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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,782
Across Down
1. Shooter fodder : PEA
4. Show place : SALON
9. Lacking interest : ARID
13. Harding and Sothern : ANNS
15. Diadem : TIARA
16. Slipper : MULE
17. Take issue with : CONTRADICT
19. Actor Walter : ABEL
20. Saddle ___ : SORE
21. Discipline : CHASTISE
23. Greek letters : ETAS
26. Terry : ELLEN
27. Like some wood : GRAINY
29. N. M. Indian : SIA
30. Resort : SPA
33. Broadway : THEMAINSTEM
35. Comm. system : TEL
36. Quick blows : RAPS
37. Org. founded in 1890 : DAR
38. Place for a stretch : CELL
39. Compass point : ENE
40. Good will : AMICABILITY
44. Indian cymbals : TAL
45. Indian money : LAC
46. Projecting pieces of wood : TENONS
47. Vine : LIANA
49. Unfledged bird : EYAS
50. Passes over : TRANSITS
53. Art figure : NUDE
56. Pullets : HENS
57. Boone's forte : PIONEERING
61. Stake : ANTE
62. Doone : LORNA
63. Roof part : EAVE
64. Cartoonist : NAST
65. Door sign : ENTER
66. Strong solution : LYE
1. Moccasin : PAC
2. Seth's son : ENOS
3. ___ mundi : ANNO
4. Stopping place: Abbr. : STA
5. Help : AID
6. Nonprofessional : LAIC
7. Arrange music in a way : ORCHESTRATE
8. Miss Wood : NATALIE
9. Tropical timber tree : AMATE
10. Famous pianist : RUBINSTEIN
11. Martinique et al. : ILES
12. Printing direction : DELE
14. Gushes forth : STREAMS
18. Nerve networks : RETIA
22. Small or grand : SLAM
24. Blackbird : ANI
25. Columnist's ambition : SYNDICATION
27. African country : GHANA
28. Certain sprays : REPELLANTS
31. Skins : PELTS
32. Colleague : ALLY
33. Waste allowance : TRET
34. Flight arm: Abbr. : SAC
38. Conclusion : CLOSURE
40. Too bad! : ALAS
41. Vestment : MANIPLE
42. Tunisian ruler : BEY
43. Silly : INANE
48. Gore : INSET
50. Conjunction : THAN
51. Rockfish : RENA
52. ___ of (rather) : SORT
54. Jargon: Abbr. : DIAL
55. Covet : ENVY
58. Direction : NNE
59. Spike : EAR
60. ___ whiz : GEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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