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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 1974

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,065
Across Down
1. Tree-trunk growth : MOSS
5. Austrian statesman : RAAB
9. Animal of Mideast : DAMAN
14. "___ do is dream . . . " : ALLI
15. Start of an incantation : ABRA
16. Custom : USAGE
17. Styptic : ALUM
18. Exploit : GEST
19. Excel : SHINE
20. Sicilian wine : MARSALA
22. Billycock : HAT
24. Cover : LID
25. Leather : LAMBSKIN
28. Digestive aid : PEPSIN
32. Time to use one's savings : RAINYDAY
36. Border on : ABUT
37. Roll of cloth : BOLT
38. Atmosphere : AURA
39. Uncas's love : CORA
40. City in Montana : BUTTE
41. Dross : SCUM
42. Got down : ALIT
43. Old English letters : ETHS
44. White or fire : SALE
45. Feign : SIMULATE
47. Much-used, as a path : BEATEN
49. Full-toned : SONOROUS
51. Joker : WAG
54. Service initials : USN
55. London cathedral : STPAULS
60. Abadan man : IRANI
62. Kind of belt : SEAT
64. Small barracuda : SPET
65. Cum grano ___ : SALIS
66. Impulse : URGE
67. "The very ___!" : IDEA
68. ___ fast one : PULLA
69. Bridge support : PIER
70. Optimistic : ROSY
1. Form of address : MAAM
2. Spanish jar : OLLA
3. Direction in music : SLUR
4. U. S. admiral : SIMS
5. Kind of sleeve : RAGLAN
6. Nautical position : ABEAM
7. ___ poetica : ARS
8. Additive for a tub : BATHSALTS
9. Actor Hoffman : DUSTIN
10. Hard wood : ASH
11. Kind of box or order : MAIL
12. Vedic fire god : AGNI
13. Indigence : NEED
21. Arab caliph : ALI
23. "Go fly ___" : AKITE
26. "Oh, ___!" : BROTHER
27. Lake in Africa: Var. : NYASSA
28. S. A. rodents : PACAS
29. Town near Salerno : EBOLI
30. Jewish holiday : PURIM
31. Word with quo or symbol : STATUS
33. Gold coin : DUCAT
34. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
35. Mandarin's residence : YAMEN
37. Finishes : BUTTONSUP
40. Full of ___ : BEANS
46. Alcott : LOUISA
47. Kind of fingers : BUTTER
48. Clairvoyance : ESP
50. River to the Missouri : OSAGE
51. Small bit : WISP
52. New Guinea native : ARAU
53. Bitterness : GALL
56. Arabian area : ASIR
57. Hairstyle : UPDO
58. Famous Virginians : LEES
59. Abide : STAY
61. Zero : NIL
63. Silkworm : ERI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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