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New York Times, Saturday, July 22, 1978

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F G K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,570
Across Down
1. Hereford enclosure : COWPEN
7. Refined, as ore : SMELTED
14. Eastern Christian : UNIATE
15. Daredevil's delight : JEOPARDY
16. Like some tires or coats : BELTED
17. Predate : ANTECEDE
18. Antilles : ISLES
19. Whomp : SMITE
20. Russian village : MIR
21. Easily bruised area : SHIN
22. Commemorative pillar : STELE
23. "Patterns" or "Birches" : POEM
24. Word with head or line : TOW
25. Dissect grammatically : PARSE
26. Vice follower : VERSA
27. Albany enactment, e.g. : STATELAW
29. Pablo or Pedro : SAN
30. He wrote "Song of Myself" : WALTWHITMAN
33. Like Marvell's mistress : COY
34. Cold-cubes factory : ICEPLANT
37. Rathskeller vessel : STEIN
40. Kefauver : ESTES
41. Diplomat knighted by James I : ROE
42. Market-research tool : TEST
43. Took a sudden interest : SATUP
44. Transactions : ACTA
45. Pop's brother : UNC
46. Oak or elm growths : BURLS
47. Pipe : BRIAR
48. Antimalarial drug : ATABRINE
50. Blueblood, for short : ARISTO
51. Automatic : REPEATER
52. Health indicators : PULSES
53. Negotiator : TREATER
54. Kind of kick : ONSIDE
1. Léger and Braque : CUBISTS
2. Kind of color camera : ONESHOT
3. Sudden violent wind : WILLIWAW
4. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
5. Times when Nancy is warm : ETES
6. Little Edward, to some : NED
7. Doddering : SENILE
8. Arizona copse : MOTTE
9. Unsharpened sword : EPEE
10. Ingredient in sealing wax : LAC
11. Vibration : TREMOR
12. Vortexes : EDDIES
13. Niger valley natives : DYERMA
15. "Portrait of My Mother" artist: 1872 : JAMESWHISTLER
19. Kind of vote or boss : STRAW
22. Like corned beef : SALTY
23. Punitive : PENAL
25. Hairless : PELON
26. Shoe parts : VAMPS
28. Implicit : TACIT
29. Like a rimrock : STEEP
31. Metrical accent : ICTUS
32. Spring bloomers : NARCISSI
35. Wrote the musical score : NOTATED
36. Garden club favorite : TEAROSE
37. Charles or Mary : STUART
38. Boy Scout, at times : TENTER
39. Houdini's forte : ESCAPE
40. Taxpayer : EARNER
43. Apartment : SUITE
44. Pea holders : ARILS
46. Noxious child : BRAT
47. Swarthy, in Tours : BRUN
49. Arthur : BEA
50. Mil. mail handler : APO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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