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New York Times, Saturday, October 9, 1976

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,919
Across Down
1. Sewing-machine inventor : HOWE
5. Weight unit : CARAT
10. Miss Lee's creator : POE
13. Seed casing : ARIL
14. Blue girl : ALICE
15. Soviet sea : ARAL
16. Be verbose : TALKONESHEADOFF
19. Building part : ELL
20. Concerning : INRE
21. Varnish bases : LACS
22. Sea spot : ISLET
24. Bart or Brenda : STARR
26. Announced : STATED
28. "Tortilla ___" : FLAT
29. Swiss river : AAR
32. Marksman : AIMER
33. English poet : BLAKE
34. Engage in a sport : SKI
35. Flirt : VAMP
36. Shape : FRAME
37. Solar disk : ATEN
38. Grampus : ORC
39. Chastises : SLAPS
40. On the ___ (out of order) : BLINK
41. Asian animal : YAK
42. Cuts : HEWS
43. Fishing gear : SEINES
44. Perfect : IDEAL
46. Furrow : STRIA
47. Haughty one : SNOB
48. Chinese island : AMOY
49. Young person : TAD
52. Taylor successor : MILLARDFILLMORE
56. Nautical term : ALEE
57. Egg-shaped : OVATE
58. Great Lakes port : ERIE
59. Trifle : TOY
60. Messages : WIRES
61. Monarch : TSAR
1. Abhor : HATE
2. Exam : ORAL
3. Cleveland successor : WILLIAMMCKINLEY
4. Game animal : ELK
5. ___ goods : CANNED
6. Vigilant : ALERT
7. Singer Stevens : RISE
8. Oh, in Frankfurt : ACH
9. Driving area : TEE
10. Devotees of tomorrow : PROCRASTINATORS
11. Blockheads : OAFS
12. Sprite : ELF
15. Jewish month : ADAR
17. Engine tender : OILER
18. Winglike : ALATE
23. Procedure : STEP
24. Bridge bids : SLAMS
25. Capture : TAKE
26. G. & S. place : SAVOY
27. Headdress : TIARA
28. Tabs : FLAPS
30. One-seeded fruit: Var. : AKENE
31. Sport arenas : RINKS
33. Fracas : BRAWL
36. Champion jumper : FLEA
37. Et ___ : ALII
39. William Inge's dog : SHEBA
40. Gemstone : BERYL
43. Scarves : STOLES
45. Kansas Senator : DOLE
46. Hit hard : SMITE
47. Farm structure : SILO
48. At a distance : AFAR
50. Diva's forte : ARIA
51. Norman Mailer's park : DEER
52. Place ___ : MAT
53. Squabble : ROW
54. Roman 506 : DVI
55. Encountered : MET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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