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New York Times, Thursday, August 25, 1977

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,239
Across Down
1. Balbo, memorable aviator : ITALO
6. Mother, to an Etonian : MATER
11. Pronoun for a ship : SHE
14. Equip for use : RIGUP
15. Allan-___, of Robin Hood tales : ADALE
16. Scuttle : HOD
17. Active : ALIVEANDKICKING
20. ___-Impressionist : NEO
21. Beauty-shop treatment : RINSE
22. Former Plains dwelling : TEPEE
23. ___-to-order : MADE
24. " . . . and pretty maids all in ___" : AROW
26. Bernhardt and Vaughn : SARAHS
29. Affirm : AVER
30. ___ canto : BEL
33. Center of action : ARENA
34. Kind of hopper : CLOD
35. Emanation : AURA
36. Have a wild time : PAINTTHETOWNRED
39. MacLaine role : IRMA
40. Prefix with foot or faced : BARE
41. In reserve : ONICE
42. "___ Kapital" : DAS
43. Sour : TART
44. Julia and Ulysses : GRANTS
45. Ives : BURL
46. Sea birds : AUKS
47. Erstwhile Manhattan hotel : ASTOR
50. Golf score : EAGLE
52. Bide a ___ : WEE
55. Indulge in youthful follies : SOWONESWILDOATS
58. Before la-la : TRA
59. Archangel : URIEL
60. Available : ONTAP
61. "___ all in the game!" : ITS
62. Group of lions : PRIDE
63. Resembling a seine : NETTY
1. Pahlavi's country : IRAN
2. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
3. Money-exchange premium : AGIO
4. Schisgal play: 1964 : LUV
5. Collapsible chapeau : OPERAHAT
6. Shelly ___, famed jazz drummer : MANNE
7. Totals : ADDS
8. Use a democratic process : TAKEAVOTE
9. Whitney : ELI
10. Clergyman or schoolman : RECTOR
11. Something not to "give up" : SHIP
12. Sharpen : HONE
13. On ___ (irritable) : EDGE
18. Helps : AIDS
19. London suburb : KEW
23. Food described in Exodus : MANNA
25. Change the décor : REDO
26. Flavorful : SAPID
27. Macaw : ARARA
28. Champagne center : REIMS
29. Vigilant : ALERT
30. Engraving tool : BURIN
31. Construct : ERECT
32. Weighs down : LADES
34. Loser to Cromwell: 1651 : CHARLESII
35. Karenina and Christie : ANNAS
37. Ski lift : TBAR
38. Applied pressure : WORKEDON
43. Appear : TURNUP
44. Cheat : GULL
45. Sound of disfavor : BOO
46. Nimble : AGILE
47. Italian wine center : ASTI
48. Arrange : SORT
49. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
51. Inspired reverence : AWED
52. Unit of power : WATT
53. State, to Lafayette : ETAT
54. Spot : ESPY
56. Go astray : ERR
57. Word with step or time : ONE

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

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