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Lou Sabin
Lou Sabin

New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1975

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lou Sabin has 108 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,559
Across Down
1. Hoad and Ayres : LEWS
5. Baghdad notable : THIEF
10. Mountain goat : IBEX
14. Leaf angle : AXIL
15. Hair dye : HENNA
16. Green shade : NILE
17. Day or tiger : LILY
18. Outer layers : RINDS
19. Valley : GLEN
20. Master Melvin : OTT
21. Cent or annum : PER
22. Holy woman: Abbr. : STE
24. Zodiac sign : LEO
25. ___ the rag : CHEW
27. Treat delicately : BABY
29. Voiceless : APHONIC
32. Crusader's enemy : SARACEN
35. Oriental gumshoe : CHAN
36. ___ Prize : NOBEL
38. S.A. Indian : TUPI
39. Plate or run : HOME
40. Use a baton : TWIRL
41. ___ far as : INSO
42. Weakens : EBBS
43. Riled : HETUP
44. Social climber : SNOB
45. Boiled : SEETHED
47. Overcook the eggs : MISTIME
49. Indian peasant : RYOT
50. Harold of old comics : TEEN
51. Wire measure : MIL
53. Seaver : TOM
55. Bit of pretense : ACT
56. Baby word : GOO
59. Milky gem : OPAL
61. Author Alec : WAUGH
63. Lateen-rigged vessel : DHOW
64. Land mass : ASIA
65. Follow : ENSUE
66. Bewilder : DAZE
67. Secret society : TONG
68. Second best : LOSER
69. Govt. agents : TMEN
1. French composer : LALO
2. Door : EXIT
3. The Big Dipper, sportswise : WILTCHAMBERLAIN
4. Foxy : SLY
5. Quit : THREWINTHETOWEL
6. One in a will : HEIR
7. Hospice : INN
8. Gertain Giants or Jets : ENDS
9. Nolan Ryan, for one : FASTBALLPITCHER
10. Common suffix : ING
11. Basketball star : BILLYCUNNINGHAM
12. Robert ___ : ELEE
13. Foreign: Prefix : XENO
21. Sword's foe : PEN
23. Place for a ring : EAR
26. Character trait : HONESTY
28. Sheer fabric : BATISTE
29. Suffers : ACHES
30. Aversion: Suffix : PHOBE
31. Bullied : COWED
32. Whey : SERUM
33. ___ Downs : EPSOM
34. Tantalus's daughter : NIOBE
37. Bridle part : BIT
46. On a winning streak : HOT
48. Kind of basketball shot : SET
51. Castle ditch : MOAT
52. ___ jure : IPSO
54. ___ War : MANO
55. Cold chill : AGUE
57. Seep : OOZE
58. Author Wister : OWEN
60. Fall behind : LAG
62. Naval prefix : USS
63. Plant spray : DDT

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

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