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New York Times, Friday, August 10, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,763
Across Down
1. Egyptian symbol : ANKH
5. Sea mollusk : SALPA
10. ___ as molasses : SLOW
14. Trading vessel of India : DONI
15. Poem by Virgil: Var. : ENEID
16. Franchot : TONE
17. One of the pool ends : DEEP
18. ___ of woe : ATALE
19. Depend on : RELY
20. Had a good night : SLEPTLIKEABABY
23. Villain's welcome : HISS
24. Palm leaf: Var. : OLAY
25. Like some bacon : CRISP
27. Barley bristle : AWN
29. Gland fluid : SEBUM
33. ___ as a kite : HIGH
34. Roman 102 : CII
35. Umpire's call : STRIKE
36. Tree : ASH
37. Ship rope : RATLINE
39. Kind of about : GAD
40. Backward : RETRAD
42. Like some humor : DRY
43. Ignoble : BASE
44. Brook or speckled : TROUT
45. Demand : ASK
46. Abates : EASES
47. Smyrna exports : FIGS
49. African grass : ALFA
50. Common pairing in ads : BEFOREANDAFTER
56. Astonish, with "over" : BOWL
57. Plant firmly : IMBED
58. Wife of Tyndareus : LEDA
59. Nautical word : ALEE
60. Strainer : SIEVE
61. Football positions : ENDS
62. ___ as nails : HARD
63. Spud : TATER
64. Traffic sign : STOP
1. Does sums : ADDS
2. Coward : NOEL
3. ___ a grasshopper : KNEEHIGHTO
4. Leaning toward obesity : HIPPISH
5. Zoo denizens : SEALS
6. Against : ANTI
7. Faucet woe : LEAK
8. Overload : PILEON
9. Make ___ (transact) : ADEAL
10. Errant one : STRAYER
11. U. S. banker : LOEB
12. One and ___ : ONLY
13. English weight : WEY
21. Cooking abbr. : TSP
22. Moisten the turkey : BASTE
25. Art work in an annual report : CHART
26. Early ___ : RISER
27. River island : AIT
28. Desolate regions : WILDS
30. Words for a portly person : BIGASATENT
31. Decree : UKASE
32. Early Persians : MEDES
34. Rotter : CAD
35. Curve of a ship plank : SNY
37. Proportion : RATIO
38. Rub the wrong way : IRK
41. Wrinkled : RUFFLED
43. Perplexes : BAFFLES
45. Loss of ability to understand : ASEMIA
46. High note : ELA
48. What comes to the mill : GRIST
49. Snake : ADDER
50. Hurling weapon : BOLA
51. Pitcher : EWER
52. Be an accessory to : ABET
53. Glacial snow : NEVE
54. Taro root : EDDO
55. Grate : RASP
56. "___, humbug!" : BAH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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