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New York Times, Saturday, October 27, 1979

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,945
Across Down
1. With ___ breath : BATED
6. Mother of Chastity : CHER
10. Peak : ACME
14. Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
15. Pelt : HIDE
16. Way of going : GAIT
17. Wallflower : SHRINKINGVIOLET
20. Golfers' needs : TEES
21. Truly! : INDEED
22. Single : ONE
23. Donates, à la Carnegie : ENDOWS
25. Type of admiral or guard : REAR
27. Poet Ogden : NASH
29. More down-at-heel : SEEDIER
32. Power unit, for short : AMP
35. Saw parts : TEETH
37. Hairdo : AFRO
38. Rustics ripe for ruses : COUNTRYBUMPKINS
42. German article : EINE
43. Helots' medieval kin : ESNES
44. Grade below bee minus : CEE
45. Less zaftig : SLIMMER
48. Gulp of gin : SWIG
50. Anon : SOON
51. Role Flagstad often had : ISOLDE
55. Caesar's "ego," to a Berliner : ICH
57. Attaches : ADDSON
61. Geese, in Grenoble : OIES
62. Silly person : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
65. Result of a speeding ticket : FINE
66. About 2,000 feet of film : REEL
67. Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
68. Form of mental discipline : YOGA
69. Confessor's earful : SINS
70. Remove : ERASE
1. Sew loosely : BASTE
2. Pale : ASHEN
3. "Beat" : TIRED
4. Con follower : EDISON
5. Phrontistery : DEN
6. Chew the rag : CHIN
7. Drake's Golden ___ : HIND
8. Advantage : EDGE
9. Idolize : REVERE
10. Past : AGO
11. Relating to heat : CALORIFIC
12. Carriage : MIEN
13. Suffix with Jean or Nan : ETTE
18. Mug : KISSER
19. ___ fixe : IDEE
24. A teakettle inspired him : WATT
26. Island of the Andreanof group : ADAK
28. Novelist Georgette : HEYER
29. Gives a wide berth to : SHUNS
30. Lightweight champ before Joe Gans : ERNE
31. Multiflora, e.g. : ROSE
32. "Easy ___," old radio favorite : ACES
33. Drudgery : MOIL
34. Like tough jobs : PUNISHING
36. Cookbook abbr. : TBS
39. Nautilus name : NEMO
40. Sound on L.I. Sound : MEWING
41. Greek letters : PSIS
46. Lot's son : MOAB
47. Nobelist in Medicine: 1954 : ENDERS
49. Peanut : GOOBER
52. Scales in the sky : LIBRA
53. These outdo words : DEEDS
54. A Lauder : ESTEE
55. Doubtful : IFFY
56. Sister of Euterpe : CLIO
58. Teutonic trio : DREI
59. British carbine : STEN
60. Some landscapes : OILS
63. Lillie or Arthur : BEA
64. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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