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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { B J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,901
Across Down
1. Miss Dallas : STELLA
7. Enrico Fermi's field : PHYSICS
14. Heading for the runway : TAXIING
16. Radicel : ROOTLET
17. City on S. F. Bay : ALAMEDA
18. Howl : ULULATE
19. Provide with new personnel : REMAN
20. Method : MODE
22. ___ and terminer : OYER
23. Most peevish : SOUREST
26. Pond floaters : PADS
30. British gun : STEN
31. Sharif et al. : OMARS
36. Forming no angle : AGONIC
38. Picturesque : SCENICAL
40. Skunk : POLECAT
42. Fulfill : EXECUTE
43. Orchid grain masses : POLLINIA
45. Did a household job : IRONED
46. Pastoral poem : IDYLL
47. Valueless : NULL
49. Backtalk : SASS
50. New Englanders : YANKEES
53. Santa's perch : ROOF
57. React to yeast : RISE
58. Farewell : ADIOS
63. Dye-yielding plant : ALKANET
65. Please : DELIGHT
67. Level area : PLATEAU
68. " . . . lifeline, ___ is sinking today" : SOMEONE
69. Curtain ornaments : TASSELS
70. Explosives, for short : NITROS
1. Kind of sapphire : STAR
2. Swift's tub opus : TALE
3. Test : EXAM
4. Ohio city : LIMA
5. Legal claims : LIENS
6. Conjunction : AND
7. Economy : PRUDENCE
8. Features of sieves : HOLES
9. Pronoun : YOU
10. French town : STLO
11. "Now ___ me down . . . " : ILAY
12. Order of whales : CETE
13. One who does: Suffix : STER
15. From A to Z : GAMUT
21. Mine yields : ORES
24. Early Italian : OSCAN
25. Paint tester : TONER
26. Fruit appendages : PAPPI
27. "What ___ boy am I" : AGOOD
28. Channing role : DOLLY
29. Fishline leader : SNELL
32. Marmosets : MICOS
33. Mexico's Villa ___ : ACUNA
34. Has it made : RATES
35. Xmas gifts for children : SLEDS
37. In an aloof manner : ICILY
39. Banish : EXILE
41. Subjective ringing in the ear : TINNITUS
44. Great and razor-billed : AUKS
48. Yorkshire city : LEEDS
51. Of a space : AREAL
52. Ragout of game : SALMI
53. Intent on : RAPT
54. Spanish pot : OLLA
55. Quebec cheeses : OKAS
56. Pianist Waller : FATS
59. Legislative body : DIET
60. Prince ___ : IGOR
61. Cry of disbelief : OHNO
62. Female holy ones: Abbr. : STES
64. Formerly named : NEE
66. Long time : EON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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