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.

DECIMAL DESCRIPTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1986

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 467 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
A
2
N
3
A
4
M
5
E
6
T
7
A
8
T
9
A
10
R
11
T
12
O
13
R
14
O
15
S
16
S
E
G
A
L
17
S
18
S
E
R
A
P
E
19
S
20
S
H
R
I
N
E
21
T
R
I
L
L
O
22
T
R
I
S
E
C
T
23
T
R
A
N
C
E
24
I
O
O
O
I
S
25
L
A
N
D
S
26
I
O
27
P
O
U
N
D
E
R
28
S
O
O
T
29
S
T
O
O
P
S
30
G
31
U
32
S
33
T
34
G
I
35
B
36
S
T
A
G
E
37
H
38
A
39
U
40
T
41
E
42
A
B
L
E
43
M
I
C
A
44
T
E
L
E
45
H
E
C
T
O
R
46
I
O
O
P
47
E
R
C
E
N
48
T
E
R
49
P
O
S
T
I
N
G
50
T
A
T
E
R
S
51
O
N
E
52
C
U
R
53
O
L
E
O
54
T
H
E
A
55
I
56
O
O
O
O
57
O
O
N
A
58
I
R
E
S
59
T
60
I
61
A
R
A
62
I
N
K
E
D
63
I
64
O
65
D
O
L
L
A
R
66
B
67
I
68
L
L
S
69
E
70
R
71
M
72
A
73
C
O
M
O
74
I
L
K
75
R
C
A
76
A
S
H
O
R
77
E
78
O
N
E
I
79
D
A
S
80
I
O
C
81
E
82
N
83
T
S
T
O
R
E
S
84
M
I
N
T
E
D
85
C
86
A
A
N
87
T
E
E
S
88
D
E
N
T
89
P
A
S
S
E
90
H
O
R
N
S
91
A
G
A
92
A
S
T
A
93
P
94
S
A
L
M
S
95
A
S
96
I
97
S
98
I
99
B
100
A
101
S
E
H
I
T
S
102
B
103
A
104
T
T
E
D
A
105
I
106
O
107
O
108
O
109
C
A
B
A
N
A
110
E
C
111
L
O
G
U
E
112
E
N
R
O
L
S
113
E
L
A
T
E
D
114
R
Y
E
L
A
N
D
115
S
T
A
P
L
E
116
R
A
S
E
D
117
E
W
E
R
S
118
A
N
S
A
E
© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,536
Across
1
"What's in ___?" : ANAME
6
U.S.S.R. republic : TATAR
11
Corrida beasts : TOROS
16
Vivienne and George : SEGALS
18
Blankets in Puebla : SERAPES
20
Marabout, e.g. : SHRINE
21
Baseball's Manny : TRILLO
22
Cut into three parts : TRISECT
23
Daze : TRANCE
24
St. Lawrence River feature : IOOOISLANDS
26
Ladyfish : IOPOUNDER
28
A pollutant : SOOT
29
Brownstone features : STOOPS
30
Williwaw : GUST
34
Male cat : GIB
36
It has wings and flies : STAGE
37
___ couture : HAUTE
42
Doughty : ABLE
43
Biotite : MICA
44
Cast or vise preceder : TELE
45
Patroclus's slayer : HECTOR
46
Jingo : IOOPERCENTER
49
Bookkeeping term : POSTING
50
Spuds : TATERS
51
"I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
52
Nothing but a pound dog : CUR
53
Kind of strut : OLEO
54
"Hedda Gabler" character : THEA
55
French plutocrats : IOOOOOONAIRES
59
Topper for Diana : TIARA
62
Signed : INKED
63
Sawbucks : IODOLLARBILLS
69
Writer Calderon : ERMA
73
Italian province : COMO
74
Unkind word for kind : ILK
75
High skyline letters in N.Y.C. : RCA
76
J. F. Cooper's "Afloat and ___" : ASHORE
78
N.Y. Indians : ONEIDAS
80
Obsolescent emporia : IOCENTSTORES
84
Coined : MINTED
85
Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
87
North Sea feeder : TEES
88
A blemish : DENT
89
Like a back number : PASSE
90
What cuckolds wear : HORNS
91
Moslem commander : AGA
92
Star with a tail : ASTA
93
Old Testament book : PSALMS
95
Store sign : ASIS
98
Singles : IBASEHITS
102
Had a perfect record : BATTEDAIOOO
109
Beach house : CABANA
110
Idyllic poem : ECLOGUE
112
Impanels : ENROLS
113
On cloud nine : ELATED
114
Breed of sheep : RYELAND
115
Salt or sugar : STAPLE
116
Flattened a flat : RASED
117
Jars : EWERS
118
Handles for Hadrian : ANSAE
Down
1
Italian wine center : ASTI
2
___ Deep, oceanic depression : NERO
3
Foreign-exchange fee : AGIO
4
Hawaiian loincloth : MALO
5
___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
6
Medrick : TERN
7
Hardscrabble : ARID
8
Scottish goblet : TASS
9
Pongo or wou-wou : APE
10
Horowitz performance : RECITAL
11
Fieldfares : THRUSHES
12
Algerian city : ORAN
13
Cortex : RIND
14
Quondam : ONCE
15
Daniel or Isaiah : SEER
17
Average : SOSO
18
Sea lavender : STATICE
19
Hanger-on : STOOGE
20
Discontinue : STOP
25
Reasoning : LOGIC
27
He influenced Baudelaire : POE
29
Type of type : STEREO
30
Rack, e.g. : GAIT
31
Corvette's target : UBOAT
32
Seventh deadly sin : SLOTH
33
Crow's nest : TEPEE
35
Anathema : BAN
36
Pool occupant : STENO
38
Cotten or Woolley : ACTOR
39
Practical : UTILE
40
Blends : TONES
41
Hence : ERGO
43
"___ Dot," Maugham play : MRS
45
Season goddesses : HORAE
47
A Nereid : ERATO
48
Besides : TOO
49
___ rock : PUNK
52
Swindles : CONS
55
Asian country : IRAK
56
A propeller : OAR
57
Lardner's "Say It With ___" : OIL
58
That is: Lat. : IDEST
60
Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
61
"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
63
Ancient region in Asia Minor : IONIA
64
Warnings : OMENS
65
Trifles : DOITS
66
"___ Song," Grammy winner in 1973 : BRIANS
67
Part of a Byzantine church's décor : ICONS
68
100,000 rupees : LAC
70
TV oldie : RHODA
71
Folkways : MORES
72
"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
73
Essay: Abbr. : COMP
76
Jennet or kiang : ASS
77
This: Sp. : ESTA
79
Intensified : DEEPENED
81
Greek letter : ETA
82
Annulled : NEGATED
83
Vex : TEASE
85
Plow part : COLTER
86
Sleeve hole : ARMSCYE
90
Offering, in Oahu : HAI
94
Menhaden's look-alike : SHAD
96
Casca's day to slay : IDES
97
Subject of a famed 1897 editorial : SANTA
98
Champagne bucket : ICER
99
Lake in Wales : BALA
100
Youth who mocked Demeter : ABAS
101
Glut : SATE
102
Friable clay : BOLE
103
Kanten : AGAR
104
Brewers' vats : TUNS
105
Qum is here : IRAN
106
"Sorry about that!" : OOPS
107
Cooking pot : OLLA
108
Hosea, in the Douay : OSEE
111
Hoad of tennis : LEW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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.

|