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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1977

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,087
Across Down
1. Hit : SOCK
5. Show disdain : SCOFF
10. Hamburg housewife : FRAU
14. Wahine's dance : HULA
15. Infamous Frenchman : LAVAL
16. "Gigi" playwright : LOOS
17. Over : ATOP
18. Heights : ELEVATIONS
20. Cut the ___ (refute) : GROUNDFROMUNDER
22. Begin : SETTO
23. Fissure : REFT
24. Track figures : ODDS
28. News bulletin : FLASH
32. L.S.U. site : BATONROUGE
38. Preminger : OTTO
39. Eagerly expecting : ATIP
40. Mail : ARMOR
41. Muse : CLIO
42. Ooze : SEEP
43. Garb for 14 Across : GRASSSKIRT
45. King of Judea : HEROD
47. Huntley : CHET
48. U.S. journalist : RIIS
51. Japanese city : OSAKA
56. Words symbolizing good sense : FEETONTHEGROUND
62. Kind of revolution : INDUSTRIAL
63. Kind of code : AREA
64. Laurel : STAN
65. Washer cycle : RINSE
66. Nest noise : PEEP
67. Kind of rule : HOME
68. Of a cereal : OATEN
69. Residue : SILT
1. Chases flies : SHAGS
2. Unconventional : OUTRE
3. Cork-removal sound : CLOOT
4. Done for : KAPUT
5. Jack jumper : SLED
6. Cowboy's concern : CALF
7. Beyond : OVER
8. Boon : FAVOR
9. Sweetheart : FLAME
10. Pioneer's piece : FLINTLOCK
11. Cross : ROOD
12. Tops : AONE
13. Red letters : USSR
19. Volcanic rock : TUFF
21. "High ___" : NOON
25. Go slow : DRAG
26. R.I. rebel: 1842 : DORR
27. Roadside plant : SUMAC
29. King of the Huns : ATLI
30. Budge : STIR
31. Owl's sound : HOOT
32. Party : BASH
33. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
34. Layer : TIER
35. Timely : OPPORTUNE
36. Exclamation : GOSH
37. Gaelic : ERSE
44. Kind of battery: Abbr. : STOR
46. Diablo's opposite : DIOS
49. Musical vamp : INTRO
50. Narrow streak : STRIA
52. Afternoon TV fare : SOAPS
53. Roman coins : AUREI
54. Truckle : KNEEL
55. Modify to suit : ADAPT
56. Perch : FISH
57. Within: Prefix : ENTO
58. Cheese : EDAM
59. Cue : HINT
60. Comfort : EASE
61. Hollow : GLEN

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

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