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

New York Times, Friday, June 21, 1985

3-Down : Bumped into

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
1
L
2
I
3
M
4
P
5
I
6
S
7
M
8
C
9
O
10
N
11
E
12
A
R
E
A
13
S
14
A
C
A
15
P
16
O
B
E
Y
17
P
A
T
R
I
18
M
A
N
A
19
S
S
I
T
E
20
A
Q
U
I
C
21
K
B
R
O
W
N
22
Z
I
P
S
23
A
S
F
R
E
E
24
R
25
A
26
P
27
T
28
I
N
29
D
E
30
F
A
M
E
31
A
32
M
E
N
S
33
E
34
A
35
T
36
I
C
O
N
37
F
O
X
J
U
M
P
E
38
D
39
O
V
E
R
40
S
A
N
A
41
B
A
L
I
N
E
S
E
42
S
I
E
S
43
T
44
A
45
N
E
A
46
T
R
Y
47
A
S
48
C
49
O
50
L
I
51
N
52
C
53
A
54
A
55
T
H
E
L
A
Z
56
Y
D
O
G
S
57
B
58
E
59
F
60
R
I
E
N
D
S
61
A
T
S
E
A
62
A
G
U
A
63
R
T
E
S
64
P
E
T
E
R
65
T
O
N
Y
66
O
R
O
67
N
A
S
H
© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,009
Across
1
Like a windless windsock : LIMP
5
Ideology : ISM
8
Ice-cream holder : CONE
12
Zones : AREAS
14
"___ by night, a stocking all the day!": O. Goldsmith : ACAP
16
Heed : OBEY
17
Arch or clan starter : PATRI
18
Member of a Hebrew tribe : MANASSITE
20
Typewriter test, with 37 and 55 Across : AQUICKBROWN
22
Scoots : ZIPS
23
___ as a bird : ASFREE
24
Fall guy's fate : RAP
27
Can, in Cornwall : TIN
29
Slander : DEFAME
31
Pew in a certain corner : AMENSEAT
36
Image : ICON
37
See 20 Across : FOXJUMPEDOVER
40
Mens ___ (sound mind) : SANA
41
South Pacific people : BALINESE
42
Pedro's nap : SIESTA
45
Arts' or teachers' org. : NEA
46
Experiment : TRY
47
U.S. editor Max : ASCOLI
51
Sponsor of a basketball tourn. : NCAA
55
See 20 Across : THELAZYDOGS
57
Helps : BEFRIENDS
61
Confused : ATSEA
62
Giant toad : AGUA
63
Kin of pkwys. : RTES
64
Simon : PETER
65
Oscar's kin : TONY
66
Panama palindrome : ORO
67
He wrote "Two's Company" : NASH
Down
1
"Peace" capital of S.A. : LAPAZ
2
Hilla native : IRAQI
3
Bumped into : METUP
4
Wim Wenders film: 1984 : PARISTEXAS
5
Poetic feet : IAMBS
6
Neck warmer : SCARF
7
Lord's place : MANOR
8
Romaine lettuce : COS
9
Kimono accessory : OBI
10
Take-home pay : NET
11
Observe : EYE
13
So, to Caesar : SIC
15
Handled roughly : PAWED
19
Snick-or-___ : SNEE
21
Chinese Great Wall province : KANSU
24
Tears : RACES
25
Love, for Lorenzo : AMORE
26
Sword's superior : PEN
28
Treatment from an R.N. : INJ
30
Store of yore : FIVEANDTEN
31
"___ day's wages ... ": Carlyle : AFAIR
32
Mammon : MONEY
33
Dipl. mission : EMB
34
Wallaba : APA
35
Arab word for hill : TEL
38
Portuguese king: 1279-1325 : DINIZ
39
After 12, timewise : ONE
40
Fast jet : SST
43
Memorable comic Jacques : TATI
44
A nephew of Esau : ASHER
48
Poetic patchwork : CENTO
49
How everyone grows : OLDER
50
Dogie catcher : LASSO
52
Spain's ___ del Sol : COSTA
53
U.S. writer James et al. : AGEES
54
Hindu month : ASARH
56
Complain : YAP
57
Belfry occupant : BAT
58
Kind of trip : EGO
59
Games' partner : FUN
60
Manta : RAY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 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