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New York Times, Friday, April 19, 1974

Author: Norton Rhoades
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Norton Rhoades has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,015
Across Down
1. Village : DORP
5. Last ___ : GASP
9. Bank-holiday money : SCRIP
14. Employer : USER
15. ___ podrida : OLLA
16. Tropical American animal : COATI
17. Regarding : ASTO
18. Rapier : FOIL
19. Of a grain : OATEN
20. Arguer's goal : LASTWORD
22. Modern affliction : STRESS
23. Slips : ERRS
24. Dahs' associates : DITS
25. Shore bird : AVOCET
28. Actor's jury : AUDIENCE
32. Famous saloon : LASTCHANCE
34. Long time : EON
35. Search, as a suspect : FRISK
36. Creek : RIA
37. Behave irrationally : GOAPE
39. Caesar's "hail" : AVE
40. Famed mural : LASTSUPPER
42. Under-the-window routine : SERENADE
45. "___ It" (Porter song) : LETSDO
46. ___ Verde : MESA
47. Thus: It. : COSI
48. Popular school period : RECESS
51. Departure-time words : LASTCALL
55. Awake : ALERT
56. Do a Monday job : WASH
57. Pelvic bones : ILIA
58. Stave : RANGE
59. French play part : ACTE
60. Lemon and orange : ADES
61. Bet : ANTED
62. Document : DEED
63. U. S. cartoonist : NAST
1. ___ purpose (having two uses) : DUAL
2. Pelion's companion : OSSA
3. Soaks flax : RETS
4. Defends : PROTECTS
5. Look for adventure : GOFORTH
6. Then: Fr. : ALORS
7. Skidded : SLID
8. Buddy : PAL
9. Antonio of opera : SCOTTI
10. Unrefined : COARSE
11. Interest or first : RATE
12. Followers: Suffix : ITES
13. Wrestles to a win : PINS
21. Georgia Tech man, in song : WRECK
22. Aspect : SIDE
24. Coin for Portia : DUCAT
25. African grasses : ALFAS
26. Layer of silt : VARVE
27. Willow : OSIER
28. Flavor : ANISE
29. Low tides : NEAPS
30. Met the crisis : COPED
31. January, in Lima : ENERO
33. Plowed land : ARADA
37. Poet Edgar : GUEST
38. Man for lenses : OPTICIAN
40. Girl : LASS
41. Made watery progress : SLOSHED
43. Come out : EMERGE
44. Made a home : NESTED
47. Brahman, e.g. : CASTE
48. ___ avis : RARA
49. Verve : ELAN
50. Not worth a ___ : CENT
51. Tatting : LACE
52. Alan or Robert : ALDA
53. ___ low (hides out) : LIES
54. Shoe form : LAST
56. Roll of money : WAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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