This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
L
3
A
4
V
5
I
6
C
7
P
8
I
9
A
10
N
11
O
12
S
13
H
14
E
15
B
16
R
17
O
18
N
19
L
A
V
I
N
I
20
A
21
A
N
G
E
L
I
22
C
23
M
O
R
A
I
N
E
24
A
B
E
L
A
R
D
25
S
T
E
R
I
L
E
26
A
R
R
I
V
A
L
27
T
O
N
E
28
C
R
29
E
T
E
30
A
V
E
N
31
E
R
S
32
T
U
G
S
33
E
R
G
34
H
A
I
L
E
R
35
S
36
E
N
T
R
I
E
37
S
38
L
E
O
39
S
E
E
40
D
Y
41
E
I
S
N
E
42
R
43
T
O
R
A
44
E
45
T
E
R
N
46
D
R
A
G
47
O
N
S
48
S
N
A
49
P
50
S
A
N
51
D
L
O
T
S
52
S
I
G
N
E
53
T
54
E
N
O
55
S
56
N
A
I
L
S
57
S
58
P
H
E
R
E
59
R
60
O
C
K
E
T
61
E
D
62
S
E
C
63
R
64
E
65
T
66
S
H
R
I
N
E
67
M
O
N
A
S
T
E
R
68
K
A
R
A
I
T
E
69
C
R
O
N
E
70
M
O
P
E
S
71
S
E
A
72
L
E
R
S
73
V
A
N
74
R
I
N
G
75
P
A
R
I
S
76
P
S
A
L
M
77
P
A
G
E
78
E
V
A
79
C
O
U
N
C
I
80
L
81
S
L
U
M
P
82
V
A
L
E
T
83
W
E
T
84
B
I
R
D
85
A
D
A
86
P
T
E
R
S
87
F
A
R
E
R
S
88
S
L
E
E
P
S
89
F
L
E
X
U
O
S
E
90
R
E
C
E
D
E
91
T
H
O
92
S
E
93
D
E
M
I
94
S
95
E
A
M
A
N
96
C
97
A
T
E
N
A
T
98
E
99
R
A
C
100
E
101
A
B
E
T
T
102
E
103
D
104
S
A
T
Y
R
105
U
L
N
106
A
107
S
A
V
108
A
T
E
109
E
S
T
E
110
S
111
H
I
T
112
S
113
C
R
O
L
L
114
S
115
L
E
V
E
L
116
E
D
117
A
N
T
118
A
R
I
119
D
120
R
E
W
A
T
E
121
R
122
R
E
N
A
N
123
A
M
I
R
124
D
E
R
I
125
V
A
L
126
C
A
L
I
127
P
E
R
128
I
D
129
O
L
I
Z
E
130
O
N
E
N
E
S
S
131
E
R
A
N
I
S
T
132
S
E
W
A
N
E
E
133
W
E
D
G
E
S
134
S
H
E
E
T
S
135
R
E
S
E
N
T
© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 304
Across
1
The tongue of Dostoevsky. : SLAVIC
7
Heard in Tin-Pan Alley. : PIANOS
13
Where Abraham's tomb is. : HEBRON
19
Wife of Aeneas. : LAVINIA
21
Amy Dorrit's disposition. : ANGELIC
23
Glacial heap. : MORAINE
24
Famous teacher of Middle Ages. : ABELARD
25
Barren of ideas. : STERILE
26
Landing. : ARRIVAL
27
___ poem. : TONE
28
Of which Minos was king. : CRETE
30
Officers of royal stables: Hist. : AVENERS
32
Harbor boats. : TUGS
33
C. G. S. unit. : ERG
34
Welcomers. : HAILERS
36
What Raffles made illegally. : ENTRIES
38
Count Tolstoy. : LEO
39
Shabby. : SEEDY
41
Bavarian Premier, assassinated 1919. : EISNER
43
"Law of Moses." : TORA
44
Forever: Archaic. : ETERN
46
Slain in Spenser's "Faerie Queene." : DRAGONS
48
Letitia ___, Jonathan Wild's wife. : SNAP
50
Juvenile baseball grounds. : SANDLOTS
52
Royal seal. : SIGNET
54
Father of Cainan. : ENOS
56
Crusoe's find. : NAILS
57
Globe. : SPHERE
59
Shot upward. : ROCKETED
62
Conrad's "___ Agent." : SECRET
66
Holy place. : SHRINE
67
Single aster. : MONASTER
68
One of a Jewish sect. : KARAITE
69
What Ulrica was in "Ivanhoe." : CRONE
70
Languishes. : MOPES
71
Calling of the Sea Wolf's men. : SEALERS
73
Henry ___ Dyke. : VAN
74
What Melisande lost in the blindman's well. : RING
75
Balzac's Cousin Pons' home. : PARIS
76
One of David's songs. : PSALM
77
Family in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." : PAGE
78
Uncle Tom's little friend. : EVA
79
___ Bluffs, Ia. : COUNCIL
81
Decline. : SLUMP
82
Sam Weller's occupation. : VALET
83
Rain-predicting English finch. : WETBIRD
85
Chemists' tubes. : ADAPTERS
87
Travelers. : FARERS
88
What West does in "Looking Backward." : SLEEPS
89
Having turns. : FLEXUOSE
90
Ebb. : RECEDE
91
"___ Barren Leaves"—Huxley. : THOSE
93
Meg's son in "Little Women." : DEMI
94
Calling of Masterman Ready. : SEAMAN
96
Link together. : CATENATE
99
Won by Ben Hur. : RACE
101
Supported. : ABETTED
104
Follower of Dionysius. : SATYR
105
Forearm bone. : ULNA
107
Early form of boxing in France. : SAVATE
109
___ Park, Colorado. : ESTES
111
Apt expression. : HIT
112
Rolls of parchment. : SCROLLS
115
So lay the walls of Jericho. : LEVELED
117
Example to a sluggard. : ANT
118
Waterless. : ARID
120
Irrigate again. : REWATER
122
French writer, critic (1823-92). : RENAN
123
Abdul the Bulbul ___. : AMIR
124
Origin. : DERIVAL
126
Measuring tool. : CALIPER
128
Deify. : IDOLIZE
130
Unity. : ONENESS
131
Greek clubman. : ERANIST
132
Seat of University of the South. : SEWANEE
133
V-shaped pieces. : WEDGES
134
What Richard Dana trimmed. : SHEETS
135
Feel displeasure. : RESENT
Down
1
School gear in Tom Sawyer's day. : SLATES
2
What Gilliatt did in "Toilers of the Sea." : LABORED
3
Count of Monte Cristo's role. : AVENGER
4
Character of Tartuffe. : VILE
5
Sister of Miss Lulu Bett. : INA
6
Around. : CIRCA
7
Ointments. : PASTES
8
Men in White. : INTERNS
9
"The ___ of Fable" by Bulfinch. : AGE
10
A tributary of the Tiber. : NERA
11
___ Schreiner, novelist. : OLIVE
12
"___ Night" by Josef Mohr. : SILENT
13
"Black Beauty." : HORSE
14
Misjudge. : ERR
15
Cast by Izaak Walton. : BAIT
16
Little stream. : RIVULET
17
Wild asses. : ONAGERS
18
A biography by Robert Southey. : NELSON
20
___ Lecouvreur, heroine of a play by Scribe and Légouvé. : ADRIENNE
22
Literary patchworks. : CENTOS
23
Lady in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
29
Elizabeth: Fr. : ELISE
31
"A sleeveless ___." : ERRAND
34
Science named for Greek goddess. : HYGIENE
35
Indians. : SENECAS
37
Mark Twain's Col. Mulberry ___. : SELLERS
40
Spirited. : DASHING
42
Takes precedence of. : RANKS
45
She stabs Scarpia. : TOSCA
47
A Grimm being. : OGRE
49
Spenser, Prince of ___. : POETS
51
Make powerless. : DISARM
53
Describing the background of "Almayer's Folly." : TROPICAL
55
Where chimes ring: "A Christmas Carol." : STEEPLES
57
Wither. : SHRIVEL
58
Bent. : PRONATE
60
Unilateral. : ONESIDED
61
Obliterations. : ERASURES
63
Emulated. : RIVALED
64
Cabinet. : ETAGERE
65
Doctrines. : TENETS
66
Skinflints. : SCREWS
67
Omar says it brings a thousand roses. : MORN
68
Seaweed. : KELP
70
Tennyson poem. : MAUD
72
Loom levers. : LAMS
75
English Greek scholar (1759-1808). : PORSON
77
Topsy has none. : PARENTS
79
Monograms. : CIPHERS
80
Less strict. : LAXER
81
Unfeeling. : STOICAL
82
Moved out. : VACATED
84
Girl in Burnett's "The Shuttle." : BETTY
86
Mountain lions. : PUMAS
87
A wife. : FEME
89
Whitlow in cattle. : FETLOW
90
Monk, doctor, editor and writer (1490-1553). : RABELAIS
92
Horse-mackeral. : SAURELS
95
Pig's fate in "Tom, the piper's son." : EATEN
96
Native of City of the Caliphs. : CAIRENE
97
Arrayed. : ATTIRED
98
Entwine. : ENLACE
100
Site of the Rongbak Glacier. : EVEREST
102
Woven fabric. : ETAMINE
103
Habitant. : DENIZEN
104
Peter Pan loses his. : SHADOW
106
Holy tables. : ALTARS
108
Sidetracks. : AVERTS
110
Opening scene, "Romeo and Juliet." : STREET
113
Cloddish. : CRASS
114
A pause, in the Psalms. : SELAH
116
Finisher. : ENDER
119
First word in well-known nursery rhyme. : DING
121
Russian hemp. : RINE
123
Sigh for Yorick. : ALAS
125
A letter. : VEE
127
Hideout of the four-and-twenty. : PIE
129
Possess, as something derived. : OWE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 3 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle