It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, October 6, 1988

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
I
2
C
3
E
4
D
5
P
6
A
7
P
8
A
9
S
10
A
11
L
12
A
13
N
14
M
A
M
E
15
A
T
O
N
E
16
V
I
N
E
17
P
R
I
M
18
A
D
O
N
N
A
19
E
T
T
E
20
S
T
R
A
D
D
L
E
21
S
22
O
R
T
E
D
23
N
U
L
L
24
M
O
U
S
E
25
W
26
A
27
D
D
L
E
28
W
I
N
T
E
R
29
E
30
D
31
A
B
E
E
T
32
L
I
N
E
S
33
B
R
A
34
F
O
N
D
35
C
A
S
E
D
36
R
U
N
T
37
T
U
T
38
S
O
B
E
R
39
B
O
G
I
E
40
S
T
I
41
C
K
L
E
R
42
R
O
U
S
E
S
43
F
R
I
L
L
44
P
E
N
N
45
M
46
A
R
I
N
A
47
B
E
F
U
D
48
D
49
L
50
E
51
I
R
I
S
52
P
53
R
O
C
E
S
S
I
O
N
54
N
I
C
E
55
S
O
N
A
R
56
U
N
T
O
57
A
D
E
S
58
E
D
E
N
S
59
P
A
S
S
© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,212
Across
1
Frosted : ICED
5
Actress from Greece : PAPAS
10
Thicke from Canada : ALAN
14
Ball role : MAME
15
In accord : ATONE
16
Tarzan transporter : VINE
17
Temperamental one : PRIMADONNA
19
Room addition : ETTE
20
Take both sides : STRADDLE
21
Arranged by type : SORTED
23
Invalid : NULL
24
Computer device : MOUSE
25
Walk like ducks : WADDLE
28
Opposite of estivated : WINTERED
31
Red as ___ : ABEET
32
S.R.O. indications : LINES
33
Lingerie item : BRA
34
Loving : FOND
35
Enclosed : CASED
36
Peewee : RUNT
37
Tsk : TUT
38
Solemn : SOBER
39
Goblin : BOGIE
40
Purist : STICKLER
42
Wakes : ROUSES
43
Unnecessary feature : FRILL
44
Quaker leader : PENN
45
Yacht's home : MARINA
47
Confuse : BEFUDDLE
51
Author Murdoch : IRIS
52
Parade : PROCESSION
54
Resort for one's niece? : NICE
55
Fish locator : SONAR
56
"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
57
Summer refreshments : ADES
58
Barbara and Anthony : EDENS
59
Leave behind : PASS
Down
1
Little rascals : IMPS
2
Uncovered wagon : CART
3
Eastern bigwig : EMIR
4
Insisted on : DEMANDED
5
Boat mover : PADDLE
6
Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
7
Corncake : PONE
8
Shirley or Sheridan : ANN
9
Spicy : SEASONED
10
Reluctant : AVERSE
11
Highway trashers : LITTERBUGS
12
Pot starter : ANTE
13
Lack : NEED
18
Grown : ADULT
22
Excuses : OUTS
24
Clementine's dad, e.g. : MINER
25
Floats : WAFTS
26
Here and there : ABOUT
27
Toothpaste : DENTIFRICE
28
Sounder : WISER
29
"Sesame Street" character : ERNIE
30
Goes with : DATES
32
Record-company name : LABEL
35
Cave in : COLLAPSE
36
Gathers : ROUNDSUP
38
Cheat : SKIN
39
Merit pay : BONUS
41
Crucial times : CRISES
42
Alludes (to) : REFERS
44
Southern nut : PECAN
45
Starling relative : MINA
46
Dull : ARID
47
Radius, e.g. : BONE
48
Actress Merrill : DINA
49
Scads : LOTS
50
Father of Cainan : ENOS
53
Staff : ROD

Answer summary: 1 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.

|