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.

BUFFOON'S BESTIARY

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1985

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
F
2
A
3
R
4
A
5
D
6
D
7
E
8
R
9
E
10
K
11
M
12
I
13
T
14
C
15
H
16
A
E
R
A
T
E
17
E
D
I
L
E
18
O
M
A
H
A
19
S
20
S
A
C
R
I
F
21
I
C
E
F
L
Y
22
M
A
J
O
R
E
23
D
24
O
S
T
25
A
L
O
N
E
26
T
A
N
27
D
E
M
28
W
R
A
Y
29
P
O
H
30
S
31
T
R
A
I
32
T
33
S
O
I
N
S
34
H
O
B
A
35
P
R
E
P
36
S
37
E
N
T
A
38
D
39
T
N
T
40
T
O
W
E
D
41
S
T
R
O
P
42
S
43
E
S
C
A
44
P
E
S
45
D
R
U
S
E
S
46
N
O
S
47
E
48
I
T
O
R
49
G
R
I
N
50
W
51
I
D
O
W
S
52
M
53
I
T
E
S
54
T
R
A
P
D
55
R
56
U
57
M
58
P
A
N
E
L
59
P
E
T
60
D
E
61
F
R
A
Y
S
62
I
R
A
63
E
L
L
E
64
F
O
R
C
65
E
66
S
L
E
D
S
67
S
L
A
P
68
A
L
A
69
H
A
U
G
H
T
70
Y
71
A
N
E
72
K
I
L
L
S
73
S
A
W
74
H
O
R
S
E
75
H
A
76
R
B
O
R
77
M
O
L
E
S
78
A
L
E
E
79
L
O
T
I
80
S
O
R
E
81
L
82
A
83
D
L
E
D
84
R
E
S
E
A
85
T
86
S
87
B
E
N
88
B
89
O
90
W
91
A
L
E
F
S
92
R
O
O
93
S
T
E
A
94
M
95
A
C
U
T
E
96
S
I
N
S
97
S
H
O
T
98
S
99
A
L
B
I
100
A
101
E
G
I
S
102
T
O
T
O
103
W
O
T
A
N
104
S
105
L
E
A
S
106
H
107
B
O
T
108
S
T
I
L
109
L
E
D
110
R
O
L
111
L
E
R
S
K
A
112
T
E
S
113
O
N
E
I
D
A
114
D
R
I
E
R
115
M
E
N
S
A
E
116
E
S
T
E
S
117
S
E
M
I
S
118
A
D
D
E
R
© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,032
Across
1
Electric unit : FARAD
6
Bo or John : DEREK
11
Musician Miller : MITCH
16
Make effervescent : AERATE
17
Archon's Roman cousin : EDILE
18
Some Nebraskans : OMAHAS
20
Insect always caught? : SACRIFICEFLY
22
Had a main course : MAJORED
24
East, in Essen : OST
25
Single-handedly : ALONE
26
Bike for Daisy : TANDEM
28
King Kong's captive in 1933 : WRAY
29
Bahs' kin : POHS
31
Peculiarity : TRAIT
33
Solicitude, in Savoie : SOINS
34
Biblical place north of Damascus : HOBA
35
Crams for exams : PREPS
37
Inward : ENTAD
39
Material for having a blast : TNT
40
Pulled : TOWED
41
Sharpens : STROPS
43
Emulates Harriet Tubman : ESCAPES
45
Certain Syrians : DRUSES
46
Breather : NOSE
48
"Take ___ leave . . . !" : ITOR
49
Look pleased : GRIN
50
Parasites found on a church mouse? : WIDOWSMITES
54
Food fish that beats time? : TRAPDRUM
58
Kind of discussion : PANEL
59
Term of affection : PET
60
Pays : DEFRAYS
62
Cash's "Ballad of ___ Hayes" : IRA
63
French magazine : ELLE
64
Make : FORCE
66
Monoskis : SLEDS
67
Insult : SLAP
68
Words before king or reine : ALA
69
Arrogant : HAUGHTY
71
Scottish unit : ANE
72
Overwhelms with amusement : KILLS
73
Quadruped that never runs? : SAWHORSE
75
Mammals that dig up seaports? : HARBORMOLES
78
Sailing direction : ALEE
79
Viaud's pen name : LOTI
80
Put out : SORE
81
Dipped out : LADLED
84
Elects again : RESEATS
87
Admiral ___ Inn of "Treasure Island" : BENBOW
91
Hebrew letters : ALEFS
92
Aussie hopper : ROO
93
Power : STEAM
95
Keen : ACUTE
96
Transgressions : SINS
97
Photos : SHOTS
99
Coal city in Iowa : ALBIA
101
Auspices : EGIS
102
Oz dog : TOTO
103
"___ Farewell": Wagner aria : WOTANS
105
This makes Rover no rover : LEASH
107
Gray area: Abbr. : BOT
108
Calmed : STILLED
110
Rays that shine on rinks? : ROLLERSKATES
113
N.Y. silverware center : ONEIDA
114
Laundry component : DRIER
115
Tops of altars : MENSAE
116
Opera's Simon ___ : ESTES
117
Long transports, for short : SEMIS
118
Summer : ADDER
Down
1
___ boa (lightweight serpent?) : FEATHER
2
Kind of light : ARC
3
___ avis : RARA
4
Not upright : ATILT
5
Actor in TV's "Hazel" : DEFORE
6
Misrepresentations : DECEITS
7
Dutch commune : EDE
8
Break : RIFT
9
Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
10
Convention bigwig : KEYNOTER
11
Trice : MOMENT
12
Moslem holy men : IMAMS
13
Dervish's cap : TAJ
14
Dog-faced glutton? : CHOWHOUND
15
Farm implements : HARROWS
16
Classify : ASSORT
19
His motto is "Can Do" : SEABEE
21
Vacuous : INANE
23
Couples : DYADS
24
Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
27
Tintamarres : DINS
30
Metrical foot : SPONDEE
32
Unspoken : TACIT
36
Reel part : SPOOL
38
Passé : DATED
40
Capers : TRIPS
42
Verona-to-Pisa dir. : SSW
44
Propounds : POSES
45
Squirrels' nests : DRAYS
47
Back : ESPOUSE
49
Teachers, at times : GRADERS
50
Double this for an Indian people : WALLA
51
Patty Duke, to the Astins : INLAW
52
Join : MERGE
53
Yen : ITCH
54
Rapido, e.g. : TRENO
55
Moon feature : RILLE
56
U.S.S.R. high spots : URALS
57
Atlas display : MAPS
58
Thimblerig units : PEAS
61
Diet cause : FLAB
64
Ate : FARED
65
Society's spirit : ETHOS
67
It's golden : SILENCE
69
Doral features : HOLES
70
Eucalyptuses : YATES
72
Land once called the Hermit Kingdom : KOREA
74
Skimpy food fish? : HALFSOLES
76
Cisco Kid's rope : RIATA
77
Kind of rule : MOB
79
Acrobatic wear : LEOTARDS
81
Shoe forms : LASTS
82
Former San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
83
Tooth tissue : DENTINE
84
Source : ROOT
85
People to bank on : TELLERS
86
Kind of saw : SABER
88
Tiny relative of a grizzly? : BUGBEAR
89
Idle : OTIOSE
90
Spengler's "Decline of the ___" : WEST
92
V. Harper role and G. Meredith heroine : RHODAS
94
Noxious influence : MIASMA
97
Hasso, for one : SWEDE
98
Occasional sermon obbligato : SNORE
100
Set a price for : ASKED
104
Pickens of films : SLIM
106
Crewman : HAND
109
Plastered : LIT
111
Garland : LEI
112
Part of Mao's name : TSE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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.

|