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New York Times, Tuesday, October 30, 1979

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,948
Across Down
1. Do some hoarding : AMASS
6. Witherspoon or Munro : CORA
10. Word with eye or whip : LASH
14. Tale or crayon : CONTE
15. Kind of house or door : OPEN
16. Counter: Prefix : ANTI
17. Was burdened by trouble : HADACROSSTOBEAR
20. Rider's footrest : STIRRUP
21. Fee for mail service : POSTAGE
22. Distant: Comb. form : TELE
23. Contestant : ENTERER
24. Whale or windy orator : SPOUTER
27. Companies in Calais: Abbr. : CIES
28. Hot-tempered : PEPPERY
29. Flautists : TOOTERS
33. Greek vowel : ETA
34. Zetterling of film fame : MAI
35. He lost bet, won't pay debt : WELSHER
40. P.O. activity : TRACING
44. Commotion : TODO
45. English painter-engraver: 1697–1764 : HOGARTH
46. Historic island off Greece : SALAMIS
49. Bird resembling a crane : RAIL
50. Kites : ELANETS
51. Dub : ENTITLE
55. Felt grouchy : WASCROSSASABEAR
57. Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
58. Interpret : READ
59. Carpentry joint : TENON
60. Mr. Olds's old vehicles : REOS
61. Heavily spiced, as stuffing : SAGY
62. Obliterate : ERASE
1. Emden exclamations : ACHS
2. Zoo trench : MOAT
3. "The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
4. Turn on a motor : STARTUP
5. Conceal : SECRETE
6. Casks and tubs : COOPERY
7. Mother of Jupiter : OPS
8. What Dangerfield doesn't get : RESPECT
9. Shylock's adversary : ANTONIO
10. Blood-sample study, e.g. : LABTEST
11. At hand, poetically : ANEAR
12. Where Edwin Booth won acclaim : STAGE
13. Want-ad placer : HIRER
18. Straightedge : RULER
19. Prefix with blast or path : OSTEO
24. Gush forth : SPEW
25. "Piccolo ___," old song : PETE
26. Brooch stone : OPAL
30. Title given to Fatima's descendants : EMIR
31. Declaim : RANT
32. Express sorrow : SIGH
36. Postures : STANCES
37. Winslow, the artist : HOMER
38. Story slashers and restorers : EDITORS
39. Antarctic area : ROSSSEA
40. Filamentous : THREADY
41. Sheepskins used for bookbinding : ROANS
42. Disturb : AGITATE
43. Diameter of the bore of a gun : CALIBER
46. Drain : SEWER
47. Nose part : ALARE
48. Rodeo item : LASSO
52. "Nine, ___ big fat hen" : TENA
53. Where Vientiane is : LAOS
54. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
56. Droop : SAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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