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New York Times, Monday, January 7, 1974

Author: Lacks
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lacks has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,913
Across Down
1. Silver standard: Abbr. : STG
4. Advantage : EDGE
8. Harp: It. : ARPA
12. Powder base : TALC
14. Trotsky : LEON
15. Horses : ROANS
17. Table spread : OLEO
18. Arab ruler : EMIR
19. River to the Seine : MARNE
20. "Good Earth" character : OLAN
21. ___ Lisa : MONA
22. Old port of Rome : OSTIA
23. Rustler's welcome : LYNCHINGPARTY
26. Cape : RAS
27. "___ to remember . . . " : TRY
28. Cheer : RAH
31. Wings, in Paris : AILES
34. Caroline Island group : TRUK
36. Roof part : EAVE
37. Second child : BROTHERORSISTER
40. Psychologist Emile : COUE
41. Dark red : PUCE
42. "___ is human" : TOERR
43. L.I. or Puget: Abbr. : SND
44. Pick up the marbles : WIN
45. "___ your age!" : ACT
46. Fogy : STICKINTHEMUD
53. Mind the ___ : STORE
55. Swag : LOOT
56. Lasso : ROPE
57. Boston stick-wielder : BRUIN
58. Concerning : INRE
59. Sharing : INON
60. Because : SINCE
61. Insect eggs : NITS
62. Common contraction : CANT
63. River to the Baltic : ODER
64. Genuine: Ger. : ECHT
65. German article : DAS
1. Kind of pigeon : STOOL
2. Correspond : TALLY
3. Get a little at a time : GLEAN
4. Varnish ingredients : ELEMIS
5. Evil spirit : DEMON
6. On the way : GOING
7. Delight : ENRAPTURE
8. Place for military drills : ARMORY
9. Do the turkey : ROAST
10. Charge for a group : PARTYRATE
11. Years: Lat. : ANNI
13. Dam ingredient : CONCRETE
16. Ross, for one : SEA
24. ___ mark : HASH
25. Secure places : ARKS
29. State positively : AVER
30. German mister : HERR
31. Basics : ABCS
32. Golf club : IRON
33. Thunderclap, e.g. : LOUDSOUND
34. Switchboard connection : TRUNKLINE
35. Legendary bird : ROC
36. Known only to a few : ESOTERIC
38. Heroic : EPIC
39. Restless desire : ITCH
44. Hot dog : WIENER
45. Bear witness to : ATTEST
47. Instant : TRICE
48. Architectural order : IONIC
49. ___ latitude : NORTH
50. Simple organism : MONAD
51. "Once ___ time" : UPONA
52. Depressions : DENTS
53. Baseball thefts: Abbr. : SBS
54. Blind mice, e.g. : TRIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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