It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, July 12, 1984

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
1
H
2
I
3
L
4
L
5
G
6
I
7
L
8
A
9
S
10
O
11
L
12
A
13
R
14
A
L
O
E
15
A
W
O
L
16
T
E
A
S
E
17
B
O
R
G
18
T
O
M
B
19
E
N
D
O
F
20
E
N
D
U
21
R
E
22
B
E
23
E
P
24
Y
N
E
25
N
A
O
M
I
26
M
A
N
S
P
27
O
W
E
R
28
F
E
N
29
C
E
R
30
T
E
R
I
31
O
32
N
S
33
D
R
E
D
34
G
E
35
E
T
36
O
37
N
38
P
E
A
39
K
40
A
T
A
L
L
41
S
H
E
A
42
T
O
N
I
43
C
A
N
A
L
44
S
45
T
R
Y
46
S
E
47
E
K
48
D
R
E
N
49
C
H
50
P
51
R
I
V
I
L
52
E
G
E
53
A
R
E
54
N
55
A
56
I
A
M
57
L
E
T
A
58
S
P
I
L
E
S
59
L
I
E
60
G
E
61
A
B
62
B
E
63
P
A
S
O
64
A
S
O
U
R
65
P
L
E
A
66
E
M
I
R
67
R
E
N
T
S
68
E
E
L
S
69
S
P
A
T
© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,665
Across
1
San Juan ___ : HILL
5
Colorado tributary : GILA
9
Kind of heat : SOLAR
14
Kind of hemp : ALOE
15
Mil. verdict : AWOL
16
Ride : TEASE
17
Bjorn of the courts : BORG
18
Cenotaph : TOMB
19
“ . . . the ___ a perfect day”: Bond : ENDOF
20
Stand : ENDURE
22
Signal of a kind : BEEP
24
Chemical suffix : YNE
25
Elimelech’s wife : NAOMI
26
“Sadness diminishes . . . a ___ . . . ”: Spinoza : MANSPOWER
28
Epee user : FENCER
30
Actress Garr : TERI
31
Switch positions : ONS
33
Scoop : DREDGE
35
Thames district : ETON
38
Pikes ___ : PEAK
40
In any way : ATALL
41
Stengel’s bailiwick, once : SHEA
42
Singer Tennille : TONI
43
Kiel and Erie : CANALS
45
Essay : TRY
46
“___, and ye shall find” : SEEK
48
Souse : DRENCH
50
Special advantage : PRIVILEGE
53
Lists : ARENA
56
“___ Woman” : IAM
57
“___ Smile Be Your Umbrella” : LETA
58
Spigots : SPILES
59
Port on the Meuse : LIEGE
61
A Lane : ABBE
63
El ___, Tex. : PASO
64
“The fathers have eaten ___ grape . . . ”: Jer. : ASOUR
65
Appeal : PLEA
66
Arab chief : EMIR
67
Lets : RENTS
68
Wrigglers : EELS
69
Tiff : SPAT
Down
1
To possess, in Stuttgart : HABEN
2
A Massey : ILONA
3
Epithet for a Hearst : LORDOFSANSIMEON
4
Lentil, e.g. : LEGUME
5
The take : GATE
6
___ Jima : IWO
7
One-time Hollywood twosome : LOMBARDANDGABLE
8
Harry’s Veep : ALBEN
9
Plain, Russian style : STEPPE
10
Wine: Comb. form : OEN
11
Nightingale : LADYWITHTHELAMP
12
Unisonally : ASONE
13
Allude : REFER
21
Melon throwaway : RIND
23
Parsons or Winwood : ESTELLE
26
“Gin a body ___ . . . ”: Burns : MEETA
27
Smelting substances : ORES
29
Vivacity : CRACKLE
31
Choose : OPT
32
Modernist : NEO
34
Angry look : GLARE
36
Finished, to Poe : OER
37
Aye offset : NAY
39
City on the Dnepr : KIEV
44
Vigor : SNAP
47
Sally of old films : EILERS
49
Mild oath : CRIPES
50
Hairy : PILAR
51
Lift : RAISE
52
Storehouse : ETAPE
54
Indo or Poly ending : NESIA
55
After ___ (in a haphazard way) : ASORT
58
Homophone for seize : SEAS
60
Anagram for tug : GUT
62
___ canto : BEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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.

|