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New York Times, Wednesday, August 2, 1978

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,581
Across Down
1. Two sides of a triangle : LEGS
5. River duck : TEAL
9. Kind of toaster : POPUP
14. Lake of Thun feeder : AARE
15. Spanish jar : OLLA
16. Eliminate : ERASE
17. Historic structure between China and Mongolia : GREATWALL
19. Redcap, at times : TOTER
20. Stop ___ dime : ONA
21. Panama, e.g. : HAT
22. Chemical suffix : OSE
24. Otto's realm: Abbr. : HRE
25. "___ No Business Like . . . " : THERES
28. Gardner namesakes : ERLES
30. Ferber title : SOBIG
32. Alternate : ROTATE
34. San ___, island off Sardinia : PIETRO
36. Hall of Fame golfer : BENHOGAN
40. ___ standstill : ATA
41. Perfume : ESSENCE
43. Creek : RIA
44. Travelogue voice : NARRATOR
46. Wading birds : EGRETS
48. Took a break from cooking : ATEOUT
50. Dean Martin program on TV : ROAST
51. Word with donna or facie : PRIMA
53. Progenitor : PARENT
55. "O Sole ___" : MIO
56. ___ Bull, memorable violinist : OLE
58. ___ culpa : MEA
59. Meredith : DON
62. How some V.I.P.'s travel : INCOG
64. Superior, for one : GREATLAKE
67. First prime minister of free India : NEHRU
68. Sudden outburst : GUST
69. With regard to : INRE
70. Paragon : IDEAL
71. ___ trap : SETA
72. String a necklace : BEAD
1. ___ di Como : LAGO
2. Merit : EARN
3. Ursa Major : GREATBEAR
4. Red or Yellow : SEA
5. "Advise none to marry or go ___": Herbert : TOWAR
6. Beetle : ELATER
7. Word with star or pro : ALL
8. Gounod contemporary : LALO
9. Czar who made Russia powerful : PETERTHEGREAT
10. Conquistadors' quest : ORO
11. French newsreel pioneer : PATHE
12. "The ___," Haber's recent best seller : USERS
13. Parisian priest's title : PERE
18. Celebrated Golconda diamond : THEGREATMOGUL
23. Rap session of a sort : SEANCE
26. Rod Carew specialty : HIT
27. Recover from wassail : SOBERUP
29. Papal name : LEO
30. Bridge : SPAN
31. Japanese seaport : OITA
33. Honor card : TEN
35. Like bone : OSTEAL
37. Massive dog : GREATDANE
38. Islets : AITS
39. Tweed's nemesis : NAST
42. ___ Canals : SOO
45. Heyerdahl boat : RAI
47. Cuban rum : RON
49. Most subdued : TAMEST
51. Languished : PINED
52. Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
54. Gaucho's lariat : REATA
55. Kind of car or camera : MINI
57. Objects of a seasonal hunt : EGGS
60. Its pods are used in soups : OKRA
61. "A friend in ___ . . . " : NEED
63. ___ pro nobis : ORA
65. Regret : RUE
66. Women's ___ : LIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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