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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Thursday, October 28, 1976

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,938
Across Down
1. Palm starch : SAGO
5. Port of Japan : OSAKA
10. Invited : BADE
14. Decisive point : CRUX
15. Paxinou role : PILAR
16. Poetry type : EPOS
17. " . . . but behold ___" : ACRY
18. Embrace : INARM
19. Sentry's word : HALT
20. Relative of a précis : THUMBNAILSKETCH
23. City on the Oka : OREL
24. Cycle for a phoenix : ASHES
25. Trap : SNARE
28. Editor's mark : CARET
31. Like a legman's work : REPORTORIAL
34. Harbor city: Abbr. : SPT
37. Range part : OVEN
38. Mild oaths : EGADS
39. Cry of contempt : PHOO
40. Solo instrument : SAX
41. Emulate Daniel Webster : TURNAPHRASE
43. Softens : MUTES
44. Mosquito genus : AEDES
45. Attacked : SETAT
48. Bjorn of tennis : BORG
50. High-level edicts : PRONUNCIAMENTOS
57. Pavlova : ANNA
58. Miss Massey : ILONA
59. People of Brazil : ARUA
60. Nothing, in France : RIEN
61. British parent : PATER
62. N.Y. team : NETS
63. Evening, in Rome : SERA
64. Accumulate : AMASS
65. Hardy heroine : TESS
1. Beat it! : SCAT
2. Back position : ARCH
3. Wise teacher : GURU
4. Phrase such as "cruel kindness" : OXYMORON
5. Judge : OPINE
6. Of a nasal cavity : SINAL
7. Turkish regiment : ALAI
8. Menninger or Marx : KARL
9. Kind of race : ARMS
10. Command : BEHEST
11. Beat ___ (clear the way) : APATH
12. "La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
13. Tallinn natives : ESTHS
21. ___ Rabbit : BRER
22. Film-critic Pauline : KAEL
25. Lobby signs : SROS
26. Russian river : NEVA
27. Summit : APEX
28. Scottish swifts : CRANS
29. Verdi heroine : AIDA
30. Throat sound : RASP
32. Germanic: Abbr. : TEUT
33. Fairy-tale figure : OGRE
34. Food fish : SHAD
35. Put-on : POSE
36. ___ the mark : TOES
39. Full of meaning : PREGNANT
41. Short skirt : TUTU
42. Hound's target : HARE
43. Peggy Lee hit : MANANA
45. Gaffs : SPARS
46. Baseball's Lombardi : ERNIE
47. Paint tester : TONER
48. Curses : BANES
49. Bradley et al. : OMARS
51. Pacific palm : NIPA
52. ___ up (be silent) : CLAM
53. Whit : IOTA
54. "Go climb a ___" : TREE
55. Scorecard items : OUTS
56. Back-talk : SASS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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