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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1974

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,958
Across Down
1. Pen ___ : PALS
5. Elegant : POSH
9. German composer : WEBER
14. Where Mosul is: Var. : IRAK
15. L'___ d'Huez, French peak : ALPE
16. Miss St. Johns : ADELA
17. Heavenly : CELESTIAL
19. Having secret meaning : RUNIC
20. Lengthy TV program : TELETHON
21. Fibber of radio : MCGEE
22. Roofing material : SLATE
23. Resort off Florida : NASSAU
26. Take umbrage : RESENT
29. Corner : TREE
32. Word with meal or cake : OAT
35. Atomic or kinetic : ENERGY
36. Unctuous : OILY
37. Hindenburg's state : PRUSSIA
39. Dessert sherry : OLOROSO
41. Port of Israel : ACRE
42. Indignant looks : GLARES
44. Cole : NAT
45. Cod's relative : HAKE
46. Old Egyptian amulets : MENATS
47. Villella : EDWARD
49. Metrical feet : IAMBI
54. Puccini opera : TOSCA
56. Of the waterside : RIPARIAN
59. "___ for every state" : ASTAR
60. Women's libbers : FEMINISTS
61. English poet : BLAKE
62. Is obligated : OWES
63. Tennis name : ASHE
64. Units of loudness : SONES
65. Spanish pronoun : ESTA
66. U. S. cartoonist : NAST
1. Ancient Britons : PICTS
2. Spinning : AREEL
3. ___ Rookh : LALLA
4. Form of trapshooting : SKEET
5. Way : PATH
6. Potpourri : OLIO
7. Type of wrench : SPANNER
8. Loki's daughter : HEL
9. Readies the rolls : WARMS
10. Horace Mann, e.g. : EDUCATOR
11. Israeli statesman : BENGURION
12. Journalist Abel : ELIE
13. Human or rat : RACE
18. Cubic meters : STERES
24. Sweater yarn : ANGORA
25. Engraving tool : STYLET
27. Riddle : ENIGMA
28. Arctic vessel : SEALER
30. Miss Maxwell : ELSA
31. River island: Var. : EYOT
32. Moonfish : OPAH
33. Alms box : ARCA
34. Region of central Asia : TURKESTAN
38. Tea fare : SEEDCAKE
40. Legendary Gaelic hero : OSSIAN
43. Julie or Dana : ANDREWS
48. Merchandise : WARES
50. Of an early Eastern doctrine : ARIAN
51. ___ solemnis : MISSA
52. House units : BATHS
53. Map addition : INSET
54. Keep ___ on : TABS
55. European capital : OSLO
57. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
58. Tuscany city : PISA
60. Adversary : FOE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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