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New York Times, Wednesday, November 24, 1976

Author: Ann Jenkins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,965
Across Down
1. State forcefully : ASSERT
7. Kind of town : GHOST
12. Scottish servant : GILLIE
13. Obsession : PHOBIA
14. Bony and gaunt : ANGULAR
15. Quits : RESIGNS
17. Corn cakes : PONES
18. German wine : RHINE
20. Direction: Abbr. : NNE
21. Andy's cohort : AMOS
22. Larger than life : GIANT
23. On the deep : ASEA
24. TD signaler : REF
25. Put on guard : ALERT
26. Intersected, to poets : CROST
27. Blockbuster ingredient : TNT
28. Curved point : BARB
29. Elevator locales : SHAFTS
30. Quarantines a ship : HOLDSINPORT
33. Carolina river : PEEDEE
35. Rouge's partner : NOIR
36. Scuttle : HOD
39. Shaver : RAZOR
40. Be as one : AGREE
41. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
42. Cassini : IGOR
43. Certain parade : DRESS
44. German king : OTTO
45. Times of yore : ELD
46. Silk fabric : MOIRE
47. Blab : SPILL
48. Worships : DEIFIES
50. Smallest : MINIMAL
52. Author Gay : TALESE
53. Makes up for : ATONES
54. Bare : SCANT
55. The last word : NEWEST
1. Nickname : AGNOMEN
2. Scorpio or Pisces : SIGNOFTHEZODIAC
3. Swings around : SLUES
4. Some wings : ELLS
5. Inlet : RIA
6. Boston and Irish : TERRIERS
7. City in Flanders : GHENT
8. Socks : HOSE
9. Broad sash : OBI
10. Current indicators : SIGNSOFTHETIMES
11. Most bronzed : TANNEST
13. Parti-colored fabric : PRINT
14. In pieces : APART
16. Trouser parts : SEATS
19. Robin or crocus, often : HARBINGER
22. Clearing : GLADE
23. Sandarac tree : ARAR
25. Smarter : ABLER
26. Small job : CHORE
29. Certain informers : SPIES
31. Bloodhound's clue : ODOR
32. Eric the Red, for one : NORSEMAN
33. Snooped : PRIED
34. Young birds : EAGLETS
37. Survive : OUTLAST
38. Funny : DROLL
40. Spring from : ARISE
43. Biblical verb : DOEST
44. Suppose : OPINE
46. Bearing : MIEN
47. Driving hazard : SNOW
49. State: Abbr. : FLA
51. Dweller: Suffix : ITE

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

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