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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1974

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { G K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,187
Across
1. Perplexed : ATALOSS
8. Punish : AMERCE
14. Benny or Hope, e.g. : COMEDIAN
16. Religious views : DOXIES
17. Various : MULTIPLE
18. Backslides : LAPSES
19. Greek letter : ETA
20. Mount in the Cascades : SHASTA
22. "___ Girls" : LES
23. Aesop character : TORTOISE
25. Ship: Abbr. : STR
28. African river : NILE
29. "___ you so!" : ITOLD
33. Caught in ___ : ALIE
34. Shoe width : EEE
35. Petty matters : TRIVIA
36. Establishment people, to some : FATCATS
38. Soul of wit : BREVITY
39. Makes use of : AVAILS
40. Costello : LOU
41. Chemical endings : ENES
42. French income : RENTE
43. Top military rank: Abbr. : CINC
44. Hindu weight : SER
45. "___ of Dollars" : AFISTFUL
48. Stick out : JUT
50. Invader of Europe : ATTILA
51. Box-office sign : SRO
54. Miss Hopkins : MIRIAM
56. Building : ERECTION
58. Engross : ABSORB
59. Ready for tenants : RENTABLE
60. As ___ a wildcat : MEANAS
61. Fibs : STORIES
Down
1. Summit : ACME
2. Track character : TOUT
3. East Indian tree : AMLA
4. "___ it ride!" : LET
5. Poet : ODIST
6. Insects' honey tubes : SIPHONETS
7. Income sources : SALARIES
8. Stevenson : ADLAI
9. Flightless bird : MOA
10. Profanities : EXPLETIVES
11. Get up : RISE
12. Letters : CEES
13. Curve : ESS
15. Lie close : NESTLE
21. ___ the mark : TOE
24. Father : SIRE
25. Toil : SLAVE
26. Giant : TITAN
27. Classroom performance : RECITATION
30. Sheeplike : OVINE
31. Liquid measure : LITER
32. ___ of yore : DAYS
33. From a distance : AFAR
35. Belligerent : TRUCULENT
37. Hebrew letter : ALEF
38. Evening features at a camp : BONFIRES
40. Rubbish : LITTER
43. Chicago time: Abbr. : CST
46. Metrical feet : IAMBS
47. Milk: Prefix : LACTO
48. Agree : JIBE
49. Sky Bear : URSA
51. District of Pakistan : SIBI
52. Thespian's concern : ROLE
53. Bills : ONES
54. Mayan Indian : MAM
55. Macaw : ARA
57. Sticky material : TAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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