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SEASONAL SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, October 29, 1967

Author:
Hume Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,651
Across
1. Salem's neighbor. : BOSTON
7. Radio City initials. : RCA
10. Where the Tanana flows. : ALASKA
16. Young pigeon. : PIPER
21. Ghost. : APPARITION
23. Wall features. : NICHES
24. Roman courts. : ATRIA
25. Ammonia. : SPIRITOFHARTSHORN
27. Dandelions. : WEEDS
28. Junior. : SON
29. Ancient France. : GAULE
30. Cosmetic. : OIL
31. Campus dos. : PROMS
33. "Old Soak." : SOT
34. Venetian medal of old. : OSELA
36. Hillside formations. : TERRACES
39. Sankey. : IRA
40. El Bahr. : NILE
41. Kind of seed. : SESAME
43. Pinna. : EAR
44. Sports events. : MEETS
46. Bouquet. : ODOR
47. Poetic units. : LINES
50. Waistline flounces. : PEPLUMS
53. Certain wailers. : SIRENS
55. Period. : ERA
57. Man of Aran. : GAEL
59. Old coins. : DOITS
60. Cosmetic. : BALM
61. Cry's partner. : HUE
62. Legendary wizard. : MERLIN
64. French article. : LES
65. School times. : RECESSES
69. Weirdie. : ODDBALL
71. ___-foot oil. : NEATS
73. Swine. : BOARS
74. Kind of talk. : PEP
75. Saddle horses of Australia. : WALERS
76. Josher. : TEASE
77. Unique. : ALONE
78. Challenge. : DARE
79. Sierra ___. : LEONE
80. Spooky mammals. : VAMPIREBATS
82. Greek dialect. : DORIC
83. Big birds. : EMUS
84. Goddess. : CERES
85. Commercial quantity. : GROSS
86. Part of P.T.A. : PARENT
87. Prefix in Cornish names. : ROS
88. N. Y. city. : OLEAN
89. Virtue. : MERIT
90. Spirited horse. : COURSER
91. Furtive ones. : SNEAKERS
93. 11th-cen. date. : MII
94. Hears. : LEARNS
96. Suffix with Japan and Siam. : ESE
97. Buenos ___. : DIAS
98. Cattail country. : MARSH
100. Scott. : DRED
101. Army group. : ATS
102. Enrage. : MADDEN
105. Bully trees. : BALATAS
107. Dandy. : SWELL
109. Part of the outfield. : ACRE
110. Cavalryman. : SPAHI
112. Free from. : RID
114. Tree products. : RESINS
118. Rigel. : STAR
119. One: Ger. : EIN
120. Originate in. : COMEFROM
125. Go ___. : TOSEA
126. Twitch. : TIC
127. Costume. : DRESS
129. Tub: Dial. : SOE
130. ___ out. : INAND
132. Princely name. : HAL
133. Harden. : INURE
135. Lon Chaney role. : PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA
139. Cascades. : FALLS
140. B.C. epic. : AENEID
141. Land of pixies, goblins, etc. : OTHERWORLD
142. Hip wear of the 1920's. : FLASK
143. ___ a pin. : NEATAS
144. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
145. Cyclops's feature. : ONEEYE
Down
1. Men of song. : BASSOS
2. Withstand. : OPPOSE
3. Thistle features. : SPINES
4. Road surface. : TAR
5. Japanese paper-folding art. : ORIGAMI
6. Girl of song. : NITA
7. Hunter's need. : RIFLE
8. Stick. : COHERE
9. Santa ___. : ANA
10. Caper. : ANTIC
11. Cotton thread. : LISLE
12. Berlin cry. : ACH
13. Kind of talk. : SHOP
14. Dairy cows. : KERRIES
15. Roaring. : ASNORT
16. Cat's quartet. : PAWS
17. Suffix with subway or Broadway. : ITE
18. Chair. : PRESIDE
19. Phantom. : EIDOLON
20. TV images. : RASTERS
22. Race track figure. : TOUT
26. Laughed loudly. : ROARED
32. Boston headline, 1770. : MASSACRE
35. Refrain syllables. : LALA
37. Spectral sound. : RAP
38. S. African leader. : SMUTS
40. Averages. : NORMS
42. Marx's colleague. : ENGELS
45. Pica sizes. : EMS
48. Warren. : EARL
49. Choice: Abbr. : SEL
51. Noisy ghost. : POLTERGEIST
52. Tales. : LIES
54. ___ du Vent. : ILES
55. Good spirit. : EUDAEMON
56. Chigger. : REDLOUSE
58. Ends and others. : LINEMEN
60. Things often spilled. : BEANS
61. Doleful noisemakers. : HOWLERS
62. Equine. : MARE
63. Tides. : NEAPS
65. Tubers. : ROOTS
66. Gaunt. : SPARESET
67. Quality of shades. : EERINESS
68. Headless horseman. : SPECTRE
70. Nevis and others. : BENS
72. "___ live and breathe!" : ASI
73. Withered. : BLASTED
76. "___ halls." : TARAS
77. Seething. : ABOIL
78. Rebel of 1842. : DORR
80. Swerves. : VEERS
81. Slip. : ERR
82. Family members: Abbr. : DAUS
84. Janitor's supply. : CLEANSER
86. Think. : PONDER
88. Steinbeck character. : OKIE
89. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
90. Men in a shell. : CREW
92. Slithery creature. : ADDER
93. Type of acid. : MALIC
95. Letters. : ARS
98. ___ Jongg. : MAH
99. Seraglio: Var. : HAREEM
101. Besides. : ALSO
102. Watchdog. : MASTIFF
103. Oral, in zoology. : ACTINAL
104. Bram Stoker's weirdie. : DRACULA
105. Wailing spirit. : BANSHEE
106. Thor's wife. : SIF
108. Disappointment. : LETDOWN
111. Baker's item. : PIEPAN
113. Snowbanks. : DRIFTS
115. "Love ___ to Stay." : ISHERE
116. Almost. : NEARLY
117. French side dish. : SALADE
121. Old port of Rome. : OSTIA
122. Feelings. : MOODS
123. ___ house. : ONTHE
124. Largest isle of the Seychelles. : MAHE
127. Rolltop. : DESK
128. Yemen city. : SANA
131. Wolfe. : NERO
134. Literary monogram. : RLS
136. Basic. : NET
137. Goose eggs. : OOO
138. Literary light. : POE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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