It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Monday, August 11, 1997

Author:
Daniel Halfen
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutCollabs
18/11/19970
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
0100000
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.54000
Daniel Halfen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Halfen. NYT links: Across Lite
1
D
2
I
3
C
4
T
5
S
6
A
7
P
8
S
9
B
10
A
11
N
12
E
13
S
14
E
S
A
U
15
P
L
E
A
16
A
B
O
D
E
17
P
U
T
T
18
L
I
S
T
19
R
O
U
G
E
20
O
Z
S
21
K
I
T
T
Y
22
C
O
R
N
E
R
23
T
U
C
24
K
I
N
25
R
U
N
T
26
R
U
S
T
27
L
28
E
29
L
E
S
30
L
31
I
32
E
33
S
34
P
A
R
S
35
E
X
36
U
L
T
37
I
N
K
38
L
A
D
D
39
S
L
A
T
S
40
D
O
T
E
41
O
I
L
42
P
H
Y
L
A
43
S
Y
N
O
D
44
T
R
E
45
M
O
R
46
T
H
47
A
N
E
S
48
I
L
E
49
S
50
M
O
R
S
51
E
52
L
53
P
54
U
55
S
S
Y
W
I
56
L
57
L
O
W
58
H
U
E
59
O
P
I
U
M
60
L
I
E
U
61
B
A
B
E
62
W
O
R
S
E
63
O
M
A
N
64
A
R
I
D
65
S
N
E
E
R
66
S
E
N
T
67
T
E
E
S
© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 17,443 )
Across
1
Webster's, e.g.: Abbr. : DICT
5
Ones easily fooled : SAPS
9
Afflictions : BANES
14
Jacob's twin : ESAU
15
"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
16
Dwelling place : ABODE
17
Green shot : PUTT
18
Bibliography, basically : LIST
19
Cheek cosmetic : ROUGE
20
Parts of lbs. : OZS
21
Diagonally : KITTYCORNER
23
Put safely to bed, as a child : TUCKIN
25
Peewee : RUNT
26
Steal cattle : RUSTLE
29
Actor Nielsen of "Airplane!" : LESLIE
33
Practices in the ring : SPARS
35
Be jubilant : EXULT
37
Octopus's defense : INK
38
Cheryl of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
39
Louvers : SLATS
40
Lavish affection (on) : DOTE
41
Lubricate : OIL
42
Taxonomic divisions : PHYLA
43
Clerics' confab : SYNOD
44
2 or 3, maybe, on the Richter scale : TREMOR
46
Macbeth and others : THANES
48
___ Normandes (Channel Islands) : ILES
50
Tidbit : MORSEL
53
Dry bouquet item : PUSSYWILLOW
58
___ and cry : HUE
59
Poppy product : OPIUM
60
Stead : LIEU
61
1995 porcine Oscar nominee : BABE
62
Not so good : WORSE
63
Muscat's land : OMAN
64
Rainless : ARID
65
Lip-curling smile : SNEER
66
Telegraphed : SENT
67
Caddie supplies : TEES
Down
1
Train stop : DEPOT
2
Trooper on the highway : ISUZU
3
Children's string game : CATSCRADLE
4
Syllable of reproach : TUT
5
Aid for a fracture : SPLINT
6
Dismounted : ALIT
7
Buzzy one : PEST
8
Mythical goat/man : SATYR
9
British sir : BARONET
10
Cuts short, as a space flight : ABORTS
11
Verb accompanier : NOUN
12
Advantage : EDGE
13
Prophet : SEER
21
Smooch : KISS
22
Picks out : CULLS
24
Northern Iraqi : KURD
27
"The Windsor Beauties" painter : LELY
28
Praise : EXALT
30
Biggest portion : LIONSSHARE
31
Absorbed by : INTO
32
Scraped (out) : EKED
33
Coin hole : SLOT
34
Twosome : PAIR
36
Great Salt Lake site : UTAH
39
Nagger : SHREW
40
One turning color? : DYER
42
Nylon, for one : POLYMER
43
Skiers' wish : SNOW
45
Treat badly : MISUSE
47
Quantity : AMOUNT
49
Missile pits : SILOS
51
Jazz pianist Blake : EUBIE
52
City north of Sheffield : LEEDS
53
Some camp denizens, for short : POWS
54
"Once ___ a time..." : UPON
55
Beget : SIRE
56
Margarita fruit : LIME
57
Like Jack Sprat's diet : LEAN
61
Dracula, at times : BAT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

Found bugs or have suggestions?