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New York Times, Thursday, April 20, 1978

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,477
Across Down
1. Street sign : STOP
5. "___ My Souvenirs," 1927 song : AMONG
10. Beef fat : SUET
14. Matador's target : TORO
15. More mature : RIPER
16. Base of a column : ORLO
17. Two plus one, as always : ETERNALTRIANGLE
20. Pen pals' ever increasing expense : POSTAGE
21. Peculiarity : ODDNESS
22. Off-white shade : IVORY
24. Bambi's mother : DOE
25. Reredos : SCREEN
28. Apportioned : ALLOTTED
33. Scorches : CHARS
34. Word with hair or clothes : DRIER
35. Late yachtsman : ARI
36. Ribbed : RODE
37. Feet, to Fabius : PEDES
38. Where Anna Leonowens taught : SIAM
39. Clock numeral : III
40. Football's "Papa Bear" : HALAS
41. Spread perfumes : CENSE
42. Item of interest to a shopper : PRICETAG
44. Count of Monte Cristo : DANTES
45. Pioneer's purchase : AXE
46. Differential in solar and lunar time : EPACT
48. Tin is one : ELEMENT
52. College in Ohio : ANTIOCH
56. Home economics : DOMESTICSCIENCE
58. Seed cover : ARIL
59. Happify : ELATE
60. Singer Diamond : NEIL
61. New York team : METS
62. Exclude : DEBAR
63. Embellish : TRIM
1. Stair part : STEP
2. In ___ (wholly) : TOTO
3. Prospectors' quests : ORES
4. Curtain in a doorway : PORTIERE
5. Former kingdom of Spain : ARAGON
6. Ryun or Liquori : MILER
7. Choose : OPT
8. Emperor after Claudius I : NERO
9. Frying pans : GRIDDLES
10. "Golden Treasury" entry : SONNET
11. Prod : URGE
12. Pipe elbows : ELLS
13. "Bells on her ___" : TOES
18. Hubs : NAVES
19. "A Stone, A Leaf, ___": Wolfe : ADOOR
23. What quarterbacks seek to gain : YARDAGE
25. Company-store currency : SCRIP
26. Singing group : CHOIR
27. Wheel spokes : RADII
29. Tales from Ananias : LIES
30. Blemish : TAINT
31. Clean the slate : ERASE
32. Small change : DIMES
34. Rue ___ Paix : DELA
37. Protected by Government grant : PATENTED
38. Conscious : SENTIENT
40. Puts the whammy on : HEXES
41. Chollas, saguaros, etc. : CACTI
43. Kin of llamas : CAMELS
44. Pavlova was one : DANCER
47. Italian menu specialty : PASTA
48. Dutch cheese : EDAM
49. Learning : LORE
50. Give off : EMIT
51. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
53. Topnotcher : ONER
54. Third-century date : CCII
55. Tiller : HELM
57. Taxi : CAB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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