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New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 1979

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,672
Across Down
1. "___-22" : CATCH
6. Moist ground : MIRE
10. Phobic problem : FEAR
14. Jibe : AGREE
15. N.Y.S.E. rival : AMEX
16. Spanish pot : OLLA
17. Top or bottom round : ROAST
18. Dumbbell : LAMEBRAIN
20. Incomplete circle : ARC
21. Pithy saying : ADAGE
23. Set in firmly : IMBED
24. Ragamuffin : TATTERDEMALION
27. "Shed ___ of light divine": Caswall : ARAY
28. West Coast crustacean : BIGCRAB
30. Cut wood with the grain : RIPSAW
33. In this place : HERE
34. From ___ Z : ATO
35. Grandson of Adam : ENOS
36. Funerary items : BIERS
38. Pack on board : STOW
39. From Oran to Durban: Abbr. : AFR
40. Clusters of seals : PODS
41. Toast imported from England : CHEERS
43. Cold-blooded creature : REPTILE
45. Shortly : SOON
46. Antiestablishment movement : COUNTERCULTURE
51. Young bull: Br. : STIRK
52. Pays (the bill) : FOOTS
53. Aggregate : SUM
54. Commager or Beard : HISTORIAN
56. Title for Macbeth : THANE
58. Stunt man's first name : EVEL
59. Wheel support : AXLE
60. "The ___ Sanction," Eastwood film : EIGER
61. Old Persian cohort : MEDE
62. Gets hitched : WEDS
63. Like many a marsh : REEDY
1. Measure used for "a girl's best friend" : CARAT
2. Athenian square : AGORA
3. Plot of land : TRACT
4. These: Fr. : CES
5. Grecian courtesan : HETAERA
6. Ailment : MALADY
7. Public face : IMAGE
8. Berlin hit: 1925 : REMEMBER
9. Exeter's river : EXE
10. Ant acid : FORMIC
11. Complex : ELABORATE
12. Loser of friends : ALIENATOR
13. Gold region of South Africa : RAND
19. Tommyrot : BILGE
22. Coupler of a sort : DRAWBOLT
25. Soviet news service : TASS
26. Reconnaissance plane : AIRSCOUT
29. Greets formally : BOWS
30. Rise belligerently : REAR
31. Contagious : INFECTIVE
32. Swam in looping leaps : PORPOISED
33. Males : HES
37. Persistent notion : IDEEFIXE
38. Started off : SENT
40. Fellow traveler : PINKO
42. Item on a sheriff's belt : HOLSTER
44. Terrapin : TURTLE
45. Scottish cakes : SCONES
47. Author Dahl : ROALD
48. Customary way : USAGE
49. Inscribed with mystic marks : RUNED
50. Abrasive polisher : EMERY
51. Noah's eldest son : SHEM
55. Terribly unjust : RAW
57. Waste no time : HIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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