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

WELL-CHOSEN WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1963

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
M
2
A
3
R
4
C
5
H
6
S
7
C
8
I
9
O
10
N
11
R
12
A
13
I
14
D
15
E
16
D
17
C
A
L
O
R
Y
18
T
O
S
S
E
19
D
20
O
R
N
E
V
E
21
R
22
A
N
I
M
A
D
23
V
E
R
S
I
O
N
24
B
E
L
I
E
V
E
25
N
A
M
26
Z
E
A
L
O
U
S
27
I
28
R
O
N
Y
29
R
O
B
30
A
G
O
31
N
E
32
P
A
L
E
33
S
E
A
T
O
34
C
Y
T
E
35
R
U
N
E
36
J
O
E
L
37
T
U
P
I
38
T
39
R
O
W
E
L
40
D
A
Y
S
41
T
A
R
42
A
43
L
I
M
E
N
44
T
45
A
A
H
46
T
W
I
S
47
T
48
A
M
E
R
C
E
49
I
T
I
50
S
51
R
52
E
53
C
O
I
L
54
H
55
O
V
E
R
56
A
N
57
A
L
E
C
T
58
A
59
A
P
A
R
T
60
H
I
N
E
S
61
M
T
N
S
62
D
H
O
W
63
T
I
P
64
S
65
H
O
R
T
D
I
66
V
I
S
I
O
67
N
68
W
O
N
69
A
C
I
70
S
71
U
N
T
O
72
G
A
L
A
S
73
A
74
D
A
G
E
75
L
A
T
C
76
H
K
E
Y
77
A
N
S
O
N
78
S
T
A
Y
E
D
79
L
A
R
I
80
S
T
81
A
B
A
T
82
D
83
R
E
A
M
84
L
E
T
85
T
W
I
L
L
E
86
D
87
A
T
L
A
88
N
89
T
90
A
91
N
92
O
L
E
S
93
S
94
O
L
E
S
95
R
96
I
G
A
97
S
E
I
S
98
I
C
E
D
99
E
100
L
M
E
R
101
D
O
N
T
102
S
K
I
N
S
103
O
T
T
104
F
L
O
O
R
105
C
O
W
T
A
106
I
L
107
T
K
O
108
B
A
T
109
T
L
E
R
110
O
111
C
E
A
N
O
G
R
A
112
P
H
E
R
113
E
V
E
R
A
N
D
114
N
I
S
S
E
N
115
I
N
S
E
R
T
116
O
R
A
T
E
S
117
A
S
I
D
E
118
S
T
I
R
S
© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,201
Across
1
Progress. : MARCH
6
Offspring. : SCION
11
Did a police job. : RAIDED
17
Heat unit. : CALORY
18
Was restless. : TOSSED
20
Now ___. : ORNEVER
22
Blame. : ANIMADVERSION
24
Expect. : BELIEVE
25
Business assn. : NAM
26
Fervent. : ZEALOUS
27
Socratic ___. : IRONY
29
Rifle. : ROB
30
Past, in the past. : AGONE
32
Picket. : PALE
33
Treaty group. : SEATO
34
Cell: Suffix. : CYTE
35
Finnish poem. : RUNE
36
Biblical prophet. : JOEL
37
Amazon Indian. : TUPI
38
Tool. : TROWEL
40
Venus. : DAYSTAR
42
Means of support. : ALIMENT
45
Intensified exclamation. : AAH
46
Example of 4 Down. : TWIST
48
Fine. : AMERCE
49
"___ not night ... " : ITIS
51
Kick back. : RECOIL
54
Linger close by. : HOVER
56
Literary gleanings. : ANALECTA
59
___ from (besides). : APART
60
Basso Jerome. : HINES
61
Abbreviation on maps. : MTNS
62
Red Sea boat. : DHOW
63
Gratuity. : TIP
64
School subject. : SHORTDIVISION
68
Acquired. : WON
69
Galatea's beloved. : ACIS
71
"Come ___ me ... " : UNTO
72
Festivals. : GALAS
73
Proverb. : ADAGE
75
Unfastener. : LATCHKEY
77
Baseball's Cap. : ANSON
78
Restrained. : STAYED
79
Gull genus. : LARI
80
Part of a Latin hymn title. : STABAT
82
Fond hope. : DREAM
84
Tennis call. : LET
85
Woven diagonally. : TWILLED
87
City in the news, Sept. 2, 1864. : ATLANTA
91
___ a person than ... : NOLESS
94
Cheers. : OLES
95
City on the Dvina. : RIGA
97
Before siete. : SEIS
98
Like certain beverages. : ICED
99
Gantry. : ELMER
101
"___ throw bouquets at me ... " : DONT
102
Hides. : SKINS
103
Baseball great. : OTT
104
Knock down. : FLOOR
105
Frayed end of a rope. : COWTAIL
107
Ring decision. : TKO
108
Combatant. : BATTLER
110
Woods Hole scientist. : OCEANOGRAPHER
113
For ___ ... : EVERAND
114
Prefab hut. : NISSEN
115
Add. : INSERT
116
Performs a July 4 duty. : ORATES
117
Notwithstanding. : ASIDE
118
Moves strongly. : STIRS
Down
1
C. American lake. : MANAGUA
2
Means of living. : ALIMONY
3
Gypsy. : ROM
4
Thing of the moment. : CRAZE
5
___ Park. : HYDE
6
Carved slabs. : STELAE
7
Flower part. : COROLLA
8
Put out. : ISSUE
9
Condition: Suffix. : OSIS
10
Latest: Prefix. : NEO
11
Kind of pilot. : ROBOT
12
"Men ___ angels." : ARENOT
13
Deeply, to the poet. : INLY
14
___ gratia. : DEI
15
Helter-skelter. : EVERYWHICHWAY
16
Consecrate. : DEVOTE
17
Lie. : CANARD
19
Kiev's river. : DNIEPER
21
Defiant. : REBEL
23
Grandma's hypochrondria (with "the"). : VAPORS
28
___ dogs. : RAINCATSAND
31
Sage. : NESTOR
33
"___ Is Icumen In." : SUMER
34
Type of paper, in printing. : COATED
36
Incarcerated. : JAIL
37
What to set the clocks by. : TIMESIGNALS
39
Fence. : RAIL
41
Upbraids. : TWITS
43
Flowed along. : LAVED
44
McKinley's forte. : TENNIS
47
Page size. : THIRTYTWOMO
50
Straight man. : STOOGE
51
Amount of tax. : RATAL
52
Heroic. : EPICAL
53
A to Z. : CAPITALLETTER
55
Aboard. : ONTO
57
Volcano of Kyushu : ASO
58
Bearded. : AWNED
60
Seemly. : HONEST
61
Sorghum. : MILO
65
Filipino of W. W. II. : HUK
66
Wide: Fr. : VASTE
67
Of one's birth. : NATAL
70
Harangue. : SCREED
74
Rose. : DAMASK
76
Certain songs. : HITS
77
More talented. : ABLER
78
___ precedent. : SETA
81
Wing part. : AILERON
83
Rabble. : RAGTAG
86
Got rid of. : DROWNED
88
First word of P. O. motto. : NEITHER
89
Putters about. : TINKERS
90
Classify. : ASSORT
91
Weeper of myth. : NIOBE
92
Another page size. : OCTAVO
93
Moon goddess. : SELENE
96
Chant. : INTONE
100
Noted House. : LORDS
101
"___ say ... " : DOASI
102
Way of looking at things. : SLANT
104
Piece of scenery. : FLAT
105
Irish tax. : CESS
106
Flag. : IRIS
109
Between: It. : TRA
111
McCone's outfit. : CIA
112
After chi. : PSI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 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