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.

New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
C
2
H
3
O
4
W
5
A
6
C
7
A
8
C
9
I
10
A
11
C
A
I
R
O
12
B
O
N
A
N
Z
13
A
14
S
15
C
A
R
M
E
N
16
S
L
O
W
D
O
W
N
17
O
L
D
18
S
T
19
R
O
L
L
S
20
R
A
U
21
R
U
G
22
S
23
S
O
L
I
D
24
S
E
R
B
25
A
M
A
H
26
S
27
A
V
E
28
M
O
S
E
S
29
L
E
M
O
N
30
A
D
E
31
P
O
T
32
S
T
E
W
E
R
S
33
M
A
C
H
34
E
35
T
36
E
37
M
A
T
38
B
A
C
H
E
L
O
R
39
F
40
A
41
K
E
D
42
R
O
B
43
A
R
M
O
R
44
L
I
N
N
45
B
E
N
E
46
S
47
N
I
T
A
48
O
R
A
49
F
A
C
U
L
T
50
Y
51
R
I
N
52
R
E
V
53
E
R
S
E
S
54
R
O
55
L
A
N
D
56
A
D
E
L
A
I
D
E
57
A
L
O
N
G
58
S
A
U
C
E
S
59
P
O
N
S
© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,551
Across
1
Breed of dogs. : CHOW
5
Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
11
Where Gen. Naguib rules. : CAIRO
12
Mines of wealth. : BONANZAS
15
Cigarette girl of opera. : CARMEN
16
Show of labor union displeasure. : SLOWDOWN
17
Antique. : OLD
18
Rambles. : STROLLS
20
Indian in the U. N. : RAU
21
Boxers: Slang. : RUGS
23
Substantial. : SOLID
24
One of Tito's people. : SERB
25
Indian nurses. : AMAHS
27
Signpost abbreviation. : AVE
28
Grandma of painters. : MOSES
29
Summer drink. : LEMONADE
31
Part of a double boiler. : POT
32
City dwellers in a heat wave. : STEWERS
33
Tool for cutting sugar cane. : MACHETE
37
Straw rug. : MAT
38
President Buchanan was one. : BACHELOR
39
Coiled, as a rope or hawser. : FAKED
42
Defraud. : ROB
43
Mobile artillery protection. : ARMOR
44
Highland waterfall. : LINN
45
Czech President before Gottwald. : BENES
47
Girl in an old love song. : NITA
48
___ a sempre (now and always): It. : ORA
49
Principal and teaching staff. : FACULTY
51
Small Japanese coin. : RIN
52
Alters completely. : REVERSES
54
Charlemagne's nephew. : ROLAND
56
Capital of S. Australia. : ADELAIDE
57
In company with. : ALONG
58
Condiments. : SAUCES
59
She sings Lucia and Lakmé. : PONS
Down
1
Bridge. : CARDGAME
2
Pronoun. : HIM
3
Earthy substances. : ORES
4
Customs. : WONTS
5
Exonerate. : ABSOLVE
6
Albert Payson Terhune's "Bruce." : COLLIE
7
"There was ___ woman who lived in a shoe . . . " : ANOLD
8
Cries of birds. : CAWS
9
Sen. Capehart's state: Abbr. : IND
10
Fayal, Ponta Delgada, Horta, etc. : AZORES
11
Pipe of peace. : CALUMET
13
Cognizant. : AWARE
14
Cuts direct. : SNUBS
15
Varnish ingredients. : CORALS
19
Beaten tracks. : ROADS
22
Ringling brothers. : SHOWMEN
24
Shakespearean actor of 40 years ago. : SOTHERN
26
Champion golfer. : SNEAD
28
Variety of coffee. : MOCHA
30
Man's nickname. : ART
31
Logger's half boot. : PAC
33
Miss Norman, star of the past. : MABEL
34
Natives of a city in New York. : ELMIRANS
35
Din when the light changes. : TOOTING
36
Commission. : ERRAND
38
Extra credits at bridge. : BONUSES
39
Actress Robson : FLORA
40
Ventilated. : AIRED
41
Top cards at euchre. : KNAVES
42
Ebb away. : RECEDE
45
Essential. : BASIC
46
Lineman's belt. : STRAP
49
Mrs. in Germany. : FRAU
50
County in California. : YOLO
53
High note. : ELA
55
Actor Chaney. : LON

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 1 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.

|