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New York Times, Wednesday, June 8, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,161
Across Down
1. Arthur or Washington : PORT
5. He's sorry now : RUER
9. Inside stuff : PITH
13. Affirm or confirm : AVER
14. Tokyo two-wheeler : JINRIKISHA
16. Tax : LEVY
17. Ignorant : UNINFORMED
18. Vermilion Range product : ORE
19. Weapon in the ring : FIST
20. Despicable : BASE
21. Control gate : SLUICE
23. Movie take : SHOT
25. Emulate the Light Brigade : CHARGE
26. "___ are blue" : VIOLETS
29. Jots : IOTAS
30. Electrical unit : FARAD
31. Umbrella part : RIB
33. " . . . ___ and trouble" : TOIL
34. Rollick or frolic : CAPER
35. "Cuckoo" : GAGA
36. Ike's command : ETO
37. Squelched : SATON
38. Fencing move : FEINT
39. Food fish : SNAPPER
41. Home of the Cowboys : DALLAS
42. Short swims : DIPS
43. English county : DORSET
44. He runs "with might and mane" : LION
46. Appraise : RATE
47. Polish : RUB
49. City on the Wabash : TERREHAUTE
52. Kind of sale : FIRE
53. Not done purposely : UNINTENDED
54. Team from Salt Lake City : UTES
55. Bull fiddle : BASS
56. Variegated : PIED
57. Love ___ : NEST
1. ___ Alto : PALO
2. Hits too high on the backboard : OVERSHOOTS
3. Striking disclosure : REVELATION
4. Give it a whirl : TRY
5. Washer cycle : RINSE
6. Body of troops : UNIT
7. Fish-eating bird : ERN
8. Range in Morocco : RIF
9. Freebooter : PIRATE
10. Doctrines : ISMS
11. "Hail to ___, blithe spirit!" : THEE
12. "It ___ to Be You" : HAD
14. Breakfast quaff : JUICE
15. Goblin of German folklore : KOBOLD
19. Trifles : FIGS
22. Russian river : URAL
23. Alluring woman : SIREN
24. White with age : HOAR
25. Adduce : CITE
26. Mist or steam : VAPOR
27. His home is mobile : TRAILERITE
28. John Hancocks : SIGNATURES
30. Gruesome threesome : FATES
32. Night fliers : BATS
34. Creator of Lower Slobbovia : CAPP
35. Thickens : GELS
37. Small harpsichord : SPINET
38. Get along : FARE
40. Decks : ADORNS
41. Was overly fond of : DOTED
43. Outmoded : DATED
44. Horne with a great sound : LENA
45. It springs up in spring : IRIS
46. Coarse : RUDE
48. Defeat : BEST
49. Transport for a trio : TUB
50. "With it" : HEP
51. Blackbird : ANI
52. Horseplay : FUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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