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UPS AND DOWNS

New York Times, Sunday, September 25, 1960

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,090
Across Down
1. Tomato–red pepper hybrid. : TOPEPO
7. Stuff. : CRAM
11. Camus novel. : THEFALL
18. Bringer of sleep. : SANDMAN
19. Fowl. : HENS
20. Send to prison unjustly: Slang. : RAILROAD
22. Anchoret. : EREMITE
23. ___up. : ACTS
24. Swelled forth. : UPSURGED
25. Athletes' group: Abbr. : AAU
26. Subject of Heine poem. : LORELEI
28. Release from confinement. : UNPEN
29. R. R.'s of a sort. : ELS
30. Tennessee Williams play. : ORPHEUSDESCENDING
33. Rumor personified. : FAMA
34. Pronoun. : ITS
35. City in Ohio. : NILES
36. Superior. : HIGH
40. Stops. : ARRESTS
44. Complete. : UTTER
45. Belief. : TENET
46. Most strong-scented. : RANKEST
48. ___ up. : SPEED
49. Stops. : CEASES
50. Flies. : INSECTS
51. Has the lead. : STARS
52. Winged. : ALAR
53. Race: Comb. form. : ETHNO
54. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
55. Exaggerate. : OVERDRAW
59. Chiang ___-shek. : KAI
60. Dylan Thomas radio play. : UNDERMILKWOOD
65. British order: Abbr. : OBE
66. Sharpness of temper. : ASPERITY
68. Glide. : SAIL
69. Avignon's waterfront. : RHONE
71. Novelist Sholem. : ASCH
72. Plant louse. : APHID
74. Flowered. : BLOOMED
76. Tenant. : LESSEE
79. Tuck's title. : FRIAR
80. Trees. : POPLARS
81. Stares. : OGLES
82. Handle with skill. : WIELD
83. Describing certain eyes. : DEEPSET
85. Kind of cloth. : WOOL
86. Don't: Scot. : DINNA
87. Seed vessel. : POD
88. Indians. : UTES
91. 1885 novel. : RISEOFSILASLAPHAM
96. Social liability. : CAD
99. Occasion. : EVENT
100. Card game. : OLDMAID
101. Greek letter. : ETA
102. Type of extra pay. : OVERTIME
104. Ascend. : SOAR
105. Fish dish. : BLOATER
107. Light woolen fabrics. : DELAINES
108. Reproachful words from Caesar. : ETTU
109. Harmony. : RAPPORT
110. Fabrics. : SATEENS
111. Warning exclamation. : AHEM
112. Plugs up. : ESTOPS
1. "___ Boom-der-e," old song. : TARARA
2. Stephen Potter book. : ONEUPMANSHIP
3. Degree in pedagogy. : PDM
4. Zola. : EMILE
5. French stylist. : PATOU
6. Unique persons: Slang. : ONERS
7. Swiss cottages. : CHALETS
8. Relative of a coffee break. : RECESS
9. Ludicrous. : ANTIC
10. Papers: Abbr. : MSS
11. Rolled along. : TRUNDLED
12. Gladder. : HAPPIER
13. Prefixes with some German names. : EISENS
14. Threw. : FLUNG
15. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
16. Theatre box. : LOGE
17. Eliasaph's father. : LAEL
18. ___ Galilee. : SEAOF
21. Dental degree. : DDS
27. Work on copy. : EDIT
28. Joins. : UNITES
31. Give ear. : HARKEN
32. Join. : ENTER
36. Was told. : HEARD
37. ___ and outs. : INS
38. Letter. : GEE
39. Hills: Abbr. : HTS
41. Sources of aid. : RECOURSES
42. Id ___. : EST
43. City ways: Abbr. : STS
44. Class of Vedic literature. : UPANISHAD
45. Shape of some earrings. : TEARDROPS
46. Yugoslav name for Fiume. : RIEKA
47. Indians of Brazil. : ANTAS
48. Ski turn. : STEM
49. Queen's nickname. : CLEO
51. Title. : SIR
52. Coin of Macao. : AVO
54. King: Spain. : REY
55. Wise bird. : OWL
56. John Braine novel. : ROOMATTHETOP
57. A Yokum. : ABNER
58. Prevalent plants. : WEEDS
61. Proper. : NICE
62. Theological degree. : DTH
63. Den. : LAIR
64. Leather. : KID
67. Painter's frame. : EASEL
70. Hibernate: Slang. : HOLEUP
72. "We ___ amused." : ARENOT
73. Rice dish. : PILAF
74. Physical education degree. : BPE
75. Hang down. : LOP
76. British cartoonist. : LOW
77. Self. : EGO
78. Highway sign word. : SLO
79. Purity. : FINENESS
82. Kings of Cologne. : WISEMEN
83. Low spirits: Dial. : DOLDRUM
84. Dutch cheese. : EDAM
86. Heavenly. : DIVINE
87. Procurator of Judea. : PILATE
89. Consumers. : EATERS
90. Chic. : SMART
91. Fasten again. : RETIE
92. In ___ (truly). : SOOTH
93. Weapon. : SABRE
94. Mauve color: Fr. : LILAS
95. Accept. : ADOPT
96. Cape ___. : COD
97. Birds: Lat. : AVES
98. Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
103. Hair pad. : RAT
104. Plankton's milieu. : SEA
106. P. I. peak. : APO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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