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New York Times, Monday, March 25, 1974

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,990
Across Down
1. Opera star : DIVA
5. Mexican Indian : MAYA
9. Whale chaser : AHAB
13. Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
14. Flavor : SAPOR
15. Did rugmaking : WOVE
16. Spat : FALLINGOUT
18. Smell ___ : ARAT
19. Kin of carte blanche : FREEHAND
20. Isolate : ENISLE
22. Nuts : GAGA
23. Greek island : CRETE
24. Young fish : SCROD
27. Dodges : SHIESOFF
30. Depreciation : WEARANDTEAR
33. Moslem saint : PIR
34. Noun suffix : ENCY
35. Of hearing : AURAL
36. The "b" of n.b. : BENE
37. Try to find out : ASK
38. Deity, to Hiawatha : GREATSPIRIT
40. Boston event : TEAPARTY
42. Pile up : AMASS
43. Latin American weapons : BOLAS
44. The Forsytes had one : SAGA
46. Bird like the stilt : AVOCET
48. Joseph or Alice, e.g. : FORENAME
52. ___ a putt : SINK
53. Peevish : ILLNATURED
55. Understanding words : ISEE
56. Liquid containers : VIALS
57. Indian rug : AGRA
58. Secure : FAST
59. Nervous : EDGY
60. Appear large : LOOM
1. Remove : DOFF
2. Straight rod : IBAR
3. Rodent : VOLE
4. Stretched-out parable : ALLEGORY
5. ___ Carta : MAGNA
6. Footless : APOD
7. Pronoun : YOU
8. Highways : ARTERIALS
9. Is expecting : AWAITS
10. TV fare : HORSEOPERA
11. Of grandparents : AVAL
12. French beast : BETE
14. Stocking mishap : SNAG
17. "If ___ million dollars" : IHADA
21. At no time, in poetry : NEER
23. Bilk : CHEAT
24. One of Churchill's four offerings : SWEAT
25. Perfume in a way : CENSE
26. Skinny horse : RACKABONES
27. Leave the straight and narrow : STRAY
28. The end : FINIS
29. Guitar parts : FRETS
31. Story : NARRATIVE
32. Twosomes : DUETS
36. Requiring use of both hands : BIMANUAL
38. Big blow : GALE
39. Actress Debra : PAGET
41. Air or pick : POCKET
44. Filial : SONLY
45. Screw pines : ARAS
46. "___ you didn't already know" : ASIF
47. Passport endorsement : VISA
48. Droop : FLAG
49. Ship on a quest : ARGO
50. Large fish : MERO
51. Netherlands town : EDAM
54. Teapot part : LID

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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