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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

AMERICAN SONG BAG

New York Times, Sunday, July 2, 1978

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 669 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,550
Across Down
1. Desserts : ICES
5. " . . . ___ bursting in air" : BOMBS
10. Task : LABOR
15. Parts of refrains : TRALAS
21. Useless: Slang : NOGO
22. Masefield novel : ODTAA
23. Harden : ENURE
24. In a weird way : EERILY
25. Words by S.F. Smith : THYWOODSANDTEMPLEDHILLS
29. Knock : RAP
30. A Robinson : MRS
31. Victim of anoia : IDIOT
32. Scoreboard entry : HITS
33. Chink : SLIT
34. Chekhov : ANTON
36. Disney's "World's Greatest Athlete" : NANU
37. Clean : WASH
38. "There is ___ . . . " : ATIDE
39. Words by Howe : WITHAGLORYINHISBOSOM
45. The Reds' Rose : PETE
48. Virginia ___ : HAM
49. Kind of stove : GAS
50. A.F.L. affiliate : CIO
51. Propeller : OAR
52. Andrea ___ : DORIA
54. Stop : ARREST
57. Soft mineral : GYPSUM
62. Key words : PRESERVEDUSANATION
66. Concerning : INRE
67. Kind of preview : SNEAK
68. Once, once : ERST
69. Leeward island : SABA
70. Poker holding : PAIR
71. Tabula ___ : RASA
74. Sitology topic : DIET
76. Prefix with active or grade : RETRO
79. Dolce ___ niente : FAR
80. Song c. 1780, with "For" : THEGLORIOUSFOURTHOFJULY
87. "Oedipus ___" : REX
88. Recent Oscar winner : BURNS
89. Takes a bath : TUBS
90. Farm building : SILO
91. Hep : ONTO
93. "Woe is me!" : ALAS
95. Jeune fille : LASS
97. Miss Massey : ILONA
101. ___ about : ONOR
102. "God ___" (words by Bates) : SHEDHISGRACEONTHEE
107. Pitti, for one : PALACE
109. La-di-da : TOOTOO
110. Shade of green : CEDRE
111. Comparative suffix : IER
112. ___ Vic : OLD
114. Virgil epic: Abbr. : AEN
115. Miss Arthur : BEA
116. Old fogy : DODO
117. Words by Norman H. Hall : ASTARLITFLAGUNFURLED
127. Brink : VERGE
128. Sal et al. : GALS
129. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
130. Zoo animal : ZEBRA
134. Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
135. Red Sox slugger : RICE
136. Jacques, e.g. : FRERE
137. Baronet's title : SIR
139. Kid : RIB
140. What Yankee Doodle did : WENTTOTOWNRIDINGONAPONY
145. "You bet!" : ANDHOW
146. Roman spirits : MANES
147. Type of dye : AZINE
148. Kirman and Kurdistan : RUGS
149. "Gil Blas" author : LESAGE
150. Tête-___ : ATETE
151. Irish dramatist : SYNGE
152. Slaughter : ENOS
1. Within: Prefix : INTRA
2. "Over There" composer : COHAN
3. Locale of "Aïda" : EGYPT
4. Plant : SOW
5. Clodhopper : BOOR
6. Probability : ODDS
7. Atlas abbr. : MTS
8. Sheep talk : BAAING
9. Espadrille : SANDAL
10. Words by Hopkinson : LETOURGRATEFULSONGARISE
11. Swiss-French author : ANET
12. Kind of steer : BUM
13. Annie, for one : ORPHAN
14. Enjoy : RELISH
15. Spreads hay : TEDS
16. Doe, in Dessau : REH
17. Best: Comb. form : ARISTO
18. Harry ___ Crosby : LILLIS
19. "___ Is Dream of You" : ALLIDO
20. Formulated theory : SYSTEM
26. Prefix with bus or present : OMNI
27. Martin, to friends : DINO
28. Moral principle : ETHIC
35. Part of i.o.u. : OWE
37. ___ an owl : WISEAS
38. "___ Named Sue" : ABOY
40. God of thunder : THOR
41. Cantab's school : HARV
42. French girlfriend : AMIE
43. Tall tale : YARN
44. Emulate Gwinnett : SIGN
45. Boston ___ : POPS
46. Work for : EARN
47. Liberty ___ : TREE
52. Baron ___ of '76 : DEKALB
53. Hoosier humorist : ADE
54. Court statistic : ASSIST
55. Beatle with a beat : STARR
56. Lama land : TIBET
58. Dilly : PIP
59. Blooey : SNAFU
60. Asian wild sheep : URIAL
61. Joyous : MERRY
63. Puppeteer : SARG
64. Pakistani language : URDU
65. Formal affirmations : OATHS
72. Trifle : SOU
73. "___ Wanna," 1906 tune : ARRAH
75. West Indies island : TOBAGO
77. Capet, e.g. : ROI
78. Out ___ (askew) : OFLINE
80. Company : TROOP
81. Kind of rinse : HENNA
82. Eulogize : EXTOL
83. Waterway : INLET
84. Bold, in Barcelona : OSADO
85. U.N. member : USSR
86. Shock : JOLT
92. ___ pro nobis : ORA
94. Navigation hazards : SHOALS
96. U.S.A.F. group : SAC
98. Birthplace of seven Presidents : OHIO
99. Lack : NEED
100. Of planes : AERO
102. Dispose of : SELL
103. Graceful tree : ITEA
104. Philippine port : CEBU
105. River to the Fulda : EDER
106. Spoken : ORAL
108. Innermost part : CORE
113. Number : DIGIT
116. Ike : DDE
117. Open declaration : AVOWAL
118. Moon goddess : SELENE
119. Leanings : TRENDS
120. First name in mysteries : AGATHA
121. Washington port : TACOMA
122. Assailed : FLEWAT
123. Not new : USED
124. Persian water wheels : NORIAS
125. Mania : FRENZY
126. Pound : EZRA
131. Columnist Heywood : BROUN
132. See 55 Down : RINGO
133. Vast chasm : ABYSS
135. Poet laureate: 1715–18 : ROWE
136. Cark : FRET
137. Anthem : SONG
138. Arrow poison : INEE
141. Dress (up) : TOG
142. Compass point : NNE
143. Schnapps : GIN
144. Before: Prefix : PRE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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