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New York Times, Monday, July 26, 1976

Author: Jay Spry
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,844
Across Down
1. Relative of etc. : ETAL
5. Draft initials : SSS
8. Hardy plants : CACTI
13. Staple food : RICE
14. Solar disk : ATEN
15. Garden pest : APHID
16. Trivial : INCONSEQUENTIAL
19. W.W. II theater : ETO
20. "___ was saying" : ASI
21. Sandwich order, for short : BLT
22. Compass point : NNE
23. Importance : MOMENT
26. Cap : BERET
28. Pacific-islands export : COPRA
30. Worships : ADORES
32. Parcel out : ALLOT
33. Not busy : SLOW
34. Hawk : VEND
37. Wreath : LEI
38. Unlucky : HAPLESS
41. Letter : CEE
42. Finished second : LOST
44. Competes : VIES
45. George M. : COHAN
47. Practices : HABITS
49. Maintains : AVERS
50. Slight : SMALL
51. Airport paving : TARMAC
54. Consumed : ATE
55. State: Abbr. : ALA
57. Cut off : LOP
58. Boxer Gavilan : KID
61. Much-visited window : GENERALDELIVERY
65. ___ nous : ENTRE
66. Knitters' word : PURL
67. Mideast country : IRAN
68. Prescribed amounts : DOSES
69. Tennis unit : SET
70. Response to an explanation : ISEE
1. Lake : ERIE
2. Hue : TINT
3. Special skills : ACCOMPLISHMENTS
4. Zodiac sign : LEO
5. Gertrude : STEIN
6. Et ___ (and the following) : SEQ
7. Give the cold shoulder : SNUB
8. Gait : CANTER
9. 3 rms. & bth. : APT
10. Board game : CHINESECHECKERS
11. Pitcher Luis : TIANT
12. Useless : IDLE
14. Fox of Africa : ASSE
17. Famous QB : NAMATH
18. Jostles : ELBOWS
24. Spanish gold : ORO
25. Most fanciful : TALLEST
27. Gun an engine : REV
28. Visit : CALL
29. Spread : OLEO
31. Performs : DOES
33. Skewer : SPIT
35. Close : NEAR
36. Rooms : DENS
39. Town in Indiana : AVILLA
40. Seafood item : SCAMPI
43. Chinese temple : TAA
46. Egg cells : OVA
48. Loudly proclaims : BLARES
50. Pool member : STENO
52. Vigilant : ALERT
53. Aerial maneuver : ROLL
54. Ripened : AGED
56. Most of Switzerland : ALPS
59. Dies ___ : IRAE
60. Unit of force : DYNE
62. Poet's word : ERE
63. Owed : DUE
64. Uris's "QB ___" : VII

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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