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New York Times, Thursday, August 29, 1974

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,147
Across Down
1. Brazilian state : PARA
5. Tourist isle : CAPRI
10. Impudence : SASS
14. Woeful word : ALAS
15. Close by, in poems : ANEAR
16. Pizzaro victim : INCA
17. Clean out in a way : WASHONESHANDSOF
20. Kind of service : LIP
21. Show exhaustion : PANT
22. Winglike : ALATE
23. ___ songs : PART
24. Info : DOPE
26. German goblin : KOBOLD
29. Lugosi : BELA
30. Dallas campus : SMU
33. Swiss river : AARE
34. George of TV : GOBEL
35. Possesses : HAS
36. On a shoestring : FROMHANDTOMOUTH
40. N. Z. parrot : KEA
41. Medicinal plant juices : ALOES
42. Stake : ANTE
43. Do arithmetic : ADD
44. Cadges : BUMS
45. Gray ___ : MATTER
47. Fruit : LIME
48. Gridiron yard-gainer : PASS
49. Egyptian leader : SADAT
52. Nautical man : MATE
53. Pershing's group : AEF
56. Takes up : TURNSONESHANDTO
60. Of hearing : OTIC
61. Ex ___ : PARTE
62. Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
63. English poet : POPE
64. White House name : TYLER
65. Strip : PEEL
1. Ratchet-wheel part : PAWL
2. Jai ___ : ALAI
3. Kind of berry : RASP
4. Hardwood : ASH
5. Hoax : CANARD
6. Concerning : ANENT
7. DDT target : PEST
8. Stadium sound : RAH
9. Man's name : IRA
10. Move furtively : SIDLE
11. Handle of an old vase : ANSA
12. Man with a caber : SCOT
13. Yegg's target : SAFE
18. Ring gem : OPAL
19. War weapon : NAPALM
23. "Trees," for one : POEM
24. Ledger entries : DEBTS
25. Grocery item : OLEO
26. Austrian novelist : KAFKA
27. Rowed a boat : OARED
28. Kind of ax or cloth : BROAD
29. Portends : BODES
30. Put aside : SHUNT
31. Dull finish : MATTE
32. ___ in (introduce) : USHER
34. Dwarf : GNOME
37. Special clothes : HABITS
38. Astringent : ALUM
39. Stable fare : OATS
45. Cotton of Colonial days : MATHER
46. Confused : ASEA
47. Old weapon : LANCE
48. Hit hard : PASTE
49. Organ part : STOP
50. Kind of suggestion : AUTO
51. Plumbing problem : DRIP
52. Blackbird : MERL
53. Cutting tool : ADZE
54. Raison d'___ : ETRE
55. Young animal : FOAL
57. Make a choice : OPT
58. Vote : NAY
59. Little knot : NEP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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