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New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 1974

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,993
Across Down
1. Word with shirt or circle : DRESS
6. Writer Ludwig : EMIL
10. Initials for 20 and 41 Across : USMA
14. Take delight in : REVEL
15. Loki's son : NARE
16. Tide : NEAP
17. Nicolo : AMATI
18. Church areas : TRANSEPTS
20. West Point sight, with 41 Across : MILITARY
22. Volcanic rock : TAXITE
23. Symington, to friends : STU
24. U. S. caricaturist : REA
25. Red deer : SPAYS
26. Way off : AFAR
29. Kind of sound : NASAL
32. Out of bed : ASTIR
34. Years, to Nero : ANNI
35. Test : ORAL
39. 1840 graduate of 10 Across : SHERMAN
41. See 20 Across : ACADEMY
43. Nazi V.I.P. : HESS
44. Right and left : ENDS
46. 1829 graduate of 10 Across : RELEE
47. "Strike ___!" : THREE
49. Musical closing : CODA
50. Part of NASA : SPACE
53. Saratoga, for one : SPA
55. Chinese pagoda : TAA
58. Part of Fun City : HARLEM
60. 1886 graduate of 10 Across : PERSHING
63. Site of rival of 10 Across : ANNAPOLIS
65. Do one's ___ best : LEVEL
66. Garlands : LEIS
67. Native of Riga : LETT
68. "Good night, ___" : IRENE
69. Morays: Var. : ELES
70. Digits : TOES
71. Meat pie : PASTY
1. Small drinks : DRAMS
2. Forgive : REMIT
3. Appraises : EVALUATES
4. Bristle: Prefix : SETI
5. Slash : SLIT
6. ___ nous : ENTRE
7. ___ Mobley, Miss America 1959 : MARYANN
8. David's officer : IRA
9. 40-day period : LENT
10. Like a dud bomb : UNEXPLODED
11. Brown : SEPIA
12. Alou of baseball : MATTY
13. Building recesses : APSES
19. Fencer's cry : SASA
21. Timetable abbr. : ARR
27. Plane section : FIRSTCLASS
28. Branch : ARM
30. Collections of sayings : ANAS
31. Word in Virginia's motto : SIC
32. Residue : ASH
33. Pronoun : SHE
34. Queen ___ : ANNE
36. Kin : RELATIVES
37. Soul: Fr. : AME
38. Caustic : LYE
40. Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
42. Nigerian people : ARO
45. Notwithstanding : DESPITE
48. Dickens character : HEEP
49. Auto : CAR
50. Kind of rock : SHALE
51. Jury : PANEL
52. Golf-tour name : ARNIE
54. Annoyances : PESTS
56. Concerning : ANENT
57. " . . . men gang aft ___" : AGLEY
59. Shed : MOLT
61. Garment : SLIP
62. Greek goddess : HERA
64. Durocher : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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