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New York Times, Friday, February 7, 1975

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,309
Across Down
1. Eagle variety : BALD
5. Custer's effort : STAND
10. Mine truck : TRAM
14. ___ patriae : AMOR
15. Singing voice : TENOR
16. Island off Scotland : IONA
17. Spanish child : NINO
18. Prefix for vert : EXTRO
19. Hymn word : AMEN
20. Like one end of the pool : DEEPER
22. Articulate : ASPIRATE
24. Poetic cattle : KINE
26. Icelandic work : EDDA
27. In every way : ENTIRELY
31. Red dyes : EOSINS
35. Speak one's ___ : PIECE
36. Rope fiber : SISAL
38. ___ the line : TOE
39. Black Hills state: Abbr. : SDAK
40. Control : WIELD
41. Sand hill, in Britain : DENE
42. Hockey's Bobby : ORR
43. English dramatist : PEELE
44. "Forewarned, fore___" : ARMED
45. Cactus of Southwest : MESCAL
47. Thaws : DEFROSTS
49. Troubles : AILS
51. Round ___ : TRIP
52. Something from heaven : RAINDROP
56. Discontinued autos : EDSELS
60. Formerly, of old : ERST
61. Gladden : ELATE
63. Read copy : EDIT
64. Valley : DALE
65. French month : AVRIL
66. City of India : AGRA
67. Unique thing : ONER
68. Fall into ruin : DECAY
69. Set up a golf ball : TEED
1. Marching or rubber : BAND
2. Friend, in Paris : AMIE
3. Solitary : LONE
4. Old football scoring play : DROPKICK
5. Novelist Laurence : STERNE
6. Antoine or Rickard : TEX
7. Theater org. : ANTA
8. Bergen resident : NORSE
9. "Born Yesterday" words : DROPDEAD
10. Headdresses : TIARAS
11. Capital of Italia : ROMA
12. Dill herb : ANET
13. Shaggy hair : MANE
21. Shamrock land : EIRE
23. Adored one : IDOL
25. Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
27. English track : EPSOM
28. Kol ___ : NIDRE
29. Races : TEARS
30. Give way : YIELD
32. Details : ITEMS
33. Musical piece : NONET
34. Beginnings : SEEDS
37. Cold-weather fall : SLEET
40. Bookish : WELLREAD
41. Limousine accommodation : DROPSEAT
43. ___ off (bribed) : PAID
44. Unproductive : ARID
46. Gait : CANTER
48. In a lavish way : FREELY
50. Unravel : SOLVE
52. Go over again : REDO
53. "Man of ___" : ARAN
54. Wight, for one : ISLE
55. Paris play area : PARC
57. Sharpness : EDGE
58. Italian money : LIRE
59. African village : STAD
62. Toledo aunt : TIA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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