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New York Times, Monday, March 4, 1974

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,969
Across Down
1. Beach at Rio : COPA
5. Pedestal part : DADO
9. Building beams : IBARS
14. Ring gem : OPAL
15. Zest : ELAN
16. Miss Normand of silents : MABEL
17. Find fault : RAIL
18. Brother of Odin : VILI
19. Main Line suburb of Phila. : PAOLI
20. Wildly excited : PHRENETICAL
23. "___ pleasures and palaces . . . " : MID
24. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
25. Send to school : EDUCATE
27. Via ___ (Christ's route) : DOLOROSA
32. Doctors' org. : AMA
33. New world: Abbr. : AMER
34. Khyber, for one : PASS
36. Musical piece : ETUDE
40. Eastern princess : RANI
41. Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
43. Oklahoma city : ENID
44. Put into force : ENACT
46. Milk, in France : LAIT
47. Lollobrigida : GINA
48. Altar constellation : ARA
50. Prizefight V.l.P. : PROMOTER
52. "The Seven ___ of Wisdom" : PILLARS
56. Comparative suffix : IOR
57. Fuss : ADO
58. Idealistic : IMPRACTICAL
64. TV encore : RERUN
66. Atmosphere: Prefix : AERI
67. Musical section : CODA
68. New Orleans's Vieux ___ : CARRE
69. Party members, for short : DEMS
70. Actor Arkin : ALAN
71. More clever : SLYER
72. Dutch town : EDAM
73. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
1. N.C.O. : CORP
2. Bright fish : OPAH
3. Poker holding : PAIR
4. Like "Pilgrim's Progress" : ALLEGORICAL
5. Does darkroom work : DEVELOPS
6. Came down : ALIT
7. Spanish artist : DALI
8. In reserve : ONICE
9. Decorate, as a hat : IMPLUME
10. Pasture sound : BAA
11. Large snake : ABOMA
12. Used another match : RELIT
13. Advice to Kelly : SLIDE
21. Shoe width: Abbr. : NAR
22. Miss Rehan : ADA
26. Absolute : CATEGORICAL
27. Challenge : DARE
28. Muscat's land : OMAN
29. Russian river : LENA
30. Hall, in Germany : SAAL
31. Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
35. Bake eggs: Var. : SHIR
37. Monad : UNIT
38. Wine and ___ : DINE
39. Biblical tower : EDAR
42. Impassiveness : STOICISM
45. Athletic staff man : TRAINER
49. Sweater part : ARM
51. Clever remark : MOT
52. Recreation areas, in Paris : PARCS
53. Utopian : IDEAL
54. Truck, in England : LORRY
55. Garden tool : SPADE
59. Actress Florence : REED
60. Subject for Virgll : ARMA
61. Porter : COLE
62. Coarse fiber : ADAD
63. Turner : LANA
65. Process: Suffix : URE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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