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New York Times, Tuesday, January 27, 1976

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,663
Across Down
1. Place for a banc : PARC
5. Consider : DEEM
9. Resort in India : SIMLA
14. Arrow poison : INEE
15. Miss Cinders : ELLA
16. French friends : AMIES
17. Growl : GNAR
18. Beverage : BEER
19. Nostrils : NARES
20. First English globe-girdler : SIRFRANCISDRAKE
23. Blind ___ bat : ASA
24. Israeli port : ACRE
25. False appearance : FACADE
29. Drumming sound : RATTAT
33. Perfume resin : ELEMI
34. Arab name part : ABOU
37. Prefix for gram : ANA
38. English explorer of Canada : MARTINFROBISHER
42. Western Indian : UTE
43. Algerian port : ORAN
44. Help onto a horse : BOOST
45. Took a breather : RESTED
48. Choral pieces : MOTETS
49. Spanish waves : OLAS
51. Tent fixture : COT
52. English explorer, as he spelled his name : SIRWALTERRALEGH
60. Unpopular one : CREEP
61. Sharif : OMAR
62. Light color : ECRU
63. Hebrew measures : OMERS
64. Skid-row figure : WINO
65. Fancy : WHIM
66. French cup : TASSE
67. Did in : SLEW
68. DeLuise et al. : DOMS
1. Swill eaters : PIGS
2. Caesar's years : ANNI
3. Admiral or guard : REAR
4. Publisher Bennett : CERF
5. Corrupt : DEBASE
6. Form of Helen : ELENA
7. Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
8. Miss Ouspenskaya : MARIA
9. Miss Dee : SANDRA
10. Turkish inn : IMARET
11. Star in Cetus : MIRA
12. Onion's relative : LEEK
13. African fox : ASSE
21. Circle parts : RADII
22. Cancel, as a blastoff : SCRUB
25. Thighbone : FEMUR
26. Winged : ALATE
27. Goddess of crops : CERES
28. Sum: Abbr. : AMT
30. Western lake : TAHOE
31. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
32. Certain Queen's bakings : TARTS
34. Continent: Abbr. : AFR
35. Swimsuit part : BRA
36. Suffix for cart or drag : OON
39. Of a stem joint : NODAL
40. Privet of Japan : IBOTA
41. Relative of 64 Across : SOT
46. Minarets : TOWERS
47. Pass : ELAPSE
48. Anne ___ Lindbergh : MORROW
50. Stashes away : STOWS
51. Everglades bird : CRANE
52. Burns, for one : SCOT
53. ___ La Douce : IRMA
54. Caddoan Indians : REES
55. Ludwig : EMIL
56. Obscene : LEWD
57. Nymph : ECHO
58. Forbidding : GRIM
59. Insect noises : HUMS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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