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New York Times, Friday, October 3, 1975

Author: Norton Rhoades
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,547
Across Down
1. Jumble : MESS
5. Tennis strokes : CHOP
9. Well-known : FAMED
14. Dog sound : YIPE
15. "The ___ of the crowd" : ROAR
16. Adult insect : IMAGO
17. Portico : STOA
18. Monster : OGRE
19. "___ is an island" : NOMAN
20. Kind of screw : THUMB
22. Lower in dignity : DEGRADE
24. Plural ending : IES
25. Carry on : OPERATE
29. Flesh: Prefix : CRE
30. Unlikely feud among landlords : RENTWAR
31. Vampire : BAT
34. Portrayer of chilling roles : VINCENTPRICE
36. Others, in Spain : OTROS
39. Wiped out : RAZED
40. Monster's creator : FRANKENSTEIN
46. Upset : TIP
47. Southern Italian : APULIAN
48. ___ Vegas : LAS
51. Cook again : REROAST
52. Last: Abbr. : ULT
53. Talks idly : BABBLES
57. Kind of daddy or maple : SUGAR
59. Spanish month : ENERO
60. Paragraph : ITEM
64. Ripped : TORE
65. Letter marking : SERIF
66. Average : NORM
67. Mongols' area : ASIA
68. ___ tools : SETOF
69. Garment insert : GORE
70. Rube : HICK
1. Occult : MYSTIC
2. Word of choice : EITHER
3. Mate : SPOUSE
4. Coal deposit : SEAM
5. ___-Magnon : CRO
6. Road or wart : HOG
7. Crew member : OAR
8. Early time of day : PREDAWN
9. Certain clues : FINGERPRINTS
10. Eros : AMOR
11. Family member : MAMA
12. Mild oath : EGAD
13. Finished : DONE
21. Sometime monster : BORISKARLOFF
23. French political unit : ETAT
26. "I take ___ in hand" : PEN
27. Something inside: Abbr. : ENC
28. Way: Abbr. : RTE
31. Show ___ : BIZ
32. Honor card : ACE
33. Kennedy : TED
34. ___ Stroheim : VON
35. Took off : RAN
36. "___ in the stilly night" : OFT
37. Numerical prefix : TRI
38. Door sound : RAP
41. Dueling sword : EPEE
42. Taking care of : NURSING
43. Traffic sign : SLO
44. Spanish aunt : TIA
45. Rivers, in England : EAS
48. Bela of monster roles : LUGOSI
49. Visigoth king : ALARIC
50. Flash : STREAK
53. Good Queen ___ : BESS
54. Donkey-load, in France : ANEE
55. Lahr : BERT
56. Con ___ (with vivacity) : BRIO
58. State : UTAH
61. "Me ___!" : TOO
62. Go wrong : ERR
63. French title : MME

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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