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.

MEMO TO DAD

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 1979

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
1
D
2
E
3
L
4
I
5
P
6
L
7
I
8
E
9
C
10
R
11
A
12
S
13
H
14
S
15
C
16
A
17
P
18
E
19
O
L
A
N
20
L
E
A
R
21
H
E
L
L
O
22
P
O
R
E
D
23
N
O
W
T
24
H
A
T
M
A
25
M
A
S
L
I
B
26
E
R
A
T
E
D
27
O
P
E
R
E
T
T
A
28
E
N
T
O
M
29
L
I
T
A
N
Y
30
R
E
S
O
R
T
S
31
F
A
C
E
T
32
G
I
N
33
V
E
E
34
P
I
N
E
D
35
T
A
N
T
36
A
37
L
38
U
39
S
40
F
41
L
42
E
E
T
43
B
U
S
T
44
A
H
S
O
45
D
O
P
E
46
R
E
D
R
O
47
S
E
S
H
O
48
L
49
D
N
O
P
R
50
O
M
I
S
E
51
O
M
I
T
52
P
R
A
Y
53
O
U
T
R
E
54
M
I
R
E
D
55
G
A
T
56
Y
A
R
N
57
C
R
A
I
N
58
S
U
R
E
T
Y
59
D
E
N
Y
60
G
L
E
N
N
61
M
I
T
E
62
M
63
A
64
S
O
N
S
65
A
L
A
T
E
66
P
U
N
A
67
W
68
I
69
T
70
A
L
E
R
T
71
S
C
O
U
T
72
S
O
L
A
73
R
A
N
I
74
F
O
R
M
A
75
M
A
H
A
S
A
76
N
T
I
C
I
77
P
A
T
E
D
78
I
O
I
I
79
A
B
E
T
80
A
U
N
T
81
R
I
T
Z
Y
82
A
F
F
E
83
C
T
E
D
84
T
85
A
U
N
T
86
F
E
N
87
H
U
R
88
B
U
R
S
T
89
A
L
A
S
90
T
91
O
92
R
93
C
94
A
95
N
96
D
O
R
97
E
R
N
I
E
98
I
N
A
C
T
I
V
E
99
A
W
E
E
K
E
100
N
D
I
N
S
A
101
I
N
T
T
H
O
M
A
S
102
S
A
A
L
E
103
A
G
L
E
T
104
N
O
R
A
105
R
O
T
O
106
T
Y
L
E
R
107
B
E
L
L
A
108
A
L
A
S
109
M
R
E
D
© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,778
Across
1
Fast-food shop : DELI
5
Ballerina's knee bend : PLIE
9
Towel fabric : CRASH
14
Scenic view : SCAPE
19
Buck heroine : OLAN
20
Norman or Edward : LEAR
21
Word of surprise : HELLO
22
Lucubrated : PORED
23
Start of a verse : NOWTHATMAMASLIBERATED
27
Romberg's forte : OPERETTA
28
Insect: Comb. form : ENTOM
29
Repetitive recital : LITANY
30
R & R spots : RESORTS
31
Aspect : FACET
32
Schnapps : GIN
33
Finger sign : VEE
34
Was homesick : PINED
35
Cellaret : TANTALUS
40
Like an impala : FLEET
43
Yarborough, e.g. : BUST
44
Chan's expression : AHSO
45
Knucklehead : DOPE
46
Second line of verse : REDROSESHOLDNOPROMISE
51
Overlook : OMIT
52
Say grace : PRAY
53
Avant-garde : OUTRE
54
Stuck : MIRED
55
Hood's weapon : GAT
56
Tall story : YARN
57
Actress Jeanne : CRAIN
58
Guarantee : SURETY
59
Impugn : DENY
60
Space pioneer : GLENN
61
Chigger : MITE
62
Construction workers : MASONS
65
Winged : ALATE
66
Cold wind in Peru : PUNA
67
Intelligence : WIT
70
Bright-eyed : ALERT
71
Kit Carson was one : SCOUT
72
Soil layers : SOLA
73
Princess, in Punjab : RANI
74
Third line of verse : FORMAMAHASANTICIPATED
78
Year in the reign of Sweyn I : IOII
79
Encourage : ABET
80
Pittypat in "G.W.T.W." : AUNT
81
Posh : RITZY
82
Given to a false show : AFFECTED
84
Needle : TAUNT
86
Marsh : FEN
87
"Ben ___" : HUR
88
Eruption : BURST
89
Poem by Shelley: 1816 : ALASTOR
93
Openness : CANDOR
97
Banks of baseball : ERNIE
98
Sedentary : INACTIVE
99
Last line of verse : AWEEKENDINSAINTTHOMAS
102
Elbe tributary : SAALE
103
Shoelace tip : AGLET
104
Hammett heroine : NORA
105
Pictorial presswork : ROTO
106
Tippecanoe's running mate : TYLER
107
Abzug : BELLA
108
"Too bad!" : ALAS
109
TV talking horse : MRED
Down
1
Carnegie was one : DONOR
2
Marry on the run : ELOPE
3
Sing Sing's famed warden : LAWES
4
Typical Woody Allen role : INTROVERT
5
North ___, Neb. : PLATTE
6
Lithuanians' kin : LETTS
7
"___ Dancer," Nureyev film : IAMA
8
Age : ERA
9
Lottery ticket : CHANCE
10
Took life easy : RESTED
11
Apportion : ALLOT
12
Svelte : SLIM
13
Fireplace ledge : HOB
14
Dash : SPRINT
15
Criterion for a show dog : COAT
16
Ionian gulf : ARTA
17
Nail remover : PEEN
18
Author of "No and Yes" : EDDY
24
"From ___ Eternity" : HERETO
25
"___ Me," 1929 song : MEANTO
26
Writer Wylie : ELINOR
31
Suspect : FISHY
32
Scenic peninsula : GASPE
34
Korean port : PUSAN
35
Irritant : THORN
36
Esteem : ADMIRE
37
River into Bay of Biscay : LOIRE
38
Overthrow : UPSET
39
Unkempt : SEEDY
40
Batrachian : FROG
41
British Open winner: 1964 : LEMA
42
Rewrite, in a way : EDIT
43
Item to be picked : BERRY
44
"The Promised Land" author : ANTIN
47
Teams of horses : SPANS
48
Actress Young : LORETTA
49
Boxer Bobick : DUANE
50
Kyushu port : OMUTA
56
Gossip, Yiddish style : YENTA
57
Kringle : CLAUS
58
Moses' mountain : SINAI
59
Far ahead in a golf match : DORMIE
60
Revel in a victory : GLOAT
61
Swindle or fine : MULCT
62
Puzo subject : MAFIA
63
Like a loner : ALOOF
64
Stroke on a letter : SERIF
65
Suffered : ACHED
66
Meaning : POINT
67
Power unit : WATT
68
Columnist Robb : INEZ
69
Antimacassar : TIDY
71
Cavalry weapon : SABER
72
Dwarf : STUNT
73
Shower : RAINSTORM
75
Develop : MATURE
76
Mal de mer : NAUSEA
77
Emulate Sunday : PREACH
83
String of pearls : CHOKER
84
Holland, for one : TUNNEL
85
Loser at Palo Alto: 1846 : ARISTA
86
___ a pancake : FLATAS
88
Turbot : BRILL
89
Sinuses : ANTRA
90
One of the Lesser Sundas : TIMOR
91
Egg-shaped : OVATE
92
Doctor a lawn : RESOD
93
Found : CAST
94
Putting position : AWAY
95
Patricia of films : NEAL
96
Excise : DELE
97
Advantage : EDGE
98
Chemical suffix : INOL
100
Collar : NAB
101
Frost's "___ Vale" : INA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle