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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Tuesday, May 2, 1978

20-Across : Not prepared

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,489
Across
1
Ordered : BADE
5
Desire : CRAVE
10
Pause : REST
14
Comedian King : ALAN
15
Afghan city : HERAT
16
Supermarket purchase : OLEO
17
Popular hymn : HOWGREATTHOUART
20
Not prepared : UNREADY
21
Torn place : RENT
22
Prefix with room : ANTE
23
Part of U.S.L.T.A. : LAWN
25
Bursts of applause : SALVOS
28
Pundit : SAGE
29
Do some freebooting : ROB
32
Great Lakes port : ERIE
33
Kind of bore or wave : TIDAL
34
On ___ (in reserve) : ICE
35
Popular hymn : LEADKINDLYLIGHT
39
Individual : MAN
40
Plant part : OVULE
41
Nick Charles's wife : NORA
42
Hall of Fame botanist, ___ Gray : ASA
43
Tonsure site : PATE
44
Madrid mothers : MADRES
46
Porker pads : PENS
47
Prefix with cycle or sphere : HEMI
48
Sudden start : JERK
50
Marine fish : SEABASS
53
"___ West" (popular hymn) : DAYISDYINGINTHE
57
Concerning : INRE
58
Avian abode : AERIE
59
Liliaceous plant : ALOE
60
Reward, to a poet : MEED
61
Show scorn : SNEER
62
December song : NOEL
Down
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"___, humbug!" : BAH
2
Baseball name : ALOU
3
Time of day : DAWN
4
Emulated Dürer and Duvet : ENGRAVED
5
Bilks : CHEATS
6
Author of "The Cloister and the Hearth" : READE
7
Bohemian : ARTY
8
Large container : VAT
9
Biblical verb ending : ETH
10
Where Joan of Arc was put to death : ROUEN
11
Dash : ELAN
12
Spanish muralist : SERT
13
Kindergartner : TOT
18
General at Bull Run : RENO
19
He wrote "Animal Farm" : ORWELL
23
Punch bowl dipper : LADLE
24
" ... I'm ___ deceiver": Colman : AGAY
25
Scene of a 1965 Freedom March : SELMA
26
Regions : AREAS
27
Climbing plant : LIANA
28
Move sideways : SIDLE
29
Strictness : RIGOR
30
Yellowish pigment : OCHRE
31
Followers of alphas : BETAS
33
Partners of T bolts : TNUTS
36
Money in Minsk : KOPEKS
37
Ruthless Russian: 16th century : IVAN
38
Man from Muncie : INDIANAN
44
Scanty : MEAGER
45
Both: Comb. form : AMBI
46
Was meddlesome : PRIED
47
Memorable ice queen : HENIE
48
Great English novel, with 49 Down : JANE
49
See 48 Down : EYRE
50
Father : SIRE
51
Normandy town : STLO
52
Brake part : SHOE
53
Indistinct : DIM
54
"___ Kapital" : DAS
55
Desire : YEN
56
Snakelike fish : EEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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