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New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,676
Across Down
1. Tread heavily : CLAMP
6. "God's Little ___" : ACRE
10. Pretender : SHAM
14. Sound : AUDIO
15. Lowell, for one : POET
16. Fluid rock : LAVA
17. Light refractor : PRISM
18. ___ hurry : INNO
19. Abbr. in an anthology : ANON
20. Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
21. Trombone number : SEVENTYSIX
23. Damp-weather problem : MILDEW
25. Marsh plant : REED
26. Easter event : PARADE
29. One who specifies : NAMER
31. Sprung : ARISEN
32. "Essays of ___" : ELIA
33. Marriage vow : IDO
36. Did a blacksmith job : RESHOD
37. Graduated rod : STADIA
39. "___ not what your country . . . " : ASK
40. "___ us not . . . " : LEAD
43. Newspaper padding : FILLER
44. Rich cake : TORTE
45. Small land areas : ISLETS
46. Old ___ (Admiral Vernon) : GROG
48. Experiences : TASTES
50. Grimm's claim to fame : FAIRYTALES
52. "___ hath God wrought?" : WHAT
56. Harness loops : LUGS
57. College course: Abbr. : ECON
58. "From ___ shining . . . " : SEATO
59. Money changing : AGIO
60. Avoid : SHUN
61. Lead weight : PLUMB
62. Unites : WEDS
63. Bristle : SETA
64. Metal mixture : ALLOY
1. Ammo for some pistols : CAPS
2. Attraction : LURE
3. Mine entrance : ADIT
4. Jumble : MISHMASH
5. Dull cannon noise : POM
6. On foot: Fr. : APIED
7. Assemble : CONVENE
8. Urban ___ : RENEWAL
9. District on the Thames : ETON
10. Cain or Bluebeard : SLAYER
11. Medieval guild: Var. : HANSE
12. Keep away : AVOID
13. Tailless cat : MANX
21. Like Twiggy : SLENDER
22. Scholarly writing : TREATISE
24. Social doctrine : IDEOLOGY
26. S. A. rubber : PARA
27. Surface measures : ARES
28. Take a chance : RISK
30. Square pegs, usually : MISFITS
33. At rest : IDLE
34. Subject of many best sellers : DIET
35. Skiff adjuncts : OARS
38. Part of a Shakespearean title : ALLSWELL
41. Kind of case : ATTACHE
42. Deliver, as punishment : DEALOUT
44. Trunks : TORSOS
46. Measure : GAUGE
47. Unyielding : RIGID
49. Cassia shrub : SENNA
50. Defect : FLAW
51. Mrs. Dick Tracy : TESS
53. Loot : HAUL
54. Prefix for sphere : ATMO
55. Uncle of Sterne novel : TOBY
58. Resort in Belgium : SPA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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