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New York Times, Tuesday, March 30, 1976

Author: Dennis Listort
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dennis Listort has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,726
Across Down
1. Prolonged look : STARE
6. ___-cake : PATA
10. Weaken : SAP
13. Box-score entry : ERROR
14. Tale teller : LIAR
15. Dear, in Italy : CARO
16. Specialist's opposite : JACKOFALLTRADES
19. Traffic-ticket entry: Abbr. : MPH
20. Obtuse : DENSE
21. Incensed : IRATE
22. Blessed or main : EVENT
24. Shred : TATTER
25. Hindu guitars : BINAS
27. Oil yielder : SHALE
29. Relatives of rds. : AVES
30. Administered : DEALT
31. Profane, in Hawaii : NOA
34. Early American settlement : JAMESTOWNCOLONY
38. Random quantity : ANY
39. Handled rudely : PAWED
40. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
41. Like a mousy trio : BLIND
42. Forte of Keats or Shelley : POESY
43. Bacall : LAUREN
46. "The Lady Is a ___" : TRAMP
48. Magazine edition : ISSUE
49. Real bargain : STEAL
51. Quick-trick card : ACE
54. Friend in need : JOHNNYONTHESPOT
57. Dill herb : ANET
58. Within: Prefix : ENTO
59. Mug for Gertrude : STEIN
60. Pulpit talk: Abbr. : SER
61. Relative of an org. : ASSN
62. ___ cotta : TERRA
1. Polish assembly : SEJM
2. Kind of door or shooter : TRAP
3. No. 1 on a hate list : ARCHENEMY
4. Korean soldier : ROK
5. Eats away : ERODES
6. Clue designed to mislead : PLANT
7. Hurts : AILS
8. ___ of woe : TALE
9. Pop or modern : ART
10. Anwar : SADAT
11. Mountain ridge : ARETE
12. Tough question : POSER
15. ___ blanche : CARTE
17. Submerged land : FEN
18. Theater district : RIALTO
23. Container : VASE
24. Powder : TALC
25. ___ California : BAJA
26. Russian czar : IVAN
27. Did mending : SEWED
28. Glad or helping : HAND
30. Eider's pride : DOWN
31. Stationery item : NOTEPAPER
32. Numbers : ONES
33. Nautical assent : AYAY
35. Ill humor : SPLEEN
36. Mirror foil : TAIN
37. Impend : LOOM
41. Impact : BRUNT
42. Most wan : PALEST
43. Prickly fishes : LIJAS
44. In harmony : ASONE
45. Poe's fallen house : USHER
46. Western range : TETON
47. Cheer : RAH
49. Part of S.A.R. : SONS
50. Explosives : TNTS
52. Cordage fiber : COIR
53. Sicilian sight : ETNA
55. Certain vote : YEA
56. Sault ___ Marie : STE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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