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, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

OFFICE SURPRISE

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1988

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Stanley Glass has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
M
2
A
3
C
4
A
5
W
6
F
7
E
8
M
9
M
10
E
11
A
12
L
13
B
14
A
15
F
16
L
17
A
18
A
M
O
R
E
19
O
R
I
O
N
20
L
I
A
R
21
R
A
S
22
E
23
R
U
B
B
E
24
R
B
A
N
D
S
25
P
A
R
A
26
M
O
U
N
T
27
U
R
B
I
N
O
28
S
K
I
29
R
I
N
G
B
I
N
D
E
R
30
T
I
E
31
S
32
S
33
W
A
N
E
E
34
S
T
E
R
E
35
T
36
E
37
P
E
E
38
E
39
P
40
I
T
O
M
E
S
41
F
E
E
42
H
I
E
R
43
S
C
A
L
E
R
44
W
O
R
D
45
S
46
O
47
F
48
E
R
N
49
S
T
O
R
E
50
D
51
E
52
V
53
I
O
U
S
54
A
M
A
55
M
E
R
56
C
H
A
N
T
S
57
P
R
E
T
O
R
58
S
L
E
D
59
E
L
A
N
D
S
60
I
R
O
N
E
D
61
A
M
E
N
D
62
R
63
E
F
U
N
D
S
64
F
R
O
S
T
65
E
66
M
B
A
S
S
Y
67
E
D
I
C
T
68
H
69
O
R
A
C
E
70
S
N
A
I
L
S
71
B
I
L
K
72
B
E
R
A
T
E
73
P
A
R
C
E
L
L
74
E
75
D
76
E
L
L
77
C
R
E
A
T
E
S
78
A
G
U
E
S
79
I
L
O
80
L
E
S
81
C
A
U
T
82
S
83
E
P
A
L
S
84
S
P
A
R
85
A
R
T
86
G
87
A
88
S
O
L
I
N
E
89
S
I
S
S
Y
90
A
91
B
92
A
B
A
93
S
A
T
I
R
E
94
R
95
H
E
E
96
B
R
I
E
F
97
C
A
S
E
S
98
V
99
A
100
T
101
E
R
R
102
A
103
N
104
T
105
B
I
L
L
E
R
I
C
A
106
M
A
G
I
107
C
M
A
R
K
E
R
108
E
D
E
L
109
E
G
O
S
110
O
T
H
E
R
111
P
A
I
N
E
112
E
D
S
113
W
A
N
E
114
W
E
A
R
Y
115
E
S
N
E
S
© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,040
Across
1
Flashy squawker : MACAW
6
"Cherchez la ___" : FEMME
11
Goya's duchess : ALBA
15
Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
18
Inspiration for a canzone : AMORE
19
Celestial hunter : ORION
20
Pseudologist : LIAR
21
Form by carving : RASE
23
Groups of masseurs? : RUBBERBANDS
25
Foremost : PARAMOUNT
27
Raphael's birthplace : URBINO
28
Execute a slalom : SKI
29
Deposit on a wedding band? : RINGBINDER
30
Connects : TIES
32
Jolson's river : SWANEE
34
Cubic meter : STERE
35
Cone-shaped dwelling : TEPEE
38
Summaries : EPITOMES
41
Charge : FEE
42
Aujourd'hui's forerunner : HIER
43
Electronic pulse maker : SCALER
44
"The ___ the wise are as goads . . . ": Eccl. 12:11 : WORDSOF
48
Sea eagle : ERN
49
Preserve : STORE
50
Roundabout : DEVIOUS
54
Doctors' org. : AMA
55
Traders : MERCHANTS
57
Roman magistrate : PRETOR
58
Luge : SLED
59
Kin of bushbucks : ELANDS
60
Used a mangle : IRONED
61
Better : AMEND
62
I.R.S. "benefactions" : REFUNDS
64
Windshield hazard : FROST
65
Diplomatic oasis : EMBASSY
67
Dictum : EDICT
68
Classical odist : HORACE
70
Slowpokes : SNAILS
71
Fleece : BILK
72
Rake over the coals : BERATE
73
Allotted, British style : PARCELLED
76
Wright wing : ELL
77
Manufactures : CREATES
78
Chills : AGUES
79
Workers' gp. : ILO
80
Puccini's "Manon ___" : LESCAUT
82
Parts of calyces : SEPALS
84
Box : SPAR
85
Branch of learning : ART
86
Petrol : GASOLINE
89
Bully's prey : SISSY
90
Addis ___ : ABABA
93
Swift's forte : SATIRE
94
S. Korea's first president : RHEE
96
Simple litigations? : BRIEFCASES
98
Industrial tub : VAT
101
Straying : ERRANT
105
A town between Boston and Lowell : BILLERICA
106
Johnson as a scorer? : MAGICMARKER
108
Noble, in Nürnberg : EDEL
109
Components of psyches : EGOS
110
Colette's "The ___ One" : OTHER
111
Author of "Common Sense" : PAINE
112
Sullivan and McMahon : EDS
113
Dwindle : WANE
114
Pall : WEARY
115
Feudal peons : ESNES
Down
1
Word on a Japanese ship : MARU
2
Asiatic border river : AMUR
3
The Georgia Peach : COBB
4
Judge : ARBITER
5
Hot dog : WEENIE
6
Watch chain : FOB
7
Precambrian and Paleozoic : ERAS
8
Coveted pelt : MINK
9
Couturière : MODISTE
10
Annapolis grad. : ENS
11
Goat or butterfly : ALPINE
12
Woody climbers : LIANES
13
Erie Canal vessel : BARGE
14
Kuwaiti or Omani : ARAB
15
Faced : FRONTED
16
Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
17
Lou Grant portrayer : ASNER
22
Raison d'___ : ETRE
24
Brooklyn's Preacher : ROE
26
Penny pinchers : MISERS
29
Butter at Fordham : RAM
31
Additional bedding? : SECONDSHEET
33
Editor? : WORDPROCESSOR
35
Oates novel : THEM
36
Joyce's homeland : EIRE
37
Fresh load of pigs? : PENREFILLS
39
Elements : PARTS
40
Martinique et St.-Pierre : ILES
41
Polo team : FOUR
43
Tolerate : STAND
44
Impassive monarch? : WOODENRULER
45
Errors at the cash register? : SALESSLIPS
46
Auguries : OMENS
47
Like a craze : FADDY
49
"Can't! Don't! ___! Won't!": Kipling : SHANT
51
Irregular : EROSE
52
Outlet : VENT
53
Bronx follower : ITE
56
Hen's comment : CLUCK
58
Diminutive : SMALL
60
Fit to be tied : IRATE
61
"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
62
Confederate, e.g. : REBEL
63
Office Cato once held : EDILE
64
Frosh-rushing group : FRAT
66
Medieval clubs : MACES
69
Anglo-Saxon currency : ORA
70
Author of "The Dragons of Eden" : SAGAN
72
Medieval English chronicle : BRUT
73
Conductor Genarro ___: 1886-1941 : PAPI
74
Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
75
High-sided little boat : DORY
77
Water holder : CARAFE
81
Author James B. and ballplayer Enos : CABELLS
83
Hoist : ELEVATE
84
Mountain ranges : SIERRAS
86
Boaster : GASCON
87
Sergeant's command : ATEASE
88
Sonny's sibling : SIS
89
Mexican blanketlike shawl : SERAPE
90
Title Liszt held : ABBE
91
Needlework loop : BRIDE
92
Was in the grip of la grippe : AILED
93
Russian antelope : SAIGA
95
Border : HEM
97
Aquatic team : CREW
99
Turkish commander : AGHA
100
Stadium area : TIER
102
Related : AKIN
103
Hawaiian goose : NENE
104
___ bien : TRES
106
Pile of hay : MOW
107
Hue's partner : CRY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 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.

|