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

New York Times, Monday, September 10, 1956

31-Across : Sounds from the crib.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
1
L
2
A
3
D
4
Y
5
I
6
B
7
S
8
E
9
N
10
C
11
A
12
L
13
F
14
A
L
I
E
15
N
O
I
S
E
16
A
L
U
I
17
I
L
S
A
18
F
O
R
E
I
19
G
N
A
I
D
20
C
Y
P
R
21
I
O
T
E
22
G
R
A
N
G
E
23
E
N
T
R
Y
24
C
H
A
S
S
I
S
25
H
26
A
N
S
O
M
27
H
A
S
N
T
28
I
V
S
29
S
A
30
B
E
R
31
D
A
32
D
33
A
34
S
35
T
E
E
36
D
37
L
E
N
T
38
O
39
S
E
N
T
40
S
C
R
A
41
M
42
T
R
E
V
43
E
44
T
I
E
45
M
O
46
U
S
Y
47
E
R
48
N
E
S
T
49
U
50
N
51
C
A
N
N
Y
52
P
R
I
O
R
53
R
A
I
S
E
R
54
M
I
S
N
O
M
55
E
56
R
57
G
O
V
C
L
E
58
M
E
N
T
59
S
I
D
E
60
E
M
E
U
61
A
O
R
T
A
62
E
N
I
D
63
S
I
T
S
64
D
E
L
A
Y
65
S
E
T
S
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,631
Across
1
Eliza's transformation. : LADY
5
Author of "The Master Builder." : IBSEN
10
Book binding. : CALF
14
"I cannot tell ___." : ALIE
15
Sound of the city. : NOISE
16
His: Fr. : ALUI
17
Name for a fraulein. : ILSA
18
Large slice of the Federal budget. : FOREIGNAID
20
Native of Nicosia. : CYPRIOTE
22
Farm with its dwelling house. : GRANGE
23
Door, for example. : ENTRY
24
Auto body. : CHASSIS
25
Sherlock's vehicle. : HANSOM
27
Verbal contraction. : HASNT
28
Fours. : IVS
29
___ rattling (military display). : SABER
31
Sounds from the crib. : DADAS
35
Prepared to drive. : TEED
37
Relative of adagio. : LENTO
39
Impelled. : SENT
40
Skidoo. : SCRAM
42
Truce: Fr. : TREVE
44
Ornamental knot. : TIE
45
Quiet. : MOUSY
47
Actor Truex. : ERNEST
49
Mysterious. : UNCANNY
52
Abbot's aide. : PRIOR
53
Confident poker player. : RAISER
54
Democrat Party or Publican Party. : MISNOMER
57
Keynoter. : GOVCLEMENT
59
Line of descent. : SIDE
60
Flightless bird. : EMEU
61
Artery. : AORTA
62
Dramatist Bagnold. : ENID
63
Holds council. : SITS
64
Procrastination. : DELAY
65
Beauty shop items. : SETS
Down
1
Secular. : LAIC
2
NATO member, for example. : ALLY
3
Vending machine. : DISPENSER
4
Is deeply moved. : YEARNS
5
Unconventional. : INFORMAL
6
Spoils. : BOOTY
7
Engender. : SIRE
8
Navigator's direction. : ESE
9
Sounds from the paddock. : NEIGHS
10
Bonuses at cards. : CANASTAS
11
Sen. Bible and namesakes. : ALANS
12
Role for J. Carroll Naish. : LUIGI
13
Bona ___. : FIDES
19
Most important. : GRAND
21
Noble Japanese family. : ITOS
24
A la ___. : CARTE
25
Strokes of good fortune. : HITS
26
___ plaisir. : AVEC
27
Mr. Higgins. : HENRY
30
One of the Rosses. : BETSY
32
Ascertain. : DETERMINE
33
Cuckoos. : ANIS
34
Editorial notation. : STET
36
Levantine capital. : DAMASCUS
38
Tarry too long. : OVERSTAY
41
Metal alloy. : MONEL
43
Land of the Minstrel Boy. : ERIN
46
Ill-educated. : UNREAD
48
Snares. : NOOSES
49
Presses. : URGES
50
Name meaning "my delight." : NAOMI
51
Spotted cat. : CIVET
52
Nina's companion. : PINTA
54
Blackbird. : MERL
55
Mark a ms. : EDIT
56
Checkerboard side. : REDS
58
Man's nickname. : MOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle