New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1979

Author: Henry Hook
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
Henry Hook has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 25 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Worthless matter : CHAFF
6. Deejay's stock in trade : LPS
9. Game fish : BASS
13. Spokes of a wheel : RADII
14. Khachaturian : ARAM
16. Leave out : OMIT
17. Words on a switch : ONOFF
18. Interlaced : WOVE
19. Paraffinic : WAXY
20. To an oyster, it's like a malady : AGRITTYPEARL
23. Heavy weight : TON
24. "___ my case" : IREST
25. President of Syria : ASSAD
29. Range player : DEER
30. Devilkin : IMP
32. Compass pt. : ESE
33. Prairie wolf : COYOTE
36. Ovid's "I love" : AMO
37. DXV divided by V : CIII
38. Proofreader's theme? : ISIGHTTHEWRONGS
41. "As Maine ___ . . . " : GOES
42. Cry of amused surprise : OHO
43. Not in a state of dishabille : DECENT
44. Start of the Musketeers' slogan : ALL
45. Simian : APE
46. Yankee manager after Stengel : HOUK
47. Songstress from Melbourne : REDDY
49. Generally recognized : KNOWN
51. Have a deed : OWN
54. With 26 Down, song for French washerwomen? : WRINGININTHE
57. Minnelli : LIZA
60. Grazing lands : LEAS
61. "When I Take My Sugar ___" : TOTEA
62. Ham's finale : OVER
63. Landed : ALIT
64. U.S.L.T.A. star : EVERT
65. Complaint : BEEF
66. Article in Aragon : LOS
67. Bells the cat : DARES
1. Native of Zagreb : CROAT
2. Finnish port, to the Swedes : HANGO
3. Embellish : ADORN
4. Name for a poodle : FIFI
5. Adjective for Hawaii : FIFTIETH
6. Bailey or Belli : LAWYER
7. Stage stuff : PROPS
8. Take a shortcut : SAVETIME
9. Rose and Orange : BOWLS
10. M.D.'s group : AMA
11. Milne's "Now We Are ___" : SIX
12. Farm enclosure : STY
15. "Cry ___ River" : MEA
21. Cradle site in a nursery song : TREETOP
22. Discuss, mod style : RAP
26. See 54 Across : SEINE
27. "And this shall be ___ unto you" : ASIGN
28. Believer of a kind : DEIST
29. "It's a ___ life!" : DOGS
31. Decimate, as an army : MOWDOWN
33. Castro's companion : CIGAR
34. "___ mio" : OSOLE
35. Road sign : YIELD
36. Finnish novelist: 1861–1921 : AHO
37. Chanticleer : COCK
39. "The curfew tolls ___ . . . ": Gray : THEKNELL
40. Like Alumni Day participants : REUNITED
45. Scottish county or port : AYR
46. Lifts : HOISTS
48. Happy, e.g. : DWARF
50. Author Marsh : NGAIO
51. Aquatic fun-lover : OTTER
52. A journalistic "W" : WHERE
53. ___-foot oil : NEATS
55. Dock org. : ILA
56. PBS series : NOVA
57. Arcing shot : LOB
58. "___ Gotta Be Me," 1969 song : IVE
59. Ex, wye, ___ : ZEE

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