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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1966

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 130, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.86, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,112
Across
1. First European to reach India by sea (1497–99). : DAGAMA
7. Exile. : DEPORT
13. Tin, in combinations. : STANNI
19. O'Neill character. : ICEMAN
20. English pence. : DENARII
21. U.S. Grant, statewise. : OHIOAN
22. Maple seed. : SAMARA
23. Open. : UNCLASP
24. Responds. : REACTS
25. Colliery passage. : ADIT
26. Lukewarmness. : TEPOR
28. More supple. : LITHER
30. Took a meal. : ATE
31. Tenth of a sen. : RIN
32. Love potion. : PHILTER
34. Man to see about a horse. : BOOKMAKER
36. Man to see about a table: Var. : MAITREDEE
38. Better equipped. : ABLER
40. Moveless. : INERT
41. Quill feather. : REMEX
42. Notorious pignapper. : PIPERSSON
44. Tea urn. : SAMOVAR
47. Angelic lights. : HALOS
48. Hazards of the blasé. : ENNUIS
51. Cremona family. : AMATIS
52. Ancient name for Rock of Gibraltar. : CALPE
53. Predicted. : PRESAGED
55. Cow: Fr. : VACHE
56. Primitive: Prefix. : PALEO
57. Ball score. : GOAL
58. Woodcraft, for example. : LORE
59. ___ glance (quickly). : ATA
60. Track enclosure for the best. : WINNERSCIRCLE
64. Moroccan hill country. : RIF
65. Mountain of Moses' burial. : NEBO
67. Modernists. : NEOS
68. With temper ruffled. : IRATE
69. Member of the "wolf pack." : UBOAT
71. Freeze, obviously. : TURNBLUE
73. Agreed. : ATONE
74. Nebraska river. : PLATTE
75. Make good. : REDEEM
76. Graze (cattle) for a fee. : AGIST
77. Less refined. : CRASSER
78. Carved gems. : INTAGLIOS
80. ___ Selassie. : HAILE
81. Make use of. : SPEND
84. Claw. : TALON
85. Man with a racket. : TENNISBUM
89. Eat in haste. : HAVEABITE
91. Pores in leaves. : STOMATA
93. Spenserian lady. : UNA
94. Affirmative vote. : AYE
95. In a pleasant way. : NICELY
97. A poet and a general. : OMARS
98. French name of Swiss town. : ANET
99. To climb: Fr. : MONTER
101. Caller of the faithful. : MUEZZIN
103. No square. : HEPCAT
105. "They ___ after the farmer's wife . . . " : ALLRAN
106. Victor Herbert heroine and others. : EILEENS
107. Idle. : OTIOSE
108. "Gaudy Night" author. : SAYERS
109. Having a pile. : NAPPED
110. Good football man. : PASSER
Down
1. Move toward peace. : DISARM
2. Evangeline's home place. : ACADIA
3. Astronautical feat. : GEMINI
4. Part of "amare." : AMAT
5. Flaw. : MAR
6. Curses. : ANATHEMAS
7. Signify. : DENOTE
8. Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
9. Hobnob (with). : PAL
10. Spoken. : ORAL
11. Sense of humor. : RISIBLES
12. Stealthy homecomer. : TIPTOER
13. Valley where Delilah lived. : SOREK
14. Electrically charged particles. : THERMIONS
15. Architects' group: Abbr. : AIA
16. Indian corn flour. : NOCAKE
17. Chatter in Chelsea. : NATTER
18. Extra pages. : INSERT
20. Type of apartment. : DUPLEX
27. Downy filler. : EIDER
29. Sporting event. : HORSERACE
32. Cinema event. : PREVIEW
33. Features in a 29 Down. : RAILPOSITIONS
35. Type of plant. : ANNUAL
37. The happy plighting. : TROTH
39. The Elks. : BPOE
42. Not so bright. : PALER
43. Small line for the hook. : SNELL
44. A brain. : SAVANT
45. Sport "pour le sport." : AMATEUR
46. Grisly. : MACABRE
47. Forces (a person) to go. : HALES
49. Philippine tribesmen. : IGOROTS
50. In succession. : SERIATE
52. Cockleshell's cousin. : CANOE
53. Old Turkish Empire. : PORTE
54. More adroit. : DEFTER
56. Type of tire. : PNEUMATIC
57. Big man in sports. : GIANT
61. Cove. : INLET
62. Easily vexed. : CROSS
63. Girl's name meaning "fair of speech." : EULALIA
66. Water nymph. : ONDINE
70. Diamond thefts. : BASES
72. Listen: Colloq. : BENDANEAR
73. Money changing. : AGIO
74. Ben Franklin's business. : PRINTSHOP
76. Word of praise. : ALLELUIA
77. Province of Ecuador. : CANAR
79. Doorkeepers. : GATEMEN
80. Felicia ___, of "Casablanca." : HEMANS
81. Indian thrushes. : SHAMAS
82. Illegal lagniappe. : PAYOLA
83. Fairly. : EVENLY
85. Bring ___ (remember). : TOMIND
86. Swindles: Colloq. : BUNCOS
87. Discomfort. : UNEASE
88. Have importance. : MATTER
90. Sockets of clarinets. : BIRNS
92. From A ___ (all the way). : TOZEE
96. Yap. : YELP
98. Sacred bull. : APIS
100. Three: It. : TRE
102. Airship, for short. : ZEP
104. Greek E. : ETA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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