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

POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1956

Author:
Grace Hoster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Grace Hoster has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 91-Down clue was missing in PDF; found clue in a reprint of the puzzle in a book.

1
S
2
P
3
A
4
R
5
S
6
S
7
H
8
O
9
A
10
L
11
S
12
W
13
A
14
M
15
I
16
A
17
L
18
I
19
A
20
S
21
P
O
L
I
T
22
I
C
A
L
L
Y
23
A
M
B
I
V
24
A
L
E
N
C
E
25
O
R
I
G
I
N
A
L
S
I
N
26
D
O
C
T
O
R
B
I
L
L
S
27
D
E
E
28
R
U
L
E
29
A
X
30
A
D
Z
31
U
R
G
E
32
Y
E
S
33
E
D
N
34
A
35
R
E
S
36
T
37
E
L
L
A
38
S
39
Y
U
R
40
T
41
S
42
U
E
43
E
44
A
S
T
E
R
L
45
Y
46
S
T
A
47
C
48
K
49
S
50
B
51
E
52
H
I
N
D
53
H
54
A
N
D
55
S
T
O
O
56
P
57
A
M
A
R
A
58
O
R
E
A
D
59
E
L
D
E
60
R
61
S
62
E
N
O
63
S
64
E
S
A
U
65
R
I
A
66
O
67
C
R
A
68
S
A
T
69
O
70
N
71
D
R
U
72
G
73
E
A
T
74
S
A
D
75
O
76
H
A
T
77
E
78
N
O
M
O
79
R
E
80
B
E
81
E
T
L
E
82
S
Q
U
83
E
A
L
E
R
84
S
85
R
A
R
E
R
86
S
O
P
H
S
87
U
N
B
I
D
88
R
O
89
B
E
R
T
A
90
S
I
R
E
E
91
B
A
C
O
N
92
P
O
L
A
R
93
H
C
94
L
O
D
G
E
J
95
R
96
S
I
R
E
N
S
97
O
R
I
S
O
98
N
99
T
I
L
E
100
S
O
A
101
P
102
T
N
T
103
Y
A
104
R
D
105
S
H
O
R
106
E
107
A
D
D
108
A
109
I
N
A
110
O
D
E
111
R
112
W
A
I
113
F
114
M
A
R
115
I
N
E
116
L
117
O
N
G
S
118
M
E
R
E
119
S
120
J
U
L
121
I
122
A
123
O
V
E
R
124
S
T
A
T
E
S
125
A
R
S
E
N
126
E
127
M
I
S
P
128
R
129
I
S
E
130
C
O
T
131
D
I
D
132
O
133
T
A
P
E
S
134
S
135
T
136
L
O
137
H
138
A
139
T
140
H
141
A
142
U
143
F
144
C
E
S
145
T
146
T
O
I
L
147
E
148
A
E
R
149
O
150
B
R
O
151
B
L
A
152
C
K
M
A
R
153
I
A
S
154
A
L
155
E
X
A
N
D
156
R
I
A
N
157
U
N
S
P
E
A
K
A
B
L
E
158
N
E
V
E
R
S
A
Y
D
I
E
159
T
A
T
A
R
160
A
G
N
E
S
161
D
E
E
D
S
162
N
E
E
L
Y
© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,637
Across
1. Poles. : SPARS
6. School of fish. : SHOAL
11. Hindu title. : SWAMI
16. Otherwise called: Law. : ALIAS
21. With reference to government. : POLITICALLY
23. Simultaneous conflicting feelings. : AMBIVALENCE
25. Result of Adam's rebellion. : ORIGINALSIN
26. Income tax deductions. : DOCTORBILLS
27. Miller's river. : DEE
28. Determine. : RULE
29. Double-bladed tool. : AXADZ
31. Exhort. : URGE
32. Moreover. : YES
33. St. Vincent Millay. : EDNA
35. Lodging place. : REST
37. They: Span. : ELLAS
39. Siberian tent of felt. : YURT
41. Seek after. : SUE
43. Toward the Orient. : EASTERLY
46. Library section. : STACKS
50. Late. : BEHINDHAND
55. Small porch. : STOOP
57. Armenian opera star. : AMARA
58. Echo's category. : OREAD
59. Seniors. : ELDERS
62. Man's name meaning man. : ENOS
64. Father of the Edomites. : ESAU
65. Estuary: Span. : RIA
66. Gumbo. : OCRA
68. Was a member of. : SATON
71. Article of slow sale. : DRUG
73. Gnaw. : EAT
74. Javanese carriage. : SADO
76. Wish to avoid. : HATE
78. ___ nor less. : NOMORE
80. Heavy mallet. : BEETLE
82. Informers: Slang. : SQUEALERS
85. Finer. : RARER
86. Certain students: Colloq. : SOPHS
87. Not invited. : UNBID
88. Kern musical. : ROBERTA
90. Intensive title. : SIREE
91. Breakfast food. : BACON
92. Kind of bear. : POLAR
93. Signature of U. N. man. : HCLODGEJR
96. Parthenope and her companions. : SIRENS
97. Prayer. : ORISON
99. Flooring. : TILE
100. ___ box. : SOAP
102. Explosive. : TNT
103. Lestrade's HQ. : YARD
105. Strand. : SHORE
107. River of Italy. : ADDA
109. ___ spot. : INA
110. Or: Ger. : ODER
112. Homeless child. : WAIF
114. Serviceman. : MARINE
116. ___ Peak, in Colorado. : LONGS
118. Ponds: Poet. : MERES
120. Proteus' choice in a Shakespeare play. : JULIA
123. Exaggerates. : OVERSTATES
125. M. Lupin. : ARSENE
127. Scorn: Var. : MISPRISE
130. Relative of a shakedown. : COT
131. Prank: Colloq. : DIDO
133. Magnetic stripes. : TAPES
134. Capital of Manche department. : STLO
137. Biblical verb. : HATH
141. On: Ger. : AUF
144. ___ à rire. : CEST
146. Fine cretonne. : TOILE
148. Of flying. : AERO
150. Member of a firm: Abbr. : BRO
151. Certain vehicles. : BLACKMARIAS
154. Hellenistic. : ALEXANDRIAN
157. Ineffable. : UNSPEAKABLE
158. Indomitable. : NEVERSAYDIE
159. Siberian. : TATAR
160. Molière heroine. : AGNES
161. Role for Gary Cooper. : DEEDS
162. West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
Down
1. Fine pottery. : SPODE
2. Gazed intently. : PORED
3. Strange. : ALIEN
4. Tackle. : RIG
5. Displace. : STIR
6. Balance. : SCALE
7. Drags. : HALES
8. Suffixes used in chemistry. : OLS
9. Inter ___. : ALIA
10. Bobcats. : LYNXES
11. Ridges between two peaks. : SADDLES
12. Composer's signature. : WMOZART
13. Rudiments. : ABC
14. South American bird. : MITU
15. Kind of tower. : IVORY
16. Where Medicine Hat is. : ALBERTA
17. Aloha symbol. : LEI
18. Deeply: Poet. : INLY
19. Tall Asiatic tree. : ACLE
20. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
22. Took effect. : INURED
24. Odysseus' dog. : ARGUS
30. High. : ALT
34. Daughter of Mrs. Wiggs. : ASIA
36. Cultivate. : TEND
38. Wild plum. : SLOE
40. Dull. : TAME
42. Cancel. : UNDO
44. Potables. : ADES
45. Over there. : YONDER
47. Look over, in underworld terms. : CASETHEJOINT
48. Pens in the veldt. : KRAALS
49. Fry. : SAUTE
50. Knight of the Round Table. : BORS
51. Silkworms. : ERIAS
52. Center. : HEADQUARTERS
53. Introduce. : HERALD
54. Winged. : ALATE
56. By: Span. : POR
60. Incurred. : RAN
61. Place for trunks. : STOREROOM
63. Sank down. : SUBSIDED
67. Coal cutter. : CHAINSAW
69. Eastern name. : OMAR
70. Part of the U. S. : NORTH
72. Philosopher Hegel. : GEORG
75. Snow leopard. : OUNCE
77. 2+2=5. : ERROR
79. Perform again. : REACT
81. Swords. : EPEES
83. Product of Thailand. : EBONY
84. ___ Lacus, dark spot on Mars. : SOLIS
89. Heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
90. Metal alloy. : SOLDER
91. Loose-leaf cover. : BINDER
92. Stand for Bruno Walter. : PODIUM
94. Vine. : LIANE
95. Where cattle feed. : RANGE
96. Ostiole. : STOMA
98. Blue Eagle. : NRA
101. Route. : PASS
104. A reign in India. : RAJ
106. Piccadilly Circus statue. : EROS
108. Voice part. : ALTO
111. Weaving device. : REED
113. Dart about. : FLIT
115. Currier and ___. : IVES
117. Court routine. : OATH
119. Smothered giggle. : SNICKER
121. "It ___ told by an idiot." : ISATALE
122. Puts side by side. : APPOSES
124. Treats with disdain. : SCORNS
126. Swelling. : EDEMA
128. Defendants: Lat. : REI
129. Hawaii, for instance. : ISLAND
132. Japanese seaport. : OSAKA
135. Accused. : TAXED
136. Roles for tragedians. : LEARS
138. Remain. : ABIDE
139. Footprint. : TRAIL
140. Term of endearment. : HONEY
141. End at. : ABUT
142. Bone. : ULNA
143. Devoted. : FAST
145. Type of drama: Abbr. : TRAG
147. Robert ___. : ELEE
149. Norse language: Abbr. : ODAN
152. Man of figures. : CPA
153. Son (of): Arabic. : IBN
155. Time of day. : EVE
156. Grain. : RYE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 5 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.

|