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ADVENTURES IN CLICHELAND

New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1968

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,889
Across Down
1. Pierrot to Pierrette. : BONAMI
7. Empty. : BARE
11. Right. : MORAL
16. Leap: Fr. : SAUT
20. Runs away with. : ELOPES
21. Unbend. : RELAX
22. Soap plant. : AMOLE
23. Sound from a skeptic. : UMPH
24. Fatal. : LETHAL
25. "___ unto my feet . . . " : ALAMP
26. Continued. : RANON
27. Fiber plant. : PITA
28. ___ chew (attempt too much). : TOBITEOFFMORETHANONECAN
32. Issues: Abbr. : EDS
33. Global area: Prefix. : AFRO
34. Gym teacher's command. : EXHALE
35. Tilted. : ARAKE
36. Particles: Abbr. : MOLS
38. Well-known airport. : ORLY
39. Small table. : STAND
40. U. S. political figure. : BOWLES
41. "___ Were King." : IFI
42. Algonquian. : CREE
43. Army officer: Abbr. : CSO
44. Form of Japanese wrestling. : SUMO
45. June specialty. : THEBONDSOFHOLYMATRIMONY
55. Gulf. : RAVINE
56. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
57. Grief: Poet. : DOLOR
58. Pub sign. : ALES
59. Keep an ___. : EYEON
60. John Le ___. : CARRE
61. Locale of a well-known play. : SIAM
62. Small amounts. : SNIPS
63. Small amount. : TINGE
66. Rumple. : MUSS
68. Deep-blue glass. : SMALT
70. ___ victis (woe to the conquered): Lat. : VAE
71. Be in a tight spot. : TOHAVEONESBACKTOTHEWALL
77. Day's end. : EVE
78. Muse. : ERATO
79. Brisk. : SPRY
80. German writer. : RASPE
81. O. K.! : ROGER
83. Fasten. : LASH
85. Postulate. : POSIT
87. Mud volcano. : SALSE
91. Man's name. : ALEX
92. One kind of star. : MOVIE
93. Like some fish. : ROED
94. Mexican state. : COLIMA
95. Share a promising prospect. : TOLETINONTHEGROUNDFLOOR
100. Washington body: Abbr. : CONG
101. Tennis term. : ACE
102. Corky Carroll's milieu. : SURF
103. Have-___. : NOT
104. Guarantee. : ASSURE
107. Song locale. : CAPRI
110. Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
111. Apropos of. : ASTO
112. Two on the aisle. : SEATS
113. Corelli forte. : SONATA
114. Waste allowance. : TRET
115. Communications outfit. : CBS
116. Opportunist's motto. : STRIKEWHILETHEIRONISHOT
122. Able. : UPTO
123. Peewee. : REESE
124. Metrical feet. : IAMBI
125. Reptile. : IGUANA
126. Time of day. : MORN
127. Paddock dwellers. : MARES
128. British painter. : ORPEN
129. Prejudiced. : NARROW
130. Seasons: Fr. : ETES
131. Take ___. : AREST
132. Ancient temple. : NAOS
133. Chef's concern. : ORDERS
1. Region. : BELT
2. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
3. Discredit. : NOTBELIEVE
4. Garden pests. : APHIDS
5. Parts of nuts. : MEATS
6. See 107 Across. : ISLE
7. Tower. : BELFRY
8. Part of a famous rallying cry. : ALAMO
9. Branch, in Madrid or Rome. : RAMO
10. Thank. : EXPRESSONESAPPRECIATION
11. Opera heroine. : MARTHA
12. Nebraskan. : OMAHAN
13. Political first name. : RONALD
14. With nothing more. : ALONE
15. Fabric used for curtains. : LENO
16. Gifted female. : SUPERWOMAN
17. Pleasant. : AMICAL
18. Comprehension. : UPTAKE
19. Scottish men of rank. : THANES
21. Lotteries. : RAFFLES
29. Like some shells. : OARED
30. Pay tribute. : EXTOL
31. Girl's name. : NAOMI
36. Historic London tavern. : MITRE
37. "A bale ___." : OFHAY
38. Its capital is Alençon. : ORNE
40. Speech sound. : BURR
42. Scheming one. : CONNIVER
43. Innocent-looking ones. : CHERUBS
44. Plant pores. : STOMATA
46. Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
47. ___ et labora. : ORA
48. Stabilizes. : FIRMS
49. Rel. of ft. : YDS
50. Rainy. : MOIST
51. Melancholy: Fr. : ALAMORT
52. One of the Twins. : OLIVA
53. Its capital is Katmandu. : NEPAL
54. Netherlands river: Var. : YSSEL
60. Small coin. : CENTAVO
62. Measures, in a way. : STEPSOFF
64. Saul's grandfather. : NER
65. ___ with (agree). : GOALONG
67. Miserly one. : SCROOGE
69. Certain hands: Abbr. : LHS
71. Monster: Prefix. : TERAT
72. Molding. : OVOLO
73. Noted philosopher. : HEGEL
74. Dye. : EOSIN
75. Dance band name. : KYSER
76. Pronoun, Southern style. : WEALL
82. Accomplishments. : EXECUTIONS
84. ___ up. : HET
86. Yes. : IDO
88. Better part. : LIONSSHARE
89. Hawley's partner. : SMOOT
90. Give ___ (listen). : EARTO
92. Pit. : MINE
94. Navy men: Abbr. : CDRS
96. Codfish. : TORSK
97. American writer. : HARTE
98. Inaugurate. : USHERIN
99. Swimming: It. : NUOTO
104. Feign. : ASSUME
105. Vessel used in varnish making. : SETPOT
106. Author of "No Exit." : SARTRE
107. Be consistent. : COHERE
108. Aromatic herbs. : ANISES
109. Most indistinct. : PALEST
110. Groups of people. : TRIBES
111. Ludicrous. : ABSURD
113. ___ off (give up). : SWEAR
114. Pace. : TEMPO
115. Smoke. : CIGAR
117. Girl's name. : ERMA
118. ___-kiri. : HARA
119. Child: Sp. : NINO
120. ___ about (a certain date). : ONOR
121. Marbles. : TAWS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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