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, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

SESQUIPEDALIA

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1987

Author:
Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 510 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Brett A. Blaylock has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
B
2
R
3
A
4
N
5
D
6
O
7
R
8
A
9
S
10
P
11
S
12
P
13
A
14
S
15
S
16
E
17
D
18
R
E
T
A
I
N
19
D
E
L
O
R
M
20
E
21
I
N
T
O
N
E
22
A
T
T
E
S
T
23
I
P
O
M
O
E
A
24
C
O
U
R
T
S
25
C
I
A
26
C
O
27
N
C
A
T
E
N
A
T
28
I
O
N
29
T
R
E
30
E
R
I
31
C
32
P
I
T
S
33
R
O
O
T
34
L
E
E
R
35
R
E
N
A
36
N
37
L
A
T
38
E
39
S
40
C
E
N
T
41
B
E
R
E
T
42
M
O
43
D
E
44
M
O
O
D
45
A
46
P
E
X
47
C
48
R
E
T
E
49
S
I
P
S
50
R
A
I
51
S
52
E
53
C
H
O
R
E
S
54
E
I
G
H
T
55
S
56
S
E
R
P
E
N
57
T
58
L
A
M
A
59
U
60
T
T
E
R
S
61
T
62
A
L
C
63
H
A
T
E
64
E
R
A
L
65
E
R
O
S
E
66
P
A
D
U
A
67
A
S
I
A
68
A
G
N
I
69
T
E
N
T
70
D
E
P
O
R
T
71
N
I
C
K
72
R
E
I
S
73
S
U
E
74
A
75
L
I
N
E
S
76
I
77
R
I
D
E
S
78
R
A
T
E
D
79
A
R
T
S
80
V
O
C
E
S
81
I
V
E
82
S
83
R
I
G
A
84
H
E
M
I
85
P
86
R
87
I
C
E
88
A
89
B
E
C
E
D
90
A
91
R
Y
92
A
S
93
S
94
O
95
C
96
R
U
N
S
97
A
R
E
S
98
T
O
P
99
E
100
M
E
T
A
101
A
P
H
102
P
H
I
L
E
103
M
104
A
105
T
O
L
O
G
106
Y
107
P
I
N
108
T
E
E
109
P
E
E
110
A
N
O
D
Y
N
E
111
R
A
112
I
S
O
N
113
E
R
R
A
T
A
114
S
T
R
I
K
E
S
115
E
L
O
I
S
E
116
S
T
E
W
E
D
117
S
A
T
E
D
118
T
E
N
S
E
S
© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,872
Across
1
"The Wild One" star : BRANDO
7
Grates : RASPS
12
Made the grade : PASSED
18
Hire a bar man? : RETAIN
19
Hugo's "Marion ___" : DELORME
21
Chant : INTONE
22
Depone : ATTEST
23
Morning glory, e.g. : IPOMOEA
24
Woos : COURTS
25
U.S. Govt. org. : CIA
26
Interdependent linking : CONCATENATION
29
Due follower : TRE
30
Idle or Clapton : ERIC
32
Stones : PITS
33
U.S. Sec. of State: 1905-9 : ROOT
34
Masher's look : LEER
35
A biographer of Jesus : RENAN
37
Becoming hidden : LATESCENT
41
Basque headgear : BERET
42
Means : MODE
44
Mind-set : MOOD
45
Vertex : APEX
47
El Greco's homeland : CRETE
49
Has hot tea : SIPS
50
Hoist : RAISE
53
Occasional work : CHORES
54
Henley crews : EIGHTS
56
Ophidian : SERPENT
58
Color called goose gray : LAMA
59
Pronounces : UTTERS
61
Agalite : TALC
63
Execrate : HATE
64
Of an age : ERAL
65
Notched : EROSE
66
Where Kate was tamed : PADUA
67
China setting : ASIA
68
Vedic god of fire : AGNI
69
Yurt, e.g. : TENT
70
Behave : DEPORT
71
___ Bottom, Titania's dreamboat : NICK
72
Second printing : REISSUE
74
Makes true : ALINES
76
Flags : IRIDES
78
Classed : RATED
79
Part of F.A. : ARTS
80
Sulla's speeches : VOCES
81
He portrayed Big Daddy : IVES
83
Latvian port : RIGA
84
Half: Comb. form : HEMI
85
Opera star Leontyne : PRICE
88
Simple : ABECEDARY
92
Kind of prof. : ASSOC
96
Sequences : RUNS
97
A son of Zeus : ARES
98
Tipple : TOPE
100
Kind of physician : META
101
Away from: Prefix : APH
102
"Science" of kissing : PHILEMATOLOGY
107
Tack : PIN
108
Aboriginal abode : TEEPEE
110
Soothing : ANODYNE
111
___ d'être : RAISON
113
Mistakes : ERRATA
114
Deletes : STRIKES
115
Kay Thompson's juvenile heroine : ELOISE
116
Fricasseed : STEWED
117
Surfeited : SATED
118
Causes strain : TENSES
Down
1
Pick-me-up : BRACER
2
Withdraw : RETIRE
3
Reach : ATTAIN
4
"___ man can tether time or tide": Burns : NAE
5
Record : DISC
6
Successful : ONTOP
7
Meal : REPAST
8
"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
9
Approximately : SOME
10
Pt. of speech : PRON
11
Vilified : SMEARED
12
Ornamental loop : PICOT
13
Unknown auth. : ANON
14
Nickname of a Udall : STU
15
Postal employee : SORTER
16
Main course : ENTREE
17
Ocotillo's milieu : DESERT
19
Apothegms : DICTA
20
U.S. Sec. of War: 1829-31 : EATON
27
Sudd's milieu : NILE
28
Jot : IOTA
31
Science of public finance : CAMERALISTICS
34
Pretentious phraseology : LEXIPHANICISM
36
Bit of marginalia : NOTE
38
Solzhenitsyn, e.g. : EMIGRE
39
H.S. group : SOPHS
40
Come to : COST
41
Silvertip, e.g. : BEAR
43
State of disuse : DESUETUDE
46
Suppliant : PRECATIVE
47
War horse : CHARGER
48
Where to spend a leu : ROMANIA
49
Castilian catnap : SIESTA
51
City on Monterey Bay : SEASIDE
52
Attracts : ENTICES
53
Net : CLEAR
54
School Orwell attended : ETON
55
Stirrup bone : STAPES
56
Disparage : SLUR
57
East Indian hardwoods : TEAKS
60
Bumbo or ombu : TREE
62
Stirs : ADOS
66
Quincunx group, e.g. : PENTAD
70
Lament : DIRGE
73
Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
75
Not of the clergy : LAIC
77
"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
82
Patola : SARI
83
Takes umbrage : RESENTS
84
Photog's fixative : HYPO
85
Chatters : PRATES
86
Publisher Murdoch : RUPERT
87
Belong : INHERE
89
Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
90
Expiated : ATONED
91
Heavy and cameo : ROLES
93
Blood poisoning : SEPSIS
94
Indolent : OTIOSE
95
City on the Riviera : CANNES
97
Before : AHEAD
99
Alligator's prey : EGRET
102
Fountain or Rose : PETE
103
Unit of metrical time : MORA
104
Stulm : ADIT
105
Cur : TYKE
106
Mythical beast : YALE
109
Handle clumsily : PAW
112
A play by Euripides : ION

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 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.

|