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New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 1970

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,705
Across Down
1. Part of a news story : LEAD
5. Rich soil : LOAM
9. Barber's gear : STROP
14. Italian town : ATRI
15. Solo : ARIA
16. Informed : AWARE
17. Flower : IRIS
18. Moslem magistrate : CADI
19. More powdery : FINER
20. Vendor's call at ball park : REDHOT
22. Snarl : ENTANGLE
24. Eastern ruler : EMIR
26. U.S. marionette man : SARG
27. Old places for buffaloes : FIVECENTPIECES
33. Waiter's concern : ORDER
34. Atomic reactor areas : CORES
35. Gee's companion : HAW
36. Tweak : PULL
37. Goof : BONER
38. Tableland : MESA
39. Japanese apricot : UME
40. 16 drams : OUNCE
41. Sign in a window : TOLET
42. What hope does, in poem : SPRINGSETERNAL
45. Soda-fountain choice : MALT
46. Comfortable : SNUG
47. Bright birds : TANAGERS
51. Red shade : CERISE
55. Saw : ADAGE
56. Forearm bone : ULNA
58. Ferber : EDNA
59. Tennis star : LAVER
60. Stage assists : CUES
61. Regan's father : LEAR
62. Salad ingredient : CRESS
63. Trunk, branches, etc. : TREE
64. Forms a catenary : SAGS
1. Haunt : LAIR
2. Common French verb : ETRE
3. Dry : ARID
4. Rumple : DISHEVEL
5. Of milk : LACTIC
6. Mouths : ORA
7. General's assistant : AIDE
8. City arteries : MAINSTREETS
9. Treks' relatives : SAFARIS
10. Rheumatic reminder : TWINGE
11. Summoned in a way : RANG
12. Russian city : OREL
13. Parisian relative : PERE
21. Hebrew measure : OMER
23. Candle : TAPER
25. Make over : RECONSTRUCT
27. Dowdy dame : FRUMP
28. Loafer : IDLER
29. Present : NONCE
30. Claw : CHELA
31. Atelier furnishing : EASEL
32. Bat : SWAT
33. Work : OPUS
37. Kind of call : BUGLE
38. Mutts : MONGRELS
40. Catapults : ONAGERS
41. Aline : TRUE
43. Reflections : IMAGES
44. Put in a crate : ENCASE
47. Common cosmetic : TALC
48. Jewish month : ADAR
49. Wheel hub : NAVE
50. Elide : SLUR
52. Concept : IDEA
53. Impediment : SNAG
54. "I'm all ___" : EARS
57. Born: Fr. : NEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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