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New York Times, Thursday, February 1, 1979

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,677
Across Down
1. Buzzes : WHIRS
6. Humane org. : SPCA
10. Mop : SWAB
14. Heavy-faced type : IONIC
15. Many, many epochs : AEON
16. Box designed by Langstroth: 1851 : HIVE
17. Sedate : GRAVE
18. Romantically illuminated : CANDLELIT
20. Strike on the derriere : SPANK
22. Wax, in Taxco : CERA
23. Refugee from Sodom : LOT
24. Statue base : PLINTH
26. Royal fur : ERMINE
28. ___ Aviv : TEL
30. Heart : CORE
31. Adm. Turner's agcy. : CIA
32. Kind of criminal trial : OYER
34. Kiss : BUSS
36. Turkish porter : HAMAL
39. Squash or cucumber : PEPO
40. Seizes, with "up" : SNAPS
42. ___ Lisa : MONA
43. Regional language : IDIOM
45. Sheepshank or bowline : KNOT
46. Part of Morocco : IFNI
47. After zeta : ETA
48. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
50. Scull : OAR
51. Newsstands : KIOSKS
54. Hullabaloo : CLAMOR
56. Airport abbr. : ARR
57. Jug : EWER
59. Kind of pie : PECAN
61. ___ Malay States : FEDERATED
64. Pick up, as an option : RENEW
66. "If You ___ Susie" : KNEW
67. Plumber's concern : TRAP
68. Warily shy : CAGEY
69. Alpine stream : AARE
70. Haws' companions : HEMS
71. January, in Jalisco : ENERO
1. Topper for a British judge : WIG
2. ___ d'oeuvres : HORS
3. Neat : INAPPLEPIEORDER
4. Emulate : RIVAL
5. Kind of route : SCENIC
6. Algonquian tribe : SAC
7. Expression re a complexion : PEACHESANDCREAM
8. Traffic marker : CONE
9. Writer Maurois : ANDRE
10. "___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
11. Ruler surnamed the Silent: 16th century : WILLIAMOFORANGE
12. Par ___ (airmail) : AVION
13. Actress Davis : BETTE
19. Tamarack : LARCH
21. Door parts : KNOBS
25. Proboscis : TRUNK
27. Orange Bowl site : MIAMI
28. Antelope or pith hat : TOPI
29. Word with pop or cross : EYED
33. Haley book : ROOTS
35. Thread holder : SPOOL
37. Eloper with Vronski : ANNA
38. Leo's lodging place : LAIR
41. Thong : STRAP
44. Creator : MAKER
49. Mulct : AMERCE
51. "Amerika" author : KAFKA
52. Spenser's name for Ireland : IRENA
53. Path cut by a scythe : SWATH
55. Sight at Atlantic City : OCEAN
58. Raison d'___ : ETRE
60. ___-do-well : NEER
62. Member of a flock : EWE
63. Emigrés: Abbr. : DPS
65. Ida. neighbor : WYO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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