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VACATIONER'S CHOICE

New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1961

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,391
Across Down
1. Shade trees. : ELMS
5. Percolate. : SEEP
9. Water: Span. : AGUA
13. Narrow channels. : GATS
17. Power tool. : TRIPHAMMER
19. Father of American football. : WALTERCAMP
22. Headliner of 1916. : PANCHOVILLA
23. Creator of Mr. Tutt. : ARTHURTRAIN
25. Cabinet member. : RUSK
26. Depend (on). : RELY
27. Lemur's relatives. : TARSIERS
29. Veridical. : TRUE
30. Baseball great. : OTT
31. Cause of harm. : BANE
32. New England resort area (with "the"). : CAPE
33. Le ___ (mine): Ital. : MIE
34. Electrical units. : WATTS
35. Loud noise. : BANG
36. Feeler. : PALP
37. Where Reindeer Lake is: Abbr. : SASK
38. Inflow. : INSET
39. Cordilleras. : ANDES
42. State: Fr. : ETAT
44. Mauna ___. : LOA
46. Flaps. : TABS
48. Vexed. : ROILED
50. Approve. : ACCREDIT
53. Geronimo. : APACHE
58. Acknowledge. : OWN
59. Actress in "Gone With the Wind." : LAURAHOPECREWS
63. Student. : COED
64. Ellipsoid. : OVAL
66. Criterion: Abbr. : STD
67. Then: Fr. : PUIS
68. ___ Dinesen, Danish novelist. : ISAK
69. Suspended. : HUNG
70. Rare pitching performance. : NOHIT
72. Actress Signoret. : SIMONE
74. Duplicate. : COPY
75. Style of painting. : GENRE
76. River to the North Sea. : YSER
77. Young. : UNOLD
78. Moisten. : BEDEW
79. Barrister: Abbr. : ATTY
80. Himalayan goats. : TAHRS
81. Goriot, for one. : PERE
82. Classes. : GENERA
83. Blackbirds. : MERLS
85. Contest in ancient Greece. : AGON
86. Bear: Lat. : URSA
87. Blandishments. : ARTS
88. Orchestration: Abbr. : ARR
90. India peasant. : RYOT
91. Relative of 81 Across. : MERE
92. Poem by Walt Whitman. : PASSAGETOINDIA
96. Year in 16th century. : MDI
97. Magician's word. : PRESTO
99. South American rodent. : SPINYRAT
100. Subject of "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
102. Quechuan. : INCA
105. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
106. Chemical suffix. : INOL
108. Transportation systems. : LINES
109. Creator of travel posters. : ADMAN
113. Harp: Ital. : ARPA
115. Ruy ___. : BLAS
117. Sword. : EPEE
119. Covet. : CRAVE
120. Arikara. : REE
121. Jewish month. : ELUL
122. Cinereal. : ASHY
123. Members of A. M. A. : GPS
126. First-rate. : AONE
127. Teased playfully. : BANTERED
129. Touring car. : AUTO
130. Where Summer Lake is: Abbr. : OREG
131. Ingenious feat. : TOURDEFORCE
133. Vehicle for Ray Milland. : LOSTWEEKEND
136. Final expedient. : LASTRESORT
137. Nevil Shute novel. : ONTHEBEACH
138. Where Samson beat the Philistines. : LEHI
139. Les ___ (the elect): Fr. : ELUS
140. Courts. : WOOS
141. Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
1. Physicist Mach. : ERNST
2. French ___. : LICK
3. What speedometers register. : MPH
4. Navigation aid. : SHORAN
5. Bright, pleasant aspect. : SMILE
6. One of the Peggottys. : EMLY
7. Fish. : EEL
8. Living in meadows: Rare. : PRATAL
9. Cognizant. : AWARE
10. Pikes. : GARS
11. Last syllable of a word. : ULTIMA
12. Unbeliever. : ATHEIST
13. Canine comments. : GRRS
14. Do. : ACT
15. Plaid. : TARTAN
16. Stings. : SMARTS
17. Snug. : TAUT
18. Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
20. California's motto. : EUREKA
21. Indian. : PIUTE
22. Golfer of a sort. : PRO
24. Arboreal abode. : NEST
28. Dessert. : APPLEPIE
31. Swiss city. : BASEL
32. Bailiff. : CATCHPOLE
34. Straw. : WISP
35. ___ canto. : BEL
36. South American rodent. : PACA
37. Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
39. Irish darling. : AROON
40. Novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. : NOWVOYAGER
41. TV name. : DINAHSHORE
43. Ten o'clock scholar's sin. : TARDINESS
45. Lyrics. : ODES
47. Take the sun. : BASK
49. Law men: Abbr. : DAS
51. Three minutes. : ROUND
52. Vacuum tube. : TRIODE
54. To buy: Fr. : ACHETER
55. Rustic. : COUNTRYMAN
56. Cabot. : HENRYLODGE
57. Brink. : EDGE
60. As above: Lat. : UTSUPRA
61. International language. : ESPERANTO
62. "The ___ Bus." : WAYWARD
65. Architectural ribs. : LIERNES
71. College officials: Abbr. : TRS
73. Quagmire. : MORASS
74. Descriptive of a Watch-and-Warder. : CENSORIAL
75. Visit socially, as at sea. : GAM
78. Brown ___. : BETTY
80. Press down. : TAMP
82. City for sightseers in France. : GRENOBLE
84. Piggeries. : STIES
86. Atop. : UPON
87. Not for: Dial. : AGIN
89. Cruise port of S. A. : RIO
93. Pacific cruise port. : APIA
94. Relatives of Seans. : IANS
95. Lane. : ALLEY
98. Prong. : TINE
101. Sine ___. : DIE
103. Water bottle. : CARAFE
104. Sandy. : ARENOSE
107. "___ forget." : LESTWE
109. Room to swing ___. : ACAT
110. Twaddle: Slang. : DROOL
111. Baedeker. : MANUAL
112. Loath. : AVERSE
114. Fuel. : PETROL
116. Historic Shropshire town. : LUDLOW
118. Small bird. : PHOEBE
121. ___ Ysrael: Palestine. : ERETS
122. Writers: Abbr. : AUTHS
123. Combing form for a country. : GRECO
124. Phnom ___. : PENH
125. Endorsed: Abbr. : SGD
127. Sudanese native. : BERI
128. Beige. : ECRU
129. Concerning. : ASTO
130. Correct: Colloq. : OKAY
132. Theological degree. : DTH
134. "Sail ___ Ship of State!" : ONO
135. Poetic time of day. : EEN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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