New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York Times
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1. Acquires : GETS
5. Three-dimensional : CUBIC
10. Biblical brother : ABEL
14. Pacific isle : OAHU
15. Have origin : ARISE
16. Like the Missouri : WIDE
17. Class of vertebrates : AVES
18. Like lager : MALTY
19. Came to rest : ALIT
20. National ___ : DEBT
21. Building part : ELL
22. Glasgow garb : KILTS
23. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
25. Young hooters : OWLETS
28. Golding's "Lord of the ___" : FLIES
29. Brawl : FRAY
30. Mining product : ORE
33. Christopher Robin's father : MILNE
34. F.B.I. actions : RAIDS
35. In favor of : FOR
36. Biblical oldster : ENOS
37. Non compos mentis : DOTTY
38. San ___, Italian resort : REMO
39. Ump's relative : REF
40. Social group : CASTE
41. Nettles : VEXES
42. Blunder : ERR
43. Literary pseudonym : ELIA
44. Lake herring : CISCO
45. Fighting ___ (college team) : ILLINI
47. Solemn affirmation : OATH
48. Cake or fish : ANGEL
50. Conjunction : NOR
52. Carpentry tool : RASP
55. Sunken fence : HAHA
56. "Le Penseur" sculptor : RODIN
58. Prefix with room or date : ANTE
59. Formicidae : ANTS
60. Far from svelte : OBESE
61. Operatic prince : IGOR
62. First, for one : BASE
63. More dreadful : DIRER
64. Salamander : NEWT
1. Urge on : GOAD
2. Part of a roof : EAVE
3. Bulwark of freedom : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
4. Supplies with life's necessities : SUSTAINS
5. Ring settings : CAMEOS
6. Red range : URAL
7. Legislative act forbidden by the Constitution : BILLOFATTAINDER
8. Suffix with left or right : IST
9. Ron of the Dodgers : CEY
10. Expect : AWAIT
11. Payment authorizations : BILLSOFEXCHANGE
12. Blue-pencil : EDIT
13. "___ Call It a Day," 1932 song : LETS
22. Dixie winter haven : KEYS
24. "___ whiz!" : GEE
26. Pen : WRITE
27. Word with bird or bug : LADY
28. More elegant : FINER
31. Swain of drama : ROMEO
32. Olympian : EROS
33. Nothing else than : MERE
34. Violinist's purchase : ROSIN
37. Surrealist painter : DALI
38. Curb : RESTRAIN
40. Germ ___ : CELL
41. Travel term : VIA
44. Awkward position : CORNER
46. Tenant's concern : LEASE
48. Gregory Peck role : AHAB
49. Pet in "Peter Pan" : NANA
51. Seine tributary : OISE
53. ___ away (hide on a ship) : STOW
54. Sassy : PERT
56. Hit man's heater : ROD
57. Tokyo sash : OBI

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