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

New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1956

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 45-Down clue had "Songhit"; corrected it to "Song hit."
1
F
2
E
3
A
4
T
5
N
6
A
7
B
8
O
9
B
10
A
11
D
12
A
13
Y
14
U
M
P
H
15
A
D
O
R
E
16
D
O
R
E
17
A
M
I
R
18
T
E
X
A
S
19
T
O
W
E
R
20
D
A
N
I
21
S
H
22
E
N
T
O
23
N
A
B
24
F
L
A
25
W
S
26
G
L
27
O
S
S
Y
28
M
29
O
30
N
T
A
N
A
31
H
I
L
L
32
A
H
O
Y
S
33
R
34
O
A
R
35
D
36
R
37
A
38
W
39
Y
O
N
40
H
41
A
N
D
I
L
42
Y
43
U
S
E
44
S
H
O
45
W
46
L
E
E
R
47
O
48
N
S
E
T
49
H
50
O
L
D
51
D
52
A
K
O
T
A
S
53
A
54
L
55
L
O
U
T
56
S
O
L
E
S
57
S
O
U
58
S
H
59
O
E
60
E
L
E
61
V
62
E
63
N
64
P
I
R
65
A
T
E
F
L
66
A
G
67
G
I
B
E
68
I
R
I
S
69
R
I
A
T
A
70
A
V
E
C
71
C
E
D
E
72
E
T
H
E
R
73
Y
A
N
K
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,515
Across Down
1. Exploit. : FEAT
5. A very weathy man. : NABOB
10. "___ is a miniature eternity."—Emerson. : ADAY
14. Exclamation of doubt: Var. : UMPH
15. Love. : ADORE
16. Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
17. Eastern title. : AMIR
18. Steel sentry at sea. : TEXASTOWER
20. Scandinavian. : DANISH
22. Within: Comb. form. : ENTO
23. Catch. : NAB
24. Weaknesses. : FLAWS
26. Polished. : GLOSSY
28. Where Aronson is governor. : MONTANA
31. Capitol ___. : HILL
32. Sailor's cries. : AHOYS
33. Loud noise. : ROAR
35. Ringside decision. : DRAW
39. Over there: Poet. : YON
40. With ease. : HANDILY
43. Exercise. : USE
44. Revue. : SHOW
46. Sly look. : LEER
47. Beginning. : ONSET
49. Hammer lock or headlock. : HOLD
51. Sioux Indians. : DAKOTAS
53. Whole-hearted: Colloq. : ALLOUT
56. Flatfish. : SOLES
57. Small coin. : SOU
58. Loafer. : SHOE
60. Time of day. : ELEVEN
64. Jolly Roger. : PIRATEFLAG
67. Taunt. : GIBE
68. Flower. : IRIS
69. Lasso. : RIATA
70. With: French. : AVEC
71. Yield. : CEDE
72. Upper regions of space. : ETHER
73. Hero of "The Hairy Ape." : YANK
1. Farouk's father. : FUAD
2. 1816 novel. : EMMA
3. "See ___ pick it up . . . " : APIN
4. Provident. : THRIFTY
5. General Twining. : NATHAN
6. Juice drink. : ADE
7. Spars. : BOXES
8. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
9. Sweetheart. : BESTGIRL
10. Pother. : ADO
11. High, glossy expanses. : DOWNS
12. Tracts. : AREAS
13. Contemporary author. : YERBY
19. Highway charge. : TOLL
21. Cut slits in. : SLASH
25. Informed. : WARNED
27. Former. : OLD
28. Baseball star. : MAYS
29. Surprised exclamation. : OHOH
30. Admonitory exclamation. : NONO
31. Poodle cut or pony tail. : HAIRDO
34. Poem. : ODE
36. Reddish shade. : RUST
37. Crossing the main. : ASEA
38. Moistens. : WETS
41. Quick-witted: Slang. : ALLTHERE
42. Rustic. : YOKEL
45. Song hit of yesteryear. : WHO
48. Bunch of flowers. : NOSEGAY
50. Drive out. : OUST
52. Sour ale. : ALEGAR
53. Meat jelly. : ASPIC
54. Nantes' river. : LOIRE
55. Sensational. : LURID
56. Biblical pause. : SELAH
59. "Think nothing ___." : OFIT
61. Exclamation of acclaim: Italian. : VIVA
62. ___ Holden. : EBEN
63. Narrow strip of land. : NECK
65. Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
66. Had lunch. : ATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

|