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New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 1976

Author: John Shipp
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John Shipp has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,884
Across Down
1. Titmouse : MAG
4. Betel palm : ARECA
9. African groundnut : GOBBE
14. Wing : ALA
15. Verne captain et al. : NEMOS
16. Earthen pots : OLLAS
17. Zero : NIL
18. Winged insect with letter marking : YMOTH
19. Teary one : NIOBE
20. Dollar bills : ONESPOTS
22. Cat chat : MEOW
23. Give back : RESTORE
24. Crow talk : CAW
25. Hindu title : SRI
28. Bladed poles : OARS
29. Becomes ruined : PERISHES
31. Brit. air arm : RAF
33. Halfhearted : TEPID
35. Boat pin : THOLE
36. Chou ___ : ENLAI
38. Out ___ limb : ONA
39. Different: Prefix : HETER
40. "Come ___ some time" : AGAIN
41. Defeat : WORST
43. Corroded : ATE
44. Folded meat slices : ROULADES
46. Lacking substance : THIN
48. Telegram or letter: Abbr. : MSG
49. Indian weight : SER
50. Bus-exit device : TREADLE
53. Abominate : HATE
55. Police vehicle : PROWLCAR
56. Name for a chubby one : FATSO
58. Honshu town : OTAKI
59. United : ONE
60. Moslem title : AMEER
61. Say, in Berlin : SAGEN
62. Tree resin : LAC
63. Emphatic request to leave : SCRAM
64. Low-quality rate : THIRD
65. Morse code sound : DIT
1. Landed estate : MANOR
2. Adjust : ALINE
3. Outbursts of hilarity : GALESOFLAUGHTER
4. What a seaman will settle for : ANYPORTINASTORM
5. Self-reproach : REMORSE
6. Act with a flourish : EMOTE
7. Tent fixtures : COTS
8. Residue : ASH
9. Like temporal things : GONEWITHTHEWIND
10. Hodgepodge : OLIO
11. Beats about the bush : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
12. Gilbert's "___ Ballads" : BAB
13. Compass bearing : ESE
21. Depot: Abbr. : STA
22. Del ___ racetrack : MAR
24. Closet lining : CEDAR
26. Lease again : RELET
27. French river : ISERE
29. Trees of Southwest : PINOS
30. Haggard story : SHE
31. Prepare for war : REARM
32. Herbs of Samoa : ANGOS
34. Kind of politics or brake : POWER
37. Be in trouble : AIL
42. One who heals by rubbing : STROKER
45. Scottish river : DEE
47. Adjective suffix : IAL
50. ___comic (partly serious) : TRAGI
51. Oahu veranda : LANAI
52. Build : ERECT
54. Sailing : ASEA
55. Memphis god : PTAH
56. Scale notes : FAS
57. Mil. group : AMC
58. Kiln : OST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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