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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 1976

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,648
Across Down
1. Skiers' lifts : TOWS
5. Midwest city : OMAHA
10. Bible book : ACTS
14. One of the five : ERIE
15. ___ colony : PENAL
16. Hindu goddess of beauty : SHRI
17. Lofty words in an atlas : CANADIANROCKIES
20. Enlarges : ADDSONTO
21. MIG's and SST's : PLANES
22. Aviator Post : WILEY
23. Hashhouse : BEANERY
24. Like a knife : BLADED
26. Divides again : RECUTS
27. Ventilated : AIRED
28. Sensational : LURID
29. Compass point : ENE
32. Star in Cygnus : SADR
33. Buddhist writing : SUTRA
34. Prurient matter : SMUT
35. Silkworm : ERI
36. Shoddy : TATTY
37. Monotonous sound : CHANT
38. Obdurate: Var. : STONEY
40. Alternative : CHOICE
41. Plateaus : UPLANDS
43. Inexperienced : GREEN
44. Tricks : PRANKS
45. Referees' needs : WHISTLES
48. Narrow words in an atlas : SINGAPORESTRAIT
50. Taro root : EDDO
51. Miss Bordoni : IRENE
52. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
53. Hardy girl : TESS
54. Bivouac ingredients : TENTS
55. Paradise : EDEN
1. Mexican Indian : TECA
2. Toward the mouth : ORAD
3. Little words in a atlas : WINDWARDISLANDS
4. Coast dweller : SEASIDER
5. Thought : OPINED
6. Substantial : MEATY
7. ___ Domini : ANNO
8. Cambridge university: Abbr. : HAR
9. Baldness : ALOPECIA
10. Obliquely : ASKANT
11. Big words in an atlas : CHINESEMAINLAND
12. Shoe-factory worker : TREER
13. Timid one : SISSY
18. Parceled out : DOLED
19. Man's name : CLAUD
23. Black, blue or straw : BERRY
24. Low : BASE
25. Prevaricator : LIAR
26. Like old roads : RUTTY
28. Musical instruments : LUTES
30. ___ Dimittis : NUNC
31. Feminine ending : ETTE
33. Small point of land : SANDSPIT
34. Closet item : SHOETREE
36. Tropical bean : TONKA
37. Community ___ : CHEST
39. Dances : TANGOS
40. Turning points : CRISES
41. In a dither : UPSET
42. Fall's precursor : PRIDE
43. Belgian city : GHENT
45. Songbird : WREN
46. German article : EINE
47. British gun : STEN
49. Smeltery material : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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