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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1974

Author: Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,181
Across Down
1. Fig tree of Mideast : PHARO
6. African port : ORAN
10. Filing devices : TABS
14. Blackbird : RAVEN
15. Man of ancient Rome : HOMO
16. Leave out : OMIT
17. Bentley and namesakes : ERICS
18. "___ Indigo" : MOOD
19. Woodwind : OBOE
20. Last lines of a sonnet : SESTET
22. Genetic acid : DNA
23. City on the Danube : ULM
24. Like a pond on a quiet day : SMOOTHASGLASS
28. Hurok : SOL
29. Children's-aid org. : SPCC
31. Tree of Brazil : APA
34. Miss Louise : TINA
37. Consider a case : HEAR
38. Capable in a way : ROUGHANDREADY
41. French resort area : MIDI
42. Withered : SERE
43. Old car : REO
44. Blue color : ANIL
45. Old French coin : ECU
47. Trademark of a boor : COARSEMANNERS
55. Numerical prefix : TRI
57. Possessed : HAD
58. Verified : PROVEN
59. Burst of laughter : ROAR
61. Terrible or Great : IVAN
63. Uneven : EROSE
64. Hebrides island : IONA
65. Alaskan cape : NOME
66. Invited : ASKED
67. Card game : SKAT
68. Former, of old : ERST
69. English manor courts : LEETS
1. One of the estates : PRESS
2. Eastern palace area : HAREM
3. Dispatch boat : AVISO
4. Right-hand page : RECTO
5. Attacks : ONSETS
6. Electrical unit : OHM
7. Crosses : ROODS
8. "___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
9. Of a stem joint : NODAL
10. In addition : TOO
11. Tactical concealment : AMBUSCADE
12. Science of life: Abbr. : BIOL
13. ___ the tide : STEM
21. Egyptian god : THOTH
25. Police-blotter entry : ALIAS
26. Racquet pro : ASHE
27. Plant shoot : SPEAR
30. Cold: Prefix : CRYO
31. Weapons for Vergil : ARMA
32. Tree with showy flowers : POINCIANA
33. ___-visual : AUDIO
35. Compass reading : NNE
36. Relevant : ADREM
39. Arizona river : GILA
40. Review : RECAP
46. Imaginary : UNREAL
48. Type of wine : RHINE
49. Enjoy : SAVOR
50. Cheeses : EDAMS
51. Scandinavian language : NORSE
52. Call forth : EVOKE
53. Adjust : RESET
54. Prunes, in Scotland : SNEDS
55. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
56. Swindle : ROOK
60. Squeal : RAT
62. Barrier for 26 Down : NET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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