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New York Times, Tuesday, May 17, 1977

Author: Arnold Moss
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,139
Across Down
1. First word of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
5. Embrace : CLASP
10. Walk in water : WADE
14. Nincompoop : BOOB
15. Aisle between trees : ALLEE
16. Any Russian soldier : IVAN
17. Andy's pal : AMOS
18. Author Walter : PATER
19. Inventor of a camera : LAND
20. For the good of all : PROBONOPUBLICO
23. Divorcee's Eden : RENO
24. Fisherman : EELER
25. Antillean isle : SABA
27. Pungent : ACRID
30. Dresden's river : ELBE
31. Ape : BABOON
33. Site of salutary springs : SPA
36. Start of a students' song : GAUDEAMUSIGITUR
39. Decide on citizenship : OPT
40. Sherman Act targets : TRUSTS
41. Zero : NONE
42. Wall St. item : SHARE
43. ___ singing : SCAT
44. Violinmaker : AMATI
47. " . . . partridge in a ___ tree" : PEAR
49. Agnew plea : NOLOCONTENDERE
55. Couple : JOIN
56. Ventilated : AIRED
57. Nurse's ___ : AIDE
59. "___ over lightly" : ONCE
60. Barrel part : STAVE
61. "___ and Lovers": Lawrence : SONS
62. Addict : USER
63. Recorded : TAPED
64. Letters from Greece : ETAS
1. Desert coat : ABA
2. Frolic : ROMP
3. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
4. Rapt : ABSORBED
5. Table fowl : CAPON
6. Grassy plain in S.A. : LLANO
7. Glee-club member : ALTO
8. Leak slowly : SEEP
9. Where Callao is : PERU
10. Bequeathed : WILLED
11. To no ___ (useless) : AVAIL
12. Saraband, e.g. : DANCE
13. Witch's place : ENDOR
21. Ms. Lillie : BEA
22. Human : BEING
25. "___ Shot," Newman film : SLAP
26. Border on : ABUT
27. Maltreat : ABUSE
28. Something to be counted : COST
29. Louis XIV and XV : ROIS
30. Self-esteem : EGO
31. Silents' vamp : BARA
32. Sino-Russian river : AMUR
33. Portico : STOA
34. Boot the pigskin : PUNT
35. "We ___ such stuff . . . " : ARE
37. Body of principles : ETHIC
38. Addition : INCREASE
42. Follower of suffragette Lucy : STONER
43. Kind of sack : SAD
44. Variety of 47 Across : ANJOU
45. Gazes dreamily : MOONS
46. "Blue-gown" girl : ALICE
47. Gripe or grievance : PEEVE
48. Over : ENDED
50. Kiln : OAST
51. Actress Naldi : NITA
52. Snare : TRAP
53. Kind of squad : RIOT
54. Ferber : EDNA
58. Curve : ESS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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