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New York Times, Thursday, July 10, 1975

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,462
Across Down
1. Card game : PAM
4. Florida athlete : GATOR
9. Functions : ACTS
13. Seed covering : ARIL
15. Chilean pianist : ARRAU
16. Kind of castle or father : FORE
17. Early Atlantic crosser : NINA
18. Grieve : MOURN
19. Skip : OMIT
20. Stall : GAINTIME
22. Sudden, swift descents : SWOOPS
24. Actor Andrews : DANA
25. Decree : FIAT
26. Automatons : ROBOTS
29. Outlaws of the Southwest : BANDIDOS
33. Garden plant : AVENS
34. Covenant : PACT
35. Zola novel : NANA
36. Taboo : NONO
37. Copy : DITTO
38. Mine vehicle : TRAM
39. Lycian poet : OLEN
40. Potpourri : OLIO
41. Greek letter : THETA
42. Classroom item : NOTEBOOK
44. Farm implement : SEEDER
45. Classify : SORT
46. Prevaricated : LIED
47. Trades : CRAFTS
50. Reviews : RUNSOVER
54. Hell or pot : HOLE
55. Be consistent : TIEIN
57. Greasy : OILY
58. Assistant : AIDE
59. Potbellied : OBESE
60. Girl's name : REBA
61. Town land map : PLAT
62. Outcasts' Flat : POKER
63. Sanctum : DEN
1. Spasm : PANG
2. Cantata part : ARIA
3. Skirt : MINI
4. Waifs : GAMINS
5. Kitchen waft : AROMA
6. Undeviating : TRUE
7. Galley instrument : OAR
8. Encounters : RUNSINTO
9. Good beginning : AFOOTINTHEDOOR
10. Perry : COMO
11. Junket : TRIP
12. Becomes firm : SETS
14. Survive luckily : LANDONONESFEET
21. Makes lace : TATS
23. Roll tightly : WAD
25. Ipso ___ : FACTO
26. Continued : RANON
27. Molding : OVOLO
28. Stephen Vincent : BENET
29. Hand-dyeing technique : BATIK
30. Defied : DARED
31. New Mexico colonizer : ONATE
32. Neighbor of Leyte : SAMAR
34. Sample TV program : PILOT
37. 9 Down, in a way : DOORSTOP
41. River in England : TEES
43. Plant study: Abbr; : BOT
44. Billy Sunday's target : SINNER
46. Miss Rainer : LUISE
47. Crack, as skin : CHAP
48. Provoke : ROIL
49. Alan of "MASH" : ALDA
50. ___ to high heaven : REEK
51. Competed : VIED
52. German river : ELBE
53. O'Neal : RYAN
56. Nigerian : IBO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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