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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 1977

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,110
Across Down
1. Mink and fox : FURS
5. Like good buddies : PALLY
10. Big do : BASH
14. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
15. Declaim : ORATE
16. Kazan : ELIA
17. U.S. Presidency, in Jefferson's words : ASPLENDIDMISERY
20. Fake illness : MALINGER
21. Access : ENTREE
22. A.L. home-run leader: 1944 : ETTEN
23. Rabble-rouser : INCITER
24. Job security : TENURE
26. Monk : FRIAR
27. Zinc ___ : OXIDE
28. Codgers or birds : COOTS
29. Black Hawk was one : SAC
32. Partner of shine : RISE
33. Newton or King : WAYNE
34. Corncob : PIPE
35. Numerical suffix : ETH
36. Feathered mimic : POLLY
37. Juniper : CEDAR
38. Run off : ELOPE
39. Ravel work : BOLERO
40. Close friend : COMRADE
43. A Cavalier Poet : CAREW
44. Conqueror of Rome: 410 : ALARIC
45. Put up with : TOLERATE
48. Clay's words re the Presidency : IDRATHERBERIGHT
50. Bonn refusal : NEIN
51. French river : ISERE
52. Close-by : NEAR
53. Q.E.D. word : ERAT
54. Marten's cousin : PEKAN
55. U.S. lake : ERIE
1. It's at lager heads : FOAM
2. Sky Bear : URSA
3. Fill up again : REPLENISH
4. Duke Ellington subject : SOLITUDE
5. Silk fabric : PONGEE
6. Eve or Toni : ARDEN
7. Den : LAIR
8. "Utopia ___," by G.& S. : LTD
9. Dweller near the Red Sea : YEMENITE
10. Rouse to action : BESTIR
11. On the qui vive : ALERT
12. "Yes ___!" : SIREE
13. Farm machine : HAYER
18. ___ nous : ENTRE
19. Pizarro's victims : INCAS
23. Subtle sarcasm : IRONY
24. Shredded : TORE
25. Stage direction : EXIT
26. "Kitty ___" : FOYLE
28. Rock of Gibraltar, to ancients : CALPE
29. Poker-game extra : SIDEWAGER
30. On ___ with (equal) : APAR
31. Sport fish : CERO
33. Axman's byproduct : WOODCHIP
34. Woman's narrow cape : PELERINE
36. Pigtail : PLAIT
37. Kitchen utensil : CORER
38. Wandering : ERRANT
39. Whalebone : BALEEN
40. Michael of films : CAINE
41. More mature : OLDER
42. Natalie Wood role : MARIA
43. Charmer's snake : COBRA
45. Migratory journey : TREK
46. Siamese : THAI
47. Basic French verb : ETRE
49. Direction: Abbr. : ESE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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