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ESSAY ON MAN

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 1964

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,292
Across Down
1. Come down. : DESCEND
8. Man's first home. : EDEN
12. Hyde Park sight. : PRAM
16. See: Colloq. : SPOT
20. Runaway. : ESCAPEE
21. Group of extinct reptiles. : DINOSAURIA
24. Utter. : PURE
25. Reversion to remote ancestry. : ATAVISM
26. Form of entertainment. : IMITATIONS
27. ___ arms. : UPIN
28. About: Abbr. : CIR
29. Pompous. : STILTED
31. Capital city: Abbr. : LOND
32. Silver king. : TARPON
34. Dutch ___. : OVEN
36. One kind of man. : YES
37. Colonial patriot. : OTIS
38. Shout: Fr. : CRI
39. Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
40. Took a sudden drop. : NOSEDIVED
44. Certain players. : PROS
45. Order man belongs to. : PRIMATES
47. Staff men. : AIDES
48. Old-time cart. : WAIN
49. Thatcher. : REEDER
50. Deceptive football play. : SPINNER
53. Metallic sound. : PING
54. Recipient of a gift. : DONEE
55. Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
59. Certain bicycles. : TANDEMS
60. West Indies islanders. : ANTIGUANS
62. Biblical verb form. : SHALT
63. Sheer. : UTTER
64. Catch sight of. : ESPY
66. Norwegian fjord. : NORD
67. Grass used in basketry. : ESPARTO
69. Seedcase. : BURR
70. Conventional phrase. : ISEE
71. Toys. : YOYOS
72. German songs. : LIEDER
73. One less than "nove." : OTTO
75. Products of primitive man. : ARTIFACTS
78. Above. : ATOP
79. Very new. : REDHOT
81. Salad green. : CRESS
82. Seating for a bridge player. : EAST
84. Fruit. : LIME
87. Lizards. : IGUANAS
89. Remedy. : HELP
90. Arizona river. : SALT
91. Term of endearment. : HONEY
92. Twin crystal. : MACLE
93. Rambled. : MEANDERED
96. Girl's name. : IMOGENE
98. Turkish flag. : ALEM
99. Animal in Rev. XIII. : BEAST
100. Cold ___. : CUTS
101. Makes over by deed. : REMISES
102. Apply friction to. : ABRADE
104. African title. : SIDI
105. Melts. : FUSES
106. Baskets for pack animals. : PANNIERS
109. Appealed to. : SUED
110. Outgoing ones. : DEPARTERS
114. Prayer. : AVE
115. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
116. Marbles. : MIBS
117. Mexican state: Abbr. : DUR
118. Portico. : STOA
119. ___ gown. : CAPAND
121. Recounted. : TOLD
122. Sully. : TARNISH
126. Adjective suffix. : OUS
127. Distinguish. : KNOW
128. Affirm positively. : ASSEVERATE
131. Stone Age implement. : NEOLITH
133. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
134. Egyptian symbol. : SCARABAEUS
135. Part of Palestine. : GALILEE
136. Day: Lat. : DIES
137. Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
138. Slippery ___. : ELMS
139. Infinite. : ENDLESS
1. Maker of the One-Hoss Shay. : DEACON
2. Of summer: It. : ESTIVO
3. Alarms. : SCARES
4. Brigade at Balaklava: Abbr. : CAV
5. Spire ornaments. : EPIS
6. Home. : NEST
7. Half: Fr. : DEMI
8. Revised. : EDITED
9. March of ___. : DIMES
10. Novelist Bagnold. : ENID
11. "___ for just a day . . . " : NOT
12. Provincial dialect. : PATOIS
13. Remains of early eras. : RUINS
14. "Rules with ___ of iron." : AROD
15. Drop: Abbr. : MIN
16. Mountain ridge. : SPUR
17. Manikin's cousin. : PUPPET
18. Bird. : ORIOLE
19. McKinley's specialty. : TENNIS
22. California sea. : SALTON
23. Straddling. : ASTRIDE
30. Lixiviums. : LYES
33. Bien-___. : AIME
35. Discovery of 1856. : NEANDERTHALMAN
37. 1859 opus. : ORIGINOFSPECIES
38. Malay dagger. : CREESE
41. Highway sign. : DINER
42. The same: Lat. : IDEM
43. Biblical sentences. : VERSES
44. Palpitate. : PANT
45. Famous Quaker. : PENN
46. Schliemann and others. : ARCHAEOLOGISTS
48. Like Newburg sauce. : WINY
49. Where ships anchor. : ROADSTEADS
50. Counterfoil. : STUB
51. Maori two-edged club. : PATU
52. Start. : INTRODUCE
53. Game of hare and hounds. : PAPERCHASE
54. Breed of swine. : DUROC
56. Georgia conifers. : HARDPINES
57. Der ___. : ALTE
58. Type of battery: Abbr. : STOR
61. Paintings in the Prado. : GOYAS
62. Roasting rod. : SPIT
65. See 135 Across. : SEA
68. Piece of wood. : SLAT
70. Jot. : IOTA
71. Product. : YIELD
74. Elegance. : TONE
76. Canadian canal system. : TRENT
77. Term in pharmacy. : SAL
79. Terza ___. : RIMA
80. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
83. Provoke. : STIRUP
85. Word on the wall. : MENE
86. Specialty of Argus. : EYES
88. Smudges. : SMEARS
90. Egyptian king, 1300 B.C. : SETI
91. American painter. : HOMER
94. Builder of ironclads, bridges, etc. : EADS
95. Carplike fish. : RUDD
97. Arizona city. : MESA
99. Comic strip girl et al. : BRENDAS
103. Well: Sp. : BIEN
104. Future Junior Leaguer. : SUBDEB
105. House plant. : FERN
106. Crowded. : PACKED
107. Forward: It. : AVANTI
108. Nephew: Scot. : NEPOTE
109. Treatises on trees. : SILVAS
110. Coercion. : DURESS
111. Place of the Arc de Triomphe. : ETOILE
112. Travel agency's forte. : ROUTES
113. Cummerbunds. : SASHES
116. Fate, as a goddess. : MOERA
117. Premise. : DATUM
120. Inspires reverence. : AWES
121. Ruler. : TSAR
122. Chinese liang. : TAEL
123. Contemporary dramatist. : INGE
124. Relative of Shawn. : SEAN
125. Sustain. : HOLD
129. Anthropology, for one: Abbr. : SCI
130. Girl's name. : RAE
132. Small: Dial. : LIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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