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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1974

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,196
Across Down
1. Well padded : PLUMP
6. Gives consent : ACCEDES
13. March victim : CAESAR
14. Bullring fence : BARRERA
15. Highway warning sign : DANGEROUSCURVES
17. Thoughts : IDEAS
18. Letter-shaped bolt link : TNUT
19. Sets a dog upon : SICS
20. Place for the farmer : DELL
21. Hardwicke : CEDRIC
23. Ingested : ATE
24. Ace : ONE
25. Summoned in the lobby : PAGED
26. Webfooted animal : OTTER
28. Baby carriage : STROLLER
30. Apostles' and Nicene : CREEDS
31. Do highway work : PAVEROADS
33. Money back : REBATE
36. Hankering : APPETITE
40. Glorify : EXALT
41. Horse : STEED
42. Pledge : VOW
43. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
44. Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
46. Norse god : LOKI
47. Gloomy room : CELL
49. Area of Istanbul : PERA
50. Hazard for Ulysses : SIREN
51. Diplomat's job, at times : TROUBLESHOOTING
54. Like a tentative purchase : ONTRIAL
55. Foot features : ARCHES
56. Takes umbrage : RESENTS
57. Lets a pitch go by : TAKES
1. Worker on walls : PANELER
2. Kind of holiday : LEGAL
3. Puts to service : USES
4. Spoil : MAR
5. Girl under a wing : PROTEGEE
6. Ridiculous : ABSURD
7. Desert blooms : CACTI
8. French vineyard : CRU
9. Bobbles : ERRS
10. Digress : DEVIATE
11. Set up : ERECTED
12. Fresh ones : SASSERS
13. Rhythmic : CADENT
15. Clownish acts : DIDOS
16. Ones too confident of victory : UNDERRATERS
21. French soprano Emma : CALVE
22. Like some fabrics : CORDED
25. Nebraska river : PLATTE
27. Examine : TEST
29. Iridescent gem : OPAL
30. Matadors' trappings : CAPES
32. Topper for the Met : OPERAHAT
33. Nuclear apparatus : REACTOR
34. Nonresident doctor : EXTERNE
35. Votes : BALLOTS
37. What piano players tickle : IVORIES
38. Souvenirs : TOKENS
39. Adlai Stevenson's middle name : EWING
41. Stock-list grouping : STEELS
45. Watery sound : SPLAT
46. Limber : LITHE
48. Attraction : LURE
50. Strong punch : SOCK
52. Storage compartment : BIN
53. Mouths : ORA

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

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