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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1974

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F G J X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,271
Across Down
1. Sash : OBI
4. "Kissinger" authors : KALBS
9. Hoffman of Chicago Seven : ABBIE
14. Extra-inning number : TEN
15. ___ barrel (helpless) : OVERA
16. Tips off : WARNS
17. Reveler's creed : BACCHANALIANISM
20. "___ in Winter" : THELION
21. Off-color : RISQUE
22. Digits: Abbr. : NRS
23. Mild expletive : DRAT
25. Hesitant sounds : UMS
26. Perle : MESTA
29. Youth group: Abbr. : CYO
30. Pronoun : SHE
32. ___ emma (before noon) : ACK
33. Relative of window-shop : BROWSE
36. Air: Prefix : ATMO
39. Milton Eisenhower book : THEWINEISBITTER
42. Sun: Prefix : SOLI
43. Actor James : ARNESS
44. Poetic word : EEN
45. Clairvoyance : ESP
47. These, in Paris : CES
48. Swift, in Naples : LESTO
50. "To be or ___ . . . " : NOT
52. Waugh : ALEC
54. ___ canto : BEL
55. Moon spacecraft : APOLLO
57. Inquired anew : REASKED
61. "A feast is made for laughter, and ___" : WINEMAKETHMERRY
64. Cooking herb : ANISE
65. Fasten again : RETIE
66. Sports org. : AAU
67. Czech leader : BENES
68. Ancient dagger : SKEAN
69. Word part: Abbr. : SYL
1. N.Y. betting initials : OTB
2. Pulsate : BEAT
3. Proceed slowly : INCH
4. Cabbage variety : KOHLRABI
5. Form of have: Fr. : AVAIS
6. Fabric : LENO
7. Scene of 1777 battle : BRANDYWINECREEK
8. "My Gal ___" : SAL
9. Expects : AWAITS
10. Proscribes : BANS
11. Cookout needs : BRIQUETTES
12. Briefly : INSUM
13. Salinger girl et al. : ESMES
18. Word with per or red : CENT
19. Gershwin : IRA
24. Betsy et al. : ROSSES
26. Gym items : MATS
27. Parrot : ECHO
28. ___ the closet : SKELETONIN
29. Force into : COERCE
31. Pillbox or toque : HAT
34. Acid initials : RNA
35. Wind direction: Abbr. : EBS
37. "___ Me in St. Louis" : MEET
38. Whether ___ : ORNO
40. Midwest state: Abbr. : WIS
41. Shetlanders, e.g. : ISLESMEN
46. Tropical trees: Fr. : PALMES
49. Miss Sommer : ELKE
50. Moslem ruler : NAWAB
51. Express a view : OPINE
53. Mauna ___ : LOA
54. Brazilian state : BAHIA
56. ___ majesty : LESE
58. Feminine suffix : ETTE
59. Paleozoic et al. : ERAS
60. Cart : DRAY
62. Inert gases: Abbr. : KRS
63. Brynner : YUL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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