This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, April 26, 1972

55-Across : Author of "Medea"

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
1
A
2
P
3
A
4
C
5
E
6
D
7
R
8
I
9
B
10
W
11
A
12
R
13
P
14
C
O
H
A
N
15
I
O
N
A
16
E
R
I
E
17
I
N
E
R
T
18
S
T
E
T
19
T
I
L
T
20
D
E
M
U
R
21
S
O
P
H
22
O
C
L
E
S
23
S
A
24
M
E
25
T
E
L
E
26
A
27
G
28
R
O
N
O
M
29
Y
30
D
E
L
31
P
32
H
33
I
34
E
N
E
35
T
U
B
E
36
R
37
S
L
A
I
N
38
S
A
S
39
H
40
E
L
S
A
41
S
42
S
E
N
S
43
O
R
E
A
44
S
45
E
E
R
I
46
E
47
D
D
E
48
P
L
E
N
O
49
S
50
S
E
L
L
51
S
O
U
T
52
N
A
T
53
O
54
E
L
E
C
55
E
56
U
57
R
I
P
I
D
58
E
S
59
C
R
60
E
61
S
62
S
63
S
T
A
B
64
P
O
S
H
65
T
E
M
P
T
66
S
E
R
A
67
E
N
T
O
68
R
A
M
I
E
69
E
S
E
L
70
S
T
O
W
71
A
M
A
N
S
© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,292
Across
1
Swiftly : APACE
6
Small bit : DRIB
10
Twist : WARP
14
Broadway name : COHAN
15
Island off Scotland : IONA
16
Penna. city : ERIE
17
Certain gases : INERT
18
Word on a proof : STET
19
Knightly contest : TILT
20
Object : DEMUR
21
Author of "Antigone" : SOPHOCLES
23
"___ old story" : SAME
25
Far: Prefix : TELE
26
Soil science : AGRONOMY
30
Oracle's home : DELPHI
34
Direction: Abbr. : ENE
35
Potato : TUBER
37
Like George's dragon : SLAIN
38
Garment accessory : SASH
40
Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
42
Feelings: Fr. : SENS
43
Mountain nymph: Lat. : OREAS
45
Ghostly : EERIE
47
Presidential monogram : DDE
48
Full: Sp. : PLENOS
50
Betrays : SELLSOUT
52
Alliance : NATO
54
Kind of current: Abbr. : ELEC
55
Author of "Medea" : EURIPIDES
59
Salad garnish : CRESS
63
Attempt : STAB
64
Luxurious : POSH
65
Emulate the Lorelei : TEMPT
66
Wheys : SERA
67
Within: Prefix : ENTO
68
Asian fiber : RAMIE
69
Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
70
Pack : STOW
71
Rice plants of India : AMANS
Down
1
Biting : ACID
2
Corn ___ : PONE
3
Attention-getter : AHEM
4
Famed tenor : CARUSO
5
Starter : ENTRANT
6
Pretend : DISSEMBLE
7
Paper section, for short : ROTO
8
Bumbling : INEPT
9
Immersed : BATHED
10
Certain batteries : WETCELLS
11
Seed covering : ARIL
12
Anger : RILE
13
Sulky moods : PETS
22
Cheers : OLES
24
Grimace : MOUE
26
Fabulist : AESOP
27
Knot : GNARL
28
Visit again : RESEE
29
Certain votes : YESES
31
Child: Prefix : PAEDO
32
Native of India : HINDU
33
Map piece : INSET
36
Street performance : RAREESHOW
39
Crosser of Alps : HANNIBAL
41
Threshold : SILL
44
Cleanser : SOAP
46
Subject of both 21 and 55 Across : ELECTRA
49
Stalks : STIPES
51
Shrill cry : SCREAM
53
Tooth: Prefix : ODONT
55
They, in Italy : ESSE
56
Western Indians : UTES
57
Thin : RARE
58
This: Sp. : ESTO
60
Bovary or Eames : EMMA
61
Short drive : SPIN
62
Holy women: Abbr. : STES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle