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New York Times, Monday, August 26, 1974

Author: Victor Goldfarb
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,144
Across Down
1. Chums : PALS
5. Sky bear : URSA
9. Accessories for a cowboy : SPURS
14. "Pretty maids all in ___" : AROW
15. Material for a hat : FELT
16. Palmer : ARNIE
17. Neighbor of Honduras : NICARAGUA
19. Savoir-faire : POISE
20. "Uncle Tom" girl : ELIZA
21. College study : ARTS
23. Type of gun : STEN
24. Steel beam : IBAR
26. Kilmer poem : TREES
28. Neighbor of Wales : IRELAND
31. ___ Juana : TIA
32. French form of boxing : SAVATE
33. Sports-schedule listing : HOMEGAME
38. Govt. agent : TMAN
39. Certain, in France : COURU
41. Military group : UNIT
42. Gave the teacher the homework : HANDEDIN
44. Put aboard cargo : LOADIN
46. Serling : ROD
47. Neighbor of Italy : AUSTRIA
48. Finishing kick : SPURT
51. Man, for example : ISLE
52. Famous Cardinal : STAN
53. Old Asian land : ELAM
56. Gives out : EMITS
60. Short and pithy : TERSE
62. Neighbor of New Guinea : AUSTRALIA
64. Potent beam : LASER
65. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
66. Partner of lease : LEND
67. Creator of Lefty : ODETS
68. What to do with a barge : TOTE
69. African fox : ASSE
1. Sheet of stamps : PANE
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. Places : LOCI
4. Neighbor of Mozambique : SWAZILAND
5. Soviet city : UFA
6. Concern : REGARD
7. Insult : SLUR
8. Rat-___ : ATAT
9. Maple-sugar source : SAP
10. Literary medium : PROSE
11. Combine : UNITE
12. Gets up : RISES
13. Observed : SEEN
18. Neighbor of Casablanca : RABAT
22. Incitement : STIMULUS
25. Speaker's warm-up, often : ANECDOTE
27. Girl's name : RAE
28. Narrow land strip: Abbr. : ISTH
29. Hindu incarnation : RAMA
30. Writer Hunter : EVAN
31. High ___ : TOR
33. Follower of Attila : HUN
34. Neighbor of Mexico : GUATEMALA
35. Male: Prefix : ANDR
36. Roman 1003 : MIII
37. Heater : ETNA
40. Suffix for anthrop : OID
43. Go astray : ERR
45. Canadian physician : OSLER
47. Draws a bead on : AIMSAT
48. Advantage : STEAD
49. Do grammar work : PARSE
50. Like some gems : UNSET
52. French city : STLO
54. Shoemaker's need : LAST
55. Nader subject : AUTO
57. De France and others : ILES
58. Cans : TINS
59. Author of "Justine" : SADE
61. Pause fillers : ERS
63. Part of Mao's name : TSE

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

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