New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 1979

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 129 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stroke lightly : PAT
4. Young codfish : SCROD
9. Doorway part : SILL
13. Lamentation : ALAS
15. French historian : TAINE
16. Sills specialty : ARIA
17. Agree, for a bribe, not to prosecute : COMPOUNDAFELONY
20. "___ Tables" : SEPARATE
21. Arrives at O'Hare : LANDS
22. He married Octavia and later had her killed : NERO
23. African lake : CHAD
25. He likes to strike : SADIST
28. Insipid : FLAT
29. Menagerie member : APE
32. Tavern stock : ALES
33. Satisfy : SLAKE
34. Barcelona bigwig : DON
35. Live more thriftily : TIGHTENONESBELT
39. Little ___ : EVA
40. Fragrances : ODORS
41. Cap-___ (from head to foot) : APIE
42. ___ Moines : DES
43. Modena money : LIRA
44. Trusted adviser : MENTOR
46. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
47. Name meanning "princess" : SARA
48. Kind of crow or babe : SCARE
51. Fleet fellow : SPRINTER
55. Work together : MAKECOMMONCAUSE
58. "Iliad," for one : EPIC
59. Lucky chance : FLUKE
60. ___ judgment : SNAP
61. "Down ___ McGinty," old song : WENT
62. ___ Stadium, in Detroit : TIGER
63. "Gloomy" one : GUS
1. Footwear pair : PACS
2. Its leaves are used in a drug : ALOE
3. Pack down lightly : TAMP
4. Jeb or Gilbert : STUART
5. Part of a Pound poem : CANTO
6. Make fun of : RIDE
7. "Three Men ___ Horse" : ONA
8. Bus. loss : DEF
9. Word with bar or days : SALAD
10. Cruel : IRON
11. Barnum's singer : LIND
12. "___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
14. Cervantes's tongue : SPANISH
18. Mining products : ORES
19. Delights : ELATES
23. Social divisions : CLANS
24. Relative of 4 Across : HAKE
25. Surfeited : SATED
26. ___ to (noticing) : ALIVE
27. "L'Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
28. Regional plants : FLORA
29. Skilled : ADEPT
30. Target of Salk and Sabin : POLIO
31. Script direction : ENTER
33. Nocturnal noise : SNORE
36. Pre-Aztec group in Mexico : TOLTEC
37. Revise a manuscript : EDIT
38. Loco : BANANAS
44. The Weaver of Raveloe : MARNER
45. ___ the Red : ERIC
46. Straight up : ERECT
47. Gave a lecture : SPOKE
48. Merganser : SMEW
49. Fear, in N.C. : CAPE
50. Related : AKIN
51. Complacent : SMUG
52. ___ oil, used in varnishes : TUNG
53. One of Rebekah's boys : ESAU
54. Twilled fabrics : REPS
56. Moore's "___ in the Stilly Night" : OFT
57. Fifteen years before Hastings : MLI

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