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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Saturday, March 22, 1975

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,352
Across Down
1. Lively party : WINGDING
9. "Sticks and Bones" playwright : RABE
13. West Indies Island : ANGUILLA
14. Go on a pension : RETIRE
16. No-trump declarer's needs : STOPPERS
17. Watterson or W. A. White : EDITOR
18. Certain zone: Abbr. : HOSP
19. Himalayan native : BHUTANESE
21. "___ body meet a . . . " : IFA
24. Croon : SING
25. Area between buildings : INTERSPACE
30. Porsena : LARS
34. J. W. Riley and Jean Shepherd, e.g. : HOOSIERS
35. Kind of power: Abbr. : ELEC
36. Mountain : ALP
37. Followers of a Chinese religion : TAOISTS
41. Bleat : BAA
42. Poet Allen : TATE
44. Remiss : DERELICT
46. Sufficient, poetically : ENOW
47. Pros whose options have run out : FREEAGENTS
49. Large bird : EMEU
51. Hawaiian fare : POI
52. Flirtation : DALLIANCE
57. Religious group : SECT
61. Building girders : IBEAMS
62. Mythical monster of the Labyrinth : MINOTAUR
65. Certain meeting : SUMMIT
66. ___ drink (ruins) : DRIVESTO
67. Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
68. Did news work : REPORTED
1. Shampoo : WASH
2. "___ each life . . . " : INTO
3. Dinh Diem and others : NGOS
4. Aquarium fish : GUPPIES
5. Cheese or onion concoction : DIP
6. ___ de France : ILE
7. U. S. union agency : NLRB
8. Hockey wound : GASH
9. Fortified work : REDAN
10. Feeling excitement : ATINGLE
11. Spiciness : BITE
12. Love : EROS
14. Fix a shoelace : RETIE
15. Poetic word : ERE
20. O. J. Simpson's univ. : USC
22. Glass material : FRIT
23. Floundering : ASEA
25. "___ to Cook" : IHATE
26. Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
27. From ___ bottom : TOPTO
28. Certain athlete : PRO
29. Sotto voce : ASIDE
31. Town in Wyoming : ALBIN
32. Respond : REACT
33. Vamooses : SCATS
38. Meet a bet : SEE
39. Pitfall : TRAP
40. Lily of West : SEGO
43. Young female sheep : EWELAMB
45. Fish spear : LEISTER
47. Holiday dinner : FEAST
48. Hit and ___ : RUN
50. Singer's warmup sounds : MIMIS
52. Underworld god : DIS
53. Border on : ABUT
54. Golfer Tony : LEMA
55. Naval Rank: Abbr. : CMDR
56. Shannon's land : EIRE
58. Bridge seat : EAST
59. Foxy : CUTE
60. Stepped on : TROD
63. Tuck's partner : NIP
64. Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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