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New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 1974

Author: Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,146
Across Down
1. Husing of radio days : TED
4. "Call Me ___" : MADAM
9. Distaste : HATE
13. Syrian city, to French : ALEP
15. Area of north Brazil : AMAPA
16. Cheers : OLES
17. Money for Miss Lisi : LIRA
18. Flimsily constructed : JERRYBUILT
20. Nast creation : CARTOON
22. O. T. book : OBADIAH
23. "___ truly" : YOURS
24. Thatch grass : NETI
25. Examines books : AUDITS
27. Incomes, in France : RENTES
31. Coarse : GROSS
32. Most robust : STURDIEST
35. Gresham's or Salic : LAW
36. Kemble or Bryce : FANNY
37. Way: Abbr. : RTE
38. Embellishes : ORNAMENTS
41. Sultan's entourage : HAREM
43. Novelist Owen : WISTER
44. Fauns : SATYRS
45. Road surfaces : TARS
47. Breed of hog : DUROC
48. Grammarian's word : ANTONYM
51. "___ Arms" : ACALLTO
54. May : MERRYMONTH
56. Clamorous : LOUD
57. Farah's country : IRAN
58. Lost : ATSEA
59. City in France : STLO
60. Douceurs : SOPS
61. Approaches : NEARS
62. Pronoun : HER
1. Bath powder : TALC
2. Essay name : ELIA
3. Old ballads : DERRYDOWNS
4. Bush-leaguers' goal : MAJORS
5. Words of agreement : AMENS
6. Women's org. : DAR
7. Airport area : APRON
8. Prickly shrub : MAYBERRY
9. Famed escape artist : HOUDINI
10. Et ___ : ALII
11. Tissue, in anatomy : TELA
12. Baltic land: Abbr. : ESTH
14. Jargon : PATOIS
19. Diminished : BATED
21. On the ___ (at odds) : OUTS
25. Radiant : AGLOW
26. Arrow poison : URARI
28. Beach-robe fabric : TERRYCLOTH
29. Glyceride : ESTER
30. Flower holders : STEMS
32. ___ Remo : SAN
33. Explosive : TNT
34. German pronoun : UNS
36. Charon, for one : FERRYMAN
39. Transfers, in law : ATTORNS
40. Labor leader : MEANY
41. ___-kiri : HARA
42. Some islands : ATOLLS
44. For example : SUCHAS
46. Destroyed : SMOTE
47. Office machine : DATER
48. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
49. Pianist Peter : NERO
50. Kind of door : TRAP
52. Bulrush : TULE
53. Scent : ODOR
55. Campus group: Abbr. : NSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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