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New York Times, Thursday, April 24, 1975

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,385
Across Down
1. Chinese servant : AMAH
5. Insects : WASPS
10. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
14. ___ Montez : LOLA
15. Alaskan : ALEUT
16. Simon-___ : PURE
17. ___ shark : LOAN
18. Sing tones of the scale : SOLFA
19. Pretext : PLEA
20. At once : RIGHTOFFTHEBAT
23. Complain : BEEF
24. Wash., Ariz., etc. : USA
25. Word in a lost-and-found ad : REWARD
28. Presiding officers : CHAIRMEN
33. In reserve : ONICE
34. Petrarch's love : LAURA
35. Drink : ALE
36. Lambeth or cake : WALK
37. Mason : PERRY
38. Crop : CRAW
39. Parisian summer : ETE
40. Izaak Walton's burden : CREEL
41. Flurry : HASTE
42. Lifeguards at times : RESCUERS
44. Indiscriminate Romeo : MASHER
45. Worn : OLD
46. Whack : PELT
47. Complete reversal of policy : RIGHTABOUTFACE
54. Normandy river : ORNE
55. Rich cake : TORTE
56. Interlaced : WOVE
58. Rise sharply : SOAR
59. Come to mind : OCCUR
60. Verily : AMEN
61. Pay up : ANTE
62. Gathers in : REAPS
63. London's Scotland : YARD
1. "I'm so ___ alone . . . " : ALL
2. Invader of Spain : MOOR
3. Asian mountains : ALAI
4. Hesitate : HANGBACK
5. Misspent : WASTED
6. Reticent : ALOOF
7. Ego : SELF
8. Powder or cream : PUFF
9. Works of art : STATUARY
10. Emerge : APPEAR
11. Lily part : BULB
12. Tract : AREA
13. Headquarters : SEAT
21. Present : HERE
22. Chinese dynasty : HSIA
25. Crew member : ROWER
26. Growing out : ENATE
27. Trickery : WILES
28. Heeds : CARES
29. Throw : HURL
30. Wetland : MARSH
31. Cheer : ELATE
32. More novel : NEWER
34. Sly look : LEER
37. Eagle or tiger, e.g. : PREDATOR
38. Reject : CASTAWAY
40. Sect : CULT
41. ___ a loaf : HALF
43. Stick together : COHERE
44. Parking-lot fixtures : METERS
46. Construct : PUTUP
47. Miss Bonheur : ROSA
48. Press : IRON
49. Insect : GNAT
50. Sea fish : BOCE
51. Killer whale : ORCA
52. Stupor : COMA
53. Constantly : EVER
57. Finis : END

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

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