It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

New York Times, Tuesday, August 30, 1977

Author: McDermott
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
McDermott has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
1
M
2
O
3
L
4
A
5
R
6
S
7
P
8
C
9
A
10
N
11
O
12
M
13
E
14
T
R
I
T
E
15
C
O
A
X
16
O
V
A
L
17
S
I
G
N
S
18
A
R
T
L
19
O
V
E
R
S
20
S
H
O
T
21
I
N
T
H
E
D
A
R
K
22
P
O
T
23
E
F
T
24
E
S
S
E
25
N
26
S
N
E
27
A
D
S
28
B
29
I
30
D
S
31
E
R
E
32
I
S
N
T
33
M
A
R
E
S
34
N
E
S
T
35
T
36
H
37
R
O
W
A
W
A
Y
38
C
39
A
40
N
N
O
N
A
D
E
41
E
42
T
43
T
44
E
45
I
R
E
46
R
A
T
S
47
R
48
E
T
I
R
E
49
O
M
E
50
G
A
51
E
E
L
52
P
U
N
53
E
D
U
C
54
A
55
T
56
E
D
G
U
57
E
S
S
58
U
N
F
E
E
L
I
N
G
59
D
I
T
T
60
O
61
P
I
U
S
62
A
R
C
A
63
E
M
E
E
R
64
S
A
L
T
65
D
E
E
R
66
S
I
R
E
D
© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,244
Across Down
1. First permanent tooth : MOLAR
6. Humane org. : SPCA
10. Alaskan seaport : NOME
14. Often heard before : TRITE
15. Wheedle : COAX
16. Raceway shape : OVAL
17. Plus and minus : SIGNS
18. Esthetes : ARTLOVERS
20. Wild stab : SHOTINTHEDARK
22. Poker "kitty" : POT
23. Newt : EFT
24. Ruhr center : ESSEN
26. Golfers Sam and J.C. : SNEADS
28. Invites : BIDS
31. Before : ERE
32. "Money ___ everything" : ISNT
33. Hoax : MARESNEST
35. Free handbill : THROWAWAY
38. Noisy bombardment : CANNONADE
41. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
45. Dander : IRE
46. Cry of disgust : RATS
47. Call it a day : RETIRE
49. Achilles' last letter : OMEGA
51. Moray : EEL
52. "Canoe row a boat?" is one : PUN
53. Approximation after ratiocination : EDUCATEDGUESS
58. Callous : UNFEELING
59. The same : DITTO
61. Name of 12 Popes : PIUS
62. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
63. Desert prince : EMEER
64. Tar : SALT
65. Source of venison : DEER
66. Fathered : SIRED
1. Washington and McKinley: Abbr. : MTS
2. Prayers : ORISONS
3. Take a load off : LIGHTEN
4. ___ time (never) : ATNO
5. Took five : RESTED
6. Meager : SCANT
7. Storm refuge : PORT
8. Notre Dame is one: Abbr. : CATH
9. Shaft : AXLE
10. Stars that lose their sudden shine : NOVAS
11. Supervise : OVERSEE
12. Las Vegas i.o.u.'s : MARKERS
13. Some city trains : ELS
19. Black Sea port : ODESSA
21. Conditions : IFS
22. "___ Love You" (old song) : PSI
25. Catch a butterfly : NET
27. Memo abbr. : ATTN
28. Strumpets : BAWDS
29. Of anger: Lat. : IRAE
30. Morning dampness : DEW
33. Castle ditch : MOAT
34. Moscow turndown : NYET
36. Roman satirist : HORACE
37. Genetic agent : RNA
38. Labor org. : CIO
39. Russian republic : ARMENIA
40. Requisite : NEEDFUL
42. "Sure thing" seller : TIPSTER
43. Board member : TRUSTEE
44. Suffix with velvet : EEN
47. Col.'s command : REG
48. Foils a posse : ELUDES
50. Visitor : GUEST
51. Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
54. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
55. Fatigue : TIRE
56. Suffix with differ and prefer : ENCE
57. Book by e.e. cummings : EIMI
58. Boosts : UPS
60. Civil War general : ORD

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

Found bugs or have suggestions?

|