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

New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1988

34-Down : The Devil, with "Old"

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
1
E
2
S
3
T
4
R
5
A
6
D
7
E
8
A
9
M
10
E
11
R
12
C
13
E
14
R
15
S
C
H
E
D
A
R
16
D
I
V
U
L
G
E
17
T
H
R
E
E
M
E
18
N
I
N
A
B
O
A
T
19
H
E
E
L
S
20
M
O
P
E
S
21
S
L
O
22
E
M
E
S
23
S
I
L
O
S
24
F
E
I
N
25
T
E
C
26
A
T
T
I
S
27
A
R
E
T
E
28
E
R
A
29
S
U
R
E
30
E
31
R
M
I
N
E
S
32
B
I
T
E
33
O
P
E
C
34
S
35
H
A
D
O
W
36
S
37
F
U
L
S
O
38
M
39
E
40
C
E
L
L
S
41
H
42
A
R
T
E
43
U
I
L
44
R
I
L
E
45
A
R
N
I
E
46
A
N
N
I
47
A
G
E
48
P
R
O
A
S
49
A
N
T
A
S
50
T
H
R
51
E
E
M
U
S
K
52
E
T
E
E
R
S
53
C
H
O
P
P
E
D
54
E
R
I
T
R
E
A
55
H
O
S
I
E
R
S
56
R
I
P
O
S
T
S
© 1988, The New York TimesNo. 14,179
Across
1
Platform : ESTRADE
8
Finer : AMERCER
15
Star in Cassiopeia : SCHEDAR
16
Reveal : DIVULGE
17
Comedy film: 1956 : THREEMENINABOAT
19
Cads : HEELS
20
Is dispirited : MOPES
21
Truncated road sign : SLO
22
Uncles, in Ayr : EMES
23
Farm structures : SILOS
24
Sinn ___, Irish society : FEIN
25
Shamus : TEC
26
Consort of Cybele : ATTIS
27
Valor : ARETE
28
Deletion : ERASURE
30
Weasels' cousins : ERMINES
32
Tang : BITE
33
Cartel acronym : OPEC
34
Tails : SHADOWS
37
Overdone, as flattery : FULSOME
40
Monks' quarters : CELLS
41
Writer born in Albany : HARTE
43
Dutch hooter : UIL
44
Cause heat under one's collar : RILE
45
"LA Law" character : ARNIE
46
Years, in Italy : ANNI
47
What could not wither Cleopatra : AGE
48
Outriggers of Indonesia : PROAS
49
Tupian Indians : ANTAS
50
Title of four films, with "The" : THREEMUSKETEERS
53
Hewed : CHOPPED
54
Its capital is Asmara : ERITREA
55
Stocking dealers : HOSIERS
56
Fencing thrusts : RIPOSTS
Down
1
Lover of beauty : ESTHETE
2
Becky Sharp, e.g. : SCHEMER
3
Disney film, with "The": 1945 : THREECABALLEROS
4
Staggers : REELS
5
Summer refreshers : ADES
6
Aswan or Hoover : DAM
7
Solitary monk : EREMITE
8
Fatty : ADIPOSE
9
Pits : MINES
10
Le Gallienne and Gabor : EVAS
11
Massage : RUB
12
Start of a **** film title : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
13
Part of the French Revolution motto : EGALITE
14
Changes the hue : RETONES
18
___ me tangere : NOLI
23
Scatter : STREW
24
Fast-food order : FRIES
26
Duryea and Kissel : AUTOS
27
Abundant : AMPLE
29
Edge : SIDLE
31
Course : ROUTE
34
The Devil, with "Old" : SCRATCH
35
Cry of joy or boredom : HEIGHHO
36
Conceals : SHROUDS
37
Pickpocket or policeman : FRISKER
38
Tower on a mosque : MINARET
39
Actress Landi's namesakes : ELISSAS
42
Duck genus : ANAS
45
Weapon supplier : ARMER
46
Pyrenees' Pico de ___ : ANETO
48
___ le Moko : PEPE
49
On one's toes : ATIP
51
Finial : EPI
52
Silkworm : ERI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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