It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

New York Times, Thursday, May 30, 1974

Author: John Finch
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Finch has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
J
2
O
3
S
4
H
5
T
6
A
7
B
8
S
9
S
10
P
11
O
12
O
13
L
14
A
N
T
A
15
S
T
O
P
16
H
A
R
P
O
17
S
C
A
R
18
E
T
N
A
19
A
L
L
E
R
20
O
U
R
M
21
U
T
U
A
L
22
F
R
I
E
N
D
23
N
E
S
S
E
S
24
L
E
E
S
25
L
E
26
A
27
H
28
A
D
A
29
G
30
E
31
S
32
C
33
H
34
U
35
T
E
36
H
O
37
A
R
38
D
O
R
E
39
L
A
S
H
40
L
A
M
B
S
41
E
A
S
T
42
A
V
E
R
43
A
B
E
L
44
I
S
L
E
S
45
M
E
D
O
46
C
S
47
R
E
48
O
S
49
T
O
E
50
S
51
D
I
52
S
53
M
54
A
55
Y
56
T
57
H
58
E
T
H
R
E
59
E
60
S
I
S
T
E
R
S
61
H
E
L
L
O
62
A
L
T
O
63
O
R
E
S
64
U
M
B
E
R
65
L
I
E
U
66
A
C
N
E
67
G
O
E
S
T
68
S
A
P
S
69
S
I
A
L
© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,056
Across Down
1. Humorist Billings : JOSH
5. Bar bills : TABS
9. Thread holder : SPOOL
14. Broadway org. : ANTA
15. "Time must have a ___" : STOP
16. Speechless Marx : HARPO
17. Unpleasant leftover : SCAR
18. Volcano : ETNA
19. Go, in France : ALLER
20. Late Dickens work : OURMUTUALFRIEND
23. Promontories : NESSES
24. Dregs : LEES
25. Daughter of Laban : LEAH
28. Old saws : ADAGES
32. Flier's friend : CHUTE
36. White coating : HOAR
38. French illustrator : DORE
39. Fasten with a rope : LASH
40. Charles et al. : LAMBS
41. Direction : EAST
42. Affirm : AVER
43. Genesis name : ABEL
44. British ___ : ISLES
45. Certain French wines : MEDOCS
47. Cars of yesterday : REOS
49. "On your ___!" : TOES
51. Consternation : DISMAY
56. Late Chekhov work : THETHREESISTERS
61. Greeting : HELLO
62. Voice : ALTO
63. Taconite, etc. : ORES
64. Reddish brown : UMBER
65. Stead : LIEU
66. Skin trouble : ACNE
67. "Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
68. Enervates : SAPS
69. Rock formation : SIAL
1. Robards : JASON
2. Opportunely : ONCUE
3. Aldebaran and Sirius : STARS
4. Out of ___ way (safe) : HARMS
5. Bloodsucking fly : TSETSE
6. Island off Alaska : ATTU
7. ___ fide : BONA
8. Stone splinter : SPALL
9. Enjoyed in common : SHARED
10. Hudson features : PALISADES
11. Shield border : ORLE
12. Ready for business : OPEN
13. Jim or Mayor : LORD
21. Congo river : UELE
22. Misgivings : FEARS
26. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
27. Aaron's specialty : HOMER
29. Esposito's specialty : GOAL
30. Gaelic : ERSE
31. Beats at bridge : SETS
32. Steamed offering : CLAM
33. Possess : HAVE
34. Took advantage of : USED
35. Chokes : THROTTLES
37. Competent : ABLE
40. Useful beam : LASER
44. Mate of Osiris : ISIS
46. Tenth of a legion : COHORT
48. Abhorrent : ODIOUS
50. Closes a letter : SEALS
52. Colonnades : STOAS
53. Parisian's thanks : MERCI
54. Sports palace : ARENA
55. Branch of the Rhine : YSSEL
56. Goon : THUG
57. Blood: Prefix : HEMO
58. European river : ELBE
59. Kazan : ELIA
60. One or side : STEP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

|