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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1976

Author: Marie West
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,944
Across Down
1. Kind of poke or burn : SLOW
5. ___-fly pie : SHOO
9. Impressive : NOBLE
14. City in Brazil : TUPA
15. Producer of magic : WAND
16. Benefit : AVAIL
17. Did push-ups : EXERCISED
19. Tin or titanium : METAL
20. Jewelry items : PENDANTS
21. Classes : GENERA
22. Hence : ERGO
23. Ship part : PROW
24. Rio ___ : GRANDE
27. Emerged from concealment : SURFACED
31. Partner of lat. : LON
32. Humorist Cobb : IRVIN
34. Vestige : TRACE
35. Keyboard instrument : ORGAN
37. Dexterity : ART
38. Wading bird : HERON
39. ___ bill of goods to : SELLA
40. Beau ___ : GESTE
42. High in pitch : ALT
43. Detect : SMELLOUT
45. Marbles : AGATES
47. German admiral : SPEE
48. Kind of nail : SPAD
49. Spellbinder : ORATOR
52. Lists in detail : ITEMIZES
56. Porch : LANAI
57. Motorist's cache : SPARETIRE
58. Chipmunk's cache : ACORN
59. Man or Wight : ISLE
60. Fixed quantity : UNIT
61. Barmecide ___ : FEAST
62. Related : TOLD
63. Begone! : SCAT
1. Footprint : STEP
2. De ___ (sumptuous) : LUXE
3. Accessible : OPEN
4. Caretaker : WARDEN
5. With-it one : SWINGER
6. Must : HASTO
7. Wallet items : ONES
8. Unmatching : ODD
9. Essential thing : NAMEOFTHEGAME
10. Casseroles, etc. : OVENWARE
11. Diminish : BATE
12. Ananias : LIAR
13. Raines : ELLA
18. Essential thing : CARDINALPOINT
21. Sound from Fido : GRR
23. Certain kicks : PUNTS
24. Sheen : GLOSS
25. Composer Ned : ROREM
26. Viewpoint : ANGLE
27. River to the Danube : SIRET
28. Gem weight : CARAT
29. Pierre's school : ECOLE
30. Fender flaws : DENTS
33. Indistinct : VAGUE
36. Participants in a July game : ALLSTARS
41. Decreased gradually : TAPERED
44. Poet's word : OER
46. Passage for entrance : ADITUS
48. ___ for time : STALL
49. Norwegian king : OLAF
50. Human or mill : RACE
51. Wild ox : ANOA
52. ___ facto : IPSO
53. Galvanizing agent : ZINC
54. Silkworm : ERIA
55. Paving stone : SETT
57. Pose : SIT

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

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