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WORD FABRICATION

New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1957

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,945
Across Down
1. Ruined city in Iran. : SUSA
5. Sen. Symington. : STUART
11. Pantomimist Jimmy. : SAVO
15. Star in "Happy Hunting." : LAMAS
20. The "man who came to dinner." : MONTYWOOLLEY
22. Dripping : ASOP
23. Lycée student. : ELEVE
24. Play by Crouse and Lindsay. : ARSENICANDOLDLACE
26. Printer's mark. : CARET
27. Vintage date. : YEAR
28. Galileo's birthplace. : PISA
29. Bubble, like coffee. : PERK
30. Gunners' mates. : ARMORERS
32. Shakespearean character. : SLY
33. Derring-do. : FEAT
34. Too-too. : VERY
35. Singer Malbin. : ELAINE
36. ___ Ives. : BURL
37. Boys. : SONS
38. TV's March. : HAL
39. Hold back. : STIFLE
43. Carbohydrates. : SUGARS
46. Funnyman. : WIT
47. Immerse. : BURY
48. Chou ___. : ENLAI
49. Hillock. : KNOLL
50. Stupefy. : DAZE
51. Stream or creek. : KILL
52. "Under the ___ starry sky . . . " : WIDEAND
54. Pseudatoll : ISLE
55. Macadamize. : PAVE
56. Track event. : RELAYRACE
58. Sergeant. : NCO
59. Alluvial stuff. : MUD
60. Color. : NAVY
61. Foreign coin. : RIAL
62. Items in palmistry. : LIFELINES
64. Augury. : PRESAGE
66. Leader of 19th cen. "ring." : BOSSTWEED
68. Choler. : IRE
69. Political body. : SENATE
70. "___ was one-and-twenty." : BUTI
71. Of an age. : ERAL
72. Book of Old Testament. : PSALMS
75. Calendar abbreviation. : FRI
76. St. Petersburg. : LENINGRAD
78. Controversial. : POLEMIC
79. North Sea island. : HELGOLAND
82. A Crosby. : GARY
83. Bon mot. : JOKE
84. Palm leaf. : OLA
85. Dutch uncle. : EME
86. 7,386 sq. mi. of the U. S. : NEWJERSEY
88. Imre ___. : NAGY
89. Letup. : LULL
90. Medieval philosopher. : ABELARD
92. First King of Israel. : SAUL
93. Geezer. : BOZO
94. Overloved. : DOTED
95. Narrow. : LOCAL
96. Toothy expression. : GRIN
97. Cutting tool. : ADZ
98. Relative of a leotard. : TIGHTS
99. Veer. : SWERVE
101. Form of John. : IAN
102. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
104. Alas! : AHME
105. Pour off. : DECANT
107. Indian of New Mexico. : TAOS
108. Nautical term. : ALEE
109. Kind of fish. : HAG
112. Polio aid. : IRONLUNG
115. Fertile earth. : SILT
116. "Three men in ___." : ATUB
117. Song: Comb. form. : MELO
118. Part of Israel. : NEGEV
119. Composer of "Prelude in C Sharp Minor." : SERGEIRACHMANINOV
123. Pioneer of the steel plow. : DEERE
124. Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
125. N. H. Senator, as listed on roll call. : COTTONNORRIS
126. That is: Lat. : IDEST
127. Cereals. : AYES
128. Port of the Ukraine. : ODESSA
129. African rulers. : BEYS
1. Stendahl character. : SOREL
2. Take back one's words. : UNSAY
3. Type of silver: Abbr. : STER
4. Author Rand. : AYN
5. Party. : SOCIAL
6. Hosiery shade. : TOAST
7. Arm bone. : ULNA
8. Local official: Abbr. : ALD
9. Begin again. : REOPEN
10. Tenth President and family. : TYLERS
11. Pittsburgh scientist. : SALK
12. Happy ___ lark. : ASA
13. Aloud. : VOCALLY
14. "Aleko" is one. : OPERA
15. French poet of Hugo's day. : LECONTEDELISLE
16. Designating a chicken soup. : ALAREINE
17. Only. : MERE
18. Be positive. : AVER
19. Cliques. : SETS
20. Diamond star. : MAYS
21. Car accessories. : WIPERS
25. Thirsty. : DRY
31. Bad: Prefix. : MIS
33. Roll up. : FURL
34. Suggest: Colloq. : VOTE
35. Phrase used in election returns. : EARLYLEAD
36. Woe: Poet. : BALE
37. Stature. : SIZE
38. Wahine's dance. : HULA
40. Catfish of the Great Lakes. : FLANNELMOUTH
41. Spear. : LANCE
42. Idea, according to Plato. : EIDOS
43. Is pinch-fisted. : SKIMPS
44. Hazardous. : UNSURE
45. Dragon-guarded treasure of Colchis. : GOLDENFLEECE
46. Crinkle-crankle. : WAVY
47. He succeeded John McGraw. : BILLTERRY
50. Runner Sime. : DAVE
51. Large green parrots. : KEAS
52. Egyptian political party. : WAFD
53. Camphor ___. : ICE
55. Wedding attendant. : PAGE
56. Symbol of Japan. : RISINGSUN
57. "Hervé ___," Browning. : RIEL
60. Novel by Enid Bagnold. : NATIONALVELVET
61. Roasted: Fr. : ROTI
63. Dies ___. : IRAE
65. Noted marionettist. : SARG
66. Federal Council of Switzerland. : BUNDESRAT
67. Fay ___, old-time actress. : WRAY
70. Part of Franklin's signature. : BENJ
72. Trifling. : POKY
73. Cereal grass. : MILLET
74. Blanches, as almonds. : SCALDS
76. Role in "The Green Pastures." : LAWD
77. Scotsman. : GAEL
78. Walt Kelly creation. : POGO
79. Cures. : HEALS
80. Form into an arch. : EMBOW
81. Gaelic sea god. : LER
83. Duke Ellington's field. : JAZZ
87. Give in large quantities. : RAIN
88. Gives assent. : NODS
89. Theatre seat. : LOGE
91. Ringgold and family. : LARDNERS
93. Bleats. : BAAS
94. Coin. : DIME
96. Spicy. : GINGERY
98. Pindar was one. : THEBAN
100. French coin. : ECU
102. Printed cloth. : CALICO
103. Type of car. : HOTROD
104. Graduate. : ALUMNA
106. Goose genus. : ANSEA
107. Cravat. : TIE
108. Peak in Greece. : ATHOS
109. Unit of inductance. : HENRY
110. Man's name. : ALOIS
111. Collins and Clyde: Abbr. : GOVS
112. People of the Far East: Lat. : INDI
113. Grass. : REED
114. Molding. : OGEE
115. Three-stripers. : SGTS
116. Dramatizes. : ACTS
117. Spongy earth. : MIRE
120. Girl's name. : RAE
121. Dined. : ATE
122. ___ Hill, San Francisco. : NOB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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