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New York Times, Thursday, August 5, 1976

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,854
Across Down
1. Dieter's target area : HIPS
5. Sedate : STAID
10. Place for two birds : BUSH
14. Biblical dupe : ESAU
15. Brahman's "club" : CASTE
16. Aztec's contemporary : INCA
17. Party pooper : WETBLANKET
19. Medieval land holding : ODAL
20. One of the genders : NEUTER
21. Rising : EMERGENT
23. Acquired family member : INLAW
25. ___-do-well : NEER
26. Walked stealthily : TIPTOED
29. Golf positions : STANCES
32. Wading bird : RAIL
33. Kind of board : TEETER
35. Mouths : ORA
36. Man and Emerald : ISLES
38. ___ Paulo : SAO
39. Enjoy : SAVOR
41. Not any, in law : NUL
42. Second or human : NATURE
45. Black-fin snapper : SESI
46. Sequester : ISOLATE
48. ___ d'hotel : MAITRES
50. Lie in ___ : WAIT
51. Partner of frankincense : MYRRH
52. Discolored, as by a burn : USTULATE
55. Founder of Taoism : LAOTSE
59. Item on a military shoulder : STAR
60. Jumble : CRAZYQUILT
62. Arias : SOLI
63. Proof mark : CARET
64. Mastery, in Scotland : GREE
65. Lothario : RAKE
66. Beloved, in Spain : AMADO
67. "___ tricks?" : HOWS
1. Chopped : HEWN
2. "Peekaboo, ___ you" : ISEE
3. Maori weapon : PATU
4. Foreign-language film aid : SUBTITLE
5. Color for a letter : SCARLET
6. Oak bark : TAN
7. Crooked : ASKEW
8. Agenda unit : ITEM
9. Easing of relations : DETENTE
10. Hypothetical cell unit : BIOGEN
11. Kind of agent : UNDERCOVER
12. Look over : SCAN
13. Drill command : HALT
18. Curtain fabric : LENO
22. Nurtures : REARS
24. "___ fideles" : ADESTE
26. Singer Lopez : TRINI
27. Father of Atalanta : IASUS
28. Boudoir chitchat : PILLOWTALK
29. Riotous : STORMY
30. Uneven : EROSE
31. Hindu garments : SARIS
34. French thirst-quencher : EAU
37. Slow one : SNAIL
40. Seemingly : ASTHOUGH
43. Without pause, in music : ATTACCA
44. Words with bed and rise : EARLYTO
47. Annie of song : LAURIE
49. Basra's land : IRAQ
51. Stiller's partner : MEARA
52. World power : USSR
53. Portico : STOA
54. Conveyance : TRAM
56. Novice: Var. : TIRO
57. Oodles : SLEW
58. French seasons : ETES
61. Last letter, to British : ZED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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