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New York Times, Monday, September 2, 1974

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,151
Across Down
1. Voice : BASS
5. Balmy : DAFT
9. Sucker : PATSY
14. Move slowly : INCH
15. River of Spain : EBRO
16. Kind of indigestion : ACUTE
17. Matador's foe : TORO
18. Kind of rubber : FOAM
19. Fountain item : STRAW
20. Biblical tower : EDAR
21. Bullets, etc. : AMMO
22. Iceman's need : TONGS
23. Weill classic : SEPTEMBERSONG
26. Petitions : SUES
27. Capek work : RUR
28. Greek letter : RHO
31. Winged : ALATE
34. Jazz form : BOP
35. Fasten : SEAL
36. Turning point of sorts : LABORDAYWEEKEND
40. Paint thinner, for short : TURP
41. Chemical suffix : OSE
42. Weather word : WINDY
43. Harem room : ODA
44. Taste : SIP
45. Egyptian alloy : ASEM
47. Art "classic" : SEPTEMBERMORN
53. Color : BEIGE
55. Take it easy : REST
56. Dies ___ : IRAE
57. Worship : ADORE
58. Dele's opposite : STET
59. Cribbage cards : NOBS
60. Did a sewing job : LINED
61. Fish-eating bird : ERNE
62. Insect : GNAT
63. Irritable : TESTY
64. Show fondness : DOTE
65. Winos, etc. : SOTS
1. Falls for : BITES
2. Battery part : ANODE
3. Discard : SCRAP
4. Fielder : SHORTSTOP
5. Malign : DEFAME
6. Weapons : ABOMBS
7. Bowling unit : FRAME
8. Tuesday, on Monday : TOMORROW
9. Spiritual one : PASTOR
10. Take steps : ACTON
11. What a cheap wedding ring will do : TURNGREEN
12. ___ line : STAG
13. Evergreens : YEWS
24. Your: Ger. : EUER
25. Movie extra, for short : SUPE
29. Applause : HAND
30. Wheezy song : OLDY
31. Relative of 1 Across : ALTO
32. Praise : LAUD
33. Playground injuries : ABRASIONS
34. Free round, in sports : BYE
35. Pool-surface cleanups : SKIMMINGS
37. "___ my way" : DOIT
38. Damaged a reputation : ASPERSED
39. Pitcher : EWER
44. Like pinch-runners : SPEEDY
45. Roll-call entry : ABSENT
46. Sofa : SETTEE
48. Wading bird : EGRET
49. Paris feature : METRO
50. Maine town : ORONO
51. Moroccan city : RABAT
52. Aeries : NESTS
53. City near Wash. : BALT
54. Adams : EDIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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