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New York Times, Friday, November 28, 1975

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,603
Across Down
1. Arias : SOLI
5. Org. : ASSOC
10. Muttonfish : SAMA
14. Coward play : PRESENTLAUGHTER
17. Shakespeare play : ACOMEDYOFERRORS
18. Light brown : TAN
19. Declaims : RANTS
20. Starr : RINGO
21. ___ up (amass) : PILE
22. Sharp : KEEN
23. Stormy ___ : PETREL
26. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
30. Land unit : ACRE
31. Fur source : OTTER
32. Deficient : SHY
35. Simon play : THESUNSHINEBOYS
39. Garden tool : HOE
40. Spud : TATER
41. Coarse : RUDE
42. Turn back : REPEL
43. Trap setter : SNARER
45. Lugosi : BELA
48. Comb: Prefix : CTEN
49. Tropical tree : AMATE
51. Love affair : AMOUR
53. Garage worker, for short : MEC
56. Behrman play : NOTIMEFORCOMEDY
59. H. Gardner play : ATHOUSANDCLOWNS
60. Dregs : LEES
61. Millet : PROSO
62. Parcel of land : PLAT
1. Tiff : SPAT
2. Killer whale : ORCA
3. Author Uris : LEON
4. Doctrine : ISM
5. One ___ (everybody) : ANDALL
6. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
7. Place for a coin : SLOT
8. Clumsy ones : OAFS
9. Pool adjunct : CUE
10. Pulitzer bird of 1952 : SHRIKE
11. Make amends : ATONE
12. Come together : MERGE
13. Certain crime : ARSON
15. Ghoulish : EERIE
16. Angry sound : GRR
21. Company V.I.P. : PRES
23. Course : PATH
24. Reverberation : ECHO
25. Genealogy form : TREE
26. Miss Waters : ETHEL
27. Fuss : STIR
28. Number : TEN
29. Before : ERE
31. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
32. Go bad : SOUR
33. ___ Park : HYDE
34. Belgian river : YSER
36. Indian of West : UTE
37. Doze : NAP
38. Kind of muffin : BRAN
42. Fractions, e.g. : RATIOS
43. Fine plaster : STUCCO
44. Perfume base : NEROL
45. Commonplace : BANAL
46. Play the ham : EMOTE
47. Wood turner : LATHE
48. Spinal and vocal : CORDS
50. Large bird : EMU
51. Distantly : AFAR
52. Prefix for tone or plane : MONO
53. Whine : MEWL
54. Miss Best : EDNA
55. Wen : CYST
57. Sixth sense : ESP
58. Unruly hair : MOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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