This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1979

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
L
2
A
3
M
4
E
5
H
6
E
7
A
8
R
9
R
10
I
11
G
12
A
13
I
R
A
N
14
E
M
M
E
15
T
16
E
N
O
S
17
F
E
R
N
18
R
E
I
C
H
19
S
M
A
R
K
20
T
A
K
E
21
C
A
R
E
22
E
L
A
P
S
E
23
E
A
R
L
Y
24
S
M
A
R
T
E
D
25
P
26
A
D
D
E
D
27
C
H
E
C
K
28
U
S
O
29
W
E
30
B
E
R
31
K
E
32
M
33
A
34
L
35
M
I
F
36
F
37
D
R
I
E
38
R
39
D
A
L
I
40
A
S
F
O
41
R
42
O
L
D
E
43
R
44
R
E
E
45
R
O
46
C
K
S
47
S
O
48
A
K
E
D
49
M
50
E
51
A
S
U
R
E
52
M
O
A
N
S
53
A
T
E
A
S
E
54
F
O
U
R
S
T
55
A
56
R
57
M
A
R
K
E
D
58
D
O
W
N
59
W
I
N
O
60
A
P
I
E
61
O
A
R
E
D
62
E
M
I
T
63
S
E
E
N
64
B
E
D
S
65
R
E
N
O
© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,648
Across
1
Kind of excuse : LAME
5
Permit to speak : HEAR
9
City on the Dvina : RIGA
13
Afghanistan's western neighbor : IRAN
14
Ant : EMMET
16
Slaughter of diamond fame : ENOS
17
Houseplant : FERN
18
Berliner's money: 1924-48 : REICHSMARK
20
Parting words : TAKECARE
22
Pass : ELAPSE
23
Betimes : EARLY
24
Felt sharp pain : SMARTED
25
Like N.F.L. men : PADDED
27
Bank draft : CHECK
28
Org. serving servicemen : USO
29
"Oberon" composer : WEBER
31
Ataturk : KEMAL
35
Make peevish : MIFF
37
Less watery : DRIER
39
Surrealist : DALI
40
Concerning : ASFOR
42
Senior to : OLDER
44
Female ruff : REE
45
"I love thy ___ and rills" : ROCKS
47
Stung, in a deal : SOAKED
49
Foot or fathom : MEASURE
52
Soughs : MOANS
53
Military command : ATEASE
54
Top rating in many guides : FOURSTAR
57
On sale : MARKEDDOWN
59
Bowery derelict : WINO
60
"Four and twenty" were baked in it : APIE
61
Describing a bireme : OARED
62
Give off : EMIT
63
Eyed : SEEN
64
Spots for roses : BEDS
65
Where to take your chances : RENO
Down
1
Layer on a shoe heel : LIFT
2
Kind of way : AREA
3
Describing a tennis court : MARKEDOFF
4
Set of nine : ENNEAD
5
Foreshadowed : HERALDED
6
Kind of board or cloth : EMERY
7
Girlfriend, in Gironde : AMIE
8
Got: Abbr. : REC
9
Stated : REMARKED
10
Not suitable : INAPT
11
Furze or juniper : GORSE
12
Inquired : ASKED
15
Student's assignment : THEME
19
Loose : SLACK
21
Kind of cut : CREW
24
Get rid of old money : SHRED
25
Mountain lion : PUMA
26
Sale condition : ASIS
27
Tops a room : CEILS
30
Out of dough : BROKE
32
Stands still : MARKSTIME
33
One way to put the helm : ALEE
34
Prevaricated : LIED
36
Deserted : FORSAKEN
38
Echoes : RESOUNDS
41
Awaken : ROUSE
43
Belly laugh : ROAR
46
Tenet : CREDO
48
Solution : ANSWER
49
May heroines : MAMAS
50
Marchers' stop-off place : ETAPE
51
Penthouse, for one : AERIE
52
Cut : MOWED
54
Driver's warning : FORE
55
Have ___ with : ANIN
56
Photogravure process, for short : ROTO
58
Flounder : DAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle