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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 1974

Author: Robin D. Mayer
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 6, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Robin D. Mayer has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,972
Across Down
1. Moo : LOW
4. Bankrolls : WADS
8. ___ left feet (is clumsy) : HASTWO
14. "Exodus" hero : ARI
15. Handkerchief décor: Abbr. : INIT
16. Flower part : ANTHER
17. ___ canto : BEL
18. Approach : NEAR
19. British essayist : STEELE
20. Word with fated or advised : ILL
21. River in Norway : TANA
22. Spies: Abbr. : AGTS
23. Fool : ASS
24. Latin-lesson word : ERAT
25. Work by 3 Down : HAMLET
27. Composer Franz : LEHAR
29. Time: Fr. : FOIS
31. Mineral : ORE
32. Response: Abbr. : ANS
33. At present : TODAY
34. Egyptian god : BES
35. Revue feature : SKIT
36. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
37. Began, to poets : OPED
39. Single : ONE
40. Certain schools: Abbr. : ACADS
42. Out, to the Dutch : UIT
43. Cough: Sp. : TOS
44. Parrot fish : LORO
45. Glass ovens : LEHRS
48. Jumped : HOPPED
50. Not final, in law : NISI
53. Poetic contraction : EEN
54. Sword : EPEE
55. Frenzied : AMOK
56. Panay native : ATI
57. Vines : LIANES
60. Weather ___ : VANE
61. Bug, as a phone : TAP
62. Lyricist for "My Fair Lady" : LERNER
63. Today, in Rome : OGGI
64. Tear : RIP
65. Mountain nymphs : OREADS
66. Retreat : NEST
67. English cathedral town : ELY
1. Of the lips : LABIAL
2. Words of threat : ORELSE
3. British writer : WILLSHAKESPEARE
4. Work by 3 Down : WINTERSTALE
5. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
6. Miss Dors : DIANA
7. Birthplace of 3 Down : STRATFORDONAVON
8. Common verb : HAS
9. Insect : ANT
10. Letter-opener, at times : STEAM
11. Place associated with 3 Down : THEGLOBETHEATRE
12. Tumbled : WELTERED
13. Agamemnon's son : ORESTES
25. Hawk parrot : HIA
26. Work by 3 Down : ASYOULIKEIT
28. Cuckoo : ANI
30. Harem rooms : ODAS
33. Emperor : TSAR
35. More nosy : SNOOPIER
38. Dessert : PIE
39. Work by 3 Down : OTHELLO
41. Fish : COD
46. Kind of store : RETAIL
47. Curt : SNIPPY
49. Bird's feather : PENNA
51. Picture : IMAGE
52. Melodies : SONGS
58. Obey, to a Cockney : EED
59. Elders: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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