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New York Times, Saturday, July 3, 1976

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Allan Blackman has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,821
Across Down
1. Threshing byproduct : CHAFF
6. Lincoln and Beame : ABES
10. Queen of Carthage : DIDO
14. Moslem beauty : HOURI
15. Formal doing : RITE
16. English river : AVON
17. Sacred book : KORAN
18. Relative of a jog : TROT
19. Carry on : WAGE
20. Star follower, with 22 Across : SPANGLED
22. See 20 Across : BANNER
24. Line, as a roof : CEIL
25. Earth's neighbor : MARS
26. Musical ___ : CHAIRS
29. Like overparked cars : TICKETED
33. Bricklayers' needs : HODS
34. Kind of bomb : STINK
36. Peter of cartoons : ARNO
37. Fine furs: Abbr. : ERMS
38. Used up : ATE
39. Laugh, in Paris : RIRE
40. Non-expert : LAIC
41. Be in the lineup : START
43. Asian nation : LAOS
44. Certain Oregon resident : ASTORIAN
46. Partner of Charybdis : SCYLLA
48. Plating materials : TINS
49. Comedian Mort : SAHL
50. N.L. manager Walter : ALSTON
53. Go ___ (be law-abiding) : STRAIGHT
57. Scientist Jonas : SALK
58. Miss Kett : ETTA
60. Alaska sight : IGLOO
61. Snick and ___ : SNEE
62. Bellow : ROAR
63. Motif : THEME
64. Singer Nelson : EDDY
65. Unit of loudness : SONE
66. Horse : STEED
1. Payment mediums: Abbr. : CHKS
2. Hula, for one : HOOP
3. Nimbus : AURA
4. Man known for one poem : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
5. Upstate N.Y. lake group : FINGER
6. Russian co-op : ARTEL
7. Kind of brain or seed : BIRD
8. W.W. II area : ETO
9. Defeat : SETBACK
10. Part of opus of 4 Down : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
11. Terrible one : IVAN
12. Venetian official : DOGE
13. Exceptional person : ONER
21. Irish fortification : LISS
23. Biblical transport : ARK
25. U.M.W. member : MINER
26. Lobster claw : CHELA
27. Israeli dances : HORAS
28. Acknowledge : ADMIT
29. Business giant : TITAN
30. Court proceeding : TRIAL
31. Sign up : ENROL
32. ___ good deed : DOESA
35. Parting words : TATAS
41. Adam and Eve, e.g. : SINNERS
42. Alexander or Nicholas : TSAR
45. Brazilian coffee : RIO
47. Hindu months : CHAITS
49. Gaze : STARE
50. African fox : ASSE
51. "___ of the free" : LAND
52. Winter sight : SLED
53. Musial : STAN
54. Kind of club : GLEE
55. "___ of the brave" : HOME
56. Pigeon-___ : TOED
59. Moreover : TOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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