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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,850
Across Down
1. Ooze : SEEP
5. Extended period : COMMA
10. Get the pistol ready : LOAD
14. Wintry quarters : IGLU
15. Benefit : AVAIL
16. Partner of facto : IPSO
17. Where Vientiane is : LAOS
18. Henna job : RINSE
19. Irish meet : FEIS
20. Veteran : OLDHAND
22. Kind of account : EXPENSE
24. Swiss canton : URI
25. Rehearse : DRILL
26. Sojourn : STOPOVER
30. Wooing one : SUITOR
34. Confess : OWN
35. ___ nerves : WAROF
37. Cut, as leather : SKIVE
38. Fighting weapon : FIST
40. Lazuli's mate : LAPIS
42. Small case : ETUI
43. Sour : ACERB
45. Bracer : TONIC
47. Eel-shaped amphibian : OLM
48. Tennis shot : RETURN
50. Upsets : UNNERVES
52. Portray : ENACT
54. Pig ___ poke : INA
55. Talkative : VERBOSE
58. Swift-footed bird : OSTRICH
62. Soviet city : OREL
63. Angle : SLANT
65. Small box : INRO
66. Stead : LIEU
67. ___ guard : ELITE
68. Theater gallery : TIER
69. Receipts : TAKE
70. Copter mechanism : ROTOR
71. React to home movies : YAWN
1. Farm unit : SILO
2. Equal, in France : EGAL
3. Hypothetical force : ELOD
4. Calisthenics standby : PUSHUP
5. Mardi gras event : CARNIVAL
6. Roman poet : OVID
7. Valet : MAN
8. Penny pincher : MISER
9. Actress Smith : ALEXIS
10. Realistic : LIFELIKE
11. Kind of house or hearth : OPEN
12. In statu quo : ASIS
13. Rx quantity : DOSE
21. Lined up : AROW
23. Dry-cell sign : PLUS
25. Quitter of a sort : DROPOUT
26. Up to now : SOFAR
27. "Once bitten, ___ . . . " : TWICE
28. Beginning : ONSET
29. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
31. Russian spaceman : TITOV
32. Small egg : OVULE
33. French cathedral city : REIMS
36. Helsinki citizen : FINN
39. Loyal : TRUEBLUE
41. Evil : SINISTER
44. Moravian city : BRNO
46. Monetary unit : CENT
49. Egyptian name : NASSER
51. Unusual occurrence : RARITY
53. Piatigorsky's instrument : CELLO
55. Electric unit : VOLT
56. Silkworm : ERIA
57. Fume : REEK
58. Undeceived : ONTO
59. Amazon cetacean : INIA
60. Shell men : CREW
61. Cornucopia : HORN
64. Island in a river : AIT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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