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New York Times, Tuesday, July 25, 1978

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,573
Across Down
1. Headwear : TAMS
5. Standoffish : ALOOF
10. Ship's front end : PROW
14. Encourage : ABET
15. Bacon : ROGER
16. Money in Milan : LIRA
17. S.A. capital : LIMA
18. Avant-___ : GARDE
19. "___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
20. Price : LEONTYNE
22. Duck : DONALD
24. Pierre's son : FILS
25. Gist, as of a story : MEAT
26. " . . . let him first cast ___" : ASTONE
29. Field : MARSHALL
33. Mason : PERRY
34. Ship's hoisting device : DAVIT
35. Great ___, South African river : KEI
36. Dry : ARID
37. Oracular : VATIC
38. Cry of approval : VIVA
39. Gear tooth : COG
40. Pub servings : PINTS
41. Rabbit : PETER
42. Saint : EVAMARIE
44. Kitchen implements : CORERS
45. Therefore : ERGO
46. Sneezy sound : CHOO
47. Shostakovich : DMITRI
50. Wilder : THORNTON
54. Torn : RENT
55. Nostril : NARIS
57. Hercules' captive : IOLE
58. Indigo : ANIL
59. Castle : IRENE
60. Gather : CULL
61. Silent : MUTE
62. Burns's river : AFTON
63. Inland sea : ARAL
1. Like some stories : TALL
2. Nichols hero : ABIE
3. Reminder : MEMO
4. White : STANFORD
5. Knitting pattern : ARGYLE
6. Items taken from some sharks : LOANS
7. Fairy-tale figure : OGRE
8. Ref. book : OED
9. Belgian genre painter: 1856–1940 : FREDERIC
10. Pedestal base : PLINTH
11. "Green Mansions" heroine : RIMA
12. Spoken : ORAL
13. Conjurer's prop : WAND
21. Minute : TINY
23. Kiln : OAST
25. Song thrush : MAVIS
26. Swiftly : APACE
27. City near the Urals : SEROV
28. Ancient three-horse chariot : TRIGA
29. Dull finish : MATTE
30. "Go fly ___!" : AKITE
31. Crowbar : LEVER
32. Pseudomaniacs : LIARS
34. Aquarium fish : DANIO
37. Dare : VIRGINIA
38. Lake : VERONICA
40. Young salmon : PARR
41. Inferior : POOR
43. Spirit : METTLE
44. Elect : CHOSEN
46. Khaki-colored twill : CHINO
47. Small weight : DRAM
48. Carte : MENU
49. Put one's foot ___ : INIT
50. Weight allowance : TRET
51. What a cicerone conducts : TOUR
52. Earthenware jar : OLLA
53. Mrs. Jarley's friend : NELL
56. Kennel sound : ARF

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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