added clue: "Sea birds."
Tuesday, January 8, 1963 by Anthony Morse
PS Note: Added umlaut to "Brontes" in 61-Down clue.
Wednesday, January 9, 1963 by Louise Earnest
PS Note: Original 40-Across clue was "___ seqitur." Changed it to "___ sequitur." Original 47-Across clue for MATES was "Certain seaman." Changed it to "Certain seamen." Original 59-Down clue for GCD was truncated to "Abbreviation in." Changed it to "Abbreviation in arithmetic."
PS Note: 28-Across clue "Theatrical streak" clue for HAM seems odd. One litzer suggested that "steak" might have been meant instead. Unlike most other puzzles of this era, this one did not include periods after the clues, so they were left out.
Friday, January 11, 1963 by Joseph LaFauci
PS Note: Unlike most other puzzles of this era, this puzzle did not include periods after the clues, so they were left out.
Saturday, January 12, 1963 by Leonard Sussman
PS Note: Solution PDF had TOME instead of GONE, which fit the clues. Changed TOME to GONE. Perhaps the editor was trying to eliminate the duplication of GO in ONGO and GONE.
Monday, January 14, 1963 by Helen Fasulo
PS Note: Solution PDF had ODAS, ALPS, and DEAN instead of ONIT, MINT, and ETON, as the clues suggest. Changed the grid. 14-Across clue was "Military Acronym." Changed it to "Military acronym." 65-Across clue was "Vicuna's habitat." Added the tilde above the "n."
Tuesday, January 15, 1963 by James E. Hinish, Jr.
PS Note: Clue for 32-Across, DELE, was "Printer's sing." Changed it to "Printer's sign."
Wednesday, January 16, 1963 by Christine Valence
PS Note: Clue for 43-Down, WHIGS, was "Zachary Taylor." Changed it to "Zachary Taylor's party."
PS Note: Clue for 42-Down was "Red cloth used by fullfighters." Changed it to "Red cloth used by bullfighters."
Monday, January 21, 1963 by Norma Schier
PS Note: The clue for 30-Across was listed twice in the print version.
PS Note: The clue for 8-Down was "Most famous of the Gorgon's." Changed it to "Most famous of the Gorgons."
Tuesday, January 29, 1963 by H. L. Risteen
PS Note: There was no clue or number for 28-Down, DERIDES, in the print version. Added clue: "Mocks."
Thursday, January 31, 1963 by Jan and Mike Dubin
PS Note: The clue for 48-Down was "Skiiers's playgrounds." Changed it to "Skiers' playgrounds."
PS Note: The clue for 26-Down was "Po tributary. tary." Removed the extra "tary." The clue for 40-Down was "Everglades Indian. aide." Removed the "aide" and added it to the end of the clue for 43-Down, which was "Bookmaking" and is now "Bookmaking aide."
Monday, February 18, 1963 by Joseph LaFauci
PS Note: Clue for 21-Across was "___ francaise." Added the cedilla to the "c." Clue for 30-Down was "Where maitres teach." Added the circumflex to the "i."
Thursday, February 21, 1963 by Jan and Mike Dubin
PS Note: PDF solution to this puzzle was incorrect—it was actually the solution to the 2/7/63 puzzle. The solution to this puzzle was incorrectly listed as the solution to the 2/22/63 puzzle.
Friday, February 22, 1963 by Charles E. Gersch
PS Note: Puzzle and solution in paper completely wrong. Solution was to 2/21/63 puzzle, and puzzle was the 2/8/63 puzzle. The book from which this puzzle came presented the puzzles in mostly sequential order, and this one was sandwiched in between the ones that actually ran in the paper on days preceding and following 2/22/63. There was no record of this puzzle anywhere in the PDFs or the PSPP records, so this puzzle by Charles E. Gersch was almost certainly published on that date.
Saturday, March 2, 1963 by Diana Sessions
PS Note: Clue for 13-Across, HONEYBEE, was "What 'desert' means." This was probably supposed to be "What 'Deseret' means." Made that change. Clue for 43-Down was "Makes eye (at)." Changed to "Makes eyes (at)."
PS Note: No solution in paper; solution from a book and matches grid and first few clues.
PS Note: Clue for 32-Across was "Lady in the 'Faerie Queene.'" This should be "Lady in 'The Faerie Queene'" but was not changed.
PS Note: Error in the solution PDF—the crossing of 27-Across and 14-Down was supposed to be an E rather than an A. Made this change.
Sunday, May 5, 1963 — READIN' AND WRITIN' by Paula Bauersmith
PS Note: Clue for 49-Down was missing. Added clue: "Tres ___." In keeping with the style of most puzzles then, did not put the accent over the "e."
Sunday, June 9, 1963 — HOUSEHOLD WORDS by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: Original grid had an H at the 14-Across/17-Down crossing; changed it to a T.
PS Note: Clue for 27-Down was "Lewis Carrol creature." Changed it to "Lewis Carroll creature." Clue for 49-Down was "Perserving solution." Changed it to "Preserving solution."
PS Note: In the solution grid, 55-Down and 68-Across had a "D" that should have been an "M." Made the correction.
Sunday, June 16, 1963 — WORDCRAFT by Jan and Mike Dubin
PS Note: Some of the rightmost Across clues and the Down clues beneath them in the PDF were cut off but were inferable.
PS Note: Clue for 15-Across, IN LAW, was "Mother: ___." Changed this to "Mother-___."
PS Note: Clue for 31-Down was "Brainstorms, for for example." Removed the extra "for."
PS Note: Last word of clue for 33-Across, RAH, was illegible—"Exclamation of [?]" Changed it to "Exclamation of approval."
PS Note: Clue for 11-Down was listed out of order, between clues for 13-Down and 18-Down. Clue for 59-Down, TOV, was "Mazzel ___." Changed it to "Mazel ___."
Saturday, November 30, 1963 by Samuel K. Fliegner
PS Note: Solution grid had error at 63-Across. Clue was "Utopian." and solution had PARASITIC. Affected crossings, 52-Down and 64-Down, were clued for PARADISIC to be the correct word there. Made this change.
Sunday, December 22, 1963 — SEASON'S GREETINGS by Brice Metcalfe
PS Note: PDF had a grid error—the letter in the 12-Down/64-Across crossing should have been an S instead of a D. Made this correction.
Thursday, January 23, 1964 by Joseph S. Crowell
PS Note: Clue for 43-Down was "Chile con ___." Changed it to "Chili con ___."
Tuesday, January 28, 1964 by Helen H. Kamerling
PS Note: Clue for 3-Down was "Novice skiier." Changed it to "Novice skier."
PS Note: Clue for 4-Down, I MY, was "'Am ___ my brother's keeper?'" Changed it to "'Am ___ brother's keeper?'"
Sunday, March 8, 1964 — JUDGE FOR YOURSELF by Barbara L. Golub
PS Note: Clue for 69-Across was "How jurors get payed." Changed it to "How jurors get paid."
PS Note: Original entry for 9-Down was incorrect: LIGTH UP. It couldn't be corrected, though, because the two crosses are correct with the error in place.
Sunday, March 15, 1964 — CONNECTING LINKS by Ruth W. Smith
PS Note: Unclear whether clue for 15-Across—"First principals."—is an intentional pun or the common principle/principal mistake. The 23-Across clue has an intentional pun, so that seems possible.
Sunday, March 29, 1964 — BESTIARY by Leonard Sussman
PS Note: Original solution had an error at 85-Across/66-Down (GOO instead of MOO); fixed it.
Sunday, July 5, 1964 — 'STEPQUOTE' SPECIALTY by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers."
PS Note: Original 1-Down clue was "Demonination: Abbr."; seemed like it should be "Denomination" (as in Christian denomination for Methodist), so changed it.
PS Note: Clue for 47-Down is likely a mistake and probably should read "Tin Pan Alley group."
PS Note: 42-Down entry is BEDLOE, but it should have been BEDLOES, since the correct name was Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island).
PS Note: Original clue for 54-Down was missing, so added one (a one-word clue, like many in this puzzle).
Sunday, August 30, 1964 — GENERALLY SPEAKING by Anne Fox
PS Note: Original solution had 3 grid mistakes: ONION (instead of ADIOS) at 27-Across, DTD (instead of DND) at 33-Across, and LIFERS (instead of LIVERS) at 57-Across. Fixed all these. (Note that the clues for the entries were correct in the original—just not the entries themselves.)
PS Note: Solution PDF had a mistake in 49-Across—the second letter was supposed to be an E but wasn't; fixed it.
PS Note: Original 15-Across should have read "Put-in-Bay."
PS Note: Mistake in original grid—entry for 31-Across should have been ISSILVIA, not ISSYLVIA.
PS Note: Original 30-Down clue had incorrect accent over "Moliere"; fixed it.
Sunday, May 2, 1965 — "STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted as wise."
Sunday, May 30, 1965 — WORDS AND WORDS by Bernice Gordon
JimH Note: Bernice Gorden is often credited with inventing the crossword rebus (this is her first) but there were predecessors in the 1950s.
Sunday, July 4, 1965 — "STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "I'm not a politician, and my other habits are good."
PS Note: The 55-Across clue is erroneous: Columbus's last journey was in 1502, which would be MDII in Roman numerals as opposed to MLII
PS Note: Original 35-Down clue had "letter"; someone wrote in the "s" by hand. Changed clue to have "letters."
PS Note: Original 18-Across clue had "ponoun"; corrected it to "pronoun." Original 6-Down clue had "Gardenn"; corrected it to "Garden."
PS Note: Some clues were jumbled in the original; fixed them.
PS Note: Original had jumbled clue lines at 55- to 58-Across and duplication of clue fragment from 4-Down; fixed this.
PS Note: Original 48-Across clue had "Musical's"; changed it to "Musial's."
PS Note: Original had no clue for 11-Down, so added one.
Sunday, December 5, 1965 — "STEPQUOTE" SPECIALTY by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Great things are done when men and mountains meet."
PS Note: In original, "colony" from 68-Across clue was on the line before; fixed this.
PS Note: Original 26-Across clue had "Talf"; corrected it to "Talk."
PS Note: The solution PDF incorrectly listed the letter at the intersection of 19-Across/10-Down as a T; corrected it to a J.
Sunday, May 15, 1966 — READY TO WEAR by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Original 13-Down had "Frankfort's"; changed it to "Frankfurt's."
PS Note: In 63-Across, Entebbe is clued as the capital of UGANDA, but by the time Uganda became an independent nation in 1962 (4 years before this puzzle was published), the capital had already moved to Kampala.
Sunday, June 5, 1966 — A NUMBER OF THINGS by Hume R. Craft
PS Note: Original had a grid mistake: E instead of U in 79-Across answer (NESSES instead of NESSUS). Fixed this.
PS Note: There were two 65-Across clues listed one right after the other in the original. One had "Torn," and the other had "Let"; either can elicit the answer RENT. Chose "Torn."
PS Note: Original was missing the clue for 10-Across. Looked like there could have been an underscore, so went with "___-yourself." (a clue Margaret had used).
PS Note: Original 43-Down clue had "Ukranian"; corrected it to "Ukrainian."
Sunday, September 4, 1966 — FOR STAY-AT-HOMES by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Original solution for 103-Across had ODE instead of CODE. There was an extra block where the C should be. Fixed this.
Sunday, September 25, 1966 — "STEPQUOTE," PUNNY STYLE by Eugene Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Is it harder to toot or to tutor two tooters to toot?"
Sunday, November 20, 1966 — WORD GAME by William A. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: The solution PDF contained an error at 105-Across/88-Down: The letter at that square is supposed to be an I, not a T.
PS Note: Original 15-Across clue had "Apochryphal"; corrected it to "Apocryphal."
Sunday, January 22, 1967 — DIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLING by Barbara Golub
PS Note: Original had printing problems with the clue for 86-Across—part of the clue was cut off ("Namesakes o . . . Italian queen . . ."); this was the best guess as to what it was. The same was true of the clue for 88-Across ("John O'Neele . . . a potherb.").
PS Note: Error in original PDF solution at 65-Across—said "PLAY" but should have been "PRAY." Corrected this.
Sunday, June 11, 1967 — DOWN THE GARDEN PATH by Paula Bauersmith
PS Note: Original clue for 113-Across had two "in"s ("in in a way"); deleted one of them.
Saturday, June 17, 1967 by Sara V. Tuckerman
PS Note: Errors in original PDF solution—1-Down had COOF instead of COOT, and 19-Across had FALL instead of TALL. Corrected these.
Sunday, July 2, 1967 — "STEPQUOTE" by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."
Tuesday, August 15, 1967 by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Clue for 7-Down has factual mistake—an axon is a nerve-cell part, not a nerve-cell process. Did not change this.
Sunday, August 20, 1967 — MOMENT MUSICAL by Sidney Lambert
PS Note: The title in the original is "Moment Musical," so title here is not a mistake.
Sunday, September 3, 1967 — "SLIDE-QUOTE" by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: The following note originally appeared under the byline: (Featuring a quotation reading diagonally, top-left to bottom-right, from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life.")
JimH Note: The slide-quote reads, "Learn to labor and to wait."
Sunday, September 10, 1967 — WORDPLAY by William A. Lewis, Jr.
PS Note: The solution PDF contained an error: The letter at 114-Across/98-Down is supposed to be an O, not an E. Fixed this.
Sunday, November 5, 1967 — FOR PHRASEMAKERS by Bert Beaman
PS Note: Error in the original PDF solution grid, which was asymmetric at 35-Across, though the actual puzzle was symmetrical. Fixed this.
Sunday, November 26, 1967 — AFTER THE FEAST IS OVER by Will Weng
PS Note: Many missing periods at ends of clues in original; added them. Missing ellipsis in original clue for 97-Across; added it. Replaced period with colon in original clues for 112- and 140-Across; added colons in 9- and 37-Down; left clue for 98-Across as it was rather than change it to "Tsk-tsk!"—seemed to be onomatopoeic spelling of actual clucking noise and was also clearly the clue; changed punctuation of 101-Across; changed 64-Down "Regions Abb" to "Regions: Abbr."; added umlaut over "o" in "Koln"; added period to "Atl" in 70-Down.
PS Note: In 17-Across, changed "Home" to "home."
PS Note: Original solution grid had JANE/JUGER at 32-Across/32-Down; corrected this to LANE/LUGER.
Sunday, December 24, 1967 — FEAST OF WORDS by Frances Hansen
PS Note: Original 77-Across clue had "at five." at end for the entry "RISE AT"; removed the "at" in the clue.
PS Note: Original 33-Across clue, "Diva Lucretia.", is incorrect—it should be "Diva Lucrezia." Left it as was.
PS Note: Clue was 18-Across is incorrect—the Braves were in Atlanta by 1968. Left clue as it was.
Sunday, February 18, 1968 — AS YOU LIKE IT by Pamela V-W Wood
PS Note: 50-Across clue may be incorrect—LARS appears to be just a name that happened to be used by some kings.
JimH Note: This is the first double pangram published in the NYT.
Sunday, June 30, 1968 — "STEPQUOTE" by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "The achievement of justice is an endless process."
Sunday, September 29, 1968 — WHAT'S YOUR LINE? by Arnold Moss
PS Note: Clue for 39-Down entry, "TOO DARK," is "Overexposed." This probably should have been "Underexposed." Left it as it was.
Sunday, November 17, 1968 — ANAGRAMUSICANA by Barbara Golub
PS Note: Original solution grid had mistake at 87-Across: ADEPT instead of A DEBT; changed it.
PS Note: Original solution grid had DANGLES at 61-Across instead of DANGLED; changed it.
Sunday, December 15, 1968 — CENTER OF ATTRACTION by Diana Sessions
PS Note: Original clue for 89-Across had "narwahl"; corrected it to "narwhal."
Sunday, January 19, 1969 — "STEPQUOTE" by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
PS Note: Original 30-Down clue had "Shakespearian"; changed it to "Shakespearean."
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue had "Shakespearian"; changed it to "Shakespearean."
PS Note: Original 49-Across clue had "Shakespearian"; changed it to "Shakespearean."
Sunday, May 25, 1969 — "STEPQUOTE" by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."
PS Note: Original clue for 13-Down had "Field's"; changed it to "Fields's."
PS Note: Original clue for 19-Down had "Crys"; corrected it to "Cries." Original clues for 21- and 25-Down were in reverse order; corrected this.
Sunday, August 3, 1969 — RIDDLES by Frances Hansen
PS Note: Original clues for 130- and 134-Across, and for 41-, 62-, 90-, and 107-Down, did not have question marks at the ends of them; added question marks.
Sunday, November 2, 1969 — WORD ASSORTMENT by William A. Lewis Jr.
PS Note: Original solution grid had TWIG at 98-Across instead of SWIG; corrected this.
PS Note: Original solution grid had BOOKNORMS at 35-Down instead of BOOKWORMS and BARTON at 55-Across instead of BARTOW; made corrections.
Sunday, January 4, 1970 — ANOTHER YEAR by Frances Hansen
PS Note: Original solution grid had AZA at 40-Across; corrected this to ANA. Original clue for 120-Across had "Aint"; changed this to "Ain't."
Saturday, January 24, 1970 by Arthur Schulman
PS Note: Original clue for 48-Down had "philosophy" added to it instead of to the end of 49-Down; corrected this.
Sunday, February 1, 1970 — COUNTDOWN by Herbert Ettenson
PS Note: Note that the I in 24-Across is actually a 1 in both directions, unlike several other one-directional 1s.
Sunday, February 8, 1970 — CITY LANDMARKS by Marjorie K. Collins
PS Note: Original solution grid had DDT at 37-Across instead of DDE; corrected this.
Sunday, April 5, 1970 — TWO-WAY MIDDLES by Joan DeRosso
PS Note: Original solution grid had SANDE at 55-Across instead of SANDS and AREE at 43-Down instead of ARES; corrected this.
Sunday, May 3, 1970 — MERRY MONTH by Barbara H. Lewis
PS Note: Original 72-Down clue had "chair" instead of "cheer"; fixed this.
PS Note: Original 9-Down clue had "Field's"; changed this to "Fields's."
PS Note: Original clue for 41-Across had "Washington on gallery"; corrected this to "Washington gallery." Original clue for 9-Down had "Roulete"; corrected this to "Roulette." Original clue for 11-Down had "Shakespearian"; changed this to "Shakespearean."
PS Note: Original 41-Across clue had "Advantage"; changed to "advantage." Original 6-Down clue had "Bomb"; changed to "bomb." Original 21-Down clue had "The"; changed to "the." Original 45-Down clue had "Cake"; changed to "-cake."
PS Note: Original 41-Down clue had "The"; changed it to "the." Original 62-Down had "Sat."; changed it to "Lat."
PS Note: Original 32-Down clue had "Daskboard"; corrected this to "Dashboard."
PS Note: Original 44-Down clue had "flavor ring"; changed to "flavoring."
Sunday, June 14, 1970 — WORDS IN PLACE by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Original 71-Across clue had "is"; changed to "Is."
Sunday, June 21, 1970 — STEPQUOTE by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament."
PS Note: Original 49-Down clue had "lunn"; changed to "Lunn."
PS Note: Original 11-Down clue had "Alleghany"; corrected to "Allegheny."
PS Note: Original 21-Across clue had "Soh"; changed to "Soho."
PS Note: Entry for 42-Across is ERL, but "erlkonig" is one word; left as it was.
PS Note: Clue for 32-Across has "Orfant," but this should be "Orphant." Left as it was.
Sunday, January 17, 1971 — CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS by H. L. Risteen
PS Note: Original solution grid for 122-Across/98-Down crossing had the last letter as a black square instead of an S; corrected this.
Sunday, February 21, 1971 — STEPQUOTE by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
PS Note: Clue for 6-Down is as it appeared in the original but probably should have been "Mexican crabs" instead, since ARANAS means spiders in Spanish and can also refer to spider crabs. Clue probably should have ended with a question mark too, but left it as it was.
PS Note: Original solution grid had DIB and BATES at 1-Down/16-Across; corrected this to DID and DATES.
Sunday, April 25, 1971 — FIRST READER by Nancy W. Atkinson
PS Note: Clue for 65-Down is as it appeared in the original, though the "to" shouldn't be there, since the answer is YEARS TO.
PS Note: Original solution grid had ELONGATED at 29-Across and DAY SO at 32-Down; corrected these to ELONGATES and SAY SO, respectively.
PS Note: Original 26-Down clue was "Hiding place" (probably because LIAR was confused with LAIR); replaced this clue with "Perjurer" (to go along with the LIAR entry).
PS Note: Entry for 27-Down, FANNY, is incorrect and can't be changed to what it should be (FANNIE, since 1938).
Sunday, December 5, 1971 — BRIGHTWORK by Hume R. Craft
PS Note: Clue for 111-Down is as it appeared in original, but the actual quote from the movie "Casablanca" is "Play it, Sam."
Sunday, January 2, 1972 — OFF AND REELING by Frances Hansen
PS Note: Original 134-Down clue had "Castle"; changed to "Caste."
PS Note: Original 15-Across clue had "Roger's"; corrected this to "Rogers's."
PS Note: Clue for 52-Down is as it appeared, but "'What's My Line'" should be "'What's My Line?'"
Sunday, April 23, 1972 — STEPQUOTE by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Clue for 9-Down is as it appeared, but "millenium" should have been spelled "millennium."
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."
Sunday, July 2, 1972 — FOURTH DIMENSION by Anne Fox
PS Note: Original solution had a black square where the X should have been in the 36-Across (PRIX)/27-Down (DIX) crossing; corrected this.
PS Note: Entry for 64-Across, ESER, may have been a mistake—constructor may have meant ESUS.
Sunday, September 24, 1972 — ANIMAL WORLD by George Rose Smith
PS Note: Clue for 5-Down is as it appeared, with "Zeider," but this should have been "Zuider."
PS Note: Clue for 39-Across is as it appeared, with "Triste," but this should have been "Trieste."
Sunday, January 28, 1973 — NAMING NAMES by Tanaquil Le Clerq
PS Note: The published byline is a misprint. The correct constructor name is Tanaquil Le Clercq with two c's.
PS Note: Clue for 70-Across is as it appeared, with "untouchable," but this should have been "Untouchable."
PS Note: Clue for 9-Down is as it appeared, but "language" should have been "languages"—Kiowa-Tanoan is a family of languages.
PS Note: Clue for 31-Down is as it appeared, but "Fail" should have had an acute accent over the a.
Sunday, February 25, 1973 — DAFFY EDIBLES by Arnold Moss
PS Note: Clue for 139-Across is as it appeared, but "marbles" should be "Marbles." Clue for 5-Down is as it appeared, but "'woes'" should be "'woe.'"
PS Note: Clue for 30-Down is as it appeared, though it should be "Estonian county"; the (big) island is Saaremaa.
Sunday, March 4, 1973 — IMPROPER NAMES by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Clue for 11-Down is as it appeared, but "1969-68" should be "1969, 68."
PS Note: Clue for 7-Down is as it appeared, but "mice" should be "mouse," and "on the clock" would have been more accurate than "to the clock."
PS Note: Clue for 49-Across is as it appeared, but "tardi" means "late" in Italian; "afternoon" is "pomeriggio."
Sunday, March 11, 1973 — ANSWERING SERVICE by J. A. Felker
PS Note: Clue for 64-Across is as it appeared, but more correctly, Esau was the pottage client, and Jacob was the dealer.
PS Note: Clue for 17-Across is as it appeared, but the word is spelled with an extra l: "tonsillitis." Clue for 8-Down is as it appeared, but "headware" is usually spelled "headwear."
Sunday, May 13, 1973 — ON THE MAIN LINE by Robert Roop
PS Note: Original solution had MIMIMUM at 69-Across; corrected this to MINIMUM.
Sunday, May 27, 1973 — DOING THE SCALES by Nancy W. Atkinson
PS Note: Uncorrectable grid mistake at 7-Across—MURASKI should be MURASAKI.
PS Note: Clue for 30-Down is as it appeared, but "Glueck" is incorrect and should have been "Gluck."
Sunday, August 12, 1973 — NOT AS ADVERTISED by Bert Kruse
PS Note: Original had mistakes in grid numbers; corrected this.
Sunday, October 7, 1973 — LUNCHEON LIMERICK by Frances Hansen
PS Note: Original had ALIVE and TEVTH at 26-Across and 13-Down, respectively; corrected these to ALINE and TENTH.
Friday, January 4, 1974 by Jordan S. Lasher
PS Note: Original 50-Down clue had "Offtimes"; corrected it to "Ofttimes."
Saturday, January 12, 1974 by Joseph LaFauci
PS Note: Original 51-Across clue had "Ullman"; corrected this to "Ullmann."
Sunday, January 13, 1974 — MIXED DOUBLES by Edward J. O'Brien
PS Note: Clue for 90-Across is as it appeared but may be a mistake—seems to be referring to Priscilla Mullins (not Mullens) of Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish."
Sunday, February 17, 1974 — FINISH LINES by Elaine D. Schorr
PS Note: Original 35-Across clue had "Tinkers"; corrected this to "Tinker."
Sunday, March 10, 1974 — MILESTONES by A. J. Santora
PS Note: Original had first line of 45-Down "Asian flower" clue duplicated after 73-Down; corrected this so the clues correctly match the grid.
PS Note: Constructor's name was difficult to read; this is the best guess.
PS Note: Constructor's name uncertain, but this is the best guess.
Thursday, June 27, 1974 by George Raventos
PS Note: Original 65-Down clue had "Ullman"; corrected this to "Ullmann."
Sunday, July 7, 1974 — STEPQUOTE by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
Saturday, July 27, 1974 by Thomas Sheehan
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue had "Pryne"; corrected this to "Prynne."
Sunday, July 28, 1974 — TEAM PLAY by Tanaquil Le Clercq
PS Note: Original 7-Down clue had no accent over the first e in "Adoree"; added one.
Thursday, August 1, 1974 by Sara V. Tuckerman
PS Note: Answer for 38-Across clue, AROO, seems to be a shortened form of "aroon," meaning "my darling" or the like.
Saturday, August 3, 1974 by Manny Miller
PS Note: Original clue for 66-Down had "Childrens'"; corrected this to "Children's."
Sunday, September 29, 1974 — ZEROING IN by Elaine D. Schorr
PS Note: Some of the O's in the puzzle are to be read as rebuses of NOTHING.
Sunday, January 12, 1975 — FANCY FOODS by John Willig
PS Note: Clue for 117-Down is as it appeared but may be a mistake—constructor likely intended it to be "Mrs. McKinley."
Sunday, January 26, 1975 — SIMPLE ARITHMETIC by A. J. Santora
PS Note: The grid position 97 is labeled 970, making the answer to 970 Down MISNUMBER.
Sunday, February 16, 1975 — POWER PLOYS by Stanley Glass
PS Note: In the clue for 19-Down, "UHF" may have been meant instead of "UFO."
PS Note: Entry at 39-Across should perhaps have been SAGA, not AGA.
PS Note: Constructor's name was difficult to read; this is the best guess.
Sunday, April 13, 1975 — CAPITAL PUNISHMENT by Bob Lubbers
PS Note: Clue for 118-Down as in original but should have been "Call ___ day."
Sunday, May 4, 1975 — IMPORTANT PEOPLE by Marjorie Pedersen
PS Note: Clue for 100-Down as in original but should have had an acute accent over the e in "Torme."
Wednesday, May 14, 1975 by Jean J. Davison
PS Note: Clue for 43-Across is as in original, but SECT is the root word, and "inter" and "bi" are prefixes.
PS Note: Constructor's name was hard to read; this is the best guess.
Tuesday, July 22, 1975 by Jackie Aidieur
PS Note: The constructor name was difficult to read—this is the best guess.
PS Note: Constructor's name was hard to read; this is the best guess.
Sunday, September 21, 1975 — LITERAL APPROACH by Bill Hartman
PS Note: Original solution grid had ULM and ASARMM at 126-Across and 103-Down, respectively; corrected to ULU and ASARUM.
Sunday, September 28, 1975 — CLASSIC DOINGS by Elaine D. Schorr
PS Note: Original solution grid had LEADS and HERCULESNTASKS at 79-Across and 48-Down, respectively; corrected to LEAD A and HERCULEAN TASKS.
PS Note: Constructor's name uncertain but best guess.
Thursday, November 13, 1975 by Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
PS Note: Clue for 12-Across is as in the original, with the letter O, not the number 0.
Tuesday, November 25, 1975 by Sidney L. Robbins
PS Note: Entry for 58-Down, BLE, should perhaps have been ABLE or IBLE (suffixes).
Wednesday, November 26, 1975 by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Entry for 14-Across, CLE, may not be accurate. The diminutive ending is -culus (or -cule, -cula); the -cle is an English translation. "Carbuncle," for example, is derived from "carbunculus," with the whole word being converted to English. Also, entry for 58-Down seems not quite accurate—should be Lsd (with L having the horizontal line through it, s being shillings, and d being pence).
Friday, December 5, 1975 by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Clue for 26-Down is as in original, but although Soho and Piccadilly are near each other, Soho isn't part of Piccadilly.
Monday, December 29, 1975 by Sidney L. Robbins
PS Note: In original, clue for 45-Across appeared between two lines in the clue for 46-Across—"Salary," and "dividends, etc."
PS Note: Constructor's name was hard to read; this is the best guess.
Friday, January 16, 1976 by Elaine D. Schorr
PS Note: Clue for 55-Down was originally printed with a typo as "Ragwood senus"; this was corrected to "Ragwood genus"
Saturday, February 7, 1976 by Marjorie Pedersen
PS Note: Clue for 33-Down was originally "Les ___ Units"; this was corrected to "Les ___ Unis"
PS Note: Constructor's name was difficult to read; this is the best guess.
Sunday, March 7, 1976 — IMPERTINENT QUESTIONS by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Clue for 14-Down (MAYO) has an error in the original, which was left as it was: "Actress Virginia Mayo"
Wednesday, March 17, 1976 by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Clue for 13-Down was originally "Commedia del'___"; this was changed to "Commedia dell'___"
Monday, May 24, 1976 by Elizabeth M. Quackenbush
PS Note: Name in 54-Across should have been "Swee'Pea" instead of "SweePea"; error was left in
Sunday, May 30, 1976 — GETTING ACROSS by Maria G. Rice
PS Note: Original puzzle had several errors, which were corrected: 51-Across was SOC (instead of SOO), 15-Down was OUR MAYCR (instead of OUR MAYOR), 151-Across was ELL (instead of EEL), and 103-Down was RIDE ON ICL (instead of RIDE ON ICE)
Sunday, July 4, 1976 — FREE THINKING by Anne Fox
PS Note: This bicentennial puzzle had the following quote above the puzzle: "Games lubricate the body and the mind." - Benjamin Franklin
JimH Note: This is the largest crossword in our database. See the other big ones here.
Thursday, August 26, 1976 by Jean J. Davison
PS Note: Clue for 69-Down was originally "Superbowl scores: Abbr." but should have been "Super Bowl scores: Abbr."; it was left as it was
Sunday, November 14, 1976 — THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE by Barbara Gillis
PS Note: Number for 86-Across clue was originally mislabeled as 85-Across; this was corrected
Monday, December 6, 1976 by Michael W. Miller
JimH Note: This puzzle was originally published under the name Mike Miller. To avoid confusion with another Mike Miller, we have changed the byline to read Michael W. Miller.
PS Note: The constructor's name was difficult to read; this is the best guess.
Thursday, December 23, 1976 by Reginald L. Johnson
PS Note: The theme of this puzzle involves representing the word "first" with the letter "i" followed by "st"
PS Note: 46-Across: A morne is a ring attached to the lance, not the lance itself
Saturday, January 15, 1977 by Anthony B. Canning
PS Note: In original, last word of clue for 40-Across was illegible; could be "cat" (as here).
Sunday, January 30, 1977 — EVERY WHICH WAY by Dorothea E. Shipp
PS Note: This PDF shows how the puzzle looked in print.
Tuesday, March 1, 1977 by Chet Currier
PS Note: Clue for 64-Down is as in original, but U.S.A. is actually a trilogy of novels.
Thursday, March 3, 1977 by Michael W. Miller
JimH Note: This puzzle was originally published under the name Mike Miller. To avoid confusion with another Mike Miller, we have changed the byline to read Michael W. Miller.
Sunday, March 27, 1977 — BULLET-BITING TIME by Jay Spry
PS Note: Clue for 53-Down is as in original, but bracts are leaves, not petals.
Tuesday, March 29, 1977 by Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
PS Note: Clue for 40-Across is as in original, but the Orbiting Geophysical Observatory is a set of six satellites, named OGO 1 through OGO 6.
Tuesday, May 3, 1977 by Alice H. Kaufman
PS Note: Two flawed theme entries—should be "elephant grass" and "hens and chicks," not "elephants' grass" and "hens and chickens."
PS Note: Grid mistake at 38-Across—should be BRET, not BRETT.
Thursday, May 12, 1977 by Bert Beaman
PS Note: Error in 29-Down clue—Erra-Pater was the almanac's writer; left as in original.
Sunday, May 22, 1977 — NOT SO SYMBOL AS π by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: This PDF shows how the puzzle looked in print.
Sunday, May 29, 1977 — WORDS, INC. by Joseph J. La Fauci
PS Note: Error in 83-Down clue—champleve isn't a kind of enamel, it's a method of working with enamel; left as in original.
Wednesday, August 10, 1977 by Herb L. Risteen
PS Note: Error in 58-Across clue—contralto is actually the lowest female voice; left as in original.
Monday, August 15, 1977 by Evelyn Benshoof
PS Note: Error in 57-Across clue—a buckeye is a tree/shrub or butterfly, not a type of canoe; left as in original.
PS Note: Error in 41-Down clue—the movie is actually "The Cocoanuts" (with an "a"); left as in original.
Friday, August 19, 1977 by Virginia Butler
PS Note: Error in 45-Down grid entry—the correct title is "To Autumn."
PS Note: Error in 27-Down clue—should be "eighths"; left as in original.
Tuesday, September 13, 1977 by Martha J. DeWitt
PS Note: Clue for 41-Down may be an error—looms are used to weave cloth, not spin yarn.
PS Note: Error in 41-Down clue—cheddar cheese was originally British; left as in original.
Friday, September 30, 1977 by Kathryn Righter
PS Note: Original missing an entire column of clues (14-Down through 38-Down); inserted clues are likely from a reprint of the puzzle in a book.
Sunday, October 9, 1977 — A. & Q. by Elaine D. Schorr
PS Note: Error in 63-Across clue—liens aren't deals, they're legal claims on property. Maleska may have been thinking of "loans," not "liens," especially since this clue has been used for the former before. Left as in original.
Tuesday, October 11, 1977 by Stephanie Spadaccini
PS Note: In grid at 26-Down, DRIER should really be DRYER.
PS Note: Error in 41-Across—quote is actually "ain't a fit night . . . "; left as in original.
Friday, October 14, 1977 by Herb L. Risteen
PS Note: Error in 22-Down clue—acute accent over "a" should be over the second "n" instead; left as in original.
Sunday, October 16, 1977 — POSSESSIVE PERSONALITIES by Louis Baron
PS Note: Clue for 61-Down may be missing a word or two at the end—should be something like "Buddhist structures"; left as in original.
PS Note: Error in 53-Across clue—"Bachrach" should be "Bacharach"; left as in original.
Sunday, December 4, 1977 — LOCUS-POCUS by A. J. Santora
PS Note: In 81-Down clue, reference is likely to Kiri Te Kanawa, not another soprano Natalia Kawana—this is probably an error; left as in original.
PS Note: Error in 23-Across clue—should be "Rosewall"; left as in the original.
Thursday, January 26, 1978 by Jordan S. Lasher
PS Note: In 53-Across clue, "Former bird" would be more accurate, since the bird became extinct in 1907; left as in the original.
Sunday, January 29, 1978 — HELLENIC by James & Phyllis Barrick
PS Note: Possible error in 52-Across clue—Atalante does not seem to be an arm of the Aegean Sea, though the Atalante basin may be a "very salty 'lake' at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea," according to Wikipedia.
Friday, February 3, 1978 by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: Clue for 3-Down may have an error—should be "Caliban," not "Calydon"
Tuesday, March 7, 1978 by Herb L. Risteen
PS Note: Clue for 1-Across has an error—estimates of the total number of people who have ever lived are closer to 108 billion, even 37 years after this puzzle was published; left as in the original.
Friday, March 10, 1978 by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Clue for 14-Across missing hyphen after underscore; left as in the original.
Wednesday, March 29, 1978 by Herb L. Risteen
PS Note: Clue for 34-Across has an error: Snoopy himself wasn't the Red Baron—he fought the Red Baron; left as in the original.
Monday, April 3, 1978 by Samuel K. Fliegner
PS Note: Errors in 31-Down clue, which is an inaccurate popular legend, and 60-Down clue, where "Silvia" should be "Sylvia"; left both as in the original.
Sunday, April 16, 1978 — CIRCLES IN THE SQUARE by Jeanette K. Brill
Notepad: The circled squares from left to right, starting at the top, contain a quotation.
PS Note: The quote is, "A jackass can kick a barn down but it takes a carpenter to build one." Clue for 36-Across should be "Topgallant" (one word); left as in the original.
Friday, April 28, 1978 by Vincent L. Osborne
PS Note: Regarding the 23-Across clue, the 1960 Nobelist in Literature was Saint-John Perse, which was actually a nom de plume for Alexis Leger, who also used the name Saint-Leger as a kind of pseudonym; left as in the original.
Monday, May 29, 1978 by Sidney L. Robbins
PS Note: Clue for 30-Down should have "points," not "point"; left as in original.
Monday, July 10, 1978 by Sidney L. Robbins
PS Note: Original was missing clue for 41-Down; added one, but it's not whatever the constructor originally wrote.
Sunday, July 16, 1978 — PRINTER'S DEVILTRY by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Many clues cannot be represented accurately in Crossword Compiler or Across Lite. This PDF shows how the puzzle looked in print. Note that the clue for 34 Across has no number in the PDF.
Sunday, August 6, 1978 — PAROLE INCROCIATE by Joseph La Fauci
PS Note: Original solution to puzzle was missing, so puzzle was solved by litzer.
PS Note: Tense of clue for 8-Down doesn't correspond to tense of entry (should be "Made," not "Make"), but left as in original.
Monday, January 8, 1979 by Evelyn Benshoof
PS Note: 44-Down clue is inaccurate—Steely Dan wasn't a singer but a group with two founding members and half a dozen revolving members; left as in original.
Friday, January 12, 1979 by Dorothea E. Shipp
PS Note: Clue for 17-Across is inaccurate—it's actually Eros's twin brother, Anteros, who's depicted; left as in original.
Monday, January 22, 1979 by Samuel K. Fliegner
PS Note: Original 17-Across clue had "Lane"; changed to "Laine."
Tuesday, January 23, 1979 by Herb L. Risteen
PS Note: Regarding the 19-Down clue, the full title of Sterne's work is "A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy."
Wednesday, January 24, 1979 by Jean J. Davison
PS Note: In 60-Across clue, "Domesticated" may have been meant instead of "Domestic"; the Rouen duck, as its name suggests, originated in France. Clue for 57-Down is correct but tricky—Nero didn't play the violin, which hadn't been invented yet, but was a fiddler in the sense of being a swindler and was fairly famous for it.
PS Note: Clue for 34-Down, assuming New Zealand is what was meant, is incorrect—it's not an island but composed of two large islands and many smaller ones, Stewart Island being the largest in area, and Waiheke having the largest population. Clue for 50-Down seems incorrect—Alaska's area is 663,268 sq. mi. and probably hasn't changed since 1979.
PS Note: Clues for 24-Across, 4-Down, and 30-Down were illegible in the original; substituted in other clues, which probably aren't what the constructor originally wrote. In 52-Down clue, although the Tennessee Valley may be (largely) in Tennessee, Sen. George W. Norris, who created the TVA, was a senator from Nebraska.
Wednesday, January 31, 1979 by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Clue for 26-Down isn't quite accurate—a scute is a bony plate found on some reptiles and thus covers only a fairly small part of a reptile.
PS Note: "Pusilanimous" in 37-Down clue is misspelled—should be "Pusillanimous"; left as in the original.
PS Note: In 10-Down, the film's title should actually be "The Driver"; left as in the original.
Wednesday, August 15, 1979 by Charles Engler
PS Note: Clue for 50-Down should actually have "'There is'" instead of "'There's'"; left as in the original.
Sunday, September 2, 1979 — STEPQUOTE by E.T.M.
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "For labor, a short day is better than a short dollar."
PS Note: Clue for 19-Down was missing in the original, so put one in; it's probably not what the constructor originally wrote.
Wednesday, January 2, 1980 by Mary Virginia Orna
PS Note: Regarding 43-Across clue, mandrills are generally classified as monkeys, not apes; left as in the original.
PS Note: Clue for 46-Across is inaccurate—when Patty Duke was married to John Astin, she went by "Patty Duke Astin"; left as in the original.
Saturday, March 1, 1980 by William Lutwiniak
PS Note: In 54-Across clue, "Gun Smoke" should be "Gunsmoke"; left as in the original.
Wednesday, June 18, 1980 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: In Maleska's logbook, Jack L. Steinhardt is listed as the constructor, but Bernice Gordon listed this puzzle as hers in her record.
Wednesday, July 2, 1980 by Norton Rhoades
PS Note: Clue for 1-Across isn't quite accurate—duals are multiple solutions to a problem, not multiple problems.
PS Note: In original solution, the "R" in 48-Across entry was backwards, like a Cyrillic "Я."
Sunday, September 7, 1980 — FIELD LARK by Caroline G. Fitzgerald
PS Note: Original 18-Down clue had "Lets"; changed to "Let's."
Tuesday, September 9, 1980 by Bernice Gordon
PS Note: Original 34-Down clue had an apostrophe before the end quote; removed it.
PS Note: Part of clues for 57- and 62-Down appear to have been cut off in the original—the former had "pon" instead of "pony," and the latter had "Proofreade" instead of "Proofreader's"; made the corrections.
Wednesday, October 1, 1980 by Raymond F. Eisner
PS Note: Original 52-Down clue had acute accent over second n in "Poznan"; this could not be done in Crossword Compiler.
Sunday, November 16, 1980 — VERBAL HI-JINKS by Alfio Micci
PS Note: You need to view this PDF file to make sense of some of the theme clues.
PS Note: Last word of original 35-Down clue was cut off on PDF, with the tops of the letters barely visible. Word appeared to be 4 or 5 letters ending in "it," so it was likely "merit"; used that.
PS Note: Clue for 36-Across should have begun with "Slip Slidin'," not "Sliding"; left as in the original.
Monday, March 16, 1981 by Evelyn Benshoof
PS Note: Entry for 44-Down is incorrect—plural should be CITTA, not CITTE; left as in the original.
Tuesday, March 17, 1981 by A. J. Santora
PS Note: In 33-Down clue, "O'Keeffe" should have been "O'Keefe"; left as in the original.
PS Note: 47-Across clue is inaccurate: Elmer Fudd didn't lisp—he substituted "w" for "r" or "l"; left as in the original.
Sunday, March 29, 1981 — LITERALLY SPEAKING by Jim Page
PS Note: In 57-Down clue, "Feeling" should be "Feelings"; left as in the original.
Friday, May 29, 1981 by Dorothea E. Shipp
PS Note: In 69-Across clue, "Qumram" should probably be "Qumran"; left as in the original.
Sunday, June 7, 1981 — STEPQUOTE by E.T.M.
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "The fashion wears out more apparel than the man."
Friday, July 10, 1981 by Jim Modney
PS Note: In 49-Down clue, "Jeanie" should be "Jeannie"; left as in the original.
Sunday, July 19, 1981 — UNITED THEY STAND by Jim Page
PS Note: In 72-Down clue, "Moranville" should probably be "Maranville" (as in baseball Hall of Famer Rabbit Maranville); left as in the original.
Sunday, July 26, 1981 — TYPOGRAPHICS by Maura B. Jacobson
PS Note: Original litzer note: "Taken from NYT Magazine (2/16/1992) 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles. A puzzle that shows how far the Times crossword has traveled from its staid beginnings. Described as a nightmare for typesetters because of the unorthodox clues."
Saturday, October 31, 1981 by William E. Heinemann
PS Note: In 17-Across clue, "Willow" should be "Willows"; left as in the original.
PS Note: Regarding the 30-Down clue, Gambrinus may or may not have been a real monarch. If actual, he definitely didn't invent brewing (which may date to ancient Egypt). In legend, it's said that he learned the craft of brewing from Isis.
Sunday, January 3, 1982 — STEPQUOTE FOR '82 by E.T.M.
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Lord, make me wiser every year and better every day."
Sunday, January 10, 1982 — EMPLOYEESE by Jim Page
PS Note: In 28-Across, the word should be "kattanker," with no hyphen; left as in the original.
Friday, January 29, 1982 by Ernst Theimer
PS Note: NYT grid mistake in 34-Across—entry should be LAMARR, not LAMAR; could not fix.
Tuesday, March 2, 1982 by Nancy McCarthy
PS Note: In 10-Across clue, "Bradshaw" may have been meant instead of "Bradford"; left as in the original.
Saturday, April 3, 1982 by Bert Rosenfield
PS Note: Regarding the 46-Across clue, the actual name is "Scafell Pike," though apparently there is a nearby peak named "Sca Fell."
Sunday, April 4, 1982 — PLAYING THE ANGLES by Charles M. Deber
PS Note: Ten theme answers turn corners. See, for example, 1 Down.
Thursday, May 6, 1982 by Louise Earnest
PS Note: Clue for 44-Across may be incorrect—Esh Sham seems to refer to Damascus, not to Syria as a whole.
PS Note: In 15-Across clue, "Charlie" should be "Charley"; left as in the original.
Sunday, May 16, 1982 — METROPOLITAN TOUR by A. J. Santora
PS Note: In 101-Across clue, "dr." is the way it appeared in the original.
Tuesday, June 15, 1982 by Bette Sue Cohen
PS Note: NYT mistake in 65-Across entry, which should be ERIK (not ERIC); could not fix.
PS Note: Clue for 43-Down isn't quite accurate, since pikas are actually lagomorphs (related to hares and rabbits), not rodents; left as in the original.
Sunday, July 18, 1982 — SPACE TRIP by Ruth N. Schultz
PS Note: Regarding the 112-Across entry, ELEMI, the much more common spelling is ELEME; left as in the original.
Monday, September 27, 1982 by Nancy McCarthy
PS Note: Clue for 40-Down has "Caesar's," but there shouldn't be an apostrophe; left as in the original.
Saturday, October 2, 1982 by Bert H. Kruse
PS Note: Clue for 29-Across has "Marrayat," which should be "Marryat"; left as in the original.
JimH Note: The split stepquote reads, "Cheers to good health, happiness and wealth."
Sunday, July 17, 1983 — ALPHABETIC CLANS by Tap Osborn
PS Note: Puzzle title in original is "AlphaBetiC Clans," providing a case-sensitive clue to the puzzle's theme; changed to all caps for XWord Info, though.
Monday, November 14, 1983 by Nancy McCarthy
PS Note: Regarding the 38-Across clue, supers maintain buildings—they don't just clean them.
PS Note: In 6-Down clue, there should probably be an "at" after "gander"; left as in the original.
Sunday, April 1, 1984 — !PU SMOTTOB by Frances Hansen
PS Note: This is apparently how the puzzle ran in print but the title and theme only make sense if the long answers run Down rather than Across.
Friday, January 18, 1985 by Kathryn Righter
PS Note: Regarding 32-Across clue, also Syria, located in Asia.
PS Note: In 12-Across clue, "Sophie Faninal" should be "Sophie von Faninal"; left as in the original. In 34-Across, "The" should be "A"; left as in the original.
Monday, February 25, 1985 by Barbara J. Weakley
PS Note: Regarding the 53-Across clue, the draft was abolished more than a decade before this puzzle was published.
Wednesday, February 27, 1985 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: Clue for 49-Across appears to have an acute accent over the "e" in "Re"; left it as in the original.
Monday, March 11, 1985 by Joy L. Wouk
PS Note: In 34-Down clue, "parisienne" was not capitalized; left it as in the original.
Tuesday, May 7, 1985 by Albert J. Klaus
PS Note: In 44-Across, PAGET is actually a parish on the island of Bermuda; left as in the original. In 62-Across, DHONI is actually of the Maldives; left as in the original.
Thursday, May 9, 1985 by Harold B. Counts
PS Note: Regarding the 43-Across clue, although a two-step can be done in polka time (2/4), nearly all are done in 4/4 time. Regarding the 28-Down clue, a lulu is something or someone remarkable or wonderful, which might make this clue puzzling—but The Andrews Sisters had a song called "Don't Bring Lulu," which is doubtless what the clue was referring to.
Saturday, May 11, 1985 by John M. Samson
PS Note: Regarding 49-Down clue, the actual title is "There's No Business Like Show Business"—may have been shortened here to save column space; left as in the original. This puzzle was a tribute to Irving Berlin, who was born May 11, 1888, and was still alive in 1985.
Sunday, May 12, 1985 — MAYHEM by Mary Virginia Orna
PS Note: Regarding 69-Across clue, "des Prés" is far more commonly written as "des Prez," including by the composer himself; left as in the original.
Sunday, August 4, 1985 — IN OTHER WORDS by William J. Yskamp
PS Note: The title and constructor for this puzzle were incorrect in the original and listed as "Age 35: Aaugh!" and "Bert Rosenfield," respectively—these were actually the title and constructor of the 9/29/85 puzzle, which was about the comic strip "Peanuts" in honor of its 35th anniversary; corrected the 8/4/85 title and constructor.
Sunday, October 6, 1985 — KID STUFF by A. J. Santora
PS Note: Regarding the 36-Down clue, the comic strip was always called "Little Orphan Annie," except during its last decades, after the 1983 movie came lout, when the daily strip was often titled simply "Annie." The Sunday strip continued to be titled "Little Orphan Annie," with "Little Orphan" in much smaller text than "Annie." There was never a strip titled "Orphan Annie," but left this clue as in the original.
Tuesday, October 8, 1985 by Shirley Soloway
PS Note: Regarding the 7-Down clue, Henry Thomas Rainey was Speaker of the House from March 9, 1933, until his death on August 19, 1934. Maleska may have had a reference book that listed the dates when each new Speaker took office. Since the next Speaker, Joseph W. Byrns, was sworn in on January 3, 1935, Maleska may have (incorrectly) assumed that Rainey was the Speaker up until that date. Left the incorrect clue as in the original, however.
PS Note: In 14-Across clue, "Lyna" should be "Łyna"; left as in the original. Regarding the 30-Down clue, this was really just in crosswords.
Sunday, March 30, 1986 — PLANTED ANTONYMS by Ernst Theimer
PS Note: *This puzzle was described in the New York Times Magazine's 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles article (published on February 16, 1992) as "What an origami swan is to a folded paper airplane, this puzzle is to the average crossword." *The 116-Down clue in the PDF did indeed read "___-go-brath." "___-go-bragh" is much more common, though the brath spelling does appear online.
Saturday, May 17, 1986 by Jesse Roarke
PS Note: Regarding the 65-Across clue, Valentina Tereshkova was actually the first spacewoman; left as in the original, though.
Tuesday, September 23, 1986 by Jeanette K. Brill
PS Note: Regarding the 3-Down clue, "Anna Lucasta" was actually written by Philip Yordon, and O'Neill wrote "Anna Christie"; left as in the original, though.
PS Note: Regarding the 41-Across clue, baronets aren't peers (nor are knights), but barons are; left as in the original, though.
PS Note: Regarding the 56-Down clue, ratios are "3 to 2" and such—analogies are "A is to B as C is to D"; left as in the original.
PS Note: Regarding the 7-Down clue, technically magnetos produce AC, and dynamos produce DC; left as in the original. Regarding the 27-Down clue, the actual title is "Nobody Else But Me"; left as in the original.
Monday, September 29, 1986 by Albert J. Klaus
PS Note: Regarding the 55-Across clue, the actual title is "Old Folks at Home"—the song mangles the words, with the "Suwannee River" as "Swanee Ribber"; left as in the original.
Friday, February 20, 1987 by Eugene T. Maleska
PS Note: The PDF listed a single clue for 1- and 8-Across, which read: 1-8 Most popular TV game show, with "The"
Friday, December 11, 1987 by William S. McIlrath
PS Note: The clue for 33-Down was cut off from the PDF, so a clue used in other pre-Shortzian puzzles was inserted.
PS Note: Original clue for 51-Down has "Leslie"; this is likely a mistake and should be "Lesley."
Friday, August 12, 1988 by William Canine
PS Note: HEIFITZ is misspelled--it should be HEIFETZ
PS Note: Original clue for 40-Down has "Midwest"; this is likely a mistake and should be "Mideast."
Sunday, September 18, 1988 — BOOK COUNTRY by John M. Samson
PS Note: Clue for 14-Across—BASEL—is "Swiss Canton," but Basel has been divided into two cantons since 1833. Clue for 67-Down—NOOSE—is "Springe," but the noose is only part of a springe.
PS Note: In clue for 18-Across, pitcher's name should be "Warneke," not "Warnecke."
Sunday, October 2, 1988 — DROPOUTS by Judson G. Trent
PS Note: Clue for 17-Down (DSS) is "Sociologist's deg.", but couldn't find any examples of that; clue for 74-Down (TAKEORDER) is "Fast-food specialty," but perhaps editor was thinking of TAKEOUT
Sunday, May 14, 1989 — STEP QUOTES by Charles M. Deber
Sunday, May 28, 1989 — TURNING PHRASES by Jeanne Wilson
PS Note: The 61 Down clue contains an error—it should have been written as "60 minutes, in Siena."
Sunday, January 21, 1990 — INTRUSIONS by Ralph G. Beaman
JimH Note: The highlighted squares are presumably intended to represent the Æ and Œ ligatures as shown in the grid here. The published NYT answer grid showed them as normal AE and OE rebus entries.
Sunday, April 1, 1990 — PLEASE THINK TWICE! by Bert H. Kruse
JimH Note: You have to think twice to solve the theme answers. First, find a word that answers the clue. Second, find a meta clue that points to that answer. For example, at 97 Across, "Memorable humorous poet" could be NASH but for the answer, think twice, and enter ANTIQUE CAR. Here's another. 36 Down, "Edward or Norman" points to LEAR so that would make the meta-answer REGAN'S FATHER.
Sunday, August 19, 1990 — HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS by Eugene T. Maleska
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "Have either a clear conscience or none at all."
Saturday, November 3, 1990 by Joel D. Lafargue
PS Note: In original solution, answer to 31-Across has the "O"s as "0"s, even though the down crossings call for "O"s. (The capital "I" and number "1" looked the same in the font they used.)
Saturday, January 5, 1991 by Daniel Girardi
PS Note: The original answer grid had pictures of pans rather than the word "pan" spelled out in each rebus square.
Monday, April 1, 1991 by William S. McIlrath
JimH Note: Four theme answers must be read backwards. April Fools!
Sunday, July 28, 1991 — FINAL CHANGES by Richard Silvestri
PS Note: PDF lists Caroline G. Fitzgerald as the constructor, but Barry Haldiman says the constructor was actually Richard Silvestri; change made
Sunday, September 22, 1991 — OOH, THAT BANANA PEEL! by Lawrence M. Rheingold
JimH Note: The stepquote reads, "The step is short from the sublime to the ridiculous."
Sunday, October 13, 1991 — IMPLANTED NUMBERS by Ernst Theimer
JimH Note: The "0" rebus at 40 Down and 52 Across means AUGHT.
Wednesday, April 1, 1992 by Lawrence M. Rheingold
JimH Note: Four theme answers need to be read backwards.
Sunday, May 3, 1992 — HEAVIES by Rosalind Pavane
PS Note: Regarding the 42-Down clue, Marie Lafarge was an actual person found guilty of murdering her husband; Madame Defarge was a fictional character—and knitter—in Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities." Perhaps Dickens named the fictitious Madame Defarge after the actual Madame Lafarge, but in any case, this clue seems to be a mistake; left it as in the original, though.
Sunday, May 31, 1992 — CRYPTOCROSSWORD by Eugene T. Maleska
Notepad: Directions:

This crossword puzzle above has no tricks but is designed as a vocabulary builder. Some of the boxes are divided in half and contain a letter inside the bottom half. Disregard these letters as you go along. The letter in the top half is part of the crossword answer.

After finishing the crossword, turn to the cryptogram below. The letters are the same as the ones in the lower halves of the boxes above. But you have placed another letter in each upper half. That letter helps to solve the cryptogram. For example, Q/X: in the cryptogram all X's would become Q's.

TECS EAYTLEZSH JRHT CRZS YOWT LKSR: "LAY BETS WHYE YOS ORKK EJ JRCS, JEB LSYS'T TRZS!"

Some people may wish to solve the cryptogram with the aid of the crossword. Others may choose to solve the crossword and the cryptogram without reference to each other.
JimH Note: This PDF shows the puzzle as published. I wrote a blog post about this puzzle.
The cryptogram answer is — Some outspoken fans make this plea: "Put Rose into the Hall of Fame, for Pete's sake!"
Sunday, August 16, 1992 — DOS-À-DOS by Irene Smullyan
JimH Note: The following correction was published:

In [this puzzle], part of an answer was misspelled. The "complicated collaboration" (114A, third line from the bottom) included Richard Rodgers (not Rogers).

Sunday, December 20, 1992 — WHITE CHRISTMAS by John M. Samson
JimH Note: The blank squares are intended to mean "White CHRISTMAS."
JimH Note: The clues are labeled Across and Up.
Sunday, August 29, 1993 — PEOPLE OF 58 ACROSS by Tap Osborn
PS Note: Mel Taub, not Eugene T. Maleska, edited this puzzle. It was a last-minute replacement for a Maleska-edited puzzle that had to be scrapped because of an uncorrectable spelling mistake (OTTOWA instead of OTTAWA) where two long theme entries intersected.