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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,775
Across Down
1. Challenge : CONTEST
8. Used sandpaper : SCRAPED
15. Relative of "Out of stock" : ONORDER
16. Take an oath : PROMISE
17. ___ idol : MATINEE
18. Rosie of W. W. II : RIVETER
19. Lupino : IDA
20. One thing ___ : ATATIME
22. Day: Abbr. : FRI
23. Truck areas : CABS
25. Warty orange : OSAGE
26. Recompensed : PAID
27. Strong man : ATLAS
29. Good times : UPS
30. Writer A. A. : MILNE
31. Danger for ship in a storm : LEESHORE
33. Took a vote : POLLED
34. Field creature : HARE
35. Vocalize : SING
36. Like sheets in January : ONSALE
39. Immigrants' accommodation : STEERAGE
43. Plastic for floors : VINYL
44. Bill's partner : COO
45. Baker's aid : TIMER
46. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
47. Weirdo : GHOUL
49. Ore pit: Sp. : MINA
50. Edsel's relative : REO
51. Loud noise, in Scotland : BRATTLE
53. Anti-liquor org. : ATS
54. Clothing : APPAREL
56. Bit of food : EATABLE
58. Wardrobe accessory : TIERACK
59. Texas, vis-à-vis Alaska : SMALLER
60. Caruso and Fermi : ENRICOS
61. Tea judges : TASTERS
1. Laughable : COMICAL
2. Out with an escort : ONADATE
3. V.I.P. : NOTABLE
4. Part of T.N.T. : TRI
5. Millay : EDNA
6. Take care of : SEETO
7. Cherish : TREASURE
8. Small branches : SPRIGS
9. Punishment's forerunner : CRIME
10. Wander : ROVE
11. French soul : AME
12. Stumbling block : PITFALL
13. Alkaloid of a bean : ESERINE
14. Mocked : DERIDED
21. Measuring device : TAPE
24. Struts about : SASHAYS
26. Mayflower fare : PILGRIM
28. "I ___ return" : SHALL
30. French painter : MONET
32. Natural asset : ORE
33. Jack Horner's dessert : PIE
35. Most dauntless : STOUTEST
36. Gorged : OVERATE
37. Bowling item : NINEPIN
38. Nosy one : SNOOPER
39. Chimney-sweep's target : SOOT
40. Kindhearted : AMIABLE
41. Less harsh : GENTLER
42. Blackboard needs : ERASERS
44. Scores, with "up" : CHALKS
47. El ___ (painter) : GRECO
48. Ruminant : LLAMA
51. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
52. Greek letters : ETAS
55. Jackie's mate : ARI
57. High in pitch : ALT

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

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