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Michael W. Miller
Michael W. Miller

New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1976

Author: Michael W. Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Michael W. Miller has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: This puzzle was originally published under the name Mike Miller. To avoid confusion with another Mike Miller, we have changed the byline to read Michael W. Miller.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,977
Across Down
1. Decorate anew : REDO
5. Whirlpool, in Scotland : WIEL
9. Aid : ABET
13. Jewish month : ELUL
14. Church court : ROTA
15. Lad's date : LASS
16. "___ Like It Hot" : SOME
17. Soon : ANON
18. "___ Mad Mad . . . " : ITSA
19. Oscar winner : SUPPORTINGACTOR
22. Huzzah : OLE
23. Cry of discovery : AHA
24. Sandpiper : REE
25. Maroon : STRAND
28. Very old: Abbr. : ANC
30. Uno, ___, tres : DOS
33. Pasture sound : MAA
34. Indian nurse : AMAH
35. Anger : IRE
36. Oscar winner : COSTUMEDESIGNER
41. "The Snake ___" : PIT
42. Convey : SEND
43. Links area : TEE
44. Stout's relative : ALE
45. Compass point : ESE
46. Chemical compound : ISOMER
50. "Hallelujah ___ Bum" : IMA
52. Friend of Curly and Larry : MOE
54. Flightless bird : EMU
55. Oscar winner : CINEMATOGRAPHER
61. Bay : HOWL
62. Fame locale : HALL
63. Glut : SATE
64. Med. course : ANAT
65. ___-de-camp : AIDE
66. Flag five-pointer : STAR
67. Shells out : PAYS
68. Nellie and others : BLYS
69. Monster's lair : NESS
1. Outcome : RESULT
2. Certain ladder-user : ELOPER
3. City eyesore : DUMP
4. Spread : OLEO
5. "The Grapes of ___" : WRATH
6. Old Asia Minor region : IONIA
7. Collar : ETON
8. Film-director Fritz : LANG
9. "___ Doesn't Live Here" : ALICE
10. Part of RBI : BATTEDIN
11. He, in Naples : ESSO
12. Russian leader : TSAR
19. Relative of mayday : SOS
20. Aida's lover : RADAMES
21. Bunker and namesakes : ARCHIES
26. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
27. Ad ___ : NAUSEAM
28. French soul : AME
29. More snide : NASTIER
31. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
32. Sabbath talk: Abbr. : SER
34. Tack on : ADD
36. Tax-form expert: Abbr. : CPA
37. Well or paint : OIL
38. Piano family : STEINWAY
39. Chemical suffix : ENE
40. Pres. Wash. : GEO
47. Conductor Zubin and family : MEHTAS
48. Moslem nobles : EMEERS
49. Capek play : RUR
51. Dwindles : MELTS
52. Decaying : MOLDY
53. Eyes : OGLES
55. Bloke : CHAP
56. Hebrides island : IONA
57. Pequod skipper : AHAB
58. Shadow : TAIL
59. Org. : ASSN
60. Foie-gras offering : PATE

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

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