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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 1977

Author: Leonard Sussman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,061
Across Down
1. Musical symbol : CLEF
5. Mass of glacial snow : SERAC
10. Black : EBON
14. Spanish coin : PESO
15. Tilled land : ARADA
16. Roman statesman : CATO
17. Northern island : ATTU
18. Spades and hearts : MAJORSUITS
20. Deprive of : STARVE
22. Irish cry : ARRA
23. Sock part : TOE
24. ___ bene : NOTA
26. German article : EINE
28. Kind of felon : ARSONIST
32. Day's march : ETAPE
35. Ancient Briton : PICT
36. Russian villages : MIRS
38. "Them ___ gits" : ASHAS
40. Operatic prince : IGOR
41. Something elicited : EDUCT
43. Forum garb : TOGA
44. Kind : GENUS
46. Australian fauna : EMUS
47. De novo : ANEW
48. Monkey's cousin : LEMUR
50. Urban renewal group : PLANNERS
52. Kind of school : PREP
54. Egg on : PROD
55. Hardwood : OAK
58. Land conquered by Saul : EDOM
60. Spiritual : INWARD
64. Clubs and diamonds, e.g. : MINORSUITS
67. Desert prince : EMIR
68. Scope : AREA
69. Rye fungus : ERGOT
70. Parlor piece : SOFA
71. Russian denial : NYET
72. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
73. Card : TREY
1. Audit makers : CPAS
2. European : LETT
3. This, in Toledo : ESTA
4. Blackwood's bid : FOURNOTRUMP
5. "___, Next Year" : SAMETIME
6. Period : ERA
7. Rani's mate : RAJA
8. Lover's verb : ADORE
9. Dreiser character : CARRIE
10. Ancient shield : ECU
11. Angler's need : BAIT
12. Teutonic king : OTTO
13. Big A margin : NOSE
19. Nick-name : SANTA
21. German name part : VON
25. Actor's remark : ASIDE
27. Bridge pair : EASTANDWEST
28. ___ in a poke : APIG
29. Star in Orion : RIGEL
30. Flat cake : SCONE
31. Ruff : TRUMP
33. Ring up : PHONE
34. Keen : EAGER
37. Seal's pelt : SCULP
39. Adages : SAWS
42. Followers of Nicholas : TSARISTS
45. More reliable : SURER
49. Miracle site : REDSEA
51. Sine qua ___ : NON
53. Decants : POURS
55. Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
56. Flippant : AIRY
57. Namath's weak spot : KNEE
59. Russian planes : MIGS
61. Don Juan's delight : AMOR
62. Prevalent : RIFE
63. Wagon : DRAY
65. Feedbag item : OAT
66. Little one : TOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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