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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1956

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { F J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,429
Across Down
1. Name for a shaggy dog. : RAGS
5. Author of “Hedda Gabler.” : IBSEN
10. Competent. : ABLE
14. Country of SW Asia. : IRAQ
15. Dodger stalwart. : REESE
16. Mild expletive. : DRAT
17. “___ et mon droit.” : DIEU
18. Leases. : RENTS
19. Prima donna. : DIVA
20. Scene of a naval battle, 480 B. C. : SALAMIS
22. Moral. : ETHICAL
24. Head covering. : WIG
25. Harass. : BESET
26. War vessel. : LST
29. Where Elmo E. Smith is Acting Governor. : SALEM
31. Seventh sign of the zodiac. : LIBRA
35. Melodies. : AIRS
37. Children’s game. : TAG
38. Delayed. : SLOWED
39. Is the wish of. : PLEASES
41. Condition of certain laborers. : PEONAGE
42. Boxing matches. : EVENTS
43. General’s nickname. : MAC
44. Thin cooky. : SNAP
45. ___ Goshen! : LANDO
46. Caribbean port. : COLON
48. Musically high. : ALT
49. Entire range or series. : GAMUT
51. Egg mixture. : NOG
53. Sales agent. : REALTOR
56. Place where one lives. : ADDRESS
60. Isle of exile. : ELBA
61. Rotating machine. : LATHE
63. Part of a nerve cell. : AXON
64. Beverages. : ALES
65. Clear sky. : ETHER
66. Farm structure. : SILO
67. Doilies. : MATS
68. Appears. : SEEMS
69. Mulligan, for instance. : STEW
1. Frees (with “of”). : RIDS
2. Operatic solo. : ARIA
3. W. B. Yeats was one. : GAEL
4. Pocahontas was one. : SQUAW
5. Waters. : IRRIGATES
6. “And murmuring of innumerable ___.” : BEES
7. Japanese coin. : SEN
8. Regard. : ESTEEM
9. Hornets’ ___. : NESTS
10. Annexes and ells. : ADDITIONS
11. ___-a-brac. : BRIC
12. Source of pumice. : LAVA
13. And elsewhere: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
21. Wrong; ill: Prefix. : MIS
23. Greeting. : HELLO
25. Implore. : BEG
26. Place for a decoration. : LAPEL
27. Forest trees of a certain area. : SILVA
28. Made of wood. : TREEN
30. ___ Vegas. : LAS
32. Master or boss, in Africa. : BWANA
33. Kingly. : REGAL
34. Expert. : ADEPT
36. Time-teller. : SANDGLASS
38. Approvers of motions. : SECONDERS
40. Ermine in brown. : STOAT
41. Buddy. : PAL
43. Pithy remark. : MOT
46. Vicar’s deputy. : CURATE
47. Head movement. : NOD
50. Burrowers. : MOLES
52. Fescue. : GRASS
53. Twenty quires. : REAM
54. Singer Fitzgerald. : ELLA
55. Incite. : ABET
56. Attention-getting sound. : AHEM
57. Stage direction. : EXIT
58. Fish. : SOLE
59. Weather prediction. : SNOW
62. Relative of 30 Down. : THE

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

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