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New York Times, Tuesday, June 6, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,524
Across Down
1. Asian desert : GOBI
5. Fabric with a tartan pattern : PLAID
10. Transport : SHIP
14. Inky : EBON
15. Weight unit : OUNCE
16. Berlin product : TUNE
17. Home of the Cornhuskers : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
20. Soapstone : STEATITE
21. Tooth toters : ELKS
22. Pronoun : ITS
23. Routine writer : HACK
25. Savonarola's alleged offense : HERESY
29. Truman's favorite animal : MULE
30. Novak or Hunter : KIM
33. Tract : AREA
34. Stupors : COMAS
35. Purse item : ONE
36. City surrounded by a great natural-gas field : MONROELOUISIANA
40. Hoosier fabulist : ADE
41. Moderately pungent plant : CRESS
42. Vehicle parked at an igloo : SLED
43. ___ Delhi : NEW
44. Hyde was its first president : EIRE
45. Blotches : SMEARS
47. A.E.F. man : YANK
48. Arch : SLY
49. Hawthorne subject : FAUN
51. Luggage item : SUITCASE
56. G.O.P. birthplace: 1854 : JACKSONMICHIGAN
59. Roman emperor : OTHO
60. What Trollope did : WROTE
61. Barcelona bull : TORO
62. Homophone for bin : BEEN
63. Tavern order : LAGER
64. Hecklers' missiles : EGGS
1. Coagulates : GELS
2. Newspaper notice : OBIT
3. Costa or maxilla : BONE
4. Pizarro's victim : INCA
5. Form of government : POLITY
6. Famed thespian duo : LUNTS
7. Last Stuart ruler : ANNE
8. Kind of age or bag : ICE
9. Society-page girl : DEB
10. What some hunters do : STALK
11. Outer covering : HUSK
12. Printery supplies : INKS
13. ___ soup : PEA
18. Patriot of '76 : OTIS
19. Sinus : RECESS
23. Gardeners need "a sense of ___" : HUMUS
24. Jai ___ : ALAI
25. Plotter exposed by Esther : HAMAN
26. Break down bit by bit : ERODE
27. Give fresh vigor to : RENEW
28. Attention : EAR
29. Fraternal order : MOOSE
30. Australian marsupial : KOALA
31. Secret : INNER
32. Alcoholic drinks : MEADS
34. Supermarket worker : CLERK
37. Vast amounts : OCEANS
38. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
39. Verb suffix, British style : ISE
45. Deli device : SLICER
46. Invented story : MYTH
47. Region in Robert W. Service's poems : YUKON
48. Set of furniture : SUITE
49. Kismet : FATE
50. Yearn : ACHE
51. Urban problem : SMOG
52. Quote : CITE
53. Excited : AGOG
54. Marionette man : SARG
55. Son of Seth : ENOS
56. Something needed by millions of Americans : JOB
57. Boobook of Australia : OWL
58. F.D.R. agency : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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