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.
Marjorie Pedersen
Marjorie Pedersen

PLAY, PEN!

New York Times, Sunday, August 10, 1980

Author:
Marjorie Pedersen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 637 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Marjorie Pedersen has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
C
2
A
3
M
4
P
5
E
6
R
7
M
8
A
9
A
10
M
11
S
12
A
13
N
14
N
15
A
16
S
17
P
18
A
19
T
20
E
21
A
R
I
O
S
O
22
E
N
S
U
E
23
G
U
I
L
T
24
A
M
O
R
25
S
C
E
N
T
S
26
O
F
Y
U
M
A
27
L
I
S
L
E
28
I
O
N
S
29
C
O
N
S
30
S
R
O
31
P
U
L
32
L
E
T
S
U
R
33
P
R
I
S
E
34
A
S
S
E
35
S
36
O
R
37
S
E
38
T
O
T
39
E
D
E
R
40
L
O
41
Y
42
A
R
43
D
O
R
44
I
N
E
45
O
46
L
47
G
48
A
49
S
50
B
51
A
L
L
E
52
T
53
S
L
I
P
P
E
54
R
S
55
S
T
E
R
N
E
56
E
R
L
E
57
G
A
L
L
O
W
S
58
H
I
59
D
60
M
E
N
A
G
E
61
R
U
T
62
H
O
L
I
E
R
63
D
O
S
E
64
A
G
A
V
E
S
65
O
N
E
66
S
I
D
E
D
67
M
68
A
E
69
B
70
A
S
E
71
E
R
E
72
S
T
R
E
S
S
73
B
74
R
I
D
A
75
L
76
P
A
T
H
77
V
A
S
E
78
N
E
T
79
A
80
H
E
A
D
O
F
H
A
R
E
81
S
E
C
82
S
83
N
A
P
84
O
N
E
S
W
A
L
L
O
W
85
D
A
N
C
86
E
87
D
88
C
O
T
89
D
A
T
A
90
I
F
Y
91
M
92
O
U
N
T
E
B
A
93
O
S
I
94
R
I
S
95
V
96
E
97
E
R
98
B
99
O
I
L
E
D
100
N
O
W
101
R
A
V
I
N
E
102
E
T
A
103
C
104
R
U
C
I
A
L
105
S
T
E
N
106
E
L
E
V
E
S
107
A
T
108
T
R
A
C
T
I
V
E
109
N
E
S
S
110
R
E
S
E
T
111
S
112
A
L
113
H
O
O
K
E
114
D
E
E
115
T
116
I
E
R
117
S
E
W
118
S
T
119
O
120
P
121
A
D
122
A
123
M
124
S
125
T
126
H
127
Y
128
M
E
O
N
M
129
Y
H
A
N
130
D
S
131
U
R
132
I
133
S
L
O
E
134
R
O
U
E
135
T
O
P
E
E
136
S
H
O
137
P
P
I
N
138
G
M
A
U
L
139
I
L
L
E
140
A
R
I
S
E
141
T
O
M
A
H
142
G
R
E
T
E
L
143
S
E
E
K
144
S
A
T
O
N
145
O
W
E
N
S
146
A
R
N
E
S
S
© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,233
Across
1
Portable room : CAMPER
7
Thank-you-___ (bumps) : MAAMS
12
Money in Madras, once : ANNAS
17
P.G.A. star : PATE
21
Melodious : ARIOSO
22
Follow : ENSUE
23
Culpability : GUILT
24
Cupid : AMOR
25
Arizona perfumes? : SCENTSOFYUMA
27
Thread : LISLE
28
Free electrons : IONS
29
These oppose pros : CONS
30
Rialto sign : SRO
31
Chicken farmer's astonishing reward? : PULLETSURPRISE
34
Jennets : ASSES
36
"The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
38
Summarize : TOT
39
Hessian river : EDER
40
Tommie ___, famed trumpeter : LOY
42
Intensity : ARDOR
44
Suffix with serpent : INE
45
Korbut and Connolly : OLGAS
50
Baryshnikov's fall guys? : BALLETSLIPPERS
55
"Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
56
Gardner : ERLE
57
Gibbet : GALLOWS
58
Secreted : HID
60
Housekeeping : MENAGE
61
Carriage drawn by oxen : RUT
62
___ than thou : HOLIER
63
Potion : DOSE
64
Century plants : AGAVES
65
Unequal : ONESIDED
67
West : MAE
69
Ignoble : BASE
71
Before : ERE
72
Accent : STRESS
73
Aisle not taken at a gallop? : BRIDALPATH
77
Container for cymbidiums : VASE
78
Salambao : NET
79
How the hirsute tortoise finished? : AHEADOFHARE
81
Vermouth designation : SEC
82
Kind of bean or dragon : SNAP
84
Summer's noncreator : ONESWALLOW
85
Twisted, e.g. : DANCED
88
Bunk : COT
89
___ processing : DATA
90
Suffix with class or test : IFY
91
Semiarid Australian district : MOUNTEBA
93
Pluto, to Cleo : OSIRIS
95
Turn : VEER
98
Became very irate : BOILED
100
Feminists' org. : NOW
101
Gorge : RAVINE
102
Itinerary hdg. : ETA
103
Decisive : CRUCIAL
105
British carbine : STEN
106
Lycée learners : ELEVES
107
Lovely loch? : ATTRACTIVENESS
110
Change a stone's position : RESET
111
Mineo : SAL
113
"Micrographia" author: 1665 : HOOKE
114
River to the North Sea : DEE
115
Pinafore : TIER
117
Baste or shirr : SEW
118
Kind of watch or sign : STOP
121
___ apple : ADAMS
125
Chef's song? : THYMEONMYHANDS
131
Swiss canton : URI
133
Wild plum : SLOE
134
Gay blade : ROUE
135
Pith helmet : TOPEE
136
Dollar Day melee? : SHOPPINGMAUL
139
Lenard's "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
140
Originate : ARISE
141
City in western Wis. : TOMAH
142
Witch foiler : GRETEL
143
Be zetetic : SEEK
144
Squelched : SATON
145
Olympic star in 1936 : OWENS
146
Dillon portrayer : ARNESS
Down
1
"Envious" stabber : CASCA
2
Author of "Le Mal": 1916 : ARCOS
3
Appearances : MIENS
4
Soprano from Conn. : PONSELLE
5
Erhard's therapy : EST
6
First woman to govern a state : ROSS
7
"Tea for two and ___ you" : MEFOR
8
One or another : ANY
9
" . . . notions about ___ power": Swift : ASUPERIOR
10
Loose gown : MUMU
11
Crested spoons : SEALTOPS
12
Ornamental cord : AGLET
13
Jour's opposite : NUIT
14
Army hut : NISSEN
15
Refer : ALLUDE
16
Cubic meter : STERE
17
Poker count : PAIR
18
Mine, to Marie : AMOI
19
Kin of oodles : TONS
20
Gaelic : ERSE
26
Acapulco gold : ORO
32
Scholar's acquisition : LORE
33
Michelangelo, to Lorenzo : PROTEGE
35
Hurok : SOL
37
Room in a pension : SALLE
41
"___ and little fishes!" : YEGODS
43
Municipal agcy. : DPW
44
"Whatever ___ right": Pope : ISIS
46
Leapin' ___ : LENA
47
Beats in Gray's "Elegy . . . "? : GRAVEACCENTS
48
French city on the Maine : ANGERS
49
Asiatic partridge : SEESEE
50
Impact : BRUNT
51
Options for changing the inhabitants? : ALTERNATIVES
52
Shakespearean hanger : TALE
53
Glissaded : SLID
54
Greek letter : RHO
55
Batter : SMASH
56
Antony's faithful soldier : EROS
59
Exclude : DEBAR
62
"Hearken!" : HIST
63
Without listening : DEAFLY
66
Small spring : SEEP
67
Where eggbeaters hover : MIDAIR
68
Gustaf ___, former Swedish king : ADOLF
70
"Faerie Queene" hag : ATE
73
Egyptian god of pleasure : BES
74
Not processed : RAW
75
Monogram in the news: Nov. 22, 1963 : LHO
76
Fido's offering : PAW
77
Slit in a jacket : VENT
79
Pismire : ANT
80
Ho's partner : HEAVE
81
True grit : SAND
82
Cooking utensil : SCORER
83
Cash-register recording : NOSALE
84
Pleasant changes : OASES
85
Fought like D'Artagnan : DUELED
86
C.A. trees : EBOES
87
Cockcrow : DAWN
89
Apartment area : DINETTE
91
Year in Henry II's reign : MIII
92
Norwegian monarch : OLAV
94
Cleave : RIVE
96
Bibliog. entry : ETAL
97
Devour : EAT
98
What a plump steed does to an extent? : BUCKSSOME
99
Double quartet : OCTET
103
" . . . there are ___ be broke": Scott : CROWNSTO
104
"Kanthapura" author: 1938 : RAO
105
Sowers : SEEDSMEN
108
"Take ___ Train," 1941 song : THEA
109
Teachers' org. : NEA
111
Mexican matron : SENORA
112
Axilla : ARMPIT
116
Letters for Y. A. Tittle? : IOTAS
117
Splendid raiment : SHEEN
119
Elves : OUPHS
120
Sawlike: Comb. form : PRI
122
Winged : ALATE
123
Pouts : MOUES
124
Markets : SELLS
125
Speaker at Cooperstown : TRIS
126
What a dibble makes : HOLE
127
Kind of tide or log : YULE
128
Actor Donald: 1880–1946 : MEEK
129
Gypsum : YESO
130
Indian Ocean vessel : DHOW
132
Actress Swenson : INGA
137
Spider : PAN
138
Wolfhound's warning : GRR

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 3 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.

|