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New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1974

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,950
Across
1. Theater-program listing : CAST
5. Severe : HARSH
10. Culloden fighter : SCOT
14. Handy with words : ARTICULATE
16. Do road work : PAVE
17. Russian city, for a while : STALINGRAD
18. Winglike : ALAR
19. ___ Domingo : SANTO
20. Jason's ship : ARGO
22. City on the Danube : ULM
23. Son of Seth : ENOS
26. Herb genus : SEDUM
28. Sweater yarn : WORSTED
31. Cheese-making need : RENNET
34. Does cleaning : MOPS
35. Kind of shirt : HAIR
37. French critic : TAINE
38. Salutation : AVE
39. Farm animals : PORKERS
41. Beverage : ADE
42. Style : GENRE
44. Black-fin snapper : SESI
45. Check : STEM
46. Ocean arms : INLETS
48. Showed alarm : STARTED
50. Decree : EDICT
52. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
53. Add up : TOT
55. Cheating aid : TROT
57. Luggage items : GRIPS
61. Italian wine center : ASTI
63. Indian Ocean arm : ARABIANSEA
66. Decamped : FLED
67. In a solicitous way : PATERNALLY
68. Scurried : TORE
69. Apparition : SHADE
70. Permits : LETS
Down
1. Elliot of TV : CASS
2. Grecian gulf : ARTA
3. Actor Laurel : STAN
4. Knights of old : TILTERS
5. Barbarian : HUN
6. School subject: Abbr. : ALG
7. ___ avis : RARA
8. Film people : STARS
9. Bettor with second thoughts : HEDGER
10. Belgian town : SPA
11. Slander : CALUMNIATE
12. Running track : OVAL
13. Polk had one : TERM
15. Descendants: Var. : CIONS
21. Playwright Clifford : ODETS
24. Roman emperor : OTHO
25. Burns : SEARS
27. Miss Merkel : UNA
28. Interlaced : WOVEN
29. Widely-shared piece of mail : OPENLETTER
30. Barriers : DIKES
32. Over : ENDED
33. Abound : TEEM
34. "The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
36. Supports : RESTS
39. Kind of larceny or four : PETIT
40. Coin of Iran : RIAL
43. Carpet color : RED
45. Of the breastbone : STERNAL
47. Discards : SCRAPS
49. Old wooden bowl : ROGAN
51. Body of Jewish law : TORAH
53. White House name : TAFT
54. European capital : OSLO
56. Be seeing you! : TATA
58. Avalon, for one : ISLE
59. Trapper's trophy : PELT
60. "Simon ___" : SAYS
62. Fish of Europe : IDE
64. Flower ___ : BED
65. Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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