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, Tuesday, December 26, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
1
S
2
P
3
E
4
W
5
P
6
A
7
R
8
I
9
S
10
M
11
A
12
S
13
S
14
A
L
B
A
15
A
M
E
N
T
16
O
B
O
E
17
L
E
O
N
18
O
R
E
O
V
E
19
R
T
U
R
E
20
S
A
N
D
M
A
N
21
F
E
T
T
E
R
22
E
A
D
S
23
F
A
O
24
S
25
T
26
E
R
N
E
27
R
E
D
28
A
29
D
30
A
31
E
A
V
E
32
M
A
N
U
33
P
A
N
34
T
H
E
R
35
I
36
T
37
E
O
F
S
P
38
R
I
N
G
39
I
O
N
40
S
H
O
T
41
E
S
T
E
42
N
E
T
43
S
E
N
44
F
45
A
T
H
E
R
46
C
U
R
47
B
A
L
I
48
S
49
T
50
E
R
E
O
51
O
R
A
C
52
L
53
E
54
S
55
W
A
T
E
R
M
56
U
57
S
I
C
S
U
I
T
E
58
A
L
E
S
59
A
N
I
S
E
60
L
A
N
A
61
N
E
S
T
62
N
A
M
E
S
63
E
R
A
S
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,536
Across
1
Eject, as lava : SPEW
5
"An American in ___" : PARIS
10
Bernstein work : MASS
14
Dawn, in Italy : ALBA
15
Catkin : AMENT
16
Reed : OBOE
17
Popular Beethoven work : LEONOREOVERTURE
20
Soporific agent : SANDMAN
21
Restrain : FETTER
22
U. S. bridge builder : EADS
23
U. N. farm agency : FAO
24
"Sentimental Journey" author : STERNE
27
Grange or Buttons : RED
28
Nabokov novel : ADA
31
Roof part : EAVE
32
Hindu lawgiver : MANU
33
Rotate, as a camera : PAN
34
Seasonal Stravinsky piece : THERITEOFSPRING
39
Particle : ION
40
Pellet : SHOT
41
Italian family : ESTE
42
Trawl : NET
43
Japanese coin : SEN
44
Chesterton's Brown : FATHER
46
Mongrel : CUR
47
Island of romance : BALI
48
Sound-producing system : STEREO
51
Delphic utterances : ORACLES
55
Handel poolside offering : WATERMUSICSUITE
58
Drinks : ALES
59
Cordial flavor : ANISE
60
Turner : LANA
61
Retreat : NEST
62
Reputations : NAMES
63
Ages : ERAS
Down
1
Eastern timber trees : SALS
2
Excuse : PLEA
3
Black : EBON
4
Schubert fantasie : WANDERER
5
"I Love a ___" : PARADE
6
Hymn words : AMENS
7
Vintage auto : REO
8
Patent subject: Abbr. : INV
9
U. S. writer : STEFFENS
10
Maxim : MOTTO
11
Border on : ABUT
12
Affliction : SORE
13
Soothsayer : SEER
18
Arabian gulf : OMAN
19
Words on a timetable : READUP
24
Begin : SETIN
25
Western lake : TAHOE
26
Consequence : EVENT
27
Brit. fliers : RAF
28
Imitative : APISH
29
Italian poet : DANTE
30
Irritate : ANGER
32
Bon ___ : MOT
35
Publisher : ISSUER
36
Berlioz's Carnival Overture : THEROMAN
37
Long time : EON
38
Small purse : RETICULE
44
Stage offerings : FARCES
45
Alack's partner : ALAS
46
Peak : CREST
47
Western capital : BOISE
48
Sibelius's "___ of Tuonela" : SWAN
49
Account : TALE
50
Summers in Nancy : ETES
52
Fibber : LIAR
53
Lab vessel : ETNA
54
High ___ : SEAS
56
Merkel : UNA
57
Figure of speech: Abbr. : SIM

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.

|