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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 1974

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,992
Across Down
1. Predicament : HOLE
5. Kind of pigeon : CLAY
9. Step of a sort : RUNG
13. Region : AREA
14. Well-known island : RHODE
15. Organic compound : ENOL
16. Instructions to Satan : GETTHEEBEHINDME
19. Plane: Abbr. : SST
20. Prefix for diluvian : ANTE
21. Peewee : REESE
22. Entertainers : HOSTS
24. Do a conning job : STEER
26. Originate : CREATE
28. High lake : TARN
29. U. S. regulatory org. : ICC
32. Truman : HARRY
33. Aladdin's friend : GENIE
34. New Deal initials : NRA
35. Summer refreshments : ICES
36. Frogs' homes : PONDS
37. Turkish chambers : ODAS
38. Coming-out girl : DEB
39. Annotation : GLOSS
40. Shoe job : SHINE
41. Compass reading : ESE
42. Used the car : RODE
43. Attaches, as a stamp : STICKS
44. Quarterback's repertoire : PLAYS
46. Snub : SNOOT
47. "Who was dat lady ___ you with . . . ?" : ISEEN
49. Latin 1003 : MIII
50. French title : MME
53. Instructions to fans : STANDUPANDCHEER
57. Tropical dog : ALCO
58. Blue ___ : SERGE
59. Wise : ONTO
60. Shad offerings : ROES
61. Heraldic term : ENTE
62. French seasons : ETES
1. Witches : HAGS
2. Metal sources : ORES
3. Instructions to troublemakers : LETTHEREBEPEACE
4. Diner sign : EAT
5. Huntley and others : CHETS
6. Projection : LOBE
7. Drink : ADE
8. Slangy agreement : YEH
9. Miss Adoree : RENEE
10. Facing trial : UNDERINDICTMENT
11. Paris names : NOMS
12. Song : GLEE
14. Income, in Le Havre : RENTE
17. Type of pudding : HASTY
18. Vernon's wife : IRENE
23. Propellers : OARS
24. England's Goodwin ___ : SANDS
25. Baseball's Speaker : TRIS
26. Berate : CHIDE
27. Off to the ___ : RACES
28. High-strung : TENSE
30. Model-T accessory : CRANK
31. Instances : CASES
33. Samaritan and Hope : GOODS
36. One-up trick : PLOY
37. Lake Erie's neighbor : OHIO
39. Stand or opera : GRAND
40. Spartan : STOIC
43. Kind of remark : SNIDE
45. Mesh fabrics : LENOS
46. Burn slightly : SINGE
47. River to the Danube : ISAR
48. French town : STLO
49. Shopping place : MART
51. Measure : METE
52. Cupid : EROS
54. Consume : USE
55. Place to do a stretch : PEN
56. Implement for Markham's man : HOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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