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New York Times, Tuesday, August 10, 1976

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,859
Across Down
1. Cows, at times : GRAZERS
8. Sink : GOUNDER
15. Reduces tension : EASESUP
16. Alleviate : ASSUAGE
17. Tornado : TWISTER
18. Hunted, as a bloodhound : SCENTED
19. Pup, for one : TENT
20. Perfume : ATTAR
22. Munitions place: Abbr. : ARS
23. Bauxite : ORE
24. Reddish-brown steed : BAYHORSE
27. Lower in standing : DEMEAN
28. Claw : NAIL
32. Laconic : TACITURN
35. Stainless : CHASTE
37. Never outdated : AGELESS
38. Medicinal tablets : TROCHES
39. Conclusion : FINALE
40. Wrongdoers, in England : FAULTERS
41. Binge : TOOT
42. Collar extensions : LAPELS
43. Exclusively : ENTIRELY
46. ___ Cruces : LAS
49. Secondary rail track: Abbr. : SDG
52. Knight's wear : ARMOR
53. Plunged : FELL
54. Queued : LINEDUP
56. Stuffed : OVERATE
59. Cupidity : AVARICE
60. Repairs : FIXESUP
61. Like some parking places : METERED
62. Most chubby : FATTEST
1. Influence : GETTO
2. Less prepared : RAWER
3. Ancient Greek town : ASINE
4. Gusto : ZEST
5. Time zone : EST
6. Regret : RUE
7. Hose attachments : SPRAYERS
8. One of a polite pair : GASTON
9. Famed statuette : OSCAR
10. Drug-takers : USERS
11. Convent figure : NUN
12. Detailed information : DATA
13. German river : EGER
14. N.L. team : REDS
21. Conjunction : THAN
24. East Indian nut : BETEL
25. Divert : AMUSE
26. Performs : ENACTS
27. Widen : DILATE
29. Tennis star : ASHE
30. Ancient road : ITER
31. Without: Suffix : LESS
32. T.R.'s successor : TAFT
33. Exchange premium : AGIO
34. Recent: Prefix : CENO
35. Illegal kind of punishment : CRUEL
36. Christmas decoration : HOLLY
38. Diminish : TAPEROFF
40. Casino game : FARO
42. Hobbled : LIMPED
44. Lowest point : NADIR
45. Respite : TRUCE
46. Contract : LEASE
47. Oklahoma city : ALTUS
48. Dozed : SLEPT
49. Bridge score : SLAM
50. Execute a gainer : DIVE
51. Small fly : GNAT
53. Annoy : FRET
55. Before : ERE
57. Through : VIA
58. Extra phone: Abbr. : EXT

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

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