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

INFORMATION PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1968

125-Down : First months: Sp.

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.45, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
P
3
A
4
S
5
M
6
R
7
I
8
A
9
N
10
T
11
M
12
E
13
T
14
A
15
L
16
F
17
A
18
R
19
G
20
O
21
M
A
R
I
O
22
E
N
F
O
R
23
C
E
A
B
L
E
24
O
D
E
O
N
25
C
O
M
M
U
26
N
I
C
A
T
I
O
N
S
S
A
T
27
E
L
L
I
T
E
28
P
L
A
N
A
R
29
T
R
E
Y
30
T
S
I
A
31
H
32
O
33
T
L
I
N
E
S
34
O
R
S
O
35
P
E
N
C
I
36
L
37
E
38
D
39
A
L
H
E
N
A
40
A
41
H
N
E
42
N
43
A
R
R
E
44
S
E
X
I
45
I
D
E
M
46
Z
47
A
N
I
E
S
48
T
49
G
E
S
S
50
O
51
T
E
C
52
R
E
C
A
53
S
54
T
I
N
G
S
55
P
U
56
T
O
F
F
57
F
58
E
T
C
H
59
O
N
T
I
M
E
60
S
61
H
O
E
R
62
A
R
63
C
A
N
E
64
F
65
A
D
66
O
S
M
A
67
N
68
E
N
S
E
69
C
O
O
70
T
R
71
I
72
M
73
I
R
E
74
N
A
75
E
R
O
76
D
E
D
77
P
78
O
E
M
S
79
A
S
O
I
80
A
R
B
I
T
81
E
R
82
W
I
R
E
83
T
A
P
84
M
I
85
N
I
O
N
S
86
T
O
R
T
87
A
M
88
E
S
S
89
N
I
N
E
90
T
Y
91
A
L
F
I
E
92
S
W
E
E
93
V
A
N
94
A
95
N
C
E
96
N
A
M
97
E
D
98
C
A
R
99
A
R
100
G
E
N
T
101
R
E
E
D
102
S
103
P
I
T
I
104
E
R
105
T
106
O
K
Y
O
107
T
A
108
R
M
A
C
109
M
110
A
I
L
O
R
D
E
111
R
112
S
113
E
N
E
114
O
115
B
E
S
E
116
T
O
117
P
I
C
A
L
118
U
D
I
C
119
E
Z
R
120
A
121
A
L
I
M
122
B
123
U
R
T
H
124
R
125
E
C
I
T
A
126
M
E
S
S
127
A
G
E
S
128
E
129
U
R
O
130
E
131
M
A
N
A
T
E
D
132
S
L
O
G
133
A
S
S
D
134
E
L
A
N
E
T
135
N
136
O
137
T
E
S
F
R
138
O
139
M
T
H
E
U
140
N
D
E
R
G
R
O
141
U
142
N
143
D
144
E
R
A
T
O
145
A
D
O
L
E
S
C
E
N
C
E
146
O
R
I
B
I
147
G
R
A
S
P
148
M
E
T
E
R
149
E
T
A
T
S
150
S
S
T
A
R
© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,931
Across
1
Spell of energy : SPASM
6
Cheerful: Fr. : RIANT
11
Lead : METAL
16
North Dakota city : FARGO
21
Opera role : MARIO
22
Capable of being executed : ENFORCEABLE
24
Paris theater : ODEON
25
28
Of a flat surface : PLANAR
29
Card : TREY
30
Tea: Var. : TSIA
31
Special phones : HOTLINES
34
In a day ___ : ORSO
35
Marked : PENCILED
39
Star in Gemini : ALHENA
40
Ancestress: Ger. : AHNE
42
Relate: Fr. : NARRE
44
Numerical prefix : SEXI
45
The same: Lat. : IDEM
46
Most foolish : ZANIEST
49
Plaster of Paris : GESSO
51
Gumshoe : TEC
52
Shifts in roles : RECASTINGS
55
Postpone : PUTOFF
57
Bring : FETCH
59
Prompt : ONTIME
60
Blacksmith : SHOER
62
Secret : ARCANE
64
Beads or beards : FAD
66
Turkish sultan : OSMAN
68
Otherwise: Scot. : ENSE
69
Cote sound : COO
70
Shipshape : TRIM
73
Girl's name : IRENA
75
Worn away : ERODED
77
Literary forms : POEMS
79
To oneself: Fr. : ASOI
80
Judge : ARBITER
82
Bugging device : WIRETAP
84
7-point types : MINIONS
86
Legal term : TORT
87
In ___ (disarranged) : AMESS
89
Number : NINETY
91
Broadway show : ALFIE
92
___ Pea, Popeye's baby : SWEE
93
Lorry : VAN
94
Noun suffix : ANCE
96
Called : NAMED
98
Hardtop : CAR
99
Money: Fr. : ARGENT
101
Grasses : REEDS
103
Compassionate one : PITIER
105
Honshu city : TOKYO
107
Runway : TARMAC
109
P.O. buys : MAILORDERS
113
Direction : ENE
114
Fat : OBESE
116
Thematic : TOPICAL
118
Caucasian language : UDIC
119
Pound : EZRA
121
Out on ___ : ALIMB
123
Norse goddess : URTH
124
Steel town in Rumania: Var. : RECITA
126
Seance items : MESSAGES
128
Geographical prefix : EURO
130
Sprang (from) : EMANATED
132
Plod : SLOG
133
Prescribed: Abbr. : ASSD
134
Kite : ELANET
135
Dostoevski book : NOTESFROMTHEUNDERGROUND
144
Clio's sister : ERATO
145
Youth : ADOLESCENCE
146
Pygmy antelope : ORIBI
147
Understand : GRASP
148
Verse pattern : METER
149
___ Unis : ETATS
150
Spectral type : SSTAR
Down
1
Printer's abbreviation : SMC
2
___ de Açúcar, Rio's Sugar Loaf : PAO
3
Balance part : ARM
4
Proverbially, the "beggar's brother" : SIMPLEMAN
5
___ Rouge : MOULIN
6
Queen: Fr. : REINE
7
Indians : INCAS
8
Way off : AFAR
9
Negative : NOT
10
Musical interval : TRITONE
11
Egyptian king : MENES
12
___ the eyes : EASYON
13
Measure: Abbr. : TBS
14
___ julienne : ALA
15
Daudet book : LETTERSFROMMYMILL
16
Kind of acid : FOLIC
17
Stevenson and others : ADLAIS
18
King, in Lisbon : REI
19
Arrived at : GOT
20
Pronoun : ONE
23
Mail affairs : CORRESPONDENCECOURSES
26
Zola novel : NANA
27
Slaves of old England : ESNES
31
Shirt cloth : HAIR
32
Ye ___ Gifte Shoppe : OLDE
33
David Kahn book : THECODEBREAKERS
35
Foreword : PREFACE
36
Bank items : LETTERSOFCREDIT
37
Officer, for short : EXEC
38
Thee: Ger. : DICH
40
Dangle, Cockney-style : ANG
41
Sibilant sound : HISS
43
Past : AGO
46
Tuchman book : ZIMMERMANTELEGRAM
47
Close by: Poet. : ANEAR
48
Day of the week: Abbr. : TUES
50
One ___ kind : OFA
53
Weasel : STOAT
54
Poetic contraction : TIS
56
Cutting tool : TREPAN
58
Involve : ENTAIL
61
Mister: Dutch : HEER
63
"___ fan tutti" : COSI
64
Sanctions : FIATS
65
Street sign : ARROW
67
Present moments : NOWS
71
Site of anc. Ephesus : IONIA
72
Hoarder : MISER
74
Place for a floor show : NITERY
76
Render harmless : DISARM
78
___ letter : OPEN
81
Roof part : EAVE
83
Even : TIED
85
Lowest point : NADIR
88
Convexity in the shaft of a column : ENTASIS
90
Adobe wall: Sp. : TAPIA
95
Adroit : NEAT
97
W.W. II area : ETO
100
Viscid stuff : GOO
102
Struck : SMIT
104
Teachers : EDUCATORS
105
Abound : TEEM
106
Eleven: Fr. : ONZE
108
Ad ___ : REM
110
Alas: Ger. : ACH
111
Liturgy : RITE
112
Cigarfish : SCAD
115
___ tricks : BAGOF
117
Manufacture : PRODUCE
120
Property : ASSETS
122
Ringo : BEATLE
124
Pealed : RANG
125
First months: Sp. : ENEROS
127
Hartford wit : ALSOP
129
Attendant : USHER
130
Chosen : ELECT
131
Equines : MARES
134
Miss Millay : EDNA
135
Not pos. : NEG
136
Lord Boyd ___ : ORR
137
Chinese pagoda : TAA
138
Hymn : ODE
139
Witticism : MOT
140
Ensnare : NET
141
Out: Dutch : UIT
142
Sports group : NBA
143
Board member: Abbr. : DIR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 19 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