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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1960

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,880
Across Down
1. Develops satisfactorily, (with "up"). : SHAPES
7. Himalayan native. : SHERPA
13. Friable. : CRISP
18. On ___ (on dangeous ground). : THINICE
19. ___-al-Rashid. : HAROUN
20. Shoshonean Indains. : UINTAS
22. Poser. : HARDNUTTOCRACK
24. In existence. : EXTANT
25. Fancy. : IDEA
26. Marabou. : STORK
27. Boats for duck hunting. : SKAGS
29. ___ account (not at all). : ONNO
30. Rialto sign. : SRO
31. Vehement. : HOT
32. Region: Abbr. : TERR
33. Board member: Abbr. : DIR
34. Promissory notes. : IOUS
36. Greek mountain. : PELION
39. Shore bird. : RAIL
41. Opposite of stern. : STEM
42. Gun dog. : SETTER
44. Religious service. : SEDER
46. Helps. : SUCCORS
48. Famous flier. : ODOM
50. Jewish month. : SIVAN
52. City on the Moselle. : TRIER
53. Pass by. : BLOWOVER
57. River into the Baltic. : NEMAN
59. Group, such as the Muses. : ENNEAD
62. Burning glass. : LENS
63. 10th century navigator. : ERIC
65. Cleaves. : RIVES
67. End. : CEASE
68. Out, in S. Africa. : UIT
69. Sometime diplomatic activity. : SIGHTSEEING
72. Callao coin. : SOL
73. Clear sky. : ETHER
76. Coronet. : TIARA
77. City of Hungary. : EGER
78. Not at all. : NONE
79. Epithet for 63 Across. : THERED
81. Squirrels' nests. : DRAYS
83. Legal trials. : HEARINGS
85. Phase, as of a topic. : FACET
87. Flows, as a sea. : TIDES
89. French town, scene of 1942 trial. : RIOM
90. Turkish coin. : PIASTER
92. Roman emperor, 79–81 A. D. : TITUS
94. Morsel. : NIBBLE
98. Noun suffix. : ANCE
99. Victory. : PALM
102. Unrefined. : EARTHY
104. Asian land. : IRAN
105. Road map abbreviation. : RTE
106. Siliceous rock: Geol. : SIAL
108. "Après ___ le déluge." : MOI
109. Building plot in S. Africa. : ERF
110. Mansard. : ROOF
112. Eating: Comb. form : PHAGE
113. Large groups of buildings. : PILES
115. "The Forsyte ___." : SAGA
116. By way of summing up. : INFINE
118. Following from this. : BYTHESAMETOKEN
121. Caught fish. : SEINED
122. City in Pakistan. : LAHORE
123. Believer in B. C. doctrine. : ATOMIST
124. Stalk. : STIPE
125. Puts up. : ERECTS
126. Sheetings. : LINENS
1. Menu item. : SHADROE
2. Take a job: Colloq. : HIREOUT
3. A lick ___ promise. : ANDA
4. Flagpole on the green. : PIN
5. Old French coins. : ECUS
6. ___ world on fire. : SETTHE
7. No basketball players, they. : SHORTIES
8. Saddlehorse. : HACK
9. Do wrong. : ERR
10. Barbecue. : ROAST
11. Gather into small folds. : PUCKER
12. Asian capital. : ANKARA
13. Prompter's assists. : CUES
14. ___-dollar, former German coin. : RIX
15. Look ___. : INTO
16. Be logically evident. : STANDTOREASON
17. Wicker basket. : PANNIER
18. "___ the forest primeval . . . " : THISIS
21. Moves violently. : STORMS
23. Means to an end. : TOOLS
28. Ground grain. : GRIST
35. Packs away. : STOWS
36. Turns out to be. : PROVES
37. One of the Aesir. : ODIN
38. Indomitable. : NEVERSAYDIE
40. Artificial bait. : LURE
41. Panorama. : SCENE
43. Former name of Tokyo. : EDO
45. China grass. : RAMIE
47. Presidential title: Abbr. : CINC
49. Part of O. M. : MERIT
51. "For I am the ruler of the Queen's ___!" : NAVEE
53. Flowering plant. : BLUET
54. Seaport of Scotland. : LEITH
55. To all appearances. : ONTHEFACEOFIT
56. Strict. : RIGID
58. Relative of a snort. : NEIGH
60. "Without ___," Youmans tune. : ASONG
61. Crosses out. : DELES
64. Board room pin-up. : CHART
66. Gibe. : SNEER
70. Characteristic : TRAIT
71. Describing certain wood. : GRAINY
74. Wipe out. : ERASE
75. Churchman: Abbr. : RECT
78. Auras of splendor. : NIMBI
80. Intense. : DEEP
82. ___ trap. : SETA
84. "Vive le ___!" : ROI
86. Refuse. : TRASH
88. Conjectures. : SURMISES
90. ___ Island, Marine base. : PARRIS
91. Recites in singsong manner. : INTONES
93. Roman garment. : STOLA
95. Train a tyro. : BREAKIN
96. Liberal gift. : LARGESS
97. ___ terrible. : ENFANT
100. Responsible. : LIABLE
101. Dancer of the czardas. : MAGYAR
103. Of winter. : HIEMAL
107. Forgetfulness. : LETHE
111. Over: Fr. : FINI
112. Foot: Comb. form. : PEDE
113. Saucy. : PERT
114. Son of Ramses I. : SETI
115. Approximately. : SOME
117. Knot in cotton fiber. : NEP
119. Ad ___. : HOC
120. Weight. : TON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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