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New York Times, Friday, February 20, 1976

Author: Alice H. Kaufman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Alice H. Kaufman has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,687
Across Down
1. Canada's Grand ___ : PRE
4. S. A. rubber : PARA
8. Protected, as a castle : MOATED
14. Cuba libre ingredient : RUM
15. Experts : ACES
16. Seem : APPEAR
17. Chill : ICE
18. Examine minutely : SIFT
19. Specialized garden : ROSARY
20. Art masterpieces : CHEFSDOEUVRE
23. Weird : EERIE
24. Adjust again : RESET
25. Goddess: Lat. : DEA
28. Paintings that deceive the eye : TROMPELOEILS
31. Bleat : BAA
34. Tennis-tourney drawing : BYE
35. Deep cut : GASH
36. Relieved : ALLAYED
38. Dieter's concern : CALORIE
41. Ivan or Peter : TSAR
42. Bravo! : OLE
43. Longing : YEN
44. Out of action : HORSDECOMBAT
50. Watch stealthily : SPY
51. Huge, to poets : ENORM
52. Puccini opera : TOSCA
56. Restaurant V.I.P. : MAITREDHOTEL
58. Slow movers : SNAILS
61. Penna. city : ERIE
62. Like King Cole : OLD
63. Lodging house : HOSTEL
64. Phone part: Abbr. : RCVR
65. Beverage : ALE
66. Stick to : ADHERE
67. Affirmatives : YEAS
68. Rocky peak : TOR
1. Leontyne : PRICE
2. Pleated trimming : RUCHE
3. Arabian ruler : EMEER
4. Sidewalk user : PASSERBY
5. Sour : ACID
6. Turned over a new leaf : REFORMED
7. Soaking : ASTEEP
8. Wonder : MARVEL
9. Iberian wine city : OPORTO
10. Building recess : APSE
11. Beverage : TEA
12. Attention : EAR
13. Kind of goods or run : DRY
21. In good health : FIT
22. Employ : USE
25. Intimate record : DIARY
26. Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
27. Pallid : ASHEN
29. Scottish grandchild : OYE
30. Kind of maniac : EGO
31. Spa offerings : BATHS
32. Stewart or Joseph : ALSOP
33. Wing-shaped : ALARY
37. Letters : ARS
38. Cabinet office : COMMERCE
39. Vestment : ALB
40. Morocco and suede : LEATHERS
45. Wheeler's counterpart : DEALER
46. Place apart : ENISLE
47. Dormitory item : COT
48. Planetarium : ORRERY
49. "Me ___!" : TOO
53. Ermine : STOAT
54. Stringed instrument : CELLO
55. Northern tree : ALDER
56. Small bit : MITE
57. Miss Callas, for one : DIVA
58. Asian sheep : SHA
59. Show agreement : NOD
60. Kind of blonde : ASH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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