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New York Times, Friday, July 23, 1976

Author: Frank Geary
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,841
Across Down
1. Oriental nurse : AMAH
5. Pitfalls : TRAPS
10. One of the common people : PLEB
14. Kind of minimum : BARE
15. ___ aves (oners) : RARAE
16. Old S.A. measure : LINO
17. Muddled : ASEA
18. Tree product : ACORN
19. Hep : ONTO
20. Awning salesmen, in a way : SHADYCHARACTERS
23. Lothario : RAKE
24. Piece of armor plate : TASSET
25. Mounts for sheiks : CAMELS
28. Yokel : BOOR
30. Occupy pleasurably : AMUSE
31. Yogi : BERRA
32. Youth org. : BSA
35. Nuisance : PEST
36. Solomon et al. : SAGES
37. Incite : PROD
38. Prior to: Prefix : PRE
39. Chips in : ANTES
40. Rebel : ARISE
41. Bevel out : REAM
42. Terminus of a trail : OREGON
43. Kind of breast soothed by music : SAVAGE
47. Victim of Apollo : OTUS
48. Victims of hot oil : THEFORTYTHIEVES
54. Indian camel : OONT
55. Incensed : IRATE
56. Alliance : NATO
57. True ___ : BLUE
58. "It ___ happened" : NEVER
59. Ruler : TSAR
60. Tea-leaf reader : SEER
61. Auto parts : GEARS
62. Bristle : SETA
1. Eastern garments : ABAS
2. Prepare potatoes : MASH
3. Scope : AREA
4. Part of a dental chair : HEADREST
5. Stalks : TRACKS
6. Hound, in England : RACHE
7. Venezuelan town : AROA
8. One of Henry's wives : PARR
9. Two to a state : SENATORS
10. Connives : PLOTS
11. Something read between : LINES
12. Among, in Paris : ENTRE
13. Hoist : BOOST
21. Elihu : YALE
22. S.A. Indian : CARA
25. Dogpatch creator : CAPP
26. New World resident: Abbr. : AMER
27. Meditate : MUSE
28. Adorn : BEGEM
29. Diggings : ORES
31. P.I. child : BATA
32. Sailing ship : BRIG
33. Middling : SOSO
34. Arabian gulf : ADEN
36. Showing scorn : SNEERING
37. Introduces : PRESENTS
39. Ship of myth : ARGO
40. African sheep : ARUI
42. Not us : OTHERS
43. Short stakes : STOBS
44. Make ___-in-one : AHOLE
45. Scene of an action : VENUE
46. The morning ___ : AFTER
47. Weasel's cousin : OTTER
49. Ginkgo or ash : TREE
50. Old Indian weight : YAVA
51. Container : VASE
52. Target of a coup : ETAT
53. Marsh bird : SORA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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