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.

New York Times, Friday, November 17, 1989

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
P
2
A
3
R
4
C
5
H
6
T
7
I
8
A
9
H
10
A
11
P
12
P
13
Y
14
O
M
A
H
A
15
E
R
N
16
O
P
E
R
A
17
P
E
T
E
R
18
H
E
A
D
19
U
T
T
E
R
20
P
R
E
21
P
A
N
N
I
22
E
R
23
R
E
D
24
Y
E
L
25
P
26
Z
A
I
R
E
27
I
O
N
S
28
O
29
L
E
G
30
O
R
31
A
N
G
32
R
33
E
34
P
U
L
S
E
35
N
O
S
T
R
36
I
37
L
38
O
V
E
R
A
39
T
O
A
S
T
40
B
E
T
I
M
41
E
42
S
43
S
44
T
A
N
D
E
R
45
E
N
A
C
T
46
P
U
R
E
47
B
48
E
R
G
49
T
A
50
C
I
T
51
D
52
A
53
M
54
S
55
R
E
P
56
D
O
M
I
N
O
57
S
58
B
I
T
59
A
R
O
60
M
A
61
P
E
D
R
O
62
S
U
L
A
63
S
I
R
E
D
64
E
L
L
65
L
O
S
E
R
66
S
E
T
T
O
67
D
O
E
68
E
X
E
R
T
© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,619

Support XWord Info today

Access this site for a full year:

  1. Select your level
  2. Choose how to pay

Learn about support levels.

$50 — Angel

Full access + download

$20 — Regular User

Full access, limited Finder

$10 — Casual User

Students & seniors
Across
1
Shrivel : PARCH
6
Aunt, in Avila : TIA
9
Content : HAPPY
14
Major city on the Missouri : OMAHA
15
White-tailed eagle : ERN
16
"Billy Budd" or "Peter Grimes" : OPERA
17
Seaport in NE Scotland : PETERHEAD
19
Absolute : UTTER
20
Before: Prefix : PRE
21
Burro's basket : PANNIER
23
Carmine : RED
24
Canine's cry : YELP
26
Kinshasa is its capital : ZAIRE
27
Minute particles : IONS
28
Actor Vidov : OLEG
30
Borneo ape, for short : ORANG
32
Drive back : REPULSE
35
Facial opening : NOSTRIL
38
Turn ___ new leaf : OVERA
39
Liquid salute : TOAST
40
Early : BETIMES
43
Lionel of old films : STANDER
45
Legislate : ENACT
46
Immaculate : PURE
47
Peril of northern waters : BERG
49
Not verbalized : TACIT
51
Steeplechasers' mothers : DAMS
55
Ribbed fabric : REP
56
A tile game : DOMINOS
58
Brace's complement : BIT
59
Redolence : AROMA
61
San ___, Honduran city : PEDROSULA
63
Fathered : SIRED
64
Kay's successor : ELL
65
Unsuccessful participant : LOSER
66
Clash : SETTO
67
Buck's mate : DOE
68
Employ muscle power : EXERT
Down
1
Narcotic bloomer : POPPY
2
" . . . honor is ___ scutcheon": Shak. : AMERE
3
Small carnivorous animal : RATEL
4
An early supporter of Fidel : CHE
5
Part of a lamp : HARP
6
Adjective for a high schooler : TEENAGE
7
An Azerbaijani : IRANI
8
Fireplace equipment : ANDIRON
9
Time period : HOUR
10
Quick to learn : APT
11
City renamed for Lenin : PETROGRAD
12
Primp : PREEN
13
Enclosures : YARDS
18
Initiates plebes : HAZES
22
Architect Saarinen : EERO
25
Activity of a tea-party hostess : POURING
27
Chanted : INTONED
29
Quito quadruped : LLAMA
31
"___ Is Born," 1954 film : ASTAR
32
Hijack : ROB
33
First lady : EVE
34
Guernsey capital, with "Saint" : PETERPORT
36
Suffix for expert : ISE
37
Item given to the P.O. : LTR
41
Prefix for derm or plasm : ECTO
42
Validated : STAMPED
43
Measure of yarn : SPINDLE
44
Coach : TUTOR
47
Word with knuckles or tacks : BRASS
48
Weird : EERIE
50
Heaven, to Juan : CIELO
52
Vituperate : ABUSE
53
Coe or Ovett : MILER
54
Initiate : START
56
Die : DADO
57
Bottom surface of a golf club : SOLE
60
Site for "Cav." : MET
62
Red or White baseball team : SOX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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.

|