It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

UNDER THE COUNTER

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1972

Author:
Walter McSherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Walter McSherry has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
1
L
2
A
3
M
4
B
5
S
6
T
7
E
8
A
9
L
10
A
11
M
12
O
13
T
14
O
15
S
16
S
17
P
18
A
19
A
L
O
E
20
T
I
N
S
E
L
21
A
I
R
L
E
22
T
T
E
R
23
R
O
T
A
24
A
R
C
H
A
E
25
B
L
U
E
C
H
I
P
S
26
S
H
O
R
27
T
S
A
L
E
S
28
E
S
S
29
A
P
S
E
30
A
R
M
Y
31
D
O
N
E
32
G
33
A
L
34
T
35
E
36
R
R
A
I
N
37
P
A
R
38
S
E
S
39
L
I
L
40
E
N
E
41
S
S
E
42
I
43
G
O
R
O
T
44
E
45
L
46
G
I
N
47
E
D
N
A
48
S
49
B
O
O
K
L
E
50
T
51
A
U
B
U
52
R
N
53
U
S
A
54
B
55
L
56
E
57
M
O
L
E
58
R
O
59
S
S
I
60
A
D
61
M
I
S
S
I
O
N
62
T
63
H
E
L
I
T
T
64
L
65
E
G
U
Y
66
I
S
T
R
A
67
A
68
S
69
K
70
I
S
A
L
W
A
Y
S
W
R
O
71
N
G
72
S
E
M
73
C
H
I
74
L
L
75
S
T
O
R
E
K
E
E
P
I
N
76
G
77
M
A
D
E
A
78
S
T
I
R
79
E
E
R
I
E
80
R
81
E
82
M
83
O
84
E
N
S
U
R
E
85
E
D
86
W
87
A
R
D
88
A
C
89
C
E
P
T
S
90
C
I
T
91
E
R
92
R
U
S
S
93
E
94
E
L
A
I
N
E
95
S
96
O
97
H
98
T
U
X
99
N
A
B
100
A
101
S
S
E
T
S
102
P
R
O
103
T
Y
P
E
104
E
Y
E
105
S
106
O
R
E
107
A
C
T
108
H
109
A
S
T
O
110
C
111
H
I
112
W
A
L
L
113
S
T
R
E
E
114
T
115
H
O
T
I
116
S
117
S
U
E
S
118
P
A
R
O
L
E
119
A
M
M
O
120
I
N
I
T
I
A
T
E
S
121
P
L
E
B
E
S
122
S
E
A
M
123
S
S
P
124
S
T
E
L
E
125
S
E
D
E
R
S
126
H
S
T
S
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,240
Across
1. Babe in Wall St. : LAMB
5. ___ march on : STEALA
11. Marquand's Mr. et al. : MOTOS
16. Watering spot : SPA
19. Drug plant : ALOE
20. Tawdry : TINSEL
21. Type of mail : AIRLETTER
23. Church court : ROTA
24. Ancient: Prefix : ARCHAE
25. Wall St. and poker items : BLUECHIPS
26. Briefs of a sort : SHORTSALES
28. Curve : ESS
29. Church area : APSE
30. Salvation, e.g. : ARMY
31. Irish county : DONEGAL
34. Topography : TERRAIN
37. Analyzes a sentence : PARSES
39. Diamond gal : LIL
40. Chem. suffix : ENE
41. Compass point : SSE
42. Luzon native : IGOROT
44. Certain marbles : ELGIN
47. Millay and Best : EDNAS
49. Paperback : BOOKLET
51. Hair color : AUBURN
53. In working order : USABLE
57. Beauty spot : MOLE
58. Physicist Bruno : ROSSI
60. Gate fee : ADMISSION
62. Wall St. saying, with 70 Across : THELITTLEGUY
66. City near Moscow : ISTRA
67. Opposite of bid : ASK
70. See 62 A. : ISALWAYSWRONG
72. Religious school: Abbr. : SEM
73. Dispirit : CHILL
75. Minding the business : STOREKEEPING
77. Caused trouble : MADEASTIR
79. Weird : EERIE
80. San ___ : REMO
84. Make certain : ENSURE
85. Duke of Windsor : EDWARD
88. Receives : ACCEPTS
90. One who quotes : CITER
92. Eggs a la ___ : RUSSE
94. Maid of Astolat : ELAINE
95. Old exclamation : SOH
98. Formal wear, for short : TUX
99. Seize : NAB
100. Ledger items : ASSETS
102. Intact fossil specimen : PROTYPE
104. Junkyard, for one : EYESORE
107. Arthritis drug : ACTH
109. Regarding : ASTO
110. Greek letter : CHI
112. Manhattan address : WALLSTREET
115. Favorites of cool investors : HOTISSUES
118. Freedom of a sort : PAROLE
119. Shot and shell : AMMO
120. Starts : INITIATES
121. Academy men : PLEBES
122. Coal bed : SEAM
123. Part of a genus: Abbr. : SSP
124. Stone slab : STELE
125. Passover events : SEDERS
126. Truman monograms : HSTS
Down
1. Porsena : LARS
2. Hilo hello : ALOHA
3. Military car setup : MOTORPOOL
4. Downbeat of sorts : BEARMARKET
5. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
6. Harangue : TIRADE
7. Surround : ENCLOSE
8. Pale : ASHEN
9. Rent : LEASE
10. Drink : ALE
11. Name for phone co. : MABELL
12. Some stocks : OILS
13. Extended credit to : TRUSTED
14. Shout : OLE
15. Regulatory group: Abbr. : SEC
16. Grass genuses : STIPAS
17. Wasp genus : PEPSIS
18. M. Lupin : ARSENE
22. "___ she blows!" : THAR
27. Alpine area : TYROL
32. Smooth-talking : GLIB
33. Japanese aborigine : AINU
35. Weariness : ENNUI
36. Transfer : REASSIGN
38. Metric measures : STERES
42. Ticker-tape symbol : IBM
43. Gunk : GOO
45. Amen, for one : LASTWORD
46. Combo instrument : GUITAR
47. Long-suffering one : ENDURER
48. Back talk : SASS
50. From first ___ : TOLAST
52. Pollen carriers : RAGWEEDS
54. Drill parts : BITS
55. Learning : LORE
56. Hindu land grant : ENAM
59. More muddy : SILTIER
61. Lack of foresight : MYOPIA
63. Merriment : HILARITY
64. Lixivium : LYE
65. Glacial ridges : ESKERS
67. Peak : ACME
68. Asian people : SHAN
69. Teases : KIDS
71. Relatives : NIECES
74. White: Prefix : LEUC
76. 1929 event : GREATCRASH
78. Arrange : SETUP
81. Knowledges : EPISTEMES
82. Alp: Abbr. : MTN
83. Chem. suffix : OSE
86. Fay of "King Kong" : WRAY
87. French river : AUBE
89. Sports-shoe part : CLEAT
91. Put into effect : EXECUTE
93. Place for jewelry : EARLOBE
95. Algerian soldiers : SPAHIS
96. Welles and Bean : ORSONS
97. Buying info : HOTTIP
99. Czech river : NEISSE
101. Market man : SELLER
103. French roof : TOIT
105. Marsh : SWALE
106. Rowed : OARED
108. Blood: Prefix : HEMAT
111. Cad : HEEL
113. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
114. Ewell and Jones : TOMS
116. Family member : SIS
117. Rested : SAT
118. Letter abbr. : PPS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 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.

|