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New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 1974

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,915
Across Down
1. Old English bard : SCOP
5. Cowboy wear : CHAPS
10. Movie dog : ASTA
14. Siberian river : LENA
15. Wreath or tree : HOLLY
16. Coarse tobacco : SHAG
17. Mental lapse : ABERRATION
19. Pacific cloth : TAPA
20. Actor from Wales : BURTON
21. Devotee : IDOLATER
23. Desserts : ICES
25. Gush : SPURT
26. Bonfire sounds : CRACKLES
30. Derisive looks : SNEERS
33. Stockmarket activity : RALLY
34. Bookkeeper's entry : DEBIT
36. "Brother ___" : RAT
37. Villa d'___ : ESTE
38. Delicacies, old style : CATES
39. Quickly: Lat. : CITO
40. This way, in Spain : ASI
41. Lucia or Maria : SANTA
42. Kind of TV show : PANEL
43. Recollective piece : MEMOIR
45. Confuse : ENTANGLE
47. Dame Edith : EVANS
49. Wit : SALT
50. Certain Bounty crewman : MUTINEER
53. Stable sounds : NEIGHS
57. Kitchen unit : OVEN
58. Airport workers : GROUNDCREW
60. Withered : SERE
61. Incensed : IRATE
62. Actress Lee : LILA
63. Back talk : SASS
64. Auriculate : EARED
65. Duchin : EDDY
1. Thick slice : SLAB
2. Philippine island : CEBU
3. Unique thing : ONER
4. Speck : PARTICLE
5. Coco : CHANEL
6. Kind of dog : HOT
7. Et ___ : ALII
8. Trudges : PLODS
9. Summary : SYNOPSIS
10. Gaping : ASTARE
11. Destructive : SHATTERING
12. TV standby : TAPE
13. Thickening agent : AGAR
18. Marciano : ROCKY
22. Actor Alfred : LUNT
24. City on the Meuse : SEDAN
26. Give a shellacking to : CREAM
27. Small civet : RASSE
28. Plane instruments : ALTIMETERS
29. Italian seven : SETTE
31. Badgerlike animal : RATEL
32. Vestment : STOLE
35. Contents of some bags : BEANS
38. Hall or Tech : CARNEGIE
39. Liturgical song : CANTICLE
41. Chinese city : SIAN
42. Faded : PALED
44. Sheep : OVINES
46. Brown : TANNED
48. Sawlike organ : SERRA
50. Hart : MOSS
51. Eye part : UVEA
52. Surf sound : ROAR
54. Grating : GRID
55. Actress Anna : HELD
56. Influence : SWAY
59. Shoshonean : UTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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