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.

PLAY ON WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1957

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
C
2
H
3
A
4
R
5
T
6
A
7
M
8
A
9
Y
10
O
11
R
12
S
13
A
14
L
15
A
16
M
17
I
18
S
E
A
L
I
O
N
19
I
S
E
R
E
20
P
R
O
T
E
S
21
T
22
C
Y
R
I
L
R
I
23
T
C
H
A
R
D
24
R
E
V
E
R
S
E
25
A
L
L
26
E
N
S
U
R
E
S
27
C
28
H
U
T
E
29
C
U
M
30
L
O
A
31
D
S
32
E
B
O
N
33
B
R
U
C
E
34
C
H
A
P
35
A
N
N
E
36
S
T
E
N
37
L
O
O
S
E
38
C
H
A
N
T
39
F
40
L
A
T
S
41
M
A
R
S
H
42
C
H
A
N
C
E
43
O
44
B
45
V
I
A
T
E
46
T
O
P
E
S
47
H
O
I
S
T
E
D
48
F
R
I
N
G
E
49
H
I
V
E
R
50
H
A
R
L
E
M
51
M
A
C
E
S
52
D
I
N
E
R
53
R
E
V
E
L
54
A
55
W
56
E
57
A
V
E
R
58
K
I
N
G
R
I
59
C
H
A
R
D
60
C
R
A
M
61
N
I
P
62
S
N
A
G
S
63
C
H
I
V
E
64
G
A
I
T
E
65
R
66
A
C
I
N
E
67
S
H
O
N
E
68
M
A
R
N
E
R
69
P
70
R
E
L
A
T
E
71
S
P
O
K
E
72
H
E
N
N
E
R
Y
73
R
E
S
I
N
S
74
H
A
I
L
E
75
B
A
D
G
E
76
E
V
I
C
T
77
D
O
N
N
E
78
M
E
R
E
79
R
80
I
81
P
82
E
83
C
E
D
E
84
P
I
N
A
Y
85
R
E
N
D
86
S
A
B
O
T
87
E
R
E
88
P
A
G
E
T
89
P
O
L
E
C
90
A
T
91
E
T
A
92
D
E
N
93
T
A
T
E
94
I
95
V
E
G
O
T
A
S
E
96
C
R
E
T
97
E
N
C
O
R
E
S
98
V
I
N
E
D
99
S
T
R
A
I
N
S
100
T
Y
R
A
N
T
101
E
N
T
R
Y
102
H
I
N
T
A
T
© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,938
Across
1
Leaf of paper: Lat. : CHARTA
7
Daley, of Chicago. : MAYOR
12
Delicatessen item. : SALAMI
18
Marine mammal. : SEALION
19
Rhone tributary. : ISERE
20
Object. : PROTEST
22
"Small Planet" star. : CYRILRITCHARD
24
Car gear. : REVERSE
25
Quite. : ALL
26
Protects. : ENSURES
27
Author of "Greenwillow." : CHUTE
29
With: Lat. : CUM
30
Great quantity: Colloq. : LOADS
32
Black. : EBON
33
Celebrated Scottish family. : BRUCE
34
Roughen. : CHAP
35
The "Woman in White." : ANNE
36
British gun. : STEN
37
Inexact. : LOOSE
38
Celebrate in song. : CHANT
39
Certain shoes. : FLATS
41
Artist Reginald ___. : MARSH
42
Fortuitous. : CHANCE
43
Make unnecessary. : OBVIATE
46
Buddhist shrines. : TOPES
47
Raised. : HOISTED
48
Trimming of cords. : FRINGE
49
Winter: Fr. : HIVER
50
Part of Manhattan. : HARLEM
51
Heavy clubs. : MACES
52
Railroad car. : DINER
53
Merrymaking. : REVEL
54
Reaction of grandeur. : AWE
57
Prove, in law. : AVER
58
"The Tragedy of ___ II." : KINGRICHARD
60
Learn hurriedly: Colloq. : CRAM
61
Frost. : NIP
62
Hidden difficulties. : SNAGS
63
Seasoning. : CHIVE
64
Offenbach ballet "___ Parisienne." : GAITE
65
Great French dramatist. : RACINE
67
Excelled. : SHONE
68
Eppie's friend. : MARNER
69
Monsignor. : PRELATE
71
Part of a wheel. : SPOKE
72
Farm structure. : HENNERY
73
Turpentine and frankincense. : RESINS
74
Emperor Selassie. : HAILE
75
Distinctive sign. : BADGE
76
Dislodge. : EVICT
77
Metaphysical poet of England. : DONNE
78
Lake: Poet. : MERE
79
Advanced in years. : RIPE
83
Relinquish. : CEDE
84
Former French Premier. : PINAY
85
Sunder. : REND
86
Kind of shoe. : SABOT
87
Before. : ERE
88
Small island of Bermuda group. : PAGET
89
Weasel-like carnivore. : POLECAT
91
Zeta, ___, theta. : ETA
92
Notched. : DENTATE
94
Popular TV program. : IVEGOTASECRET
97
Shouts at the opera. : ENCORES
98
Ornamented with certain plants. : VINED
99
Lines of descent. : STRAINS
100
Periander of Corinth was one. : TYRANT
101
Vestibule. : ENTRY
102
Suggest. : HINTAT
Down
1
Colombo is its capital. : CEYLON
2
Supreme Court justice. : HARLAN
3
Fatima's husband. : ALI
4
Vexes: Colloq. : RILES
5
Disrupted. : TORN
6
Liqueur. : ANISETTE
7
One millionth of a meter. : MICRON
8
Colorless. : ASHEN
9
Cries of affirmation. : YEAS
10
1949 Peace Prize winner. : ORR
11
Symbol of humanity. : REDCROSS
12
Jaunty. : SPRUCE
13
Sierra formation. : ARETE
14
Sweetheart. : LOVE
15
Consumed. : ATE
16
Lifeline of commerce. : MERCHANTMARINE
17
Publication. : ISSUANCE
18
La ___, Milan. : SCALA
21
Disposed strongly. : TEMPTED
23
Conduits. : TUBES
28
___ money. : HUSH
31
Expositor. : DEFINER
33
Insect. : BORER
34
Follow along. : CHASE
36
Glut. : SATE
37
Offenbach opera. : LAPERICHOLE
38
Lack of heartiness. : CHILL
40
Falls behind. : LAGS
41
Man in the van. : MOVER
42
Prepared for cooking, as fruit. : CORED
43
Isle ___. : OFMAN
44
Desperadoes: Ital. : BRAVI
45
Office held by Adlai Stevenson. : VICEPRESIDENCY
46
Bell sounds. : TINGS
47
___ de Grace. : HAVRE
49
Depend. : HINGE
50
Bulge out. : HEAVE
52
___ de Poitiers. : DIANE
53
Hiding place of Nibelunger Hoard. : RHINE
55
Dilute. : WATER
56
Corundum. : EMERY
58
Joins closely. : KNITS
59
Valve of a gasoline engine. : CHOKE
60
Former heavyweight champ. : CARNERA
62
Cut down. : SCANT
64
Foreman's charges. : GANG
66
___ blue. : ALICE
67
Troublesome. : SPINY
68
Elamite's contemporary. : MEDE
69
Forerun. : PRECEDE
70
Honorific. : REVERENT
71
Healing. : SANATIVE
72
Novel by Charles Reade. : HARDCASH
74
Whetstone. : HONE
75
He wrote "John Brown's Body." : BENET
77
Think over. : DIGEST
78
"___ in F Major." : MELODY
80
Peninsula of SW Europe. : IBERIA
81
Convincing. : POTENT
82
States: Fr. : ETATS
84
Disk. : PATEN
85
Sir ___ de Coverley. : ROGER
86
Forbidding. : STERN
88
Coin spent in Ankara. : PARA
89
Kept in. : PENT
90
Italian city. : ASTI
93
Jutting rock. : TOR
95
Fenchman's favored drink. : VIN
96
Manx ___. : CAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 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.

|