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New York Times, Saturday, June 3, 1978

Author: Elaine D. Schorr
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,521
Across Down
1. Dangers offshore : SHOALS
7. Kin of spades : SHOVELS
14. Hard-hearted gal in a 1924 song : HANNAH
15. Member of an ancient, scholarly Jewish sect : PHARISEE
16. First or Second, in N.Y.C. : AVENUE
17. Munificence : LARGESSE
18. Holder of a D.V.M. : VET
19. Pours from bottle to bottle : DECANTS
21. African cobra : ASP
22. Geraint's wife : ENID
24. Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
25. Words heard on the Hill : AYES
26. City on the Tevere : ROMA
27. Very thin : BONY
28. Hot spot at times : OVEN
29. Procedural unit : STEP
30. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
31. Crossbar patterns : GRIDS
32. Made it big : PROSPERED
35. Pivotal : POLAR
37. Whitney : ELI
38. Theories : ISMS
42. Famed lithographer : IVES
43. Sleep, to hurt minds: Shak. : BALM
44. "Imagine ___!" : THAT
45. Scored on a perfect serve : ACED
46. Rank just below prince : DUKE
47. Maneuverable, as a ship : YARE
48. Vessel: Abbr : STR
49. Having a green film, as old bronze : PATINED
52. Boulevardier : FOP
53. First heavyweight champ : SULLIVAN
55. Important lawn grass : REDTOP
57. Education : TRAINING
58. Chant : INTONE
59. Having a dividing wall : SEPTATE
60. Weigh the pros and cons : ASSESS
1. Little ones : SHAVERS
2. Poor devil : HAVENOT
3. Quondam : ONETIME
4. Massachusetts cape : ANN
5. Praise : LAUD
6. Irish fairies : SHEE
7. Abode for 2 Down : SHANTY
8. Collaborator with Twain : HARTE
9. Assns. : ORGS
10. Compete : VIE
11. Gave it a try : ESSAYED
12. Eases up : LESSENS
13. What a leak does : SEEPS
15. Not mincing words : PLAINSPEAKING
20. Constantine's vision : CROSS
23. Variegated : DAPPLED
25. Profiteer's vice : AVIDITY
27. Yokel : BOOR
28. Sphalerite is one : ORE
31. Uncompromising : GRIM
33. Ethiopian V.I.P. : RAS
34. Actress Terry : ELLEN
35. Dorian Gray's nemesis : PICTURE
36. Partly coincide with : OVERLAP
39. Mother Goose's "Pretty Bobby" : SHAFTOE
40. Leaves high and dry : MAROONS
41. Arid tracts : STEPPES
43. Compound used as a fuel gas : BUTANE
45. Members of a D.A.'s staff : ASSTS
46. Boat hoist : DAVIT
49. " . . . ___ rose on me" : PINA
50. Silkworm : ERIA
51. Nookeries : DENS
54. Ignited : LIT
56. Wino's affliction : DTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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