This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.
Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Thursday, July 3, 1975

41-Across : Answering-service offerings

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
1
R
2
I
3
D
4
E
5
O
6
N
7
E
8
B
9
Y
10
R
11
S
12
V
13
P
14
O
D
O
R
15
N
O
R
I
A
16
E
R
O
S
17
S
E
W
N
18
E
N
D
O
W
19
W
I
L
T
20
S
A
N
21
O
W
E
S
22
G
23
R
O
A
T
S
24
T
25
E
X
A
S
26
S
N
O
R
T
27
A
28
S
H
L
E
Y
29
L
L
O
Y
D
S
30
O
31
F
32
S
T
E
I
N
33
M
O
O
R
S
34
N
R
A
35
S
O
U
S
36
N
O
L
A
W
37
S
W
A
M
38
A
L
P
39
S
A
T
A
N
40
E
M
O
T
E
41
M
E
S
42
S
A
G
E
S
43
E
L
I
D
E
D
44
T
A
M
I
S
45
S
L
A
T
E
46
T
47
R
A
D
E
R
48
S
C
U
M
49
H
50
O
51
T
52
R
E
I
D
53
R
54
A
K
E
D
55
S
T
A
R
56
E
A
R
L
57
O
P
I
N
E
58
A
P
S
E
59
E
L
S
E
60
C
E
N
T
S
61
M
U
T
T
© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,455
Across
1
Take for a ___ : RIDE
5
___ one (singly) : ONEBY
10
Invitation initials : RSVP
14
Smell : ODOR
15
Water wheel : NORIA
16
Love god : EROS
17
Hand-___ : SEWN
18
Set up with funds : ENDOW
19
Droop : WILT
20
___ Antonio : SAN
21
Is indebted : OWES
22
Hulled grain : GROATS
24
Waco's state : TEXAS
26
Nasal sound : SNORT
27
Wilkes of "G.W.T.W." : ASHLEY
29
___ London (famed insurers) : LLOYDSOF
32
Gertrude of rose fame : STEIN
33
Secures a ship : MOORS
34
New Deal org. : NRA
35
Old French coins : SOUS
36
"Congress shall make ___ respecting ... " : NOLAW
37
Joined Mark Spitz : SWAM
38
Mountain : ALP
39
Diabolic one : SATAN
40
Overdo a role : EMOTE
41
Answering-service offerings : MESSAGES
43
Passed over : ELIDED
44
Cloth strainer : TAMIS
45
Political list : SLATE
46
Horn or Vic : TRADER
48
___ of the earth : SCUM
49
Type of chocolate : HOT
52
Wallace of silents : REID
53
Did a garden job : RAKED
55
Type of gazer : STAR
56
Columnist Wilson : EARL
57
Reckon : OPINE
58
Church area : APSE
59
"Nelse, who ___?" : ELSE
60
Coins : CENTS
61
Jeff's friend : MUTT
Down
1
V.I.P. of flags : ROSS
2
Concept : IDEA
3
School-traffic violation : DOWNTHEUPSTAIRS
4
Sea bird : ERN
5
Kind of street : ONEWAY
6
Ides' counterpart : NONES
7
Flocks, to a cockney : ERDS
8
Life story, for short : BIO
9
Epithet for 36 Down, appropriately : YAWGNORW
10
Change a sentence : REWORD
11
Return route for 3 Down : SRIATSNWODEHTPU
12
Electrical unit : VOLT
13
Attention getters : PSTS
21
Draft animals : OXEN
23
Campanella and Rogers : ROYS
25
Yalies : ELIS
26
U. S. painter John : SLOAN
27
Indian state : ASSAM
28
Fur piece : STOLE
29
Montez and others : LOLAS
30
Declaim : ORATE
31
Of wide renown : FAMED
33
Particles : MOTES
36
Mis-headed flier of 1938 : NAGIRROC
37
Struck, old style : SMIT
39
Ditto : SAME
40
Old Asian land : ELAM
42
Horse's burden : SADDLE
43
Dodges : ELUDES
45
Aroma : SCENT
46
Up a ___ : TREE
47
Type of McCoy : REAL
48
Certain flick : SKIN
50
Kiln : OAST
51
Waste allowance : TRET
54
Imitate : APE
55
Snead or Spade : SAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle