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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1961

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J K V Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,342
Across Down
1. Greetings, in Spain. : SALUD
6. One of 117 Across. : ARAMIS
12. Son of Peter the Great. : ALEXIS
18. Bring into harmony. : ATTUNE
19. Cantus firmus. : MELODY
20. Spaces of time. : MOMENTS
22. Busy place in June. : MARRIAGELICENSEBUREAU
25. Wood wind. : OBOE
26. Unusually great. : RARE
27. Other: Comb. form. : HETERO
28. Where the Odelsting meets. : OSLO
29. Fido's outcry. : YIP
30. State flower of Idaho. : SYRINGA
32. Mount. : ARISE
34. Type of school: Abbr. : SEM
35. Genus of the shad. : ALOSA
37. Outer: Prefix. : ECTO
38. Farm animals. : OXEN
39. Colette novel. : CHERI
41. King of Pylos. : NESTOR
43. Wily. : ASTUTE
45. Eleemosynary payment. : DOLE
47. U. S. A. (with "the"). : UNION
49. Foolishly affected. : APISH
51. Companion of twins. : TOSSES
55. Stretch out. : DISTEND
58. Pairs. : TWOS
59. In ___ (bewildered). : AFOG
61. Somerset stream. : EXE
62. Skip. : OMIT
63. Behave (oneself). : DEMEAN
65. Part of the Dept. of Justice. : FBI
66. Disturbance. : UPSET
68. Old maid and others. : GAMES
70. Diminutive. : TINY
71. Got off. : ALIT
72. Clio's sister. : ERATO
73. Place of Stoa Poikile. : AGORA
74. Venerable. : OLD
75. River into the Missouri. : PLATTE
77. Sign. : OMEN
78. Quill. : PEN
79. Fir or pine board. : DEAL
81. Piece of sculpture. : BUST
82. Fire beetles. : ELATERS
84. Chariot of ancient Gauls. : ESSEDE
86. Relative of Dun Edin. : EDINA
88. Worth. : PRICE
89. Steering gear. : HELM
91. Adorn with certain figures. : INSTAR
93. Macaws. : ARARAS
97. Broomcorn. : GRASS
100. In eager state. : AGOG
102. Agnes, in Spain. : INES
104. Absurd. : INEPT
105. Rubric. : RED
106. Layer of floors. : TILER
108. ___ dogs. : CATSAND
110. Sea: Fr. : MER
111. Angers. : IRES
113. Relative of a chaise. : CALASH
115. What Menorca is. : ISLA
116. Shaft. : POLE
117. Roman de 1844. : LESTROISMOUSQUETAIRES
121. Vessels. : LATEENS
122. Garfield's running mate. : ARTHUR
123. Believes. : TRUSTS
124. Testify on oath. : DEPOSE
125. Sand partridge of India. : SEESEE
126. Concessions. : YESES
1. Immovable. : STABILE
2. One of the Fates. : ATROPOS
3. Bait. : LURE
4. Numerical prefix. : UNI
5. Term akin to "honey." : DEARY
6. Relative of Uncle Sam. : AMERICAN
7. Becomes less stern. : RELENTS
8. Eastern name. : ALI
9. Seaport of Arabia. : MOCHA
10. ___ fixe. : IDEE
11. Sentence structures. : SYNTAXES
12. Mohawk or Mohican. : AMERIND
13. Timber wolves. : LOBOS
14. Ratite bird. : EMU
15. Dry: Comb. form. : XERO
16. In existence: Lat. : INESSE
17. Older. : STALER
18. Native of a Chinese island. : AMOYAN
21. The Finnish language. : SUOMI
23. Station in Paris. : GARE
24. Ungreen. : SERE
30. River of Burgundy. : SAONE
31. Left. : GOTAWAY
33. Pastoral poem. : ECLOGUE
36. Falter in speaking. : STUTTER
38. Air Force base on Cape Cod. : OTIS
40. Men. : HES
42. Casaba's coating. : RIND
44. Well versed in: Colloq. : UPON
46. See 12 Down. : OTO
48. "___ Nightingale." : ODETOA
50. Dress. : HABIT
52. Kind of seed. : SESAME
53. Cathedral city of Devonshire. : EXETER
54. Certain threads. : SETONS
55. Baboon. : DOGAPE
56. Figurines. : IMAGES
57. Namesakes of an Apostle. : SIMONS
58. Conduce. : TEND
60. Garment worker. : FITTER
64. Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
65. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
67. Readily assuming different shapes. : PROTEAN
69. Most deplorable. : SADDEST
71. Whitefriars, London precinct. : ALSATIA
75. Witty sayings. : PUNS
76. Man's name. : ELIA
80. Fish. : EEL
81. Big name in music. : BING
83. Pungent. : ACRID
85. Conversational sounds. : EHS
87. Modes of scenic representation. : DIORAMAS
88. Constraining force. : PRESSURE
90. Discomfort. : MALAISE
92. Smacking of bygone days. : ANTIQUE
94. Compunction. : REMORSE
95. Small animals. : APELETS
96. Importance. : STRESS
97. Eating place. : GRILL
98. Study again. : REREAD
99. "___ Fideles." : ADESTE
101. Colloids. : GELS
103. Business matter. : SALE
107. See 56 Down. : ICONS
108. Author of "Greenwillow." : CHUTE
109. Part of Leatherstocking's name. : NATTY
112. Small distance. : STEP
114. Vexatious. : SORE
116. Papal name. : PIUS
118. Absent ___ (the defendant being absent): Law. : REO
119. Silencing sounds. : SHS
120. Abide. : ARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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