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New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 1975

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,289
Across Down
1. Containers : BARRELS
8. Seizes forcibly : WRESTS
14. Military shoulder pad : EPAULET
15. Made electrical repairs : REWIRED
17. Editor : REVISER
18. Spanish thoroughfare : AVENIDA
19. Straighten : ALINE
20. Sacred lamb : AGNUS
22. Masterson : BAT
23. Cans : TINS
24. Ship's bottom area : BILGE
25. Speechless : MUTE
26. Scrape out a living : EKE
27. Of hereditary factors : GENAL
28. More sensible : SANER
29. Second-hand deal : RESALE
31. Appropriate quality, of old : MEETNESS
33. Reliable old hands : WARHORSES
35. Hair oil : MACASSAR
38. Gibes : SNEERS
42. Scents : ODORS
43. Cowboy jamboree : RODEO
45. Casual affirmative : YEP
46. Broken, as a bronco : TAME
47. Asian oxen : GAURS
48. Birthmarks : NEVI
49. Vexing child : IMP
50. Cowboy gear : LASSO
51. Hood : ROBIN
52. Look to one's ___ : LAURELS
54. Old Paint, for example : PIEBALD
56. Give the right : ENTITLE
57. Swankier : SWELLER
58. Stretching muscle : TENSOR
59. Collective rubes : YOKELRY
1. Scolder : BERATER
2. Resembling King Kong : APELIKE
3. Western gulches : RAVINES
4. Remains of ghost towns : RUINS
5. Otherwise : ELSE
6. Windless quarter : LEE
7. Great effort : STRAIN
8. Cowpoke : WRANGLER
9. Stage show : REVUE
10. Farm animals : EWES
11. Do wrong : SIN
12. Defender of the people : TRIBUNE
13. Narcotizes : SEDATES
16. Post-office stampers : DATERS
21. Exotic : GLAMOROUS
24. Drinks : BEERS
25. Cleric's home : MANSE
27. Tumbler : GLASS
28. Taker of notes : STENO
30. Knowing : AWARE
32. Curves : ESSES
34. Persistent annoyer : HARASSER
35. Able to shift, in biology : MOTILE
36. Unyielding : ADAMANT
37. Do figuring : COMPUTE
39. Vision orb : EYEBALL
40. Name-caller : REVILER
41. Last wash cycle : SPINDRY
44. Poor outfielder's affliction? : DROPSY
47. Word form for French : GALLO
48. High-born : NOBLE
50. Permits : LETS
51. Smell noticeably : REEK
53. Tenth of a sen : RIN
55. ___ Jima : IWO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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