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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1974

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,965
Across Down
1. Between amo and amat : AMAS
5. Arbiters : UMPS
9. Lyric poem : EPODE
14. Closet intruder : MOTH
15. Said or Spokane : PORT
16. Circus performer : TAMER
17. Of farming: Prefix : AGRO
18. Fare for surly putters? : GREENCRABS
20. Dress a golfer to the nines? : SUITTOATEE
22. Part of the pot : ANTE
23. Insults : SLAPS
24. Doctrine : TENET
26. Writer Sinclair : UPTON
28. Dexterous : AGILE
33. Do newsroom work : EDIT
36. Fort in Calif. : ORD
37. Swanson : GLORIA
38. Fortune : DESTINY
40. Shaw's birthplace : IRELAND
41. Elide : DELETE
42. Acid initials : RNA
43. Charges : FEES
44. Miss Sills's vehicle : OPERA
45. Bequeath : ENDOW
47. Game of chance : LOTTO
50. French city : LILLE
54. Field mouse : VOLE
58. British golfers' employes? : TEACADDIES
60. Puddler approaching the green : IRONWORKER
62. Wood sorrels : OCAS
63. Bath : SAUNA
64. Dispatched : SENT
65. Spouse : WIFE
66. Church area : ALTAR
67. This, in Madrid : ESTE
68. River of myth : STYX
1. Gather : AMASS
2. Big shot : MOGUL
3. Roman rooms : ATRIA
4. Trackman's ruined club? : SHOTPUTTER
5. Ascent : UPGO
6. Debt-delaying : MORATORY
7. Simulate : PRETEND
8. Dutch master Jan : STEEN
9. Common abbr. : ETC
10. S. A. rubber : PARA
11. Arabian sultanate : OMAN
12. I.O.U. : DEBT
13. Gaelic : ERSE
19. Formerly named : NEE
21. Recipe measure: Abbr. : TSP
25. Legend : TALE
27. Dial ___ : TONE
29. Ladies-in-waiting? : GOLFWIDOWS
30. Dies ___ : IRAE
31. Course of action : LINE
32. Diving-bell name : EADS
33. Taro root : EDDO
34. Profound : DEEP
35. Poetic place : ISLE
37. Reunion member : GRAD
39. Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
40. Pure : INNOCENT
42. Film director's chores : RETAKES
46. Venerable : OLD
48. U. S. Indian : OTO
49. Laconic : TERSE
51. Lawful : LICIT
52. Like lawns in the fall : LEAFY
53. Old car : ESSEX
54. Passport entry : VISA
55. Spoken : ORAL
56. Clod : LOUT
57. Sicilian city : ENNA
59. Johnson of TV : ARTE
61. Conflict : WAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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