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New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 1975

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,597
Across Down
1. Football play : PASS
5. Amex unit : SHARE
10. Breathing device, with 16 Across : AQUA
14. Hayworth : RITA
15. Peak of Sonoma Range : TOBIN
16. See 10 Across : LUNG
17. Kind of surgeon : ORAL
18. Source of incense : ELEMI
19. Heckle : BAIT
20. Concorde, for one : SST
21. ___ short : SELL
22. Sets out : STARTS
24. Loan gouging : USURY
26. Angle : SLANT
27. Behind the ___ : SCENES
29. Introduce again : REINSERT
32. Church group : CHOIR
33. Carts : WAINS
34. Cartoonist Gardner : REA
35. Pillaged, old style : REFT
36. ___ to light (reveal) : BRING
37. Fundamentals : ABCS
38. ___ star game : ALL
39. Revolutionary cry : ARISE
40. Scottish flattery : FRAIK
41. Stadium area : MAINGATE
43. Responds : REACTS
44. Pianist Victor : BORGE
45. Russian city : PINSK
46. Of the blood: Var. : HAEMAL
48. Keep ___ on : TABS
49. State: Abbr. : DEL
52. Odd, in Dundee : ORRA
53. Mme. Peron : EVITA
55. Gaelic : ERSE
56. Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
57. Fire-truck gear : SIREN
58. Cat, in Madrid : GATO
59. Milland and Bolger : RAYS
60. Pass, as time : SPEND
61. Ex-Giant coach Steve : OWEN
1. Certain athletes : PROS
2. Put on ___ : AIRS
3. Hoary football play : STATUEOFLIBERTY
4. Pitcher Maglie : SAL
5. Takes the wheel : STEERS
6. Xmas-wreath material : HOLLY
7. Son of Adam : ABEL
8. Tire part : RIM
9. Isolating : ENISLING
10. Saint ___ (Vermont city) : ALBANS
11. Alternative to 3 Down : QUARTERBACKDRAW
12. Offensive or defensive ___ : UNIT
13. Representatives: Abbr. : AGTS
21. Litigant : SUER
23. Works on hides : TANS
25. Stew : SNIT
26. Net : SEINE
27. "Git!" : SCRAM
28. Lobster claw : CHELA
29. Pay-envelope surprise : RAISE
30. Brief novel : RECIT
31. Stints : TASKS
33. ___-in vote : WRITE
36. Adjective for a loser : BRAGLESS
37. Pacific pines : ARAS
39. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
40. Boggy lands : FENS
42. ___ land (isolated area) : NOMANS
43. Heraldic stripe : RIBAND
45. Eucharistic vessel : PATEN
46. Frost : HOAR
47. City of Greece : ARTA
48. Akron product : TIRE
50. Punta del ___ : ESTE
51. Errol of films : LEON
54. Dais occupant : VIP
55. Freud's concern : EGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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