This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Tuesday, October 26, 1993

56-Down : Target of an X rating

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
I
2
F
3
I
4
C
5
R
6
A
7
T
8
S
9
W
10
E
11
A
12
T
13
O
D
A
S
14
R
E
R
I
15
C
I
L
I
A
16
A
I
R
S
17
C
O
O
P
S
18
I
V
A
N
S
19
R
O
M
U
L
U
S
A
N
20
D
R
E
M
U
S
21
H
E
E
P
22
T
I
O
S
23
T
24
K
O
25
M
I
26
S
27
T
28
A
C
T
29
U
30
P
31
I
O
U
32
S
33
E
P
E
34
E
35
C
A
N
O
36
E
37
C
A
S
T
38
O
R
A
N
D
39
P
O
L
L
U
X
40
S
L
E
E
P
41
R
E
D
O
42
E
U
R
E
43
A
S
P
E
44
N
45
T
A
L
46
C
47
C
S
C
48
S
N
E
49
E
50
L
A
51
C
K
52
D
53
A
54
M
O
N
A
N
55
D
56
P
Y
T
H
I
57
A
58
S
59
I
N
A
N
E
60
D
R
O
W
S
I
E
S
T
61
A
N
T
I
S
62
E
E
R
O
63
A
S
I
S
64
M
E
A
T
S
65
D
I
N
G
66
O
T
T
© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,058
Across
1
"___ Were a Rich Man" : IFI
4
Government supporter: Comb. form : CRAT
8
Brow beads : SWEAT
13
Subjects for Matisse and Ingres : ODAS
14
Grist for the operagoer : RERI
15
Mascara holders : CILIA
16
Aircraft-engine intakes : AIRSCOOPS
18
Lendl and Boesky : IVANS
19
Twins suckled by a she-wolf : ROMULUSANDREMUS
21
Dickens's hateful clerk : HEEP
22
Sam and Miltie, in Toledo : TIOS
23
Decision for Bowe : TKO
25
"Gorillas in the ___," 1988 film : MIST
28
Misbehave : ACTUP
31
Debt certificates? : IOUS
33
Foil's cousin : EPEE
35
Portage burden : CANOE
37
Twins who sailed on the Argo : CASTORANDPOLLUX
40
"...an azure-lidded ___": Keats : SLEEP
41
Change the décor : REDO
42
River at Chartres : EURE
43
Forest trembler : ASPEN
45
No. 1 on the Mohs' scale : TALC
47
Trig. function : CSC
48
Snicker follower : SNEE
50
Scarcity : LACK
52
Inseparable friends of legend : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
59
Silly : INANE
60
Most soporific : DROWSIEST
61
Naysayers : ANTIS
62
A Saarinen : EERO
63
Sale condition : ASIS
64
Lamb and mutton : MEATS
65
Bat or dong starter : DING
66
He hit 511 home runs : OTT
Down
1
Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
2
Rural abodes : FARMHOUSES
3
Offspring : ISSUE
4
Raker of a kind : CROUPIER
5
Classic cars : REOS
6
Strumento at La Scala : ARPA
7
Cousin of 't aint : TISNT
8
Hot, dusty wind from N. Africa : SCIROCCO
9
Old ___ (superstition) : WIVESTALE
10
Kingdom E of Babylonia : ELAM
11
Japanese aborigine : AINU
12
Soviet news agency : TASS
13
Scull : OAR
17
Skelton's Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
20
This makes Pedro's day : DIA
23
Short spasms : TICS
24
Eucalyptus-leaf eater : KOALA
26
Boom : SPAR
27
Principle : TENET
29
Least fortunate : UNLUCKIEST
30
Decants : POURS
32
Gets the lead out : STEPSONIT
34
Old Norse poetry collection : EDDA
36
Company V.I.P. : EXEC
38
Candor : OPENNESS
39
Tadpole : POLLYWOG
44
Teachers' org. : NEA
46
Webber musical : CATS
49
Over : ENDED
51
Chinese unit of currency : CHIAO
52
Rad. x 2 : DIAM
53
One of two of Henry's six wives : ANNE
54
___ Hari : MATA
55
Eins, zwei, ___ : DREI
56
Target of an X rating : PORN
57
___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
58
42d and Wall : STS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle