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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 1979

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,714
Across Down
1. Word with king or pint : SIZED
6. Burned up the road : SPED
10. The Devil's business : EVIL
14. ___ a dozen : ADIME
15. Kingfish : CERO
16. Ancient queen's milieu : NILE
17. Passionate people, to Plutarch : GENUSIRRITABILE
20. U.S. group of fliers : SAC
21. Irregular : EROSE
22. Less aboveboard : SLIER
23. Belief system : CREDO
24. Japanese sacred mountain : ASO
25. Bus station : DEPOT
28. Of a type of heavenly intersection : NODICAL
32. Cries in a corrida : OLES
33. Morning sounds : ALARMS
35. Drivel : ROT
37. "Love conquers all," to Augustus : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
40. Legendary bird : ROC
41. Polynesian language : SAMOAN
42. Tiny particle : MOTE
43. Jazzmen's jam ___ : SESSION
45. Intrinsically : PERSE
46. Be sick : AIL
47. Was admitted : GOTIN
50. Hobbles : LIMPS
53. "Present arms!" is one : ORDER
54. Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
57. From head to heel, to Horace : ACAPITEADCALCEM
60. Hundred-yard ___ : DASH
61. Bas mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
62. ___ spade a spade : CALLA
63. Division word : INTO
64. Winglike : ALAR
65. Salad days : YOUTH
1. Droops : SAGS
2. Thought : IDEA
3. Brass ingredient : ZINC
4. Second-largest existing bird : EMU
5. Become a permanent AWOL : DESERT
6. Young codfish : SCROD
7. An unwelcome guest, to Galba : PERSONANONGRATA
8. Iroquoian : ERIE
9. Period : DOT
10. As a whole : ENBLOC
11. Number for a Henry : VIII
12. "Winnie ___ Pooh" : ILLE
13. Sidelong glance : LEER
18. Wrath : IRE
19. Act as an apprentice : ASSIST
23. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
24. Supt. or prin. : ADMIN
25. Way out or in : DOOR
26. Saint ___ fire : ELMOS
27. Coin in Cardiff : PENCE
29. Killer whale : ORCA
30. Metal suit : ARMOR
31. Sacks : LOOTS
33. Of no ___ (useless) : AVAIL
34. Exec's car : LIMO
36. Forbidden fruit's source : TREE
38. St. Francis's town : ASSISI
39. Final word : AMEN
44. Poet of Lesbos : SAPPHO
45. Kidd's specialty : PIRACY
48. More eccentric : ODDER
49. Gumshoe : TEC
50. "When I was a ___ served . . . " : LADI
51. "___ get it for you . . . " : ICAN
52. Support for a crow's-nest : MAST
53. ___-de-boeuf (circular window) : OEIL
54. Civil rights org. : ACLU
55. Wallop : BELT
56. Chinese nurse : AMAH
58. Word before la-la : TRA
59. Buddhist people : LAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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