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New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 1974

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B J W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,131
Across Down
1. Worked at Aunt Dinah's party : QUILTED
8. In ___ with (conniving) : CAHOOTS
15. Shake : UNNERVE
16. Large Pacific area : OCEANIA
17. Rather than : INSTEAD
18. Kind of member : CHARTER
19. Negative : NOT
20. Stifled laugh : SNICKER
22. Wallaba : APA
23. Certain alcohols: Suffix : ITOLS
25. Iowa college : COE
26. Sunset or Gaza : STRIP
28. Emperor : NERO
29. Calling and playing : CARDS
31. German article : EINE
32. Toothless : EDENTATE
34. " . . . upon ___ of gold" : ACROSS
36. Rayburn : GENE
37. Deception : FLAM
38. Dwellings of a sort : TEPEES
41. Messengers : COURIERS
45. U. S. composer : IVES
46. Smells : ODORS
48. Catch : NAIL
49. Landlords' concerns : RENTS
51. Not abridged: Abbr. : UNC
52. Opponent for Dempsey : FIRPO
53. Constellation : ARA
54. Ex-heavyweight champ : CARNERA
57. Movie studio : LOT
58. Lower jawbone : DENTALE
60. Mussolini, for one : FASCIST
62. Ushers : ESCORTS
63. Beauty lover : ESTHETE
64. Vast plains : STEPPES
65. In demand : DESIRED
1. Beneficial drug : QUININE
2. Not seen : UNNOTED
3. Imminent : INSTORE
4. ___ out (free) : LET
5. Lock : TRESS
6. Man's name : EVAN
7. Devote oneself to : DEDICATE
8. Like some pistols : COCKED
9. Doctor's concern : ACHE
10. Learns : HEARS
11. Rower's need : OAR
12. Where Toronto is : ONTARIO
13. Men's accessories : TIEPINS
14. Mexican cloaks : SARAPES
21. Hard ___ : CORE
24. Most protracted : LONGEST
27. Ends : TERMINI
29. Troubadour's love song : CANSO
30. Roman goddess : SALUS
33. Golf area : TEE
35. Stock ___ : CAR
37. Like hunger strikers, at times : FORCEFED
38. Diatribes : TIRADES
39. Symbol of achievement : EVEREST
40. Sackcloth and ashes : PENANCE
41. Opponent for Louis : CONN
42. More like a certain bird : EARLIER
43. Comeback : RIPOSTE
44. Grooved : SLOTTED
47. Compulsion : DURESS
50. Abrupt declivity : SCARP
52. Goes hungry : FASTS
55. Der ___ : ALTE
56. Level: Var. : RASE
59. Spinner : TOP
61. Greek letter : CHI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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