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New York Times, Monday, August 22, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,236
Across Down
1. Good earth : LOAM
5. Amount of assessment : RATAL
10. Berserk, Malayan style : AMOK
14. West Pointer's garb : CAPE
15. Degrade : ABASE
16. Girl in "The Last of the Mohicans" : CORA
17. Way up North : THEALCANHIGHWAY
20. Holds up : SUSTAINS
21. Approach to a pew : AISLE
22. "Swedish Nightingale" : LIND
23. Complain : CARP
25. Give in : ACCEDE
28. Leg part : SHIN
29. Something for Cerberus : SOP
32. Scale notes : SOLS
33. Apparition : SHADE
34. Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
35. Way out West : THESANTAFETRAIL
39. Famed fliers : RAF
40. Hollandaise, e.g. : SAUCE
41. Water bird : ERNE
42. Picnic intruder : ANT
43. Status symbol : MINK
44. Loaded with talent : GIFTED
46. Acronym for U.S.-U.S.S.R. talks : SALT
47. Ornamental pattern, in art : SEME
48. Kind of heat or energy : SOLAR
51. Gladdens : CHEERSUP
55. Way down South : THENATCHEZTRACE
58. "Hit 'em where they ___": Keeler : AINT
59. World's busiest airport : OHARE
60. Shaft between wheels : AXLE
61. Pictorial presswork : ROTO
62. Hamelin's hero : PIPER
63. News source of sorts : LEAK
1. D-Day craft : LCTS
2. Where Waikiki is : OAHU
3. "Tarzan of the ___" : APES
4. Like some diets : MEATLESS
5. Wisconsin city or French writer : RACINE
6. "___ of angels . . . " : ABAND
7. Thrashes : TANS
8. Wood for skis : ASH
9. Luau garland : LEI
10. ___ off the old block : ACHIP
11. Shaves the lawn : MOWS
12. Like Dr. Sabin's vaccine : ORAL
13. Danny, Sammy or Stubby : KAYE
18. ___ an egg (flopped on Broadway) : LAID
19. January birthstone : GARNET
23. Irritate : CHAFE
24. Military man : AIDE
25. "Per ardua ad ___" (motto of 39 Across) : ASTRA
26. "Over There" composer : COHAN
27. Fissure : CLEFT
28. Hut : SHACK
29. Commence : START
30. Sheeplike : OVINE
31. Lost color : PALED
33. Fearless feat : STUNT
36. Ethiopian city : ASMARA
37. Do carpentry work : NAIL
38. Buck passing, of a sort : REFERRAL
44. Aged oddball : GEEZER
45. "___ a man with seven . . . " : IMET
46. ___ Domingo : SANTO
47. Author Hite : SHERE
48. Castor or Pollux : STAR
49. Buckeye State : OHIO
50. Mardi Gras follower : LENT
51. Dry up, as lips : CHAP
52. Great French general : SAXE
53. Rival of U.S.C. : UCLA
54. Quick look : PEEK
56. Yoyo's relative : TOP
57. Site of 59 Across, for short : CHI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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