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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 1974

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,039
Across Down
1. Kind of kick or line : SIDE
5. Dwelling units : FLATS
10. Loot : SWAG
14. Calla lily : ARUM
15. Spring harbinger : ROBIN
16. Tramp : HOBO
17. Kind of confrontation : FACETOFACE
19. Court wear : ROBE
20. Contestants : ENTRANTS
21. Waits for : ABIDES
23. Plays the Good Samaritan : AIDS
24. Relative to : AKIN
25. Aqueduct accommodations : STALLS
28. Discontinue : BREAKOFF
32. Wrestler's specialties : HOLDS
33. Knob holders : DOORS
34. Letter : VEE
35. Cupid : EROS
36. Milton of opera broadcasts : CROSS
37. Afforded : LENT
38. French soul : AME
39. Quebec's neighbor : MAINE
40. France's gift to the stage : FARCE
41. Breathes : RESPIRES
43. Quick-fries : SAUTES
44. Retained : HELD
45. Cooking aid : LARD
46. Does housework : CLEANS
49. Sea of seaweed : SARGASSO
53. Masons' burdens : HODS
54. Parallel, in a way : BACKTOBACK
56. Egg on : URGE
57. Battle-cry word of 1836 : ALAMO
58. Ananias : LIAR
59. Exigency : NEED
60. Discourage : DETER
61. Ferber : EDNA
1. Umpire's signal : SAFE
2. Pahlavi's country : IRAN
3. Conduit : DUCT
4. Precious stones : EMERALDS
5. Fern parts : FRONDS
6. Places for choirs : LOFTS
7. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
8. First of the toe trio : TIC
9. Certain footwear : SNEAKERS
10. Analyst, familiarly : SHRINK
11. Kind of alcohol : WOOD
12. Miss Lane : ABBE
13. Departs : GOES
18. Coin-toss call : TAILS
22. Partiality : BIAS
24. Started : AROSE
25. Woolgather, in a way : SHEAR
26. Singer Mel : TORME
27. Bitter drugs : ALOES
28. Blessings : BOONS
29. Open : OVERT
30. Barrier : FENCE
31. Celebrations : FETES
33. Desiccated : DRIED
36. U. S. caverns : CARLSBAD
37. Worthy of praise : LAUDABLE
39. Carriage : MIEN
40. City on the Red River : FARGO
42. ___ out (discontinued) : PHASED
43. "___ Resartus" : SARTOR
45. Delibes opera : LAKME
46. Of Chinese pottery : CHUN
47. Wisdom : LORE
48. Advantage : EDGE
49. Advice to a pet : SCAT
50. Spoke : SAID
51. Examine : SCAN
52. Soup base : OKRA
55. Adam's brew : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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