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New York Times, Friday, April 16, 1976

Author: Dorothy Cannan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Dorothy Cannan has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,743
Across Down
1. "___ who!" : SAYS
5. Proclamation : UKASE
10. Springs : SPAS
14. Drooping : ALOP
15. "___ is an island" : NOMAN
16. Piquant : TART
17. Seasonal gifts : TOYRABBITS
19. Gluck : ALMA
20. French stars : ETOILES
21. Name for a heavy hitter : SLAMMER
23. After sine qua : NON
24. Condition of sale : ASIS
25. Tattered : RAGGEDY
29. Park and Fifth : AVENUES
32. Biblical book : AMOS
33. Leaky utensil : SIEVE
35. Furniture-style queen : ANNE
36. Spanish uncle : TIO
37. Relative, in Glasgow : EME
38. Feature of Swiss muslin : DOT
39. Make ___ meet : ENDS
41. Book-jacket ad : BLURB
43. Actuality : FACT
44. Impure : DEFILED
46. Fox-hunter's cry : TALLYHO
48. Harpers Ferry event : RAID
49. ___ Paulo : SAO
50. Schoolbooks : PRIMERS
53. Took the long way round : SKIRTED
57. Took the bus : RODE
58. Seasonal lawn findings : EASTEREGGS
60. Explorer Johnson et al. : OSAS
61. Trapshooting : SKEET
62. Rat-___ : ATAT
63. First colonial printer : DAYE
64. Age group : TEENS
65. Mind drugs: Abbr. : LSDS
1. Gorge : SATE
2. "That's ___ of baloney" : ALOT
3. Relative of a top : YOYO
4. Saratoga or Silver : SPRINGS
5. Relaxes : UNBENDS
6. African antelopes : KOBS
7. "Where ___?" : AMI
8. Mat. days : SATS
9. Subjugate : ENSLAVE
10. Endurance : STAMINA
11. Frond-carrying time : PALMSUNDAY
12. French weapon : ARME
13. Evening or dog : STAR
18. Drug plant : ALOE
22. Ibsen character : ASE
25. Estimated : RATED
26. Chemical compound : AMINE
27. Seasonal time : GOODFRIDAY
28. Road-entrance sign : YIELD
29. Ward off : AVERT
30. Arden : ENOCH
31. Brawl : SETTO
34. Rhea's relative : EMU
40. Cat or twin : SIAMESE
41. Doctor's order : BEDREST
42. Containers for 58 Across : BASKETS
43. French Revolutionary month : FLOREAL
45. ___ at anchor : LIE
47. Hiding place : LAIR
50. Urge : PROD
51. Bonheur : ROSA
52. "For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
53. British gun : STEN
54. Archery items: Abbr. : TGTS
55. Old oath : EGAD
56. Summer-time initials : DSTS
59. Understand : SEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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