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, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1979

Author:
Vincent L. Osborne
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Vincent L. Osborne has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
L
2
A
3
R
4
C
5
H
6
A
7
T
8
T
9
A
10
D
11
A
12
L
13
E
14
O
M
A
H
A
15
C
H
I
N
16
I
L
E
X
17
D
E
F
E
R
18
C
E
N
T
19
V
I
D
I
20
I
N
T
E
R
21
P
L
A
Y
22
D
E
B
I
T
23
P
I
L
A
F
24
S
E
R
I
N
S
25
S
26
S
27
S
28
S
O
I
R
29
E
M
S
30
I
T
E
31
A
32
M
I
33
S
G
U
I
34
D
35
E
36
S
37
L
I
E
D
38
E
39
T
E
C
T
O
R
T
E
S
T
40
K
R
A
S
N
O
D
A
R
41
Y
E
S
O
42
O
T
T
43
N
A
44
S
45
A
46
P
E
W
47
S
48
H
49
I
R
R
S
50
Q
U
I
T
51
O
52
T
A
B
B
Y
53
M
U
S
C
O
V
54
I
55
T
56
E
57
R
U
S
E
58
T
E
E
S
59
N
I
O
B
E
60
A
T
E
N
61
S
M
E
E
62
A
N
T
A
L
63
P
E
N
T
64
P
O
N
S
65
L
E
A
R
Y
© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,768
Across
1
Relative of a spruce : LARCH
6
"___ way to go!" : ATTA
10
Hill's partner : DALE
14
Early Nebraskan : OMAHA
15
Dick Tracy prominence : CHIN
16
Holly : ILEX
17
Postpone : DEFER
18
Copper : CENT
19
"Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
20
Give-and-take : INTERPLAY
22
Figure in red : DEBIT
23
Rice dish : PILAF
24
Canaries' kin : SERINS
25
Draft initials : SSS
28
Jour turns into this : SOIR
29
Bad ___, German spa : EMS
30
Virginia willow : ITEA
32
Gives bad advice : MISGUIDES
37
P.D. investigative tool : LIEDETECTORTEST
40
City originally named for Catherine the Great : KRASNODAR
41
Gypsum : YESO
42
Baseball Hall-of-Fame name : OTT
43
Rocketeer's agcy. : NASA
46
Sunday seat : PEW
47
Gathers on parallel threads : SHIRRS
50
Capital of Ecuador : QUITO
52
Female cat : TABBY
53
Boris Pasternak was one : MUSCOVITE
57
The Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
58
Things to be crossed : TEES
59
Zeus changed her into stone : NIOBE
60
Egyptian symbol : ATEN
61
Hook's sidekick : SMEE
62
Conductor Dorati : ANTAL
63
Under confinement : PENT
64
French Lily : PONS
65
Commander of Eastern Sea Frontier: 1943–46 : LEARY
Down
1
Napoleon won here in 1796 : LODI
2
Last word : AMEN
3
Kon-Tiki, for one : RAFT
4
Chickadee sound : CHEEP
5
Creator of Uncle Remus : HARRIS
6
Applauded : ACCLAIMED
7
Movie in which Bogart won an Oscar : THEAFRICANQUEEN
8
Minute : TINY
9
Kelep, for one : ANT
10
"The most universal quality is ___": Montaigne : DIVERSITY
11
Point in a suspect's favor : ALIBI
12
Did an usher's job : LEDIN
13
Leaves : EXITS
21
Arafat's org. : PLO
22
Take exception : DEMUR
24
State flower of Utah : SEGO
25
Kind of hat or stocking : SILK
26
Come to life : STIR
27
"___ pin . . . " : SEEA
31
Like charcoal filter : ADSORBENT
33
Family of composers : STRAUSSES
34
Recondite : DEEP
35
Actual being : ESSE
36
Put in a warehouse : STOW
38
Item in a log : ENTRY
39
Adds : TOTS
44
"___ Semper Tyrannis," Va. motto : SIC
45
Like Schönberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" : ATONAL
47
Knapsack adjunct : STRAP
48
___ cuisine : HAUTE
49
Author of "Peer Gynt" : IBSEN
51
Like Bopeep's charges : OVINE
53
Exec's missive : MEMO
54
Whit : IOTA
55
Transport at Stowe : TBAR
56
Hard to keep hold of : EELY
58
Fraction of a tbsp. : TSP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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.

|