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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1976

Author: Thomas W. Schier
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,989
Across Down
1. Food fish : SHAD
5. City on the Moselle : METZ
9. Daunt : APPAL
14. Father of a fille : PERE
15. Formerly : ONCE
16. Analyze grammatically : PARSE
17. Bivouac : CAMP
18. Voiced one's anger : SOUNDEDOFF
20. Bewildered : ATALOSS
22. N.J. fort : DIX
23. Barfly : SOT
24. Refuse : DENY
25. Give way : SAG
26. High-perched home : AERY
27. Snow or Byron : WHITE
29. Submitted : GAVEIN
31. Perforation : HOLE
32. Taking off : DIVESTING
35. Bird of prey : OWL
36. Clothes again : REVESTS
37. Spherical body : ORB
39. Cozy divans : LOVESEATS
41. Fraternal org. : BPOE
42. Huns' leader : ATTILA
43. Depicted : DRAWN
44. Vacant spaces : GAPS
47. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
48. Loud cry : ROAR
49. Jackie's former mate : ARI
50. ___ mater : PIA
51. Camper's gear : MESSKIT
54. Following : SEQUENTIAL
57. Farm unit : SILO
58. Car maneuver : UTURN
59. Personification : ROLE
60. Dolphin genus : INIA
61. Hammer parts : PEENS
62. Christmastide : YULE
63. Exclamation of old : EGAD
1. Humane group: Abbr. : SPCA
2. Fervency : HEAT
3. Plated animal : ARMADILLO
4. Exhaust : DEPLETE
5. Covered with lichens : MOSSY
6. Son of Seth : ENOS
7. Southern campus : TCU
8. Sacred Persian writings : ZENDAVESTA
9. Summit : APEX
10. Launching ___ : PAD
11. Dull discourse : PROSE
12. "But ___ me, give me . . . " : ASFOR
13. Pitcher Grove or Gomez : LEFTY
19. Condensations : DIGESTS
21. Undivided : ONE
25. Miserly : SAVEALL
26. Black cuckoo : ANI
27. "Guess ___" : WHO
28. Wolf cry : HOWL
29. Experiment : GIVEITATRY
30. Possessive pronoun : ITS
32. Remove blotches : DESTAIN
33. Traffic sign : NOPARKING
34. "And one to ___ on" : GROW
36. Steep flax : RET
38. Mr. Franklin : BEN
40. Roman pledge : VAS
41. Golf club : BRASSIE
43. ___ Passos : DOS
44. Take on fuel : GASUP
45. Mountain crest : ARETE
46. Cotton cloth : PIQUE
48. Historic signature : RELEE
50. Corresponds with : PENS
51. Public walk : MALL
52. Pelvic bones : ILIA
53. Hopper : TOAD
55. Vase : URN
56. Payment initials : IOU

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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