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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,414
Across Down
1. Balkan bigwig : TITO
5. Equine's pride : MANE
9. Pit or well : SUMP
13. Man from Jidda : ARAB
14. Frugal fellow : SAVER
15. Diva's forte : ARIA
16. Actress involved with Abigail's man : JILLSTJOHNADAMS
19. Large eared seal : SEALION
20. Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
21. Part of Harvard Stadium : TIER
22. Author Harte : BRET
24. Canter and single-foot : GAITS
26. Show scorn : JEER
27. Old saying : SAW
30. Choir singer : ALTO
31. Civil War leader : DAVIS
32. Collection : ANA
33. Actor having connections with a singer : JOHNWAYNENEWTON
37. Finnish port : ABO
38. Cancel : ANNUL
39. Mask : HIDE
40. Thing, in law : RES
41. Draws : TIES
42. Macduff, e.g. : THANE
44. Coagulates : GELS
45. Form of fuel : PEAT
46. Take the ___ (preside) : CHAIR
49. Toothed : SERRATE
52. Novelist tied up with a winner over Clay : HENRYJAMESKPOLK
56. Huffy : IRED
57. Plant part : OVULE
58. Female friend, in France : AMIE
59. What a tug does : TOWS
60. London art gallery : TATE
61. Incline : LEAN
1. ___ Mahal : TAJ
2. Garden bloom : IRIS
3. Narrative : TALE
4. Sacrifice : OBLATION
5. Kind of suit : MAJOR
6. Stratford's stream : AVON
7. Biblical book: Abbr. : NEH
8. Water bird : ERN
9. Top Cairene : SADAT
10. Red river : URAL
11. Jester : MIME
12. All our yesterdays : PAST
14. Porker pads : STIES
17. Cut : SLIT
18. Unwilling : AVERSE
22. Slanting edge : BEVEL
23. Check : REIN
24. Light bulb : GLOBE
25. One of a Dumas trio : ATHOS
26. Two-faced god : JANUS
27. Fine fabric : SATIN
28. Electrical terminal : ANODE
29. Lose force : WANE
30. Not in harmony : AJAR
31. Force units : DYNES
34. Wet or wishy-washy : WATERY
35. Indigo source : ANIL
36. "Oh ___ was Mary" : WHATAPAL
42. Succinct : TERSE
43. Listen! : HARK
44. Encircles : GIRDS
45. Contemporary of the Bard : PEELE
46. I.O.U. : CHIT
47. Villain's adversary : HERO
48. Again : ANEW
49. X-rated material : SMUT
50. Heavy volume : TOME
51. English essayist : ELIA
53. Tiny bit : JOT
54. Hollywood name : AVA
55. Understanding : KEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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