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New York Times, Friday, August 16, 1974

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,134
Across Down
1. ___ vu : DEJA
5. Brunches : MEALS
10. French-Swiss range : JURA
14. Angered : IRED
15. Small ring : ANLET
16. Familiar with : UPON
17. Ming treasure : VASE
18. Thing of awesome power : JUGGERNAUT
20. Shillong's state : ASSAM
22. Indian reign : RAJ
23. Beyond the Narrows : ATSEA
24. Provide joy : ELATE
26. Thessalian height : OSSA
28. Modifier: Abbr. : ADJ
30. Loyola men : JESUITS
32. Chemistry, for one: Abbr. : SCI
35. Roman emperor : TRAJAN
37. Used a needle : INJECTED
39. Syrian city : HAMA
40. ___ Domingo : SANTO
42. Whodunit name : ERLE
43. Unfolds : OPENSOUT
45. Lodgings : HOTELS
47. French article : LES
48. Decrees : ORDAINS
50. Barfly : SOT
51. Affirmatives in Naples : SISI
52. Rulers : TSARS
54. Lagoon site : ATOLL
57. Shooter : TAW
59. English auto pioneer : ROLLS
62. "Eternity" author : JAMESJONES
65. Shade of red : BEET
66. Ill-natured : ACID
67. Deacon's stole: Var. : ORARY
68. Spanish pronoun : ESTA
69. Goes bad : ROTS
70. Curves : ESSES
71. TU 144's : SSTS
1. Price or Pons : DIVA
2. Dates : ERAS
3. Celebrated robber : JESSEJAMES
4. "It's ___" : ADEAL
5. Army officer: Abbr. : MAJ
6. Accustoms : ENURES
7. Seaweed : ALGA
8. Human hinge : LEGJOINT
9. ___ Marie : STE
10. Ruling group : JUNTA
11. Arrow-poison tree : UPAS
12. Lothario : ROUE
13. Architectural pier : ANTA
19. Eastern civet : RASSE
21. Goya model : MAJA
25. Certain muscles : TENSORS
27. Newfoundland's capital : STJOHNS
28. Mass. town : ATHOL
29. Adjust, as curtains : DRAPE
31. Utah river : UINTA
32. Without emphasis : STRESSLESS
33. Overgrown violin : CELLO
34. What i.e. stands for : IDEST
36. Peerce : JAN
38. Whale: Prefix : CET
41. Readers of books : AUDITORS
44. Agronomists' concerns : SOILS
46. Sandy ridges : OSAR
49. As ___ (so to speak) : ITWERE
51. Coasters : SLEDS
53. Invests : ROBES
54. Inharmonious : AJAR
55. Mexican sandwich : TACO
56. Overlook : OMIT
58. Mallard genus : ANAS
60. European : LETT
61. Bus stops: Abbr. : STAS
63. ___ College : JOE
64. Arrangement: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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