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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,572
Across Down
1. Strip of concrete : SLAB
5. Started the hand : DEALT
10. Piece of ground : PLAT
14. "___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
15. Viper : ADDER
16. Stir up : RILE
17. Baseball milestone : OPENINGDAY
19. Poet exiled by Augustus : OVID
20. Popular entrée : BEEFSTEAK
21. Fails to include : OMITS
22. Run smoothly : FLOW
23. Arabian land : YEMEN
25. Cut : HEW
28. Mallard genus : ANAS
30. Keep on a string : DANGLE
33. Danger signal : ALARM
35. A-1 : TOPDRAWER
37. ___ Gauche : RIVE
38. Track event : RELAY
39. Computer output : DATA
40. Household appliance : STEAMIRON
42. On the level : LEGIT
43. Motorcyclist's need : HELMET
44. Designate : NAME
46. Eisenhower's domain : ETO
47. Fished : EELED
49. Gambit : MOVE
51. Secures : BINDS
53. Promptitude : READINESS
58. Word: Prefix : LOGO
59. Man with a scythe : FATHERTIME
60. Caesarean utterance : ETTU
61. Outer : ECTAL
62. Palm fiber : ERUC
63. Thai money : BAHT
64. Cats and yawls : BOATS
65. Soldiers' group: Abbr. : REGT
1. Uppity one : SNOB
2. Easy gait : LOPE
3. To ___ : ATEE
4. Canadian resort : BANFF
5. French Revolution leader : DANTON
6. Popular name for a seaside hotel : EDGEWATER
7. Lizard of Egypt : ADDA
8. Not watertight : LEAKY
9. Take a chance : TRY
10. Stroll : PROMENADE
11. So-so salary : LIVINGWAGE
12. Came down : ALIT
13. Kennedy and Williams : TEDS
18. Religion : ISLAM
21. Poet and astronomer : OMAR
24. Vortex : EDDY
25. Cruel : HARSH
26. Upper crust : ELITE
27. Radio-dial reading : WAVELENGTH
29. Wise statesman : SOLON
31. "___ snow . . . " : LETIT
32. Muse : ERATO
34. Dressed down : REAMEDOUT
36. Headwear : PANAMAHAT
38. Liturgy : RITE
41. Ott and Allen : MELS
42. Husband's brother: Lat. : LEVIR
45. Paragons : MODELS
48. Northern constellation : DRACO
50. Occupy : ENTER
51. Glass bubble : BLEB
52. Miniscule amount : IOTA
54. Girl's name : ETTA
55. Blarney land : EIRE
56. Complacent : SMUG
57. Religious group : SECT
59. Neighbor of Jan. : FEB

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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