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New York Times, Friday, June 18, 1976

Author: Ann Jenkins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,806
Across Down
1. Opposite of fem. : MASC
5. Beds in a casa : CAMAS
10. Ancient area of Iran : ELAM
14. Leather flask : OLPE
15. Not furtive : OVERT
16. Girl-watchers' favorite style : MINI
17. Become bare : PEEL
18. Fascinates : MESMERIZES
20. Pitchman : SELLER
22. Come unglued : SEPARATE
23. Fernando : LAMAS
25. Singing star : DIVA
26. Set loose : UNBRIDLE
29. One of the worlds : NETHER
33. Old auto : REO
34. Baleful looks : LEERS
36. "Jane ___" : EYRE
37. Asian river : AMUR
39. Inoculant : SERUM
41. Weave : SPIN
42. Horne : LENA
43. ROK's land : KOREA
45. Trawler's gear : NET
46. Dishearten : SADDEN
49. Disaster-aid group : REDCROSS
51. Revered image : IDOL
53. ___ down one's throat : RAMIT
54. Certain twosomes : STEADIES
58. Flippancy : LEVITY
61. Cause bewitchment : CASTASPELL
63. ___ Taft Benson : EZRA
64. French river : ORNE
65. Hair-raising : EERIE
66. Fume : REEK
67. Widow's crepe : WEED
68. Like some apricots : DRIED
69. Seeks leave : ASKS
1. Unkempt manes : MOPS
2. Nautical word : ALEE
3. Fascinated : SPELLBOUND
4. Baseball's lowly abode : CELLAR
5. Close associates : COMRADES
6. City way: Abbr. : AVE
7. Hodgepodge : MESS
8. Type of conflict : ARMED
9. Intervene : STEPIN
10. Some OPEC lands : EMIRATES
11. Minnelli : LIZA
12. Flavoring seed : ANET
13. ___ en scène : MISE
19. Four-star review : RAVE
21. Jannings : EMIL
24. Like a fat cat : SLEEK
26. Soviet range : URALS
27. Where Hercules got his lion : NEMEA
28. Fault : ERROR
30. Puts into a trance : HYPNOTIZES
31. Eastern Indians : ERIES
32. Lets : RENTS
35. Steadier : SURER
38. Showed elation : RADIATED
40. Like a war hero's chest : MEDALLED
44. Summit : ACME
47. Norse saga : EDDA
48. Bruited about : NOISED
50. Diego of mural fame : RIVERA
52. Father Damien's concern : LEPER
54. Floating trailer : SCOW
55. Weed : TARE
56. Underling of old : ESNE
57. Mexican Indian : SERI
59. Migration : TREK
60. Runs off at the mouth : YAKS
62. ___ in wait : LIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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