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Joy L. Wouk
Joy L. Wouk

New York Times, Tuesday, June 27, 1978

36-Across : Maladroit

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 9 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,545
Across
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Covered shopping area : ARCADE
7
Kind of flight : SOLO
11
D.C. institution : GWU
14
Measured precisely : GAUGED
15
Fellow : CHAP
16
Operated : RAN
17
Near future : OFFING
18
Wolfe's "Look ___, Angel" : HOMEWARD
20
Jason's prize : FLEECE
22
An Indian accepted his Oscar : BRANDO
23
Bubble or blister : BLEB
24
___, amas, amat : AMO
26
Forest in "As You Like It" : ARDEN
27
Baba or Pasha : ALI
28
Newspapers : PRESS
30
English coast sight : DENE
31
"Moonlight" or "Kreutzer" : SONATA
34
Likewise : DITTO
36
Maladroit : AWKWARD
38
Chief officer : PREFECT
42
More suitable : APTER
44
Neither just nor honest : UNFAIR
45
Chastity's mother : CHER
48
Leavening for dough : YEAST
50
Pen : STY
51
Wrests : RENDS
53
Wire measure : MIL
54
Location : SITE
56
Double quartets : OCTETS
58
Home of the Bolshoi Ballet : MOSCOW
60
Armoire : WARDROBE
62
Cosell or Baker : HOWARD
65
Zeta follower : ETA
66
Where Persepolis is : IRAN
67
Aside, in Avila : APARTE
68
Sheriff's asst. : DEP
69
Confined : PENT
70
Repairman : MENDER
Down
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Past : AGO
2
British fliers : RAF
3
Sleeve adornment : CUFFLINK
4
Nimble : AGILE
5
Huge star in Cygnus : DENEB
6
Trim the rim : EDGE
7
Conspired : SCHEMED
8
Expression of surprise : OHO
9
Mary's inseparable companion : LAMB
10
"Peter Grimes" is one : OPERA
11
Rio ___ : GRANDE
12
Lewis E. Lawes was one : WARDEN
13
Ruined : UNDONE
19
Avert : WARDOFF
21
De Soto or Hudson : CAR
23
Thwack : BLOW
25
Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
27
Third king of Judah : ASA
28
Stag or tea follower : PARTY
29
Emulate a majorette : STRUT
32
Granted : AWARDED
33
Spigot : TAP
35
Valley of ___ Thousand Smokes, Alaska : TEN
37
Judge : DEEM
39
Into the sunrise : EASTWARD
40
Mention : CITE
41
Melt down, as lard : TRY
43
Vesture : RAIMENT
45
Boasted : CROWED
46
Six-armed goddess : HECATE
47
Catch : ENTRAP
49
Road sign : SLO
52
Kind of mine : STRIP
54
Room for action : SCOPE
55
Sioux City resident : IOWAN
57
Sensitive : SORE
59
Spurious : SHAM
61
Forbid : BAN
63
St. or ave. : RTE
64
"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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