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NUMBER OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1957

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,903
Across Down
1. Stripes. : BARS
5. Painter Rivera. : DIEGO
10. Trick. : RUSE
14. Dwell (on). : PAUSE
19. Global marvels. : SEVENWONDERS
22. Dancer. : ONESTEPPER
24. Unimportant hamlet. : ONEHORSETOWN
25. Frontier weapon. : SIXSHOOTER
26. Napoleonic novel. : DESIREE
27. Piping. : REEDY
29. Numerical suffix. : TEEN
30. Endorses. : OKS
31. Boy Scout group. : DEN
32. Unpopular G. I. : BUGLER
34. Rabbits. : CONEYS
36. Grounded. : BASED
39. Discussion group. : PANEL
40. Solo. : ALONE
42. Small lizards. : EFTS
46. Incenses. : IRES
47. Meets with. : FINDS
48. Indulges without restraint. : RIOTS
49. Withdraw. : RETIRE
51. Church title: Abbr. : REV
52. "I have a song to ___ . . . " : SINGO
53. Exchange. : BANDY
54. Cajolery. : PALAVER
55. Compass point. : ENE
56. Tools. : HOES
57. Awareness. : SENSE
58. Scoop. : BAIL
59. Stowe character. : EVA
60. Roof. : MANSARD
62. Important name in music. : BING
63. Dishonors. : SOILS
64. Spirit: Slang. : PEP
65. Capital. : ESTATE
66. Recent popular song hit. : SIXTEENTONS
69. Injure: Fr. : LESE
70. Elevation: Abbr. : HGT
71. Rocky Mountain flowering plants. : BITTERROOTS
72. Vehicle. : CAR
73. Triumphant exclamation. : HOHO
75. American Argonauts. : FORTYNINERS
76. Opposite of "hooked," in golf. : SLICED
79. Gov. Ribicoff. : ABE
80. Customs. : MORES
81. Cross out. : DELE
82. Imposing. : STATELY
83. Antidepression agency. : NRA
84. Receptacles. : URNS
85. ___ down (scold). : DRESS
87. Snow at top of a glacier. : FIRN
88. Girl's nickname. : NAN
89. Lively dance. : GAVOTTE
91. Try to get. : COURT
92. Method of dyeing. : BATIK
93. ___ Juana. : TIA
94. At all ___ (anyhow). : EVENTS
95. Certain trousers. : CORDS
96. Cease. : LETUP
97. Desires: Colloq. : YENS
98. See 34 Down. : RENE
99. Curved. : BOWED
100. Bird calls. : NOTES
101. Proofreading mark. : CARET
102. Austerities. : RIGORS
105. Periods of time. : EPOCHS
107. Brothers. : MEN
108. Fish. : EEL
111. Time of day. : NOON
112. European evergreen. : ERICA
113. Briton's garment. : SINGLET
117. Baseball hits. : TWOBAGGERS
120. Sailing vessels. : THREEMASTERS
123. Historic city site. : SEVENHILLS
124. Wild guess or bet. : TENTOONESHOT
125. ___ Castle. : IRENE
126. In addition. : ELSE
127. T. V. or Mei-ling. : SOONG
128. Portuguese money. : REIS
1. Well: Ital. : BENE
2. Supplications. : AVES
3. Covers up again. : REHIDES
4. Slept noisily. : SNORED
5. Treat. : DOSE
6. Chemical suffix. : INE
7. N. Y. summer time: Abbr. : EDT
8. French painter Seurat. : GEORGES
9. He wrote "Nineteen Eighty-four." : ORWELL
10. Bright. : ROSY
11. Numerical prefix. : UNI
12. Church employees. : SEXTONS
13. Scroll maker. : ESSENE
14. Spring flower. : PEONY
15. Philippine peak. : APO
16. Scheming. : UPTO
17. Pursue. : SEEK
18. Slips. : ERRS
19. Prairie housing material. : SOD
20. Songbird. : WREN
21. Snick and ___. : SNEE
23. Pronoun. : THEE
28. Empties. : DRAINS
32. Part of a Dutch cut. : BANGS
33. Cancel. : UNDO
34. European President. : COTY
35. "___ thief to catch a thief." : SETA
36. Two-bank Roman galley. : BIREME
37. Sport sites. : ARENAS
38. Popular play by Austin Strong. : SEVENTHHEAVEN
39. Languished. : PINED
41. Comstock ___. : LODE
43. Washington D. C. operator. : FIVEPERCENTER
44. City on the Moselle. : TREVES
45. Aguascalientes attire. : SERAPE
47. Flower: Ital. : FIORE
48. Zane Grey characters. : RANGERIDERS
49. Stock market category. : RAILS
50. House wings. : ELLS
52. ___ Al Arab, river into Persian Gulf. : SHATT
53. One of seven Japanese Gods of Happiness. : BENTEN
54. Effort. : PAINS
57. Number. : SIXTY
58. Naval recruits. : BOOTS
61. Palm. : SAGO
62. Deck posts: Naut. : BITTS
63. Supply. : STORE
66. Forefathers: Poet. : SIRES
67. Oscar Wilde character. : ERNEST
68. Certain songs. : NOELS
69. Cafe au ___. : LAIT
71. Transported. : BORNE
72. Hard sound. : CLANK
73. Household device. : HANGER
74. "___ new world . . . " : OBRAVE
75. Jefferson and Lee. : FORTS
76. Row of stamps. : STRIP
77. Arthurian lady. : ELAINE
78. Ruler. : DYNAST
80. Bud Fisher character. : MUTT
82. Position. : SITUS
85. French illustrator. : DORE
86. Guidance device. : RUDDER
87. Three goddesses. : FATES
90. Unique thing. : ONER
91. Intimidates. : COWS
92. Hebrew letter. : BETH
95. Great name in the theatre. : CORNELL
96. Town on Lake Maggiore. : LOCARNO
97. Chinese river: Var. : YANGTSE
99. Ultramodern music. : BOOGIE
100. Buenos ___. : NOCHES
101. Church vessel. : CENSER
103. Empty. : INANE
104. Vincent Van ___. : GOGH
106. Home of the Panthers. : PITT
107. Indian title of respect. : MIAN
108. Although: Lat. : ETSI
109. Pitcher. : EWER
110. "All for ___," Dryden play. : LOVE
112. In ___. : ESSE
113. Weather hazard. : SMOG
114. Where Samson beat the Philistines. : LEHI
115. Greek god. : EROS
116. Quiet! : TST
118. Son (of): Heb. : BEN
119. Scottish novelist. : RLS
121. 1945 theatre. : ETO
122. A thousand ages. : EON

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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