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New York Times, Friday, March 25, 1977

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,086
Across Down
1. English saint : HILDA
6. Author Stoker ("Dracula") : BRAM
10. Pennant : FLAG
14. Embellish : ADORN
15. Bolognese artist : RENI
16. French composer : LALO
17. Utah city : LOGAN
18. Sherbets : ICES
19. December date : YULE
20. Boxers under 113 lbs. : FLYWEIGHTS
22. Rabbit of "Uncle Remus" : BRER
23. As well : ALSO
24. Indo-Iranians : ARYANS
26. Bargain : HAGGLE
30. Drawing room : SALON
32. Column base : ORLO
33. Think : DEEM
35. Thousand, in 25 Down : MILLE
39. Marred, as shoes : SCUFFED
41. Tormented : PLAGUED
43. Racing boat : SHELL
44. ___ facto : IPSO
46. Suspend : HANG
47. Type of rifle : YAGER
49. Shrewd : ASTUTE
51. Asian peninsula : MALAYA
54. Italian city : ESTE
56. Berserk in Burma : AMOK
57. Flee : FLYTHECOOP
63. Jacob's third son : LEVI
64. Blend : FUSE
65. Noncom : SARGE
66. Support : ABET
67. Visored cap : ETON
68. Into pieces : APART
69. Hard to find : RARE
70. Western city : RENO
71. Burton's homeland : WALES
1. Game division : HALF
2. Adored one : IDOL
3. Lethargic : LOGY
4. Sketch : DRAW
5. Toughen : ANNEAL
6. Guardhouses : BRIGS
7. Selected again : RECHOSE
8. "He hath spread ___ . . . " : ANET
9. Mass book : MISSAL
10. Transitory : FLYBYNIGHT
11. Beloved of Petrarch : LAURA
12. Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
13. Hotshots : GOERS
21. ___ France : ILEDE
25. City on the Tevere : ROMA
26. Cayuse : HOSS
27. Curve : ARCH
28. Stickum : GLUE
29. "Beat it!" : GOFLYAKITE
31. Elec. units : AMPS
34. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
36. Hawaiian feast : LUAU
37. Christian season : LENT
38. Lip : EDGE
40. Excoriate : FLAY
42. Disinclined : LOATH
45. Victimizes : PREYSON
48. Old fellow : GAFFER
50. Alternate : SEESAW
51. Cheekbone : MALAR
52. Protozoan : AMEBA
53. Romeo : LOVER
55. Girl in a pool : STENO
58. Theorbo : LUTE
59. Matador's cloak : CAPA
60. Verbal : ORAL
61. Monster : OGRE
62. Darlings : PETS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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