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New York Times, Monday, May 27, 1974

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,053
Across Down
1. German region : SAAR
5. Husky : BURLY
10. Biblical land : ARAM
14. Asian tree : ACLE
15. Swiftly : APACE
16. Beverage ingredient : COLA
17. Protective document : THECONSTITUTION
20. Isolates : SECLUDES
21. Creator of Orphant Annie : RILEY
22. "Oh it is, ___?" : ISIT
23. Neighbor of U.S.S.R. : IRAN
25. Verse form : SONNET
28. More tightfisted : STINGIER
32. Blade : EPEE
33. Ten, in Rome : DIECI
34. Blue Eagle org. : NRA
35. Respected institution : THESUPREMECOURT
39. First ___ : AID
40. Intentions : PLANS
41. Cleaving tool : FROE
42. Skin inflammation : ERYTHEMA
44. Crispy cakes : WAFERS
46. Ball club : REDS
47. Hindu weight : RATI
48. Shower time : APRIL
51. Separates : DETACHES
55. Cherished right : FREEDOMOFSPEECH
58. Serengeti sound : ROAR
59. Opposite of intaglio : CAMEO
60. Contest : RACE
61. Chances : ODDS
62. Kind of testimony : SWORN
63. Vehicle : SLED
1. Certain days: Abbr. : SATS
2. Head woe : ACHE
3. Smart ___ : ALEC
4. Rests : RECLINES
5. Outlaw : BANDIT
6. Capsize : UPSET
7. Exclamation of disgust : RATS
8. W. W. II vessel : LCI
9. Nevertheless : YET
10. Behaving : ACTING
11. Ruffle : ROIL
12. Lily : ALOE
13. Large number : MANY
18. English river : OUSE
19. Celestial : URANIC
23. Details : ITEMS
24. Kind of paper : RICE
25. Bristles : SETAE
26. Biblical region rich in gold : OPHIR
27. Poor : NEEDY
28. City in Italy : SIENA
29. Harden : INURE
30. Box-score entry : ERROR
31. Values : RATES
33. Weights : DRAMS
36. Maintained : UPHELD
37. Begged : PLED
38. Policemen : OFFICERS
43. Roles of judges : TRIERS
44. Holmes's biographer : WATSON
45. Nipa palm : ATAP
47. Assign : REFER
48. Hair style : AFRO
49. Nudge : PROD
50. Interpret : READ
51. Major-___ : DOMO
52. Cure : HEAL
53. ___ homo : ECCE
54. Discard : SHED
56. Shavetail academy: Abbr. : OCS
57. Gullet : MAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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