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PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1957

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 629 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,791
Across Down
1. Road surface. : MACADAM
8. Most unusual: Colloq. : TALLEST
15. Kitchen utensils. : SCOOPS
21. California coastal county. : ALAMEDA
22. Wife of Dionysus. : ARIADNE
23. Mrs. Ozzie Nelson. : HARRIET
25. James Wong Howe's occupation. : CINEMATOGRAPHER
27. Railroad gondola, for example. : OPENCAR
28. Behave. : ACT
29. Regent of the Netherlands, 1890–98. : EMMA
30. Sweet cicely. : ANISEROOT
32. Kansas city. : IOLA
33. Drones. : BEES
35. American dramatist. : SAROYAN
37. Horse's gait. : RACK
38. Classical in style. : ATTIC
39. Noted lyric poet. : RILKE
41. City NW of Marseilles. : NIMES
42. Per ___. : CENT
43. Small, one-seeded fruit. : ACHENE
44. Wind about. : ENLACE
46. ___'wester. : NOR
47. Lose color. : FADE
48. Out of date. : DEMODED
49. Ob tributary. : TOM
50. Any system of doctrine. : GOSPEL
52. Motorists' haven. : MOTEL
53. Foot signals, in fencing. : APPELS
56. Controversial. : ERISTIC
59. Tote board information. : ODDS
63. Type of hill. : TOR
64. Plains Indians. : COMANCHES
67. 1915 Kentucky Derby winner. : REGRET
69. "___ Fideles." : ADESTE
73. Milky gem. : OPAL
74. Island in Casco Bay. : ORRS
75. Epithet of Elizabeth I. : ORIANA
76. Evening star. : VESPER
77. ___ alone (not to mention). : LET
78. Water ___. : ICE
79. Person supposed to bring good luck. : MASCOT
80. Subjects for debate. : ISSUES
81. New York county. : ERIE
83. Danish boy's name. : SVEN
84. Keen. : ASTUTE
85. Becky Sharp's Marquis. : STEYNE
86. Senator from Missoula. : MANSFIELD
88. Celtic god. : LER
89. Before the ___. : MAST
90. Woodwind. : BASSOON
91. Paste jewelry. : STRASS
94. Jackson's Secy. of War. : EATON
97. Ready. : PROMPT
101. ___ bean. : PEA
102. Noted penman. : SPENCER
105. Satiate. : GLUT
107. Exclamation of surprise. : OHO
108. Irish county. : ANTRIM
112. Cotton-processing machine. : CARDER
113. Charges. : FEES
114. Sam Weller's job at the White Hart. : BOOTS
116. Woman of the Bible. : NAOMI
117. Famous patriarch of Alexandria. : ARIUS
118. Blessing. : BOON
119. Choral composition. : CANTATA
121. Eats. : SUPS
122. Sluggish. : LOGY
123. Certain troops. : GARRISONS
125. Long, stony ridge. : RAND
127. ___ Cruces. : LAS
128. Shore birds. : PLOVERS
130. He wrote "The Life of Reason." : GEORGESANTAYANA
133. Subjects for gerontologists. : SENILES
134. On the way. : ENROUTE
135. Novel of 1937 (with "The"). : CITADEL
136. Overwhelm. : DELUGE
137. Advocate of centralized government. : STATIST
138. Wall finishes. : ENAMELS
1. Ghastly. : MACABRE
2. "___ Wonderland." : ALICEIN
3. "You Never ___." : CANTELL
4. Soul: Fr. : AME
5. Attic township. : DEME
6. Peak in the Cascades. : ADAMS
7. Wrestler. : MATMAN
8. Game. : TAG
9. Costumers. : ARRAYERS
10. Wild grape vines. : LIANAS
11. Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
12. Anglo-Saxon letters. : EDHS
13. Smiled derisively. : SNEERED
14. Geological formation. : TERRANE
15. Set of staves for one barrel. : SHOOK
16. Navy officer: Abbr. : CAPT
17. Bronze coin of Denmark. : ORE
18. Roger Tory Peterson, for example. : ORNITHOLOGIST
19. Edged with small loops. : PICOTED
20. Equipment for deepwater fishing. : SEALINE
24. Delineated. : TRACED
26. Rowing. : OARING
31. Calendar abbreviation. : OCT
34. Food fish. : SKATE
36. Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
38. Top. : ACME
40. Branch of biology: Abbr. : ECOL
42. Cotton cloth. : CALICO
43. At the age of: Lat. abbr. : AET
45. Dortmund-___ Canal. : EMS
47. Polypody. : FERN
48. Grumpy's pal. : DOC
51. Bell sound. : PEAL
52. Dispatch wrongly. : MISSEND
53. Reversion to type. : ATAVISM
54. Mayor, in Fascist Italy. : PODESTA
55. Devices for punching. : PRESSES
57. Absolve. : SHRIVE
58. Male falcon. : TERCEL
60. Early "horror" film. : DRACULA
61. Indicates. : DENOTES
62. Ancient Greek coins. : STATERS
64. Governor at Jackson. : COLEMAN
65. Works of Massenet, for instance. : OPERAS
66. Prayers. : MATINS
67. Latium province. : ROMA
68. Historic times. : ERAS
70. Well-known 1-mi. Creek. : SPUYTENDUYVIL
71. Number suffix. : TEEN
72. Gaelic. : ERSE
82. Hudson River town. : ESOPUS
83. Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
87. ___ Bragg. : FORT
90. Town: Abbr. : BOR
91. Montecatini, for example. : SPA
92. State: Abbr. : TENN
93. Polynesian trees. : RATAS
95. Relatives of kings. : ACES
96. Type of street: Abbr. : TER
98. Almanac items. : MOONSETS
99. Unit of illumination. : PHOT
100. Important N. Z. timber tree. : TOTARA
102. Trophies. : SCALPS
103. Released conditionally. : PAROLED
104. Daughter of Icarus. : ERIGONE
105. M. Clemenceau. : GEORGES
106. Clement. : LENIENT
109. Vocal flourish. : ROULADE
110. Make a jury list. : IMPANEL
111. Devotional books. : MISSALS
113. Suitable to. : FOR
114. City on Ubangi River. : BANGUI
115. Topic for golfers. : STANCE
118. ___ Terre, capital of Guadeloupe. : BASSE
119. Barbizon painter. : COROT
120. Author of "The Promised Land." : ANTIN
123. Nickname of screen's Ahab. : GREG
124. Italian town on the Liri. : SORA
126. Statistics. : DATA
129. Elected: Fr. : ELU
131. Tenor Svanholm. : SET
132. Vegetable. : YAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 22 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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