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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Friday, February 1, 1974

Author: James A. Brussel
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,938
Across Down
1. Fruit holder : STEM
5. Climb : SCALE
10. Insect : ANT
13. Italian coin : LIRA
14. N.Z. tree : TARATA
16. Court : WOO
17. Diet concerns : UNSATURATEDFATS
20. Shea performer : MET
21. Primates : APES
22. Rutherford or Helen : HAYES
23. Raced : SPED
24. "On your ___!" : TOES
26. Jalopies : CRATES
29. Ogres : MONSTERS
33. Type of pneumonia : LOBAR
34. Biblical peak : SINAI
35. Road hazard : RUT
36. Worship : ADORE
37. Lumberman's tool : AXE
38. Chapter's partner : VERSE
40. Hebrew letter : MEM
41. Inlets : COVES
43. Uneven : EROSE
44. Tower above : SOAROVER
46. Put by : STORED
47. Ages : ERAS
48. Oolong and pekoe : TEAS
49. Out front : AHEAD
52. Feeler : PALP
53. Sheep of Asia : SHA
56. Paper plate or plastic spoon : DISPENSABLEITEM
60. Linkletter : ART
61. Baby's toy : RATTLE
62. Links call : FORE
63. Female ruff : REE
64. More ignoble : BASER
65. Kind of song : SWAN
1. Kind of clearance : SLUM
2. Prong : TINE
3. Former, at one time : ERST
4. Bleat : MAA
5. Dimwits : STUPES
6. Minded : CARED
7. Macaws : ARAS
8. Caesar's language: Abbr. : LAT
9. French season : ETE
10. Game-schedule listing : AWAY
11. I.O.U., for one : NOTE
12. Throw : TOSS
15. First-aid item : ADHESIVETAPE
18. Cassette gadget : TAPERECORDER
19. Loyal : FAST
23. Headliner : STAR
24. Moderates, with "down" : TONES
25. S.A. Indian : ONA
26. Bisque ingredients : CLAMS
27. Buffalo Bill show : RODEO
28. S.A. constrictor : ABOMA
29. Kitchen appliance : MIXER
30. Boo-boo : ERROR
31. Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
32. Pegasus, e.g. : STEED
34. Collects : SAVES
39. Cupid : EROS
42. Egg cells : OVA
45. Harvest : REAP
46. Wall St. bear : SELLER
48. ___ d'hôte : TABLE
49. Hebrew month : ADAR
50. Charter : HIRE
51. Italian town : ESTE
52. Servings of butter : PATS
53. Pack : STOW
54. Queen of heaven : HERA
55. Last word : AMEN
57. Seize : NAB
58. Depot: Abbr. : STA
59. Provisos : IFS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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