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New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1976

Author: Roby
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Roby has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,992
Across Down
1. Varsity sport : CREW
5. Latin dance : SAMBA
10. Black Sea arm : AZOV
14. Mata ___ : HARI
15. Love affair : AMOUR
16. Copier : MIME
17. Smell ___ : ARAT
18. How to get upstream : WITHACANOE
20. New Hampshire city : NASHUA
22. Island near Corsica : ELBA
23. Filch : COP
24. Thin Man's dog : ASTA
26. ___-Japanese War : SINO
28. Interests : CONCERNS
32. Sinclair Lewis's Sauk ___ : CENTRE
36. Assert : AVER
37. Wild ox : ANOA
39. Temporary money : SCRIP
40. Military cap : KEPI
41. Casals : PABLO
43. Highway division : LANE
44. Poetic Muse : ERATO
46. N.Y. library sentinel : LION
47. River near Paris : OISE
48. Briny : SALINE
50. Small particles : GRANULES
52. Honeycomb part : CELL
54. Sea spray : SCUD
55. Commercials : ADS
58. School subj. : GEOL
60. Obliterates : ANNULS
64. How to enjoy a honeymoon : WITHAGROOM
67. Singer Burl : IVES
68. Reveling cry : EVOE
69. Make a hole-___ : INONE
70. Like a stiff drink : NEAT
71. Square or New : DEAL
72. Ceylon native : TAMIL
73. Listens to, in Soho : EARS
1. Sleuth Charlie : CHAN
2. ___ avis : RARA
3. Historic periods : ERAS
4. How to go to an opening : WITHACRITIC
5. Became aware of a pitfall : SAWATRAP
6. Parisian friend : AMI
7. Speck of dust : MOTE
8. Inlaid decorations : BUHLS
9. Kind of numeral : ARABIC
10. Doctors' org. : AMA
11. Metallic element : ZINC
12. Melville novel : OMOO
13. Name for Barkley : VEEP
19. Bamboo stems : CANES
21. Apply : USE
25. Record of a year : ANNAL
27. Where to be happy : ONCLOUDNINE
28. "___ and Ale" : CAKES
29. ___ barrel (in trouble) : OVERA
30. Asian country : NEPAL
31. Ferber novel : SOBIG
33. ___blazer : TRAIL
34. Cleanse : RINSE
35. Swords : EPEES
38. Then, in France : ALORS
42. How to cross the Sahara : ONACAMEL
45. Russian lake : ONEGA
49. Legal debt writ : ELEGIT
51. Type of buoy : NUN
53. Miss Doone : LORNA
55. Overwhelmed : AWED
56. Nose or swan : DIVE
57. Greek promenade : STOA
59. Impend : LOOM
61. Eye part : UVEA
62. Limerick man : LEAR
63. Concordes : SSTS
65. Norse goddess : HEL
66. Navy branch: Abbr. : ONI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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