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New York Times, Wednesday, November 7, 1979

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,956
Across Down
1. Niche : SLOT
5. Ranch animal : STEER
10. Early invader of Britain : PICT
14. Carry on : WAGE
15. "It ___ Be You," 1924 song : HADTO
16. To no avail : IDLY
17. Voyaging : ASEA
18. Cover-up name : ALIAS
19. Brand : SEAR
20. Key tablet in deciphering Egyptian writing : THEROSETTASTONE
23. Makes a choice : OPTS
24. Chou En-___ : LAI
25. Water parted by Moses : REDSEA
28. Small telescope : SPYGLASS
33. Newcomer to U.S. : ALIEN
34. Judy of "Laugh-In" fame : CARNE
35. Joe College's word : RAH
36. Actress Diana from England : DORS
37. Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
38. Miss ___, in Faulkner's "Sanctuary" : REBA
39. ___ of the Covenant : ARK
40. Dye-yielding herbs : ANILS
41. Gave inflection to : TONED
42. Cooking seasoning : ROSEMARY
44. "The ___," song by Nevin : ROSARY
45. Cole or Turner : NAT
46. Part of a pippin : CORE
47. Frank Gilroy drama, with "The" : SUBJECTWASROSES
55. Guthrie : ARLO
56. "The ___ Is a Lonely Hunter" : HEART
57. Move by small degrees : INCH
58. "Do as ___ . . . " : ISAY
59. Type style : ELITE
60. Cremona coins : LIRE
61. Testing places, for short : LABS
62. Yield : DEFER
63. ___ Chandler, ex-Yankee pitcher : SPUD
1. "The Sultan of ___" : SWAT
2. Cilium : LASH
3. S-shaped molding : OGEE
4. Bon Silene bouquet : TEAROSES
5. California peak : SHASTA
6. Hawthorne's "Twice-Told ___" : TALES
7. Change a text : EDIT
8. ___ d'esprit (frame of mind) : ETAT
9. First Lady : ROSALYNN
10. Plant part : PISTIL
11. Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
12. Close-knit group : CLAN
13. London motorist's spare : TYRE
21. Not clandestine : OPEN
22. Pungent mint : SAGE
25. "M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
26. A province of Ecuador : ELORO
27. Daggers : DIRKS
28. Troops' sortie : SALLY
29. N.F.L. men : PROS
30. Sports palace : ARENA
31. Side arm : SABER
32. Umbrageous : SHADY
34. Coconut fiber : COIR
37. Wrested : SNATCHED
38. Perfumes : ROSEOILS
40. Early Christian wine vessels : AMAE
41. Unit of pressure : TORR
43. Savors : ENJOYS
44. Itemized list : ROSTER
46. ___ blanche : CARTE
47. Spinnaker, for one : SAIL
48. Sky Bear : URSA
49. Prattle : BLAB
50. Part of TV : TELE
51. Urchin : WAIF
52. Minx : SNIP
53. Beige : ECRU
54. Molt : SHED

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

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