It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 1981

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
A
3
F
4
E
5
C
6
A
7
A
8
N
9
A
10
P
11
I
12
E
13
D
14
A
B
E
L
15
U
S
M
A
16
R
U
B
L
E
17
C
O
L
L
18
E
C
T
O
R
19
I
T
I
S
A
20
B
L
A
C
K
E
Y
E
21
D
S
U
S
A
N
22
T
O
R
23
R
E
P
24
M
25
O
26
L
27
L
28
O
S
29
A
30
T
O
31
S
32
T
33
U
34
A
V
O
I
35
D
36
S
H
O
37
P
38
P
E
R
S
39
J
A
C
K
I
40
N
41
T
H
E
P
U
L
P
I
T
42
O
T
H
E
R
O
N
E
43
B
O
O
N
E
44
R
E
S
45
R
A
N
46
A
47
S
48
D
Y
E
D
49
P
50
I
M
51
D
I
52
I
53
Q
54
U
55
E
E
N
A
56
N
57
N
E
S
L
58
A
59
C
60
E
61
U
N
M
A
N
62
E
A
S
T
E
R
E
G
63
G
64
A
T
A
L
E
65
M
U
T
E
66
A
R
A
B
67
G
O
R
E
S
68
O
M
E
R
69
G
O
D
S
© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,411
Across
1
Sound's companion : SAFE
5
Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
9
Walking, on the Champs Elysées : APIED
14
First victim : ABEL
15
Co-ed inst. overlooking the Hudson : USMA
16
Kiev tender : RUBLE
17
Numismatist, e.g. : COLLECTOR
19
"___ wise father . . . : Shak. : ITISA
20
Flower-of-an-hour : BLACKEYEDSUSAN
22
Crag : TOR
23
Dem.'s opposite : REP
24
"___ Flanders": Defoe : MOLL
28
Dancer Sono : OSATO
31
Actor Erwin : STU
34
Shun : AVOID
36
They hear the call of the mall : SHOPPERS
39
Love-in-a-mist : JACKINTHEPULPIT
42
Colette opus, with "The" : OTHERONE
43
Frontiersman celebrated in Byron's "Don Juan" : BOONE
44
In medias ___ : RES
45
Indian princes : RANAS
48
___ in the wool : DYED
49
Milne hero : PIM
51
Half of MIV : DII
53
Wild carrot : QUEENANNESLACE
61
Dishearten : UNMAN
62
Fabergé creation : EASTEREGG
64
"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
65
Musician's accessory : MUTE
66
Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
67
Gussets : GORES
68
Hebrew seven-week period : OMER
69
"Twilight of the ___" : GODS
Down
1
Fox's cousin : SAC
2
Nodding : ABOB
3
Lay low : FELL
4
Fitzgerald : ELLA
5
Crackbrained : CUCKOO
6
Daisies' kin : ASTERS
7
Chinese port : AMOY
8
River in Colombia : NARE
9
"___, ye prisoners . . . ": Pottier : ARISE
10
Preserved : PUTUP
11
Heron's kin : IBIS
12
Maxwell or Schiaparelli : ELSA
13
Jonathan Swift, e.g. : DEAN
18
Outside: Comb. form : ECT
21
Flag : DROOP
24
"___ Barbara" : MAJOR
25
Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
26
Ness and Lomond : LOCHS
27
Cotton to : LIKE
29
Cinereous : ASHEN
30
Beverage in Beauvais : THE
31
___ Rebellion in India: 1857–58 : SEPOY
32
Threefold : TRINE
33
Cómo está ___? : USTED
35
SW or ENE : DIR
37
Tavern in Leeds : PUB
38
Trudge : PLOD
40
Bellini opus : NORMA
41
Explosive initials : TNA
46
"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
47
Lee, to Jackie : SISTER
49
Painter in Washington's army : PEALE
50
Hammond ___, writer of suspense tales : INNES
52
O'Neill play : ILE
53
Morass : QUAG
54
Golden-rule word : UNTO
55
"Cielo ___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
56
Verne captain : NEMO
57
Sculptor Gabo : NAUM
58
Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
59
Mackerel's relative : CERO
60
Old oath : EGAD
63
Literary monogram (see 24 Down) : GBS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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.

|