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New York Times, Thursday, March 27, 1975

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { B F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,357
Across
1. Fake gems : PASTE
6. Pants : GASPS
11. Fireplace tools : POKERS
12. Magazine offerings : SERIALS
14. Lobbying, e.g. : POLITICALACTION
16. Downfall : RUIN
17. Knotty problems : POSERS
18. Take in : SEE
19. Business abbr. : INC
20. By itself : PERSE
21. Hindu melodic style : RAGA
22. Tantrum in public : SCENE
24. Little ones : TOTS
26. Oklahoma girl : ENID
27. Relative of a doc : MEDICO
29. Grayish greens : CELADONS
31. Hat in the ring : CANDIDACY
33. Mental upset : DEMENTIA
36. Seizes forcibly : WRESTS
40. Give out : EMIT
41. Vow : OATH
43. Prohibit : ESTOP
44. Diversify : VARY
45. Celebrities : LIONS
47. Altar of heaven : ARA
48. ___ bind : INA
49. Larry, Moe or Curly : STOOGE
51. Cupid : AMOR
52. Candidate's offering : CAMPAIGNPROMISE
55. Shield straps : ENARMES
56. Greek soldier : EVZONE
57. Kept plugging : TRIED
58. Tupelo genus : NYSSA
Down
1. Maintained order : POLICED
2. Related to : AKIN
3. Hardened : SET
4. Twaddle : TRIPE
5. Convoy : ESCORT
6. Equipment : GEAR
7. Stage lights : ARCS
8. Be in session : SIT
9. Southwestern rustic : PAISANO
10. Bar order : SLOEGIN
11. Spring suddenly : POUNCE
12. Precipitated : SLEETED
13. Sam and J. C. : SNEADS
14. Refracting glass : PRISM
15. Guilt by ___ : ASSOCIATION
20. Nut : PECAN
21. Changes the color : REDYES
23. Subtle point : NICETY
25. Minced cabbage : SLAW
28. Knowing about : ONTO
30. Fields : ACRES
32. Talks for two: Var. : DIALOGS
33. Mechanism : DEVICE
34. Emerging from : EMANANT
35. Popular resort name : MIRAMAR
37. Power to endure : STAMINA
38. Knobby : TOROSE
39. Show mercy : SPARE
42. Farm enclosure : HOGPEN
46. Insolent : NERVY
49. Ditto : SAME
50. Ready for overtime : TIED
51. Prophet after Joel : AMOS
53. Preliminary vote: Abbr. : PRI
54. Parts of lbs. : OZS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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