It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

WITH HINTS FROM THE HEADLINES

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1945

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 512 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 62
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 40-Down clue had "Capitol"; changed to "Capital."

1
A
2
L
3
S
4
I
5
B
6
B
7
O
8
R
9
N
10
E
11
O
12
P
13
I
14
S
15
A
16
T
R
O
M
S
O
17
A
V
I
A
R
Y
18
R
O
A
D
19
S
20
O
U
T
W
E
A
R
21
R
E
I
G
N
S
22
E
N
T
O
M
23
B
24
B
A
L
25
W
A
R
26
D
E
R
S
27
E
T
28
A
T
S
29
R
I
O
30
O
P
E
31
L
32
C
O
R
N
S
33
I
S
E
R
E
34
B
E
L
L
35
E
S
S
A
36
Y
37
W
I
T
T
38
E
N
39
R
E
N
40
D
E
R
E
D
41
S
E
S
T
E
42
T
43
P
S
E
U
D
44
O
45
S
C
A
T
46
T
A
H
47
A
S
48
E
R
I
C
49
S
50
E
M
E
51
N
52
D
53
S
54
S
55
T
56
E
E
R
E
R
57
S
P
O
T
T
E
58
D
59
A
L
E
U
T
60
A
R
G
E
N
T
I
61
N
A
62
P
E
E
W
E
63
E
S
64
G
E
E
65
L
O
O
N
66
I
N
A
D
67
V
E
R
T
E
N
T
68
S
A
L
E
69
S
U
I
70
S
C
O
R
D
I
A
71
T
R
U
N
72
C
A
T
E
D
73
E
P
S
74
O
M
75
S
I
L
E
N
76
C
E
77
D
E
A
L
E
R
S
78
S
E
T
T
E
79
R
80
S
E
R
I
O
81
D
E
A
N
E
82
H
A
I
83
G
84
R
E
Z
O
85
N
E
86
N
O
R
87
M
88
A
89
N
90
A
91
N
92
D
E
R
S
O
93
N
94
C
E
R
E
A
95
L
96
E
N
A
T
E
97
D
O
E
R
98
S
P
E
99
C
K
100
D
A
R
E
101
D
102
O
T
T
O
103
O
V
A
104
M
O
S
S
O
105
F
I
R
S
T
E
106
R
107
T
I
N
108
S
A
N
109
D
A
L
110
T
U
111
L
A
N
E
112
T
R
A
113
C
E
R
S
114
S
N
A
K
E
115
O
P
E
R
A
S
116
E
N
T
I
R
E
117
A
X
E
S
118
R
E
V
O
L
T
119
R
E
E
D
S
© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 182
Across
1. World's coldest airstrip. : ALSIB
6. Invaded island. : BORNEO
12. City on the Arno. : PISA
16. Island, N. Norway. : TROMSO
17. Bird house. : AVIARY
18. Hampton ___. : ROADS
20. Last longer than. : OUTWEAR
21. Rules. : REIGNS
22. Bury. : ENTOMB
24. Formal dance. : BAL
25. Jailers. : WARDERS
27. ___ Unis. : ETATS
29. Vargas' capital. : RIO
30. Germany's cheap car. : OPEL
32. Preserves. : CORNS
33. Where Grenoble is. : ISERE
34. Man of the hour, 1876. : BELL
35. Disquisition. : ESSAY
37. City near Arnsberg, taken by 9th Army. : WITTEN
39. Yielded. : RENDERED
41. Stanza of 6 lines. : SESTET
43. Spurious. : PSEUDO
45. Scram! : SCAT
46. Weaver birds, S. Africa. : TAHAS
48. Three Danish kings (1241–1319). : ERICS
50. Corrects. : EMENDS
54. Pilot. : STEERER
57. Accurately located: Mil. : SPOTTED
59. Native of Kiska. : ALEUT
60. Johnny-come-lately to United Nations. : ARGENTINA
62. Runts. : PEEWEES
64. Juvenile exclamation. : GEE
65. Bird. : LOON
66. Heedless. : INADVERTENT
68. Seaport, N. W. Morocco, near Rabat. : SALE
69. Chinese dynasty (589–619). : SUI
70. City S. W. of Catania. : SCORDIA
71. Cut off. : TRUNCATED
73. Where 3-year-olds race. : EPSOM
75. Most perfect expression of scorn.—Shaw. : SILENCE
77. New ___. : DEALERS
78. Hunting dog. : SETTER
80. Type of actor. : SERIO
81. American diplomatist, friend of Lafayette (1737–89). : DEANE
82. British Commander in Chief, 1916–18. : HAIG
84. Redistrict. : REZONE
86. Native of Cherbourg. : NORMAN
90. Secy. of Agriculture. : ANDERSON
94. Grain. : CEREAL
96. Related on mother's side. : ENATE
97. Performer. : DOER
98. Bit. : SPECK
100. Ventured. : DARED
102. Pretender to Austrian throne. : OTTO
103. Eggs. : OVA
104. Rapid: Music. : MOSSO
105. America ___. : FIRSTER
107. Sn. : TIN
108. Footwear. : SANDAL
110. New Orleans university. : TULANE
112. Kinds of bullets. : TRACERS
114. Columbia River tributary, 939 mi. : SNAKE
115. Lully's works. : OPERAS
116. Undivided. : ENTIRE
117. Centroidal lines. : AXES
118. Rebellion. : REVOLT
119. Musical instruments. : REEDS
Down
1. Naive. : ARTLESS
2. Famous London cartoonist. : LOW
3. Diving bird. : SMEW
4. Almost sacrificed by Abraham. : ISAAC
5. Adopt. : BORROW
6. Sea N of Russia and Norway. : BARENTS
7. Saturate too much: said of tea. : OVERSTEEP
8. Slum reformer (1849–1914). : RIIS
9. Horse. : NAG
10. Sea birds of prey. : ERNES
11. Prolific bivalve. : OYSTER
12. Sham. : PRETENCE
13. Electrified particles. : IONS
14. Held court. : SAT
15. Lover. : ADORER
16. Caucasus port. : TUAPSE
19. Grin. : SMILE
20. Wood-winds. : OBOES
23. Intrepid. : BOLD
26. Falls in drops. : DRIPS
28. Son of Zeus. : ARES
31. Type of sail: Var. : LATTEEN
33. Letter writer. : INDITER
34. Climbing species of pepper. : BETEL
36. Long. : YEARN
38. Render like the Continent. : EUROPEANIZE
40. Capital of Syria: Fr. : DAMAS
42. Arbitrary. : THETIC
44. Group of 8. : OCTETTE
47. 400-mi. Brazilian river. : ARINOS
49. Jean Valjean's escape route. : SEWER
51. Nullify. : NEGATE
52. Aaron Burr was one. : DUELER
53. Horses. : STEEDS
54. Mud volcanos. : SALSES
55. Company. : TROUPE
56. Lover of vertical pronoun. : EGOIST
57. Maker of equine equipment. : SADDLER
58. Strip. : DENUDE
61. Nostril. : NARIS
63. Of a volcano. : ETNEAN
67. German-American editor and Nazi agent. : VIERECK
68. Site of Italy's D-Day. : SALERNO
70. Sully. : SMEAR
72. Outrigger. : CANOE
74. Different. : OTHER
76. Of the same order. : COORDINAL
79. Fried meat rolls, pastry covered. : RISSOLES
81. Loved ones. : DEARS
83. Party men. : GOPS
85. Closest. : NEAREST
87. Signifies. : MATTERS
88. Raiment. : ATTIRE
89. Electric signs. : NEONS
90. Troubles. : ADOS
91. Bright new stars. : NOVAS
92. Miss Durbin. : DEANNA
93. King of Pylos. : NESTOR
95. Communication. : LETTER
99. Type of automobile. : COUPE
101. Whittier's "City of the Moor." : DERNE
104. Construct. : MAKE
105. Gambling game. : FARO
106. Proportion. : RATE
109. French town in Pyrenees. : DAX
111. Bulgarian coin. : LEV
113. Spanish hero. : CID

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 52 debuted here and reused later, 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.

|