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New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 1974

Author: Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,149
Across Down
1. Padlock's place : HASP
5. Peninsula : GASPE
10. Air-pressure units: Abbr. : ATMS
14. ___ podrida : OLLA
15. Ancient Troy : ILION
16. Chicago area : LOOP
17. Rubber trees : ULES
18. Behan autobiography : BORSTALBOY
20. Dinosaurs, e.g. : REPTILES
22. City on the Seine : ROUEN
23. Recites in a way : INTONES
24. Slow, in music : TARDO
25. Stool pigeon : RAT
26. Tarried : LOITERED
29. Author of "J'Accuse!" : ZOLA
32. Garden plant : CANNA
33. Recent: Prefix : NEO
34. Baal, for one : IDOL
35. "___ of Innocence" : SONGS
36. Mindanao native : MORO
37. Seagoing: Abbr. : NAV
38. Star in Virgo : SPICA
39. Bit : ATOM
40. Cat or cheese : CHESHIRE
42. Not civ. : MIL
44. Diving birds : LOONS
45. Recorded again : RETAPED
49. Poet Thomas : DYLAN
50. Turtle's shell : CARAPACE
51. Expurgate : BOWDLERIZE
53. Register : ROLL
54. Dies ___ : IRAE
55. News sections : ROTOS
56. Norwegian king : OLAF
57. Region: Abbr. : TERR
58. Horse sound : SNORT
59. English P.M. : PITT
1. Moslem beauty : HOURI
2. Ethan : ALLEN
3. Dozed : SLEPT
4. Beethoven's Sixth : PASTORAL
5. Gravy ingredient : GIBLET
6. Agalloch : ALOES
7. Knights : SIRS
8. Grammar case: Abbr. : POS
9. Climbs aboard : ENTRAINS
10. Refer to : ALLUDE
11. Start of a soliloquy : TOBEORNOT
12. Apollo's target : MOON
13. Cooper character : SPY
19. Heart link : AORTA
21. "___ Monastery Garden" : INA
24. Pacific islands : TONGA
26. Spear : LANCE
27. Saarinen : EERO
28. Condemn : DOOM
29. Galvanizing agent : ZINC
30. Turkish chamber: Var. : ODAH
31. "Oh What a ___" : LOVELYWAR
32. Coconut fibers : COIRS
35. Fishing lures : SPINNERS
36. Sheridan's Mrs. : MALAPROP
38. School of fish : SHOAL
41. Alloy used to join metals : SOLDER
42. Least : MEREST
43. P. I. native : ITA
45. Kind of clam : RAZOR
46. Phila. suburb : PAOLI
47. Brilliance : ECLAT
48. Pottery center : DELFT
49. Schary : DORE
50. Summon: Lat. : CITO
51. Took the bait : BIT
52. Rum: Sp. : RON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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