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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,881
Across Down
1. Verona's river : ADIGE
6. A-one : TOPS
10. Map : PLAT
14. Kind of year : LUNAR
15. City on the Jumna : AGRA
16. City on the Dvina : RIGA
17. Lizard : AGAMA
18. Subsides : BLOWSOVER
20. Actor Paul : MUNI
21. Enemies : FOES
22. Winged: Suffix : PTERA
23. Kind of policy : OPENDOOR
25. Bill's partner : COO
26. Cape Verde island : SAL
27. Kind of bridge bid : FORCING
31. Tractor, for short : CAT
34. Succeed in trickery : SLIPONEOVER
37. Etats-___ : UNIS
39. Mountain nymph : OREAD
40. Jacob's son : LEVI
41. Second-stringer : BENCHWARMER
44. Missile : SAM
45. Tried : ESSAYED
46. Place for hay : MOW
48. Showed the way : LED
49. Voters' directives : MANDATES
54. Kind of candle : ROMAN
57. Agglomerate : MASS
58. Vehemence : HEAT
59. Free riders : STOWAWAYS
61. Depend : HINGE
62. Zorina : VERA
63. Last word of a palindrome : ELBA
64. Map within a map : INSET
65. Twinge : PANG
66. Judge : DEEM
67. Gazes : PEERS
1. Where Crockett was killed : ALAMO
2. Unearthed : DUGUP
3. Silly : INANE
4. Urchins : GAMINS
5. Time period : ERA
6. Prohibition : TABOO
7. Leering one : OGLER
8. Golf V.I.P.'s : PROS
9. Kind of horse : SAW
10. High-level etiquette : PROTOCOL
11. Kind of show : LIVE
12. ___ publicus (public lands) : AGER
13. Old Irish capital : TARA
19. Germ cell : SPORE
21. Understood : FOLLOWED
24. Prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
25. Damns : CONDEMNS
27. Kind of rubber : FOAM
28. Famous folk singer : IVES
29. Leningrad's river : NEVA
30. Ominous : GRIM
31. Kind of steak : CUBE
32. Chemical endings : ANES
33. Solders : TINS
35. Enoch's son : IRAD
36. By : PER
38. Rascal : SCALAWAG
42. Thick-necked animal : HYENA
43. Divining device : ROD
47. Woman, in Oahu : WAHINE
49. Conditional word : MAYBE
50. Indian state : ASSAM
51. Verb form : TENSE
52. Itchy : EAGER
53. Cancels a correction : STETS
54. Invitation addendum : RSVP
55. Great Barrier Island : OTEA
56. Poetic time : MORN
57. Maldive Islands' capital : MALE
60. Join : WED
61. Word before hooray : HIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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