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New York Times, Saturday, October 6, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,820
Across Down
1. Buckingham et al. : PALACES
8. Sun god : SHAMASH
15. Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
16. Orbit point : PERIGEE
17. Annual-meeting offerings : REPORTS
18. Part of the British Isles : IRELAND
19. Begin again : RESTART
20. Penna. city : READING
21. Ogle : LEERAT
23. Scottish negative : NAE
24. Can. province : ALTA
28. Artist's workshop : ATELIER
31. Swiss psychologist : PIAGET
33. Parts : SECTIONS
37. ___ firma : TERRA
38. Shaping mold : DOD
39. Banned : TABOO
40. Martians, supposedly : SUPERMEN
42. Went paddling : CANOED
43. Writing on a tombstone : EPITAPH
45. Tissue : TELA
46. Tucker's partner : BIB
49. World ___ : SERIES
51. Futile : USELESS
54. Appease : PLACATE
59. Welsh ___ : RAREBIT
60. Latvia's neighbor : ESTONIA
61. Filthy quarters : RATHOLE
62. Take the stage again : REENTER
63. Disdained : SCORNED
64. Gloom : SADNESS
1. Young salmon : PARR
2. Busy as ___ : ABEE
3. Licks up : LAPS
4. "Don't go to ___ of trouble" : ALOT
5. Pinkish color : CORAL
6. Beseech : ENTREAT
7. Part of a sonnet : SESTET
8. Passed a football in a way : SPIRALED
9. Nonconformist : HERETIC
10. Region : AREA
11. Temperate : MILD
12. Once more : AGAIN
13. Medicinal drug : SENNA
14. Row of bushes : HEDGE
22. Resound: Sp. : RESONAR
24. Housing units: Abbr. : APTS
25. Place : LIEU
26. Field cover, for short : TARP
27. Concur : AGREE
29. Girl's name : ETTA
30. Laughing : RIANT
32. Lawman Wyatt : EARP
34. Woodwind : OBOE
35. Yuletide : NOEL
36. Soft drink : SODA
38. Hated : DETESTED
41. Projectile : MISSILE
42. Area of Manhattan : CHELSEA
44. They must be paid : PIPERS
46. Prickly plants : BURRS
47. Newton : ISAAC
48. Italian novelist : BERTO
50. Satisfied : SATED
52. Oven used to anneal glass : LEHR
53. Deep black : EBON
55. Neighbor of N.Y. : CONN
56. Poker stake : ANTE
57. Cravats : TIES
58. " . . . lend me your ___" : EARS

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

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