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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1979

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 10,873
Across Down
1. Eager : AVID
5. Kind of sugar or syrup : MAPLE
10. Nicklaus and Palmer, e.g. : PROS
14. Explosive device : MINE
15. Irritating : ACRID
16. Part of a roof : EAVE
17. Lid in a street (nonsexist style) : PERSONHOLECOVER
20. Disparaged : DECRIED
21. Burdens for Brutus : ONERA
22. Peruse : READ
23. Nimble : SPRY
25. Negligent : REMISS
28. Chimpanzees and gorillas : APES
29. Haggard's Ayesha : SHE
32. Succulent plant : ALOE
33. Mall unit : STORE
34. Conflict : WAR
35. Worldly one (nonsexist style) : PERSONABOUTTOWN
39. Manet's "___ Boat" : INA
40. Old Nick : SATAN
41. Nylons, e.g. : HOSE
42. "Life with Father" author : DAY
43. Leave out : OMIT
44. Old hags : CRONES
46. Small bird : WREN
47. Blue, in Bonn : BLAU
48. Alaskan highway : ALCAN
51. Member of a farmers' organization : GRANGER
54. Unpremeditated homicide (nonsexist style) : PERSONSLAUGHTER
58. Hit a dipteran : SWAT
59. Commences : OPENS
60. Word before poem or deaf : TONE
61. Advance gradually : EDGE
62. Beatrice's admirer : DANTE
63. Haughty one : SNOB
1. Elec. unit : AMP
2. Contested : VIED
3. Anent : INRE
4. Spies : DESCRIES
5. Crazes : MANIAS
6. Hurt : ACHED
7. Goad : PROD
8. Diamond ___ : LIL
9. Dutch commune : EDE
10. Gaudy flower : PEONY
11. Glowing review : RAVE
12. " . . . the rain is ___ and gone" : OVER
13. Evening, in Milano : SERA
18. Unrefined materials : ORES
19. "Gay Nineties" unmentionable : CORSET
23. Pitch woo : SPOON
24. Scene of Pizarro's conquest : PERU
25. Part of IRT : RAPID
26. ___ Mukhina. Soviet gymnast : ELENA
27. Voracious eel : MORAY
28. Up, in baseball : ATBAT
29. Faint : SWOON
30. Ship's hole for cables : HAWSE
31. Anagram for sneer : ERNES
33. Lining material : SATIN
36. City in Chile : OSORNO
37. Designate : NAME
38. "___ rule the world": Emerson : THOUGHTS
44. Contract section : CLAUSE
45. Telephoned : RANG
46. Consume uselessly : WASTE
47. Arctic goose : BRANT
48. Church section : APSE
49. Obscene : LEWD
50. Rough, broken cliff : CRAG
51. Secluded valley : GLEN
52. Public school : ETON
53. Splitsville, U.S.A. : RENO
55. Doze : NOD
56. Health spot : SPA
57. Johnny ___ : REB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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