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New York Times, Wednesday, October 30, 1974

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { H J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,209
Across Down
1. Doll material : RAG
4. Leaky sounds : DRIPS
9. Short bit of writing : SQUIB
14. Tool : AWL
15. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
16. Snow leopard : OUNCE
17. Grimm offering : FAIRYTALE
19. Kind of transit : RAPID
20. Neap, flood, etc. : TIDES
21. Punter's pride : TOE
22. Timetable abbr. : ARR
23. Pace : STEP
24. Adagio, allegro, etc. : TEMPI
26. Try : TEST
29. Go astray : ERR
31. Biblical well : AIN
32. This: Sp. : ESTA
33. Record-player system : STEREO
36. Misfortunes : REVERSES
38. Pointed windows : LANCETS
40. Lion's fare : RAWMEAT
41. Affronted : INSULTED
43. Like certain sins : DEADLY
44. Summers, in Nice : ETES
45. Compass reading : ENE
46. Hesitant sounds : ERS
47. N.F.L.team : RAMS
48. White-cliffed city : DOVER
50. Carry : TOTE
54. Word with Bertha or Dipper : BIG
56. Style of type: Abbr. : ROM
57. "___ against Thebes" : SEVEN
58. Kind of TV : COLOR
60. Circuit rider : ITINERANT
62. Sports area : ARENA
63. Purposive : TELIC
64. Bare peak : TOR
65. Untidy : MESSY
66. Proficient : ADEPT
67. Prior to : ERE
1. Swimmers' resting places : RAFTS
2. Expect : AWAIT
3. Dance gracefully : GLIDE
4. Prohibitionists : DRYS
5. Groove : RUT
6. Burned up : IRATE
7. Observatory near San Diego : PALOMAR
8. Less alert : SLEEPIER
9. Crake : SORA
10. Army supply officer : QUARTERMASTER
11. Like Clarence Darrow's suits : UNPRESSED
12. Here, in France : ICI
13. Four-poster : BED
18. Aftereffects : REPERCUSSIONS
24. Moved briskly : TROTTED
25. Attila, most of the time : INVADER
27. Violate a Commandment : STEAL
28. Toothsome : TASTY
30. Rod's partner : REEL
33. More surreptitious : SLIER
34. Nile-delta city : TANTA
35. Harmonious costumes : ENSEMBLES
37. Spouted vessel : EWER
39. Spanish miss : SENORITA
42. Dedicated : DEVOTED
49. M. Coué : EMILE
51. Leaf shape : OVATE
52. Chorus member : TENOR
53. ___ nous : ENTRE
55. Beard color : GRAY
57. Denomination : SECT
58. Machine part : CAM
59. Taconite : ORE
61. Cheese quality : NIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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