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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1951

Author: Charles Cross
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 515 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 658
Across Down
1. Scene of Western Hemisphere Pact, 1948. : BOGOTA
7. Mr. Hammerstein. : OSCAR
12. Former vaudeville star. : WEBER
17. First name of physical culturist. : BERNARR
18. Shell. : PEAPOD
20. Obliterated. : ERASED
22. Lasted. : ENDURED
23. Puck is one. : SPRITE
24. Famed pro golfer. : LITTLE
25. New Guinea port. : LAE
26. Pepper clouds with dry ice. : SEED
28. Where Englishmen gather. : TEATABLE
30. Fixed routine. : RUT
31. Russian river. : URAL
33. Member of Truman's Cabinet. : SNYDER
35. 433d asteroid. : EROS
36. ___ the dawn. : CAME
37. Icy. : GELID
39. Word. : TERM
40. "They ___ What They Wanted." : KNEW
41. Hollywood producer. : MAYER
42. Distribute into classes. : ASSORT
44. 100 kopecks. : RUBLE
46. Allude. : REFER
48. Entre ___. : NOUS
50. Chicago pro football team. : BEARS
52. Heraldic bearing. : SALTIRE
56. Clock city in Conn. : ANSONIA
59. Douglas Watson's role. : ROMEO
61. Cleared a garden. : WEEDED
62. Anne Baxter. : EVE
63. Perry Mason's secretary. : DELLA
65. Hellespont. : DARDANELLES
67. See 5 Down. : POEM
69. Owen Wister's hero. : VIRGINIAN
71. Special aroma of a wine. : SEVE
72. Mock-heroic. : HUDIBRASTIC
75. DiMaggio specialties. : FLIES
78. Diminutive suffix. : REL
79. West Indies flatfish. : ACEDIA
80. Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
82. Mr. Bennet's parental status. : SONLESS
84. Draws back. : SHRINKS
86. Inclines. : LEANS
88. "Darkness at ___." : NOON
89. Speaks easily (with off). : REELS
91. Mr. Ward, diplomat. : ANGUS
93. Hopalong's perch. : SADDLE
97. Painter of mist and sunlight. : COROT
100. ___ Bagnold. : ENID
102. Mr. Gardner. : ERLE
104. Water wheel. : NORIA
105. Danish measure. : ALEN
106. City in Spain. : LEON
107. What are little boys made of? : SNAILS
109. Ridges. : RIBS
110. Army men. : GIS
111. Lucky Luciano was. : DEPORTED
113. Throe. : PANG
115. Bookie's item. : BET
116. Called forth. : EVOKED
118. Officiated at 28 Across. : POURED
120. "The Good Samaritan." : PARABLE
122. Canceling. : DELING
123. Marquand writes it. : SATIRE
124. Divulger of secrets. : SPILLER
125. Income: Fr. : RENTE
126. Stupid. : DENSE
127. Discerned. : ESPIED
1. Holy city on the Ganges. : BENARES
2. Severe trials. : ORDEALS
3. Animal. : GNU
4. Coxswain's men. : OARS
5. John Carter sings it. : TREES
6. Burning. : ARDENT
7. New Washington agency. : OPS
8. When Maine holds elections. : SEPTEMBER
9. Anxious one. : CARER
10. Upolu seaport. : APIA
11. ___ Row where Londoners ride. : ROTTEN
12. Dowsers' discoveries. : WELLS
13. Indian. : ERIE
14. Kell's weapon. : BAT
15. Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
16. Kindle again. : RELUME
17. White whale. : BELUGA
19. More loved. : DEARER
21. Restrain. : DETER
27. Cardinals' manager in 1950. : DYER
29. He gave Sinatra a start. : BOWES
32. Gulf of S coast of France. : LIONS
34. Beat with a stick. : DRUB
36. International combines. : CARTELS
38. Dickens character. : DROOD
40. City in Iran. : KERMAN
41. Free-for-all. : MELEE
43. Berlin specialty. : TUNE
45. Lukewarm about religion. : LAODICEAN
47. "The Yearling." : FAWN
49. Forest trees of a region. : SILVA
51. Cross stroke in type. : SERIF
53. Drug store cowboys. : IDLERS
54. Town officers in Canada. : REEVES
55. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
56. Affirm openly. : AVOUCH
57. One in want. : NEEDER
58. Speaking imperfectly. : ALISP
60. Vines of East India. : ODALS
62. Hebrew dry measures. : EPHAS
64. Russian guild. : ARTEL
66. Negatively charged atom. : ANION
68. One of Ben Hogan's clubs. : MIDIRON
70. Part of Transjordan. : GILEAD
73. I. Q. deviser. : BINET
74. Hogarth subject. : RAKE
76. He "slaughters" pitchers. : ENOS
77. Metropolitan chairman. : SLOAN
81. Produces. : ENGENDERS
83. Village in Palestine. : ENDOR
85. "Sore labour's bath . . . ": W. S. : SLEEP
87. Tributary of the Volga. : SURA
90. Nosy folk. : SNOOPS
92. Faux pas. : SLIP
94. Basketball player's maneuver. : DRIBBLE
95. Defamed. : LIBELED
96. Island in S. Pacific. : EASTER
97. Enclosed. : CAGED
98. Mr. Wiswell. : OLIVER
99. Mend shoes. : RESOLE
101. Foray. : INROAD
103. Glide by. : ELAPSE
106. Shelf. : LEDGE
107. Canary's kin. : SERIN
108. Notion counter items. : SNAPS
111. Tooth: Fr. : DENT
112. Instruct: Humorous. : TUTE
114. Handle. : GRIP
117. ___ Hubbard of Indians. : KIN
119. Aberdeen's river. : DEE
121. Oriental name. : ALI

Answer summary: 34 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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