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New York Times, Tuesday, June 27, 1978

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 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,545
Across Down
1. 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
1. 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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