It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a DOUBLE pangram }, Scrabble score: 351 (avg 1.90)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
1
J
2
E
3
F
4
F
5
S
6
P
7
U
8
N
9
J
10
A
11
D
12
E
13
D
14
A
X
L
E
15
W
I
P
E
16
O
L
I
V
E
17
M
E
A
L
18
A
X
O
N
19
S
T
R
I
P
20
S
P
I
21
N
N
I
N
G
22
W
H
E
E
L
23
N
I
K
E
24
A
E
R
25
B
26
R
27
E
E
Z
Y
28
G
29
A
R
D
E
30
N
31
E
32
R
33
L
H
A
S
A
34
P
O
S
T
35
D
O
M
O
36
O
E
R
37
M
38
C
L
U
H
A
39
N
40
N
I
P
41
K
I
E
42
L
43
A
I
R
Y
44
A
45
B
E
L
E
46
E
N
D
E
47
A
R
E
D
48
S
K
A
T
E
S
49
A
D
O
50
S
I
E
R
51
R
52
E
V
O
L
53
V
54
I
N
G
D
O
55
O
56
R
57
C
A
B
I
N
58
O
R
A
N
59
Q
U
I
60
Z
61
O
M
A
N
I
62
L
A
K
E
63
U
R
G
E
64
W
I
N
G
S
65
S
Q
Y
D
66
E
S
S
E
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,537

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. Mutt's friend : JEFF
5. Gyrated : SPUN
9. Effete : JADED
14. Car part : AXLE
15. Use a towel : WIPE
16. Pimola : OLIVE
17. Brunch : MEAL
18. Nerve-cell process : AXON
19. Denude : STRIP
20. Colonial household need : SPINNINGWHEEL
23. U. S. missile : NIKE
24. Gas: Prefix : AER
25. Informal : BREEZY
28. Plot-tender : GARDENER
33. Asian capital : LHASA
34. After: Prefix : POST
35. Major-___ : DOMO
36. Above, in poetry : OER
37. Marshall of the media books : MCLUHAN
40. Tipple : NIP
41. German port : KIEL
43. Well-ventilated : AIRY
44. White poplar : ABELE
46. Raised in esteem : ENDEARED
48. Rink wear : SKATES
49. Commotion : ADO
50. Pintado fish : SIER
51. Place for going nowhere : REVOLVINGDOOR
57. Plane feature : CABIN
58. Algerian port : ORAN
59. Exam : QUIZ
61. Muscat native : OMANI
62. Red pigment : LAKE
63. Impulse : URGE
64. Flies : WINGS
65. Measure of area: Abbr. : SQYD
66. Between sum and fui : ESSE
Down
1. Pack : JAM
2. Reno leavers : EXES
3. Commotion : FLAP
4. Cats : FELINES
5. Elegant : SWANKY
6. Prankish : PIXIE
7. Preposition : UPON
8. Me., Vt., etc. : NENG
9. Kidded : JOSHED
10. Redid : ALTERED
11. Extreme : DIRE
12. Infamous : EVIL
13. Asst. : DEP
21. Hyderabad V.I.P. : NIZAM
22. Oder tributary : WARTA
25. Blighter : BLOKE
26. River of Europe, to Germans : RHEIN
27. Like some pitchers : EARED
28. Pepo : GOURD
29. Pale : ASHY
30. Musical piece : NONET
31. Zola : EMILE
32. Lassos : ROPES
34. Ballet position : PLIE
38. Lupescu's friend : CAROL
39. Unadorned : NAKED
42. Departure : LEAVING
45. Artistic style : BAROQUE
47. Aphrodite's love : ADONIS
48. Endorsed : SIGNED
50. Serpentine : SNAKY
51. Branches : RAMI
52. Israeli statesman : EBAN
53. Ency. units : VOLS
54. Neighbor of Turkey : IRAQ
55. Pronoun : OURS
56. Pre-fixes : RIGS
57. Chicago fire figure : COW
60. Letter : ZEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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.

|