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New York Times, Monday, July 31, 1978

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,579
Across Down
1. Poet : BARD
5. Boor : CHURL
10. Alluring woman : VAMP
14. On a cruise : ASEA
15. Emanations : AURAE
16. Hipbones : ILIA
17. In a decisive stage : ATATURNINGPOINT
20. Italian beauty : LOREN
21. Hollywood novice : STARLET
22. ___ pickle : DILL
25. Greek portico : STOA
26. Arachnid's trap : WEB
29. Agua or bufo : TOAD
31. Belgian seaport : OSTEND
35. Pub potion : ALE
36. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
38. Big bird : EMEU
39. Rejects : TURNSTHUMBSDOWN
43. Move sideways : EDGE
44. ___ up (get with effort) : SCARE
45. Sleuth, for short : TEC
46. Took a breather : RESTED
49. Great Lakes port : ERIE
50. Sooner than : ERE
51. ___ out (exhibit) : TROT
53. Campus concern : TEST
55. Use a parachute : BAILOUT
58. Mock : TAUNT
62. Passed a crisis safely : TURNEDTHECORNER
65. Obstacle : SNAG
66. Nantes's river : LOIRE
67. Forbidden : TABU
68. Buddies : PALS
69. Singer Ford : ERNIE
70. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
1. False god : BAAL
2. Concerning : ASTO
3. Lift up : REAR
4. Outmoded : DATED
5. Cable ___ : CAR
6. Barbarian : HUN
7. He wrote "Exodus" : URIS
8. Declaims bombastically : RANTS
9. Smooth and connected musical passage : LEGATO
10. Profaned; desecrated : VIOLATED
11. What "It's a sin to tell" : ALIE
12. Lemon balm is one : MINT
13. Like some poker hands : PAT
18. Weds : UNITES
19. Bears and Lions : PROS
23. Pixie-led : LOST
24. Strips of wood : LATHS
26. Word with bed or log : WATER
27. Baffle : ELUDE
28. Navigation hazards : BERGS
30. Two-spot : DEUCE
32. Be theatrical : EMOTE
33. Less familiar : NEWER
34. Blockhead : DUNCE
37. Sharp pain : SMART
40. Meshed materials : NETTINGS
41. French cheese : BRIE
42. Looks after : SEESTO
47. Mr. Gardner : ERLE
48. Draw absentmindedly : DOODLE
52. Instruct : TUTOR
54. Loot for the Knave of Hearts : TARTS
55. Artificial rubber : BUNA
56. Soviet sea : ARAL
57. Scanty : THIN
59. Single : UNAL
60. Biblical mount : NEBO
61. Correct : TRUE
62. Chef's meas. : TSP
63. "Cap'n ___" : ERI
64. Third letter : CEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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