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Charles J. Matonti
Charles J. Matonti

New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1980

Author: Charles J. Matonti
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Charles J. Matonti has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1980, The New York TimesNo. 11,299
Across Down
1. Box : SPAR
5. Half-bottle : SPLIT
10. Bird of the Nile : IBIS
14. Word form with cast or gram : TELE
15. "___ and Prejudice" : PRIDE
16. Adventure story : SAGA
17. "Vissi d'arte" is one : ARIA
18. Hard-hit ball : LINER
19. Plod through mire : SLOG
20. Tchaikovsky opus : NUTCRACKERSUITE
23. Antithesis of give : TAKE
24. D.D.E. : IKE
25. Sovereign's seat : THRONE
28. Some ticket recipients : SPEEDERS
33. "Cross my ___ . . . " : HEART
34. Room in an old English mansion : EWERY
35. King Cole : NAT
36. Picnic pests : ANTS
37. "Guilty" and "Not guilty" : PLEAS
38. Raison d'___ : ETRE
39. Compass dir. : NNE
40. German cathedral town : TRIER
41. Fawn; cringe : CREEP
42. Most primitive : EARLIEST
44. Some tires : SPARES
45. Word with spring or color : OFF
46. Bucolic areas : LEAS
47. Simon show : CALIFORNIASUITE
55. Theater sign : EXIT
56. Controls : REINS
57. Partner of branch : ROOT
58. Tropical fruit : LIME
59. Tropical fruit : MANGO
60. Spirit : ELAN
61. Ivan or Peter : TSAR
62. Eloper with a dish : SPOON
63. Actress Thompson : SADA
1. Laurel or Smith : STAN
2. Neighbor of Colombia : PERU
3. Dismounted : ALIT
4. Atomic furnaces : REACTORS
5. Hybrid trout : SPLAKE
6. Leontyne or Vincent : PRICE
7. Chain part : LINK
8. ___ fixe : IDEE
9. Lhasa apsos : TERRIERS
10. Put forth : ISSUED
11. Denpasar is its capital : BALI
12. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
13. Emerson or Jefferson : SAGE
21. Rave's partner : RANT
22. Bar on a yoke for oxen : SKEY
25. Scottish noble : THANE
26. Hair rinse : HENNA
27. One who evaluates : RATER
28. "___ Charity," Verdon vehicle : SWEET
29. Bosc or Seckel : PEAR
30. Stage direction : ENTER
31. Peep show : RAREE
32. Thirty-nine for Donat : STEPS
34. Yalies : ELIS
37. Biscuits eventually sent to a deejay : PREFORMS
38. Typists' headaches : ERASURES
40. Quarrel : TIFF
41. Tax-form assts. : CPAS
43. Dawdle : LOITER
44. Salt : SEASON
46. Argot : LINGO
47. Breton or Briton : CELT
48. W.W. II losers : AXIS
49. Where Pizarro died : LIMA
50. Harvest : REAP
51. Boy, in Barcelona : NINO
52. Kansas city : IOLA
53. Bufo or agua : TOAD
54. One of Vulcan's workshops : ETNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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