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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1974

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,956
Across Down
1. ___ Hari : MATA
5. Dwelling units: Abbr. : APTS
9. Weapon for felling cattle : BOLA
13. Cold-shoulders : SNUBS
15. Had a so-so day at the track : BROKEEVEN
17. Scatter: Var. : STROW
18. Greenish blue : ROBINSEGG
19. Billy Rose offering : AQUACADE
21. Kind of turpitude : MORAL
22. Actress Joanne : DRU
23. Copying machine: Abbr. : MIM
24. Eva or Egypt : LITTLE
25. Of a sacred image : ICONIC
27. Fuel : PEAT
29. Farm enclosures : STIES
30. Sights in Charleston and Brooklyn : NAVYYARDS
35. Storage pit in Southwest : CIST
36. Celebrates : FETES
37. Hop ___! : TOIT
38. Features of Greenland : ICESHEETS
40. Big name in cards : HOYLE
41. Auto-race city, for short : INDY
42. Item on a Juarez menu : TAMALE
43. ___ mouse (child's game) : CATAND
47. Word with excellence : PAR
48. Rented: Abbr. : LSD
49. In the course of : ALONG
50. Use a plane for a pencil : SKYWRITE
53. Dangerous situation : POWDERKEG
55. Willow used for furniture : OSIER
57. What the 22d Amendment prohibits : THIRDTERM
58. Like untended lawns : WEEDY
59. Surfeit : SATE
60. Grand Old ___ : OPRY
61. Existence : ESSE
1. Documents: Abbr. : MSS
2. Icy area : ANTARCTIC
3. Gem mineral : TURQUOISE
4. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
5. Genesis name : ABRAM
6. Poke : PROD
7. "Oh, ___ in England . . . " : TOBE
8. Cross-country gear : SKI
9. Stupefy : BESOT
10. Public : OVERT
11. Holiday or tender : LEGAL
12. Kind of worm : ANGLE
14. Pundits : SWAMIS
16. Animosity : ENMITY
20. Presidential title: Abbr. : CIC
22. Items thrown in Greek contests : DISCI
24. Places, as bricks : LAYS
26. Yields : NETS
27. Hamburger unit : PATTY
28. Times of day : EVES
30. Exigency : NEED
31. Tiny portion : ATOM
32. Author's rewards : ROYALTIES
33. Flavorings for pickles : DILLSEEDS
34. War horse : STEED
36. Ward off : FEND
39. Depended on : HINGED
40. Disturb keenly : HARROW
42. Marble : TAW
43. Army officers: Abbr. : CAPTS
44. Word of greeting : ALOHA
45. Namely : TOWIT
46. Mr. Previn : ANDRE
47. Small person : PYGMY
50. Beehive : SKEP
51. Playwright Jean : KERR
52. Understanding words : ISEE
54. Rail overseer: Abbr. : RTO
56. Cereal grass : RYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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