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.

THE WIDE OPEN SPACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1956

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
A
2
B
3
A
4
D
5
A
6
N
7
T
8
H
9
A
10
I
11
S
12
P
13
O
14
P
15
I
16
S
17
H
18
S
E
N
A
T
O
19
R
20
G
E
O
R
G
E
21
C
A
N
A
S
T
A
22
L
E
S
T
E
R
P
E
A
R
S
O
N
23
O
V
E
R
L
A
Y
24
O
G
E
E
S
25
M
I
R
R
O
R
S
26
M
E
D
L
A
R
S
27
P
U
L
L
28
S
O
O
N
29
E
30
R
A
T
31
A
N
T
E
32
E
M
M
E
33
T
34
T
H
O
R
35
F
F
F
36
H
37
A
N
D
L
E
38
S
A
39
L
A
A
M
40
B
A
U
D
41
E
D
D
I
E
D
42
O
43
N
44
E
S
P
O
T
S
45
H
I
L
L
46
S
W
O
O
N
47
S
E
R
48
E
T
A
49
P
A
T
S
50
P
H
A
G
51
T
52
A
53
M
54
T
E
N
55
O
R
S
56
M
O
N
T
E
57
R
R
E
Y
58
T
H
R
U
59
E
D
E
N
S
60
D
A
N
D
E
L
I
O
N
61
P
I
E
R
S
62
N
E
S
T
63
F
A
C
E
C
R
E
A
M
64
R
I
N
S
E
S
65
D
D
T
66
F
O
R
K
67
L
E
A
L
68
B
A
A
69
U
S
E
70
B
71
A
R
O
N
72
S
E
N
D
73
P
E
N
N
74
A
N
T
S
75
S
76
C
O
R
E
D
77
S
T
A
D
78
B
O
N
T
O
N
79
C
A
R
R
E
D
80
H
A
N
81
S
O
M
E
82
S
A
83
G
84
A
85
S
86
A
R
G
O
87
O
88
M
E
N
89
S
T
O
P
90
L
E
N
T
91
R
A
N
G
92
I
N
G
93
D
94
O
N
A
T
O
95
R
96
S
Y
N
G
E
97
A
V
I
A
T
O
R
98
P
R
I
M
E
M
I
99
N
I
S
T
E
R
100
B
A
N
T
E
R
S
101
A
N
D
E
R
S
O
N
V
I
L
L
E
102
S
N
E
E
R
S
103
T
E
E
N
Y
104
E
A
S
E
L
S
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,490
Across
1
Iranian island. : ABADAN
7
Athanael rescued her. : THAIS
12
Pontifical. : POPISH
18
Foreign Relations chairman. : SENATORGEORGE
21
Game with jokers. : CANASTA
22
Canadian diplomat. : LESTERPEARSON
23
Superimpose. : OVERLAY
24
Curved moldings. : OGEES
25
Decorators' items. : MIRRORS
26
Applelike fruits. : MEDLARS
27
Handle of a drawer. : PULL
28
Early. : SOON
29
The E in Q. E. D. : ERAT
31
Status quo ___. : ANTE
32
Ant. : EMMET
34
Author Heyerdahl. : THOR
35
Fortissimo: Abbr. : FFF
36
Deal in. : HANDLE
38
Relative of kowtow. : SALAAM
40
Unit of speed, in telegraphy. : BAUD
41
Went around. : EDDIED
42
Aces. : ONESPOTS
45
Sparkman's colleague. : HILL
46
Be overcome with emotion: Colloq. : SWOON
47
Type of talk: Abbr. : SER
48
Greek letter. : ETA
49
O'Malley and O'Brien. : PATS
50
Eating: Comb. form. : PHAG
51
Burns hero. : TAM
54
Peerce and Tucker. : TENORS
56
Important industrial city in Mexico. : MONTERREY
58
All the way: Var. : THRU
59
Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
60
Common flower. : DANDELION
61
Structures supporting bridges. : PIERS
62
Oologist's concern. : NEST
63
Make-up item. : FACECREAM
64
Hennas. : RINSES
65
Pest killer. : DDT
66
Highway vee. : FORK
67
Land of the ___ (heaven): Scot. : LEAL
68
Lambish lament. : BAA
69
Apply. : USE
70
Powerful industrialist. : BARON
72
Direct. : SEND
73
The Yanks and Dodgers have them. : PENNANTS
75
Made points. : SCORED
77
Town: So. Afr. : STAD
78
Fashionable society. : BONTON
79
Motored: Colloq. : CARRED
80
Tributary of the Yangtze. : HAN
81
More or less. : SOME
82
Detailed recitals. : SAGAS
86
Galley on which Hercules sailed. : ARGO
87
Augury. : OMEN
89
Highway sign. : STOP
90
Full of: Suffix. : LENT
91
Extending. : RANGING
93
Benefactor. : DONATOR
96
Irish Renaissance dramatist. : SYNGE
97
Billy Mitchell. : AVIATOR
98
Sidney Holland of New Zealand. : PRIMEMINISTER
100
Joshes. : BANTERS
101
Novel title. : ANDERSONVILLE
102
Is contemptuous. : SNEERS
103
Lilliputian: Colloq. : TEENY
104
Atelier equipment. : EASELS
Down
1
Acclivitous. : ASLOPE
2
Hive in a tree. : BEEGUM
3
Saint honored April 21. : ANSELM
4
Immemorial. : DATELESS
5
Roscoe the stutterer. : ATES
6
Haakon's land: Abbr. : NOR
7
Place to eat. : TEAROOM
8
Abomination. : HORROR
9
Incendiarism. : ARSON
10
Operatic prince. : IGOR
11
Judicious. : SENSEFUL
12
Do spadework. : PAVETHEWAY
13
Unified. : ONED
14
Operatic recitative. : PARLANDO
15
Novel title. : ISLANDINTHESUN
16
Take unawares. : STARTLE
17
Clodhopper. : HAYSEED
19
Wheel speed. : RPM
20
Lotus Blossom and others. : GEISHAS
21
Leaf cluster on a pineapple. : COMA
30
Post office abbreviation. : RFD
33
Diminishes. : TAPERS
34
Toodle-oo. : TATA
35
Clue that ends in a blind alley. : FALSELEAD
37
___'s age. : ADOG
39
Real estate. : LOTS
40
Stark finality. : BITTEREND
42
North Sea port and resort. : OSTEND
43
In demand. : NEEDED
44
Alias M. Minciotti. : ERNESTBORGNINE
45
Rinse manually. : HANDCLEAN
46
Chinese name for God. : SHEN
49
Player who cuts the cards. : PONE
50
College dance. : PROM
52
Check. : ARREST
53
Tousles. : MUSSES
55
Where Windsor is: Abbr. : ONT
56
Famous name in baseball. : MACK
57
Relative of a pahlavi. : RIAL
58
Stannum. : TIN
60
Substitute for a patch. : DARN
61
Grands. : PIANOS
63
Senders of CARE packages. : FOODDONORS
64
Carry on verbally. : RANT
66
Radio ___ Europe. : FREE
68
The B in N. B. : BENE
71
Claim without right. : ARROGATE
72
Sit tight. : STANDPAT
73
Antiaircraft guns. : POMPOMS
74
Syllabus or conspectus. : ANALYSIS
75
Charms for Cleopatra. : SCARABS
76
Safari. : CARAVAN
77
Novel title. : SHE
78
Shoe shop. : BOOTERY
81
Filament and anther. : STAMEN
83
Zephyrean. : GENTLE
84
Former president of Yale. : ANGELL
85
Cubic meters. : STERES
88
Rigney and Alston: Abbr. : MGRS
89
Maliciously sly: Slang. : SNIDE
92
Via Appia is one. : ITER
94
Its capital is Alençon. : ORNE
95
Brazil's metropolis. : RIO
96
Hindu deity. : SIVA
99
Mariner's direction. : NNE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 17 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.

|