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A PUZZLEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1958

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1958, The New York TimesNo. 3,400
Across
1. Actress Minnie Maddern. : FISKE
6. Chimney swift. : MARTIN
12. What a Missourian says. : SHOWME
18. Easy gallop. : CANTER
19. Riot: Fr. : EMEUTE
20. Student from Chapel Hill. : TARHEEL
22. Creator of Detective Dupin. : EDGARALLANPOE
24. Spaceman's motto. : ADASTRA
25. Finch. : SERIN
26. Escapes imperceptibly. : OOZES
27. Pythias' friend. : DAMON
29. German article. : EIN
30. Amphibian. : TOAD
31. Concerning. : ASTO
32. Worn out: Colloq. : ALLIN
33. Campus girl. : COED
34. Dasht-i-___, desert of Iran. : LUT
35. Eloper's goal. : GRETNAGREEN
38. Kind of truck. : LORRY
39. Workshop. : ATELIER
41. Annapolis men: Abbr. : MIDS
42. Seaweed products. : AGARS
44. Past. : AGO
45. French novelist (1862–1941). : PREVOST
48. Oliver Twist, for one. : ORPHAN
51. Minty herb. : CATNIP
54. Unit: Ger. : EINER
55. Unreal. : ILLUSORY
57. Of: Suffix. : ATIC
58. Matters for the meeting. : AGENDA
60. Turkish decree. : IRADE
61. French dialect: Abbr. : WAL
62. Heraldic term. : SEME
63. New Jersey. : GARDENSTATE
65. "My ___," Straus song. : HERO
66. Grand ___, Nova Scotia. : PRE
67. Fractional currency. : DIMES
68. Numb. : DEADEN
69. Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
70. Issues. : EMANATES
72. Arrow shaft. : STELE
73. Elevators. : HOISTS
75. Purify. : REFINE
76. Salt pits: Span. : SALADOS
78. Sweep. : OAR
79. Warm thoroughly. : TOAST
81. Winged goddess. : NIKE
82. ___ Sciences. : ARTSAND
86. West Pointer. : PLEBE
88. Frontiers. : HINTERLANDS
92. Born: Fr. : NEE
93. Knowledge. : LORE
94. Mediterranean capital. : TUNIS
95. Arrow poison. : INEE
96. Midge. : GNAT
97. Type of income: Abbr. : INT
98. Arenas. : RINGS
99. Song. : DITTY
101. Former French Premier. : FAURE
102. Instructed. : EDIFIED
104. Reverse a situation. : TURNTHETABLES
107. A person. : SOMEONE
108. Sibyl. : ORACLE
109. Finally. : ATLAST
110. Gender. : NEUTER
111. Under. : NETHER
112. Kind of quartz. : CHERT
Down
1. End of a movie. : FADEOUT
2. Thankless one. : INGRATE
3. Sober. : STAID
4. Memorable composer. : KERN
5. A time. : ERA
6. Former Giant great. : MELOTT
7. Hippolyte, for one. : AMAZON
8. Coty. : RENE
9. Pile driver parts. : TUPS
10. Japanese name. : ITO
11. Superfluous. : NEEDLESS
12. Vigor. : STAMINA
13. Wore. : HADON
14. African port. : ORAN
15. Watt-hours: Abbr. : WHS
16. Celestial phenomena. : METEORSHOWERS
17. More ghostly. : EERIER
18. ___ guerre. : CESTLA
21. Australian athlete. : LANDY
23. Winner of a red ribbon. : LOSER
28. Quaff. : ALE
31. Judges of ancient Athens. : AREOPAGITES
32. Zeal. : ARDOR
33. ___ de ballet. : CORPS
35. Colette creation. : GIGI
36. ___ honorable. : AMENDE
37. Equal exchange. : GIVEANDTAKE
38. The street, in Paris. : LARUE
40. ___ corporal. : LANCE
43. Armies of the Khans. : GOLDENHORDE
45. New member of the Lords. : PEERESS
46. Fruit skins. : RINDS
47. Harangues. : TIRADES
49. Part of Armenia. : ARARAT
50. Hose. : NYLONS
51. City on the North Platte. : CASPER
52. Type of sale on the Paris Bourse. : ATERME
53. Continually. : TIMEAFTERTIME
56. Recently. : LATE
59. Curling. : GAME
60. Combining form for a country. : ITALO
64. Farm machine. : SEEDER
65. Split ___. : HAIRS
67. Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
71. Theban queen. : NIOBE
72. Narrow openings. : SLITS
74. Grass. : OATS
77. Alabama city. : ANNISTON
80. Proverbially, it's often stolen. : THUNDER
82. With ___ to (considering). : ANEYE
83. Type of eclipse. : ANNULAR
84. Right at hand. : NEAREST
85. Abhor. : DETEST
86. Works diligently. : PLIES
87. Where Marylebone is. : LONDON
89. Common ending. : ING
90. Trifling. : LITTLE
91. Flower part. : ANTHER
94. (He) has: Span. : TIENE
96. Type of roof. : GABLE
98. Commotion. : RIOT
99. Confound (it)! : DRAT
100. Small degree. : INCH
101. French couturier. : FATH
103. Fire: Fr. : FEU
105. Act: Suffix. : URE
106. Arm of the Air Force. : TAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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