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THE SIZE OF THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1968

Author: Hume Craft
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 58, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid is asymmetric.
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,882
Across Down
1. Sunset hues. : ORANGES
8. Fluffs. : SLIPS
13. Scratch awl. : SCRIBER
20. Spell. : RELIEVE
21. Landlord's sign. : TOLET
22. Like a beast. : LEONINE
23. Field work. : LITTLEBOYBLUE
25. Rodgers show. : ALLEGRO
26. Corkers. : ONERS
27. Antilles. : ISLES
28. Joint. : ANKLE
30. Dominate. : TOP
31. Pianist Peter. : NERO
32. Fishhooks. : FLIES
33. Arctic sight. : FLOES
34. Reproach. : GIBE
35. Campus group: Abbr. : SRS
36. Like some silk. : OILED
37. Places. : SITES
38. Two-fisted ones. : HEMEN
39. ___ probe. : LUNAR
40. Opera role. : AMAHL
41. Parents. : MATERS
42. Forensics. : DEBATES
45. Aquarium fish. : PLATY
46. Blissful: Ger. : SELIG
47. Doolittle and others. : ELIZAS
48. Rural places. : DELLS
49. Explode. : DETONATE
52. Word treasury name. : ROGET
53. Shylock's friend. : TUBAL
54. Toothed wheels. : GEARS
55. Basse ___ (low tide): Fr. : MER
56. Temperate. : MILD
57. Global air route. : GREATCIRCLE
59. Angled beam. : LBAR
60. Day's partner. : AGE
61. Pleases. : SUITS
62. Seven and eleven. : HOURS
63. Swedish port. : MALMO
64. Brief periods. : SNATCHES
66. London dockman. : MATEY
67. Straight. : LINEAR
68. Relative of a pepo. : GOURD
69. Kind of code. : PENAL
70. Hippies. : MODERNS
71. Forms: Var. : MOULDS
73. Harrows. : DRAGS
74. Talk. : WORDS
75. Spheres. : AREAS
76. Victor at Gettysburg. : MEADE
77. Hen. : BIDDY
78. Scrooge's word. : BAH
81. Rests (on). : SITS
82. Prohibitions. : DONTS
83. Diggings. : MINES
84. Befall. : COME
85. Cedar Rapids college. : COE
86. Holdup: Slang. : HEIST
87. Flavors. : SALTS
88. Water chestnut genus. : TRAPA
89. Historic town of Egypt. : ALAMEIN
91. Actor's milieu. : LITTLETHEATER
94. Penitence. : REMORSE
95. Pencil part. : ERASER
96. Advanced student. : INTERN
97. Baseball strategems. : ASSISTS
98. Parades. : STRUTS
99. Phonograph. : STEREO
1. Fabrics. : ORLONS
2. Carl or Fritz. : REINER
3. Changes. : ALTERS
4. Explosive. : NITRO
5. Colloids. : GELS
6. Woman. : EVE
7. Bowls used by assayers. : SEBILLAS
8. Termed. : STYLED
9. Ear parts. : LOBES
10. Troubles. : ILLS
11. Little: Fr. : PEU
12. Furtive. : STEALTHY
13. Quenches. : SLAKES
14. Hermitages. : CELLS
15. Romeo or Juliet. : ROLE
16. Noun suffix. : INE
17. Monte Carlo artist of sorts. : BIGTIMEGAMBLER
18. Dresser. : ENROBER
19. Takes up again. : REOPENS
24. Basket twig. : OSIER
29. A Byron name. : NOEL
32. Penalties. : FINES
33. Decrees. : FIATS
34. Arrive. : GETIN
36. ___ first. : OUTAT
37. Trivialities. : SMALLCHANGE
38. Circlets. : HALOS
39. Idled. : LAZED
40. ___ once. : ALLAT
41. Rhythm. : METRE
42. Skins. : DERMAS
43. Carry away (property). : ELOIGN
44. Washington and others. : BIGLEAGUETEAMS
45. Armadillos. : PEBAS
46. Cachets. : SEALS
48. Songs. : DUETS
49. Belittle. : DECRY
50. Ceylonese trader. : TEAMAN
51. Baseball statistics. : ERRORS
53. True's mate. : TRIED
54. Food. : GRUEL
57. Deposits in rock cavities. : GUHRS
58. Jots. : IOTAS
59. Rural ways. : LANES
61. Runs swiftly. : SCUDS
63. Garment. : MIDDY
65. Indian weights. : TOLAS
66. Leas. : MEADS
67. Cricket ground. : LORDS
69. Chatters. : PRATTLES
70. Limited in amount. : MODEST
71. Cosmetic. : MASCARA
72. Fig-birds. : ORIOLES
73. Rooms. : DENS
74. Seasons. : WINTERS
76. Des ___. : MOINES
77. Quarters. : BILLET
78. Straw hat. : BOATER
79. Current unit. : AMPERE
80. "___ evil." : HEARNO
82. Believer of a kind. : DEIST
83. Asian pine. : MATSU
84. Container. : CRATE
86. Linen marking. : HERS
87. One of fifty. : STAR
88. Shelter. : TENT
90. "Après ___ . . . " : MOI
92. N.Y.C. subway. : IRT
93. See 86 Down. : HIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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