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New York Times, Monday, February 14, 1977

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,047
Across Down
1. Fish-landing hook : GAFF
5. West Pointer : PLEBE
10. Shankar : RAVI
14. Bring together: Fr. : UNIR
15. Ella or Josh : LOGAN
16. Blore of films : ERIC
17. Start of a Valentine message : ROSEHASAREDFACE
20. Furnaceless : UNHEATED
21. Houston athlete : OILER
22. Brightened : LIT
23. Food or music : SOUL
25. More of message : VIOLETSISBLUE
31. Talking bird: Var. : MINA
32. Oriental rug : HERAT
33. Collar : NAB
35. Stepped on : TROD
36. Hatchet man : FIRER
37. Point out : CITE
38. Kind of worshiper : SUN
39. Gussie of tennis : MORAN
40. U.S. Indian : OTOE
41. More of message : SUSANSISASHEN
45. Lesson-cheater's aid : TROT
46. Wheat, in Paris : BLE
47. Syria's leader : ASSAD
50. " . . . ___ a day in June" : SORAREAS
55. End of message : HOWNICEIHAVEYOU
58. Aleutian island : ADAK
59. Honor : AWARD
60. Hawaiian goose : NENE
61. Snooks or blue : BABY
62. Civil War signature : RELEE
63. Weight allowance : TRET
1. Wise man : GURU
2. Shortly : ANON
3. Kind of wife or fry : FISH
4. Horn in on a party : FREELOAD
5. Nebraska river : PLATTE
6. Forfeit : LOSE
7. Oath of yore : EGAD
8. Jumper's obstacle : BAR
9. Direction: Abbr. : ENE
10. Pharmacy order : REFILL
11. Russian sea : ARAL
12. Iniquity : VICE
13. Bakery worker : ICER
18. Greet : HAIL
19. Question : DOUBT
23. Warning devices : SIRENS
24. Sandy ridges : OSAR
25. Disease germ : VIRUS
26. Turkish president : INONU
27. ___ for knowledge : THIRST
28. Caravansary : SERAI
29. Wed : UNITE
30. Industrialist Cyrus : EATON
31. Rockies or Alps: Abbr. : MTS
34. Insect : BEE
36. Samoan council : FONO
37. Logical : COHERENT
39. ___ gras : MARDI
42. Ex-infielder Eddie : STANKY
43. Irritate : ABRADE
44. European : SLAV
47. Captain of fiction : AHAB
48. Scotch's friend : SODA
49. Deck cleaner : SWAB
50. Earth's crust : SIAL
51. Czech river : OHRE
52. Spotter : EYER
53. Superb : AONE
54. Fat : SUET
56. Vehicle : CAR
57. Farm animal : EWE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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