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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 1972

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G H J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1972, The New York TimesNo. 8,474
Across Down
1. Cushy spot, with 17 Across : BEDOF
6. Pitcher's mound : SLAB
10. Intensify : RISE
14. Actress Valli : ALIDA
15. Master : TAME
16. Vows : IDOS
17. See 1 Across : ROSES
18. Unqualified : OUTANDOUT
20. Business-letter abbr. : ENC
21. Recipe units: Abbr. : TSPS
23. Mournful sound : KNELL
24. Reeds : OBOES
26. Sibyl : SEER
27. Wolf, for one : CANINE
29. "Dear ___" : SIR
30. Word with free : SCOT
34. Nasty, as weather : INCLEMENT
36. Cheer : OLE
37. Rod's partner : REEL
38. P.G.A. veteran : SNEAD
40. Foul in a way : KNEE
41. Vehicle : CAR
42. Ranted and raved : CARRIEDON
44. Study field : ARTS
46. State: Abbr. : ARK
47. Conjunction : UNLESS
48. Or ___ : ELSE
50. Threads of smoke : WISPS
51. Live ones : WIRES
53. Dim : FADE
54. Tax expert: Abbr. : CPA
57. TV actors' bonuses : RESIDUALS
59. Steal : CREEP
61. Heraldic band : ORLE
62. Gamer : REAP
63. TV sidekick : TONTO
64. Gatherings : BEES
65. Tritons : EFTS
66. Aspects : SIDES
1. Empty : BARE
2. College in N. C. : ELON
3. Rattle : DISCONCERT
4. Pindaric lines : ODE
5. Pull a ___ (cheat) : FASTONE
6. Checks : STOPS
7. Praise: Lat. : LAUS
8. Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
9. Glass vessel : BEAKER
10. Legislative addenda : RIDERS
11. Word with matinee : IDOL
12. Type of music : SOUL
13. N. Y. time : EST
19. Direction : NNE
22. Looks : SEEMS
25. Tab : BILL
26. Shankar's lute : SITAR
27. About : CIRCA
28. "Lend ___" : ANEAR
29. Quarterback ploy : SNEAK
31. Stoop : CONDESCEND
32. Spreads : OLEOS
33. Seven-year period : TEENS
35. French desk item : ENCRE
39. Celtic priest : DRUID
40. Seaweed : KELP
43. Beetles, bugs, etc. : INSECTS
45. Some TV shows : SERIES
46. Promise : ASSURE
49. Induced : LED
50. Snappish people : WASPS
51. Common verb : WERE
52. Man, for one : ISLE
53. Categorical : FLAT
55. Fountain of jazz : PETE
56. Mil. addresses : APOS
57. Rifle : ROB
58. W. W. I force : AEF
60. King: Fr. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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