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New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 1975

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,490
Across Down
1. Witticism : JEST
5. Dance : GALOP
10. Come to grips with : COPE
14. Tropical American dog : ALCO
15. Barnstormer's routine : ONENIGHTER
17. Inventor's dream : PERPETUALMOTION
19. In ___ (jumbled) : AMESS
20. Couple : DYAD
21. Prospector's find : ORE
22. Good as ___ : NEW
23. European wine center : ASTI
26. Refuge : OASIS
28. Letters : ENS
29. Lancers: Var. : ULANS
31. U.S. export : WHEAT
32. Stammer, old style : STUT
34. W.W. I battle forest : ARGONNE
36. Spot : ESPY
37. Close-fitting hat : TOQUE
38. Armadillo : APAR
42. Attitude : POSTURE
44. Over : DONE
45. Risky speculation : FLIER
48. Persuasions : SECTS
50. Wall St. offerings: Abbr. : RTS
51. Miss Christian : LINDA
52. Wisdom, in Barcelona : SESO
53. Letter : TEE
54. Eastern V.I.P. : AGA
55. Coagulate : CLOT
58. Indistinct : FAINT
60. Salesman's target : PURCHASINGAGENT
64. Canneries, e.g. : PROCESSORS
65. ___ Sea : ARAL
66. Evergreens : YEWS
67. Legislative body in Paris : SENAT
68. ___ majesty : LESE
1. Kind of beetle : JAPANESE
2. Wind, rain, etc. : ELEMENTS
3. Bollixes : SCREWSUP
4. Exceeds : TOPS
5. Obtained : GOT
6. Babylonian god : ANU
7. Basis for objection at a trial : LEADINGQUESTION
8. One and ___ : ONLY
9. Cotton cloth : PIMA
10. Lab expert: Abbr. : CHT
11. Indolent : OTIOSE
12. "Will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
13. Borgnine : ERNEST
16. Sink : GODOWN
18. Son of Isaac : ESAU
24. Bed parts : SLATS
25. Fortune-teller's cards : TAROTS
27. Winning : AHEAD
30. Origin : SOURCE
33. Identified : TYPED
35. Evenings, in old England : NEETS
39. Curtain : PORTIERE
40. Rooftop sights : ANTENNAS
41. Move : RESETTLE
43. Spinachlike herb : ORACHE
45. Like a loose hat : FLAPPY
46. Biblical precious stone : LIGURE
47. "Pretty maids all ___" : INAROW
49. Parlor piece : SOFA
56. Miss : LASS
57. Bone: Prefix : OSSE
59. Arab headcord : AGAL
61. Hosp. measures : CCS
62. Initials of the 1930's : NRA
63. Astronomer's time: Abbr. : GST

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

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