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New York Times, Tuesday, April 13, 1976

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F G H Q Y }, Scrabble score: 414 (avg 2.19)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,740
Across Down
1. Highest N.C.O. : SMAJ
5. Ex-outfielder White : JOJO
9. Spanish wine city : JEREZ
14. Lima's locale : PERU
15. N.C. college : ELON
16. Banishment : EXILE
17. Faisal, for one : ARAB
18. Okay! : JAKE
19. Abyssinian flies : ZIMBS
20. Crescent-shaped object : SEMILUNE
22. Group on the move : JETSET
23. Reach shore : LAND
24. Test or boob : TUBE
25. Calif. desert : MOJAVE
28. Unknown women : JANEDOES
32. Nitrogen compound : AZINE
33. ___ Mansion, N.Y.C. landmark : JUMEL
34. Siamese measure : RAI
35. Shake roughly : JOLT
36. Actress Elsie : JANIS
37. Scandinavian noble : JARL
38. Can. province : ONT
39. Uneven pulls : JERKS
40. De la Roche novel : JALNA
41. Says again : RESTATES
43. London's Court of St. ___ : JAMESS
44. Resting : ABED
45. Grant's ___ : TOMB
46. Fruit lozenge : JUJUBE
49. Tried to influence with talk : JAWBONED
53. Growing out : ENATE
54. Well-known hill climber : JILL
55. Rev an engine : RACE
56. ___ and bacon : LIVER
57. Woodwind : OBOE
58. Coat or collar : ETON
59. Bank deals : LOANS
60. Give in a bit : BEND
61. Time periods : EONS
1. Health resorts : SPAS
2. Bare : MERE
3. "My name is ___" : ARAM
4. Exultant : JUBILANT
5. Insipid : JEJUNE
6. Charlie Chan portrayer : OLAND
7. One-liner : JOKE
8. United : ONE
9. Shameless woman : JEZEBEL
10. Went out : EXITED
11. Parts of glasses : RIMS
12. River to the North Sea : ELBE
13. Liveliness : ZEST
21. Wash : LAVE
22. Haver and Havoc : JUNES
24. Cloth strainer : TAMIS
25. Key or league : MAJOR
26. Clear air : OZONE
27. Throws over : JILTS
28. Yangtze sights : JUNKS
29. Papal cape : ORALE
30. Merits : EARNS
31. Mr. Marner : SILAS
33. Man's name : JARED
36. Pier, in France : JETEE
37. Scout gathering : JAMBOREE
39. Talks inanely : JABBERS
40. Part of a doorframe : JAMB
42. Make tight : TAUTEN
43. Dewlapped : JOWLED
45. Claw : TALON
46. Crystallize : JELL
47. Mussel genus : UNIO
48. Coffee, to some : JAVA
49. Agree : JIBE
50. Western alliance : NATO
51. Keynes's field: Abbr. : ECON
52. Studies : DENS
54. Swindle : JOB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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