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AMERICANA

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1960

Author: Hume R. Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,894
Across Down
1. Hebrew prophet. : MICAH
6. Fruit. : MELON
11. Items served by bus boys. : ICEWATERS
20. Cupids, in art. : AMORS
21. Leave out. : ELIDE
22. Plotter of a course. : NAVIGATOR
23. Bride of Jan. 6, 1759. : MARTHADANDRIDGECUSTIS
26. Vedic god. : AGNI
27. Liturgy. : RITE
28. Wartime agency. : OWI
29. Parrots. : KAKAS
30. Affinities. : SOULMATES
32. Crucial. : ACUTE
35. Having round projections. : LOBAR
36. Virginia county, Washington's birthplace. : WESTMORELAND
43. Where Noah Webster lived. : AMHERST
46. Opposite of lv. : ARR
47. Business degree. : MBA
48. City on the Meuse. : NAMUR
49. Irish poet. : MOORE
50. Tahitans, for example. : ISLANDERS
53. Realm: Poet. : CLIME
54. Like teleost fish. : BONY
55. Projecting corner. : COIGN
56. Growing out. : ENATE
58. Lover of Galatea. : ACIS
59. Unity. : ONE
60. Farm animal. : NANNYGOAT
62. Jurist. : LEGIST
64. Siberian city. : TOMSK
65. Top. : LID
66. ___ boite (can opener): Fr. : OUVRE
68. Famous French physicist. : AMPERE
71. Music man of early radio. : BENBERNIE
73. Darling. : PET
76. Lode. : VEIN
77. Fishgig. : SPEAR
80. "But the ___ not yet." : ENDIS
81. ___ say. : SOTO
82. Poet's inspiration. : ERATO
84. Star athletes, coast to coast: Colloq. : ALLSTATES
86. Famous commodore. : PERRY
87. The Si, for one. : RIVER
88. Electrical unit. : REL
89. Pronoun. : ITS
90. Acid salts. : OLEATES
92. 3-D picture devices. : STEREOSCOPES
95. What hunger does. : GNAWS
96. ___ be tied. : FITTO
97. Certain VIP's. : BRASSHATS
101. The whole. : BEALL
105. Verbal suffix. : ING
107. Poetic times of day. : EENS
108. Discharge. : EMIT
109. Where Phi Beta Kappa began. : WILLIAMANDMARYCOLLEGE
114. Concurring. : ASSENTING
115. Year: Fr. : ANNEE
116. Original Veep. : ALBEN
117. States for emphasis. : REASSERTS
118. Requires. : NEEDS
119. Potentates. : TSARS
1. Family members. : MAMAS
2. Adult insect. : IMAGO
3. Horn. : CORNU
4. Military branch. : ARTILLERY
5. Regal title: Abbr. : HSH
6. Celebrated book by Marcus Aurelius. : MEDITATIONS
7. Beetle. : ELATER
8. Actor's concern. : LINES
9. Singular. : ODD
10. "Quo Vadis?" role. : NERO
11. Charge. : INDICTMENT
12. Insult: Dial. : CAG
13. Gloaming time. : EVE
14. Twig. : WICKER
15. The rain in Spain. : AGUA
16. Stint. : TASK
17. Girl's name. : ETTA
18. Dauphins' fathers. : ROIS
19. Campus men: Abbr. : SRS
24. Relatives of Berbers. : ARABS
25. "When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
31. Further. : MORE
33. Shadow. : UMBRA
34. Grace cup. : TOAST
36. Cowboys. : WRANGLERS
37. Bird. : ERN
38. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
39. Courtesan in Horace's odes. : LALAGE
40. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
41. Study of coins: Abbr. : NUMIS
42. Adorned. : DREST
43. Pulpit. : AMBO
44. "That orbed maiden." : MOON
45. Oilstone. : HONE
46. Man's nickname. : ALGY
51. What Salton Sea is. : SINK
52. Free loaders. : DEADBEATS
55. Lead bars in casements. : CAMES
57. Well-known ex-Army man. : ELVIS
60. ___'easter. : NOR
61. Suffix in chemistry. : OIN
63. Sooner than. : ERE
64. Stretching frame for cloth. : TENTER
66. Gen. Wingate. : ORDE
67. Harmonies in pitch. : UNISONANCES
68. Affirms. : AVERS
69. Excellence. : MERIT
70. River of Venetia. : PIAVE
71. Boundings of projectiles in gun bores. : BALLOTINGS
72. Adjective suffixes. : ENTS
73. Philadelphia, for one. : PORT
74. To be: Fr. : ETRE
75. Puppets. : TOYS
78. Fire worshipper. : PARSI
79. Chosen. : ELECT
81. "She sells ___ . . . " : SEASHELLS
83. Malachite. : ORE
85. Sleeper. : TIE
86. Benches. : PEWS
91. Cow catcher. : LASSO
93. Recently. : OFLATE
94. Where lilies grow. : POND
95. Grew hoary: Brit. sp. : GREYED
97. Swiss canton. : BERNE
98. Protozoan. : AMEBA
99. Shere Khan. : TIGER
100. British guns. : STENS
101. Alpine wind. : BISE
102. Opera role. : ELSA
103. Milwaukee products. : ALES
104. Shade trees. : LINS
106. Special agent. : GMAN
109. Former Cabinet post. : WAR
110. Chief, in India. : MIR
111. Formicid. : ANT
112. One: Dial. : ANE
113. Old language: Abbr. : LAT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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