It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1977

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
C
2
L
3
U
4
M
5
P
6
S
7
C
8
H
9
A
10
S
11
T
12
E
13
D
R
O
P
O
U
T
14
T
O
U
C
H
O
N
15
R
O
S
E
T
T
E
16
I
N
S
T
A
N
T
17
A
N
E
N
T
18
P
19
U
N
20
H
I
N
G
E
21
B
Y
R
D
22
H
O
N
E
23
D
24
E
A
R
25
B
O
U
T
26
R
27
E
28
B
29
L
30
E
31
A
32
D
U
P
T
O
33
A
R
O
34
M
35
A
36
S
37
I
N
S
U
R
E
38
G
R
O
O
V
Y
39
B
E
H
A
L
F
40
R
41
E
S
E
N
T
E
D
42
L
S
U
43
O
V
I
D
44
B
45
U
46
D
47
L
48
A
P
I
N
49
C
50
A
51
S
52
H
53
O
N
A
54
N
55
D
56
B
E
N
57
G
A
S
P
E
58
O
F
N
O
U
59
S
E
60
C
61
A
L
L
S
O
N
62
M
I
S
D
E
A
L
63
E
X
I
L
E
R
S
64
S
T
E
E
L
Y
65
D
E
B
A
T
E
© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,131
Across
1
Clusters of plants : CLUMPS
7
Like Galahad : CHASTE
13
High-school non-finisher : DROPOUT
14
Mention briefly : TOUCHON
15
Ornament resembling a flower : ROSETTE
16
Second : INSTANT
17
Concerning : ANENT
18
"Sticks float; they wood" is one : PUN
20
Device on a door : HINGE
21
Senator from Va. or W.Va. : BYRD
22
Sharpened : HONED
24
Something to lend : EAR
25
"Sock exchange" : BOUT
26
Soldier in gray : REB
29
Approach gradually : LEADUPTO
33
Appetite rousers : AROMAS
37
Warrant : INSURE
38
"Delightful" in hippie jargon : GROOVY
39
Interest : BEHALF
40
Took offense : RESENTED
42
Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
43
"Amores" poet : OVID
44
Begin to flower : BUD
47
Inexpensive fur : LAPIN
49
Convert the chips : CASH
53
___ on (continuously) : ONAND
56
Big ___ : BEN
57
Quebec peninsula : GASPE
58
Ineffectual : OFNOUSE
60
Visits : CALLSON
62
Bridge boo-boo : MISDEAL
63
Ousters of a sort : EXILERS
64
Hard as nails : STEELY
65
Carter vs. Ford on TV: 1976 : DEBATE
Down
1
Sidekick : CRONY
2
Burgoyne at Saratoga : LOSER
3
Beat; defeat : UPEND
4
Grove on a prairie : MOTT
5
"Polly, ___ the kettle on" : PUT
6
Socialize : STEPOUT
7
Swindle : CON
8
Muffle : HUSH
9
Playbill heading : ACTI
10
Met soprano : SHANE
11
Polynesian kingdom : TONGA
12
Pierce : ENTER
13
Part of o.d. : DRAB
14
Prong : TINE
19
"Render therefore ___ Caesar . . . " : UNTO
22
Sanguine : HOPEFUL
23
Voices irrelevant arguments : DRAGSIN
25
Tree-trunk growths : BURLS
27
Misjudged : ERRED
28
Blessing : BOON
29
Women's ___ : LIB
30
Compass point : ENE
31
Blonde shade : ASH
32
Binary : DUAL
34
Bright saying : MOT
35
Hail! : AVE
36
One of the Chaplins : SYD
40
Lasso : ROPE
41
Showed clearly : EVINCED
44
Flourishes : BOOMS
45
Incapable : UNFIT
46
"___ Macabre" : DANSE
48
Labor leader : ABEL
49
Lily : CALLA
50
Charisma, e.g. : ASSET
51
Seed : SPORE
52
Coop group : HENS
54
Predicament or knot : NODE
55
Burr vs. Hamilton : DUEL
57
Smooth-talking : GLIB
59
Declare : SAY
61
Tool for Bunyan : AXE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

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

|