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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

GREETINGS A LA BERLITZ

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 1973

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 591 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,898
Across Down
1. Queens battleground : SHEA
5. Ex-frosh : SOPH
9. ___ and Kashmir : JAMMU
14. Sky Way : MILKY
19. Famous also-ran : HARE
20. African plant : ALOE
21. Sky Hunter : ORION
22. Papal cape : ORALE
23. Hebrew measure : OMER
24. Festive : GALA
25. ___ juste : LEMOT
26. Star in 21 Across : RIGEL
27. Words from a Spanish carol : VAMOSAVERALNINOMANUEL
31. Roman officials : EDILES
32. "___ prayer for me" : SAYA
33. Kafka character : OLGA
34. Old Roman province : DACIA
35. N. L. player : ASTRO
37. Southern constellation : ARGO
40. Hitting stats : RBI
43. A Roosevelt : TEDDY
45. Recoverable sea goods : LAGAN
47. Burdened : LADEN
49. Words by Isaac Watts : ANDHEAVNANDNATURESING
55. Like a 10-cent tip : MEASLY
56. Bridge work : TRESTLE
57. Having a handle : ANSATE
58. Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
59. Dance : SAMBA
60. This: Sp. : ESTA
61. Words from a French carol : ETLAPAIXSOITAUXHOMMES
71. Nightingale trademark : LAMP
72. Female sprite : NIXIE
73. Cereal grass : OAT
74. Craving : DESIRE
77. Lay low : FLATTEN
80. Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
83. Words from a German carol : EINKINDLEINISTGEBOREN
86. Cleaving tools : FROES
87. Duvalier land : HAITI
88. Do C.P.A. work : AUDIT
89. Tree : YEW
90. Some prizes : CUPS
91. Red or Charing : CROSS
94. ___ Ferry : DOBBS
98. One of the Joneses : DAVY
101. Silvers : PHIL
102. Outdoor stairway : PERRON
103. Words from an Italian carol : DORMIDORMIOBELBAMBINO
110. Lamblike : ELIAN
111. Korean city : SEOUL
112. Willing : FAIN
113. One's own: Prefix : IDIO
114. Large bill : FIFTY
115. Miss Bryant : ANITA
116. Roman date : IDES
117. Medical Nobelist, 1970 : KATZ
118. Absolute : TOTAL
119. Parts : ROLES
120. Gotham postal initials : NYNY
121. Arizona town : ELOY
1. Pushed : SHOVED
2. Honshu port : HAMADA
3. Of deserts : EREMIC
4. Stony meteorites : AEROLITHS
5. Long tales : SAGAS
6. Norwegian saint : OLAV
7. May fixture : POLE
8. San Simeon name : HEARST
9. U. S. carol : JOLLYOLDSAINTNICHOLAS
10. Place of action : ARENA
11. Opera role : MIMI
12. Word with light or shine : MOON
13. "Render therefore ___ . . . " : UNTO
14. Principled : MORAL
15. Irritating : IRING
16. Little Flower : LAGUARDIA
17. Swiss painter : KLEE
18. Tiger, e.g. : YELL
28. Marine conger : SEAEEL
29. Swiss river : AAR
30. Pasture sound : MOO
35. Speech part: Abbr. : ADV
36. Sentence structure : SYNTAX
37. Arab head cord : AGAL
38. Grade : RATE
39. Wildebeest : GNU
41. Penchant : BENT
42. Dean of St. Paul's : INGE
44. U.S. author : DAY
46. Kind of hill : ANT
47. Slow, in music : LENTO
48. Indian state : ASSAM
49. French girl friend : AMIE
50. Hencoop feature : NEST
51. Actress Arlene : DAHL
52. "To ___!" : ARMS
53. Pisgah summit : NEBO
54. Allergy reaction : RASH
59. Slight taste : SIP
60. English river : EXE
62. Equally : ALIKE
63. Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
64. Sobeit : AMEN
65. S.A. monkey : TITI
66. Battle and pole : AXES
67. Utah mountains : UINTAS
68. Heath : MOOR
69. Let up : EASE
70. The Man : STAN
74. Face : DEFY
75. Green land : EIRE
76. Winter pileup : SNOWDRIFT
77. To-do : FLAP
78. Floral greetings : LEIS
79. River isle : AIT
80. Pre-___ : MED
81. In the same place: Lat. : IBIDEM
82. Vehicle : MOTORBIKE
84. Roderick ___ : DHU
85. Edwards of vaudeville days : GUS
90. Charisse : CYD
92. Tease : RIB
93. Alkene : OLEFIN
95. Type of veil : BRIDAL
96. Food fish : BONITO
97. Ready for sleep : SNOOZY
99. Mother of Lavinia : AMATA
100. Plastic for flooring : VINYL
101. Shoshonean: Var. : PIUTE
102. Garden plant : PANSY
103. Adroit : DEFT
104. Hodgepodge : OLIO
105. Eskers : OSAR
106. Certain divorce : RENO
107. Drudgery : MOIL
108. Astor or Jane Grey : LADY
109. Très ___ : BIEN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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