It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, March 30, 1978

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
C
2
H
3
U
4
M
5
O
6
A
7
T
8
H
9
S
10
C
11
A
12
T
13
H
O
R
A
14
A
L
G
A
E
15
H
O
B
O
16
E
V
I
L
17
U
N
D
E
R
T
18
H
E
S
U
N
19
R
E
S
E
N
T
E
D
20
A
E
R
A
T
E
21
L
I
O
N
22
P
E
R
E
23
D
24
E
25
L
E
O
N
26
M
I
R
E
27
A
28
D
29
O
30
E
V
I
A
N
31
I
O
T
A
32
C
L
E
W
33
C
A
R
D
S
34
O
N
T
H
E
35
T
A
B
L
E
36
A
D
A
S
37
P
L
O
Y
38
O
L
E
A
N
39
L
E
S
40
B
E
E
R
41
A
L
L
E
Y
S
42
P
O
R
T
43
A
T
E
E
44
C
45
L
46
A
I
R
E
47
S
T
O
D
D
48
A
49
R
50
D
51
P
O
C
K
E
T
52
F
U
L
L
O
F
R
Y
E
53
A
N
T
E
54
T
O
T
A
L
55
O
N
U
S
56
S
E
A
R
57
A
X
E
S
58
R
A
N
K
© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,456
Across
1
Sidekick : CHUM
5
Vow : OATH
9
Skiddoo! : SCAT
13
Round dance of Rumania : HORA
14
Water plants : ALGAE
15
Weary Willie : HOBO
16
Book by Agatha Christie : EVILUNDERTHESUN
19
Took umbrage : RESENTED
20
Make effervescent : AERATE
21
Leo : LION
22
Gallic family man : PERE
23
Ponce ___ : DELEON
26
Bog : MIRE
27
Fluttery fuss : ADO
30
French resort : EVIAN
31
Tittle : IOTA
32
Ball of yarn : CLEW
33
Book by Agatha Christie : CARDSONTHETABLE
36
Actress Rehan et al. : ADAS
37
Tactic : PLOY
38
City near Buffalo : OLEAN
39
Paul or Brown : LES
40
It crosses the bar : BEER
41
Gasoline and Tin Pan : ALLEYS
42
Larboard : PORT
43
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
44
Bloom that bloomed in London : CLAIRE
47
American poet and critic: 1825–1903 : STODDARD
51
Book by Agatha Christie, with "A" : POCKETFULLOFRYE
53
Poker stake : ANTE
54
Button on a calculator : TOTAL
55
Burden of proof : ONUS
56
Char the surface of : SEAR
57
Logging equipment : AXES
58
Grade : RANK
Down
1
Chastity's mother : CHER
2
___ to (halted at sea) : HOVE
3
"Exodus" author : URIS
4
Principal actors : MALELEADS
5
Of yore : OLDEN
6
Like Enos, in the Bible : AGED
7
Seaman : TAR
8
Greek courtesans : HETAERAE
9
Author Hite : SHERE
10
___ Nostra : COSA
11
Be up against : ABUT
12
Franchot of film fame : TONE
14
Chekhov : ANTON
17
Marriages : UNIONS
18
Word with after or by : HERE
22
Concise : PITHY
23
Decorative design : DECAL
24
Sidestep : EVADE
25
Turkish pounds : LIRAS
26
Engine : MOTOR
27
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright : ALBEE
28
Result of a detour : DELAY
29
Olympian who stunned Hitler : OWENS
31
Culvert opening : INLET
32
"He ___ his fiddlers three" : CALLEDFOR
34
"H.M.S. Pinafore" is one : OPERETTA
35
El Greco's city : TOLEDO
40
Evoke yawns : BORE
41
Ring-shaped island : ATOLL
42
Skinflint : PIKER
43
Collection of maps : ATLAS
44
Accountants: Abbr. : CPAS
45
Word with Ranger or Star : LONE
46
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
47
Flock of mallards : SUTE
48
Wild water buffalo : ARNA
49
Famous miler : RYUN
50
Escritoire : DESK
52
Reynard : FOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|