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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1976

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K W X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,778
Across Down
1. Nimble : SPRY
5. Type of tire : SPARE
10. Genesis name : ADAM
14. Ballet movement : PLIE
15. Places for chapeaux : TETES
16. Wolf : LOBO
17. Three : QUARTEROFADOZEN
20. Abbr. in a boarding-house ad : RMS
21. Astringents : ALUMS
22. Defective: Prefix : ATELO
23. Sitka's state: Abbr. : ALAS
24. Favoring : PRO
25. Six : ONEMORETHANFIVE
33. Name, in old Rome : NOMEN
34. Sound of disapproval : HISS
35. Relative of an agt. : REP
36. Greek god of love : EROS
37. Face and greeting : CARDS
39. Part of Einstein's formula : MASS
40. Capek title : RUR
41. ___ Alto : PALO
42. Bout : SETTO
43. Nine : ANYBASEBALLTEAM
47. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
48. Gehrig et al. : LOUS
49. Gather up, as cloth : SHIRR
52. Bristles : SETAE
54. Article : THE
57. Twelve : MIDNIGHTANDNOON
60. Heraldic band : ORLE
61. "___ Ben Jonson" : ORARE
62. Past the prime : AGED
63. Haws' partners : GEES
64. Heaped : PILED
65. Obstacles : BARS
1. Forum initials : SPQR
2. " . . . and pulled out a ___" : PLUM
3. Inlets : RIAS
4. Suffix for law or saw : YER
5. Of a pillar : STELAR
6. Examine : PERUSE
7. Type of bomb : ATOM
8. Grid officials : REFS
9. That, in Valencia : ESA
10. "That's ___ malarkey!" : ALOTOF
11. Be inattentive : DOZE
12. Actor Walter : ABEL
13. Kind of gram or maniac : MONO
18. Claw : TALON
19. Relatives of drats : DARNS
23. Iowa city : AMES
24. Bridge call : PASS
25. Burdens, to Caesar : ONERA
26. No-hit, ___ game : NORUN
27. Atlanta campus : EMORY
28. Heart action : THROB
29. Kept under cover : HID
30. Furious : IRATE
31. Hearth goddess : VESTA
32. Type of salts : EPSOM
37. "The die is ___" : CAST
38. Beverage : ALE
39. N.Y. players : METS
41. Writer Angelo : PATRI
42. Swerved : SLUED
44. Critic Clive : BARNES
45. Town in north Italy : ALTARE
46. Made a bank deal : LOANED
49. Pollution factor : SMOG
50. Take on : HIRE
51. Groundless : IDLE
52. Hindu goddess : SHRI
53. Relative of etc. : ETAL
54. Roman garment : TOGA
55. Garden worker : HOER
56. Divinity shapings : ENDS
58. Pol. party : GOP
59. Seize : NAB

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

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