New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 1978

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
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1. Stamps : POSTAGE
8. Is concerned : CARES
13. Veracious : TRUTHFUL
14. Hogans, igloos, etc. : ABODES
16. Sold on Main Street : RETAILED
17. Apennines dweller, subjugated circa 290 B.C. : SABINE
18. Bigwigs in Kabul : AMIRS
19. Before, to Hamlet : ERE
21. Caesar's way : ITER
22. Retreat : DEN
23. Nourishment : FARE
25. Decree ___, in divorce cases : NISI
26. Margin : EDGE
28. Foot part : INSTEP
31. Wood sorrel : OCA
32. Kerr's "Please ___ Eat the Daisies" : DONT
34. "The Greatest" : ALI
35. Snood : NET
36. Serial start, e.g. : PARTONE
39. Blind alley : IMPASSE
41. Latin-lesson verb : AMO
42. Wall Street term : PAR
43. Penury : NEED
44. Lunar vehicle : LEM
45. Hidden marksman : SNIPER
47. Bank item: Abbr. : ACCT
51. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
53. Gig rig : OARS
54. Ben-___ : HUR
55. Sup : DINE
56. Blunder : ERR
57. Flood : SPATE
59. Most frigid : ICIEST
61. Coroners' probes : INQUESTS
64. Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
65. Emotional disorders : NEUROSES
66. Ancient milestone : STELE
67. "The Grass Is Always ___ . . . " : GREENER
1. Course for a would-be G.P. : PREMED
2. Picnic : OUTING
3. Castor or Pollux : STAR
4. "Now hear ___!" : THIS
5. Labor org. : AFL
6. Former Shetland viol : GUE
7. Church officials : ELDERS
8. Social worker's assignment : CASE
9. Rhyme scheme : ABA
10. Sign of spring : ROBIN
11. Formats for presentations of literary works : EDITIONS
12. Grows old : SENESCES
13. Commerce : TRADE
15. Arrange in sequence : SERIATE
20. Lawyer's fee : RETAINER
23. ___ haddie (smoked haddock) : FINNAN
24. Situated in the front : ANTERIOR
27. "Spring ahead" time in N.Y.C. : EDT
29. Rice and Gantry : ELMERS
30. Meerschaum : PIPE
33. Butterfingers' cry : OOPS
36. Knight who will fight for what's right : PALADIN
37. ___ Cup, yacht-racing prize : AMERICAS
38. Student of Spanish, Italian, etc. : ROMANIST
40. Nabokov novel : ADA
46. K.P. activity : PARING
48. Dance step : CHASSE
49. Sloop's sister ship : CUTTER
50. Part of a chignon : TRESS
52. Graylags : GEESE
56. Raison d'___ : ETRE
57. Positive : SURE
58. He toils much for little : PEON
60. Companion of poivre : SEL
62. Grandfather of Saul : NER
63. Province in eastern Can. : QUE

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