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New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1976

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,968
Across Down
1. Mary's hanger-on : LAMB
5. Horned creature: Suffix : CERA
9. Biblical prophet : AMOS
13. Sheltered : ALEE
14. Colander features : HOLES
15. Sly : FOXY
16. Kind of bag or stalk : BEAN
17. Praying figure : ORANT
18. Summers, in Nice : ETES
19. Film of 1954 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
22. Précis : RESUME
23. Sponsorship : EGIS
24. Gad : ROVE
26. Train : EDUCATE
31. Company, usually : TWO
34. Neighbor of Ark. : TENN
36. Overdo a steak : CHAR
37. What 19 and 57 Across and 4 Down were : WINNERSOFOSCARS
42. Common cliché : ISEE
43. Byproduct of an eruption : LAVA
44. Take a chance : BET
45. Menances : THREATS
49. Kinfolk: Abbr. : RELS
51. La ___ (L.A. tar-pit area) : BREA
53. Go on a pension : RETIRE
57. Film of 1965 : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
62. Kind of house or mark : HASH
63. Hebrew letter : TSADE
64. Updike novel : BECH
65. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
66. Returned, as a pigeon : HOMED
67. Vivacity : BRIO
68. Hurried : SPED
69. Upper-house action: Abbr. : SRES
70. Upper-house members: Abbr. : SENS
1. One of the days : LABOR
2. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
3. Sweet and nut : MEATS
4. Film of 1959 : BENHUR
5. Miss Baird : CORA
6. Give heart to : ELATE
7. Make a bridge error : RENEGE
8. Belgian queen : ASTRID
9. Southwest wind : AFER
10. Con ___ (spiritedly) : MOTO
11. Draft animals : OXEN
12. Part of C.B.S.: Abbr. : SYST
14. Word of reservation : HOWEVER
20. Act the ham : EMOTE
21. Tallahassee campus : FSU
25. Abstract being : ENS
27. New Deal org. : CCC
28. King of Israel : AHAB
29. Biblical weed : TARE
30. Formerly, once : ERST
31. Tease : TWIT
32. Kind of bone : WISH
33. K.O. blow : ONER
35. ___ pros. : NOL
38. Word in a marriage notice : NEE
39. Certain cry : FAR
40. Sated : OVERFED
41. Western capital : SALEM
46. Australian native : ABO
47. Obvious facts : TRUTHS
48. Light-detecting device : SENSOR
50. British painter of horses : STUBBS
52. " . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
54. River of France : ISERE
55. Castor-bean product : RICIN
56. Nymph and namesakes : ECHOS
57. Part of Jefferson's sig. : THOS
58. Fastener : HASP
59. Italian family : ESTE
60. Lean-to : SHED
61. Poetic works : ODES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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