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New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 1975

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,418
Across Down
1. Soil type : MARL
5. P. I. natives : MOROS
10. "Ay, there's the ___" : RUB
13. Neighborhood : AREA
14. Palm tree : ARECA
15. Greek letter : BETA
16. Pants mishaps : RIPS
17. Return : REPAY
18. Kind of hearth or house : OPEN
19. ___ cross : TAU
20. River to the Yellow Sea : YALU
21. Rock cavity : DRUSE
22. Color for a cordon : BLEU
24. Smear : BEDAUB
27. City in Florida : DELAND
29. Enrich : LARD
30. ___ Countries : LOW
33. Sends out : EMITS
34. Itchy outbreak : HIVES
35. Asian river : ILI
36. Sotto ___ : VOCE
37. Set the tempo : PACED
38. Etcher's need : ACID
39. Siouan Indian : OTO
40. Greek island : SAMOS
41. Item for a car compartment : GLOVE
42. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
43. Norway's king : OLAF
44. Stun with noise : DEAFEN
45. Sidewalk material : CEMENT
47. "Take ___ from me" : ATIP
48. Titter : TEHEE
50. Small shields : ECUS
52. ___ of averages : LAW
55. Seed casing : ARIL
56. Contemporary of the Maxwell : SAXON
58. City in Texas : WACO
59. Like beverage grapes : WINY
60. Nautical command : AVAST
61. Indian flour : ATTA
62. Vast amount : SEA
63. Fishes for trout : CASTS
64. Incite : GOAD
1. Place of trade : MART
2. Song : ARIA
3. Asian nation : REPUBLICOFCHINA
4. ___ Vegas : LAS
5. Pillage : MARAUD
6. Soviet city : OREL
7. Onetime American nation : REPUBLICOFTEXAS
8. Wood sorrel : OCA
9. Authority : SAY
10. Philosophic nation : REPUBLICOFPLATO
11. Western redmen : UTES
12. Harmful thing : BANE
15. Ireland's Brian ___ : BORU
20. Desires : YENS
21. Family members : DADS
23. Former : LATE
25. Sneaky kind of drop : EAVES
26. ___ Scott : DRED
27. Cattle breed : DEVON
28. Be theatrical : EMOTE
31. Kind of oil : OLIVE
32. Expand : WIDEN
34. Biblical hanging victim : HAMAN
37. Like pastels : PALE
38. Turkish regiment : ALAI
40. "___ Enchanted Evening" : SOME
41. Obtains : GETS
44. Intimidates : DAUNTS
46. Wriggling : EELY
48. Marbles : TAWS
49. Great Lakes port : ERIE
51. Expense : COST
53. Things done : ACTA
54. Blue dye : WOAD
56. U. S. Indian : SAC
57. Gardner : AVA
58. Funny one : WAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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