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New York Times, Monday, September 23, 1974

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,172
Across Down
1. Ogden's state : UTAH
5. Hit hard : SMITE
10. Miss Hagen : UTA
13. ___ bene : NOTA
14. Prowls about : MOUSES
15. "___ my word" (indeed) : PON
16. Snare : TRAP
17. Distribute selectively : ASSORT
18. ___ of bricks : TON
19. Fastener : ZIPPER
21. Desk convenience : KNEEHOLE
23. Prison areas : YARDS
25. Repast : TEA
26. Sluggishness : LANGUOR
29. Shakespearean weather : TEMPEST
33. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
34. "___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
36. Outpouring : SPATE
37. William : TELL
38. Brief spell of energy : SPURT
40. North Sea tributary : YSER
41. Excessive : UNDUE
43. Concerning : INRE
44. Greek goddess : HERA
45. Persevere : STICKAT
47. Lasts : ENDURES
49. Murray : KEN
50. Take ___ for the worse : ATURN
51. Grasshoppers : KATYDIDS
55. Like country roads : RUTTED
59. Newswire Initials : UPI
60. Indolent : OTIOSE
62. Dies ___ : IRAE
63. Pair : DUO
64. Planet after Saturn : URANUS
65. Soviet river : NEVA
66. Upper house: Abbr. : USS
67. "___ of the South Pacific" : TALES
68. Turned right : GEED
1. Swedish weight : UNTZ
2. Column moldings : TORI
3. Nipa palm : ATAP
4. Carefree : HAPPYGOLUCKY
5. Titanic's call : SOS
6. Perfume substances : MUSKS
7. "When the frost ___ the pumpkin" : ISON
8. Cylindrical : TERETE
9. Looks up to : ESTEEMS
10. Capable of : UPTO
11. Kind of kit : TOOL
12. Queen's name : ANNE
14. French chestnuts : MARRONS
20. ___ Claire : EAU
22. Kind of ground : HAPPYHUNTING
24. Police command to a gunman : DROPIT
26. ___-eater : LOTUS
27. Catkin : AMENT
28. Nita of silents : NALDI
29. Harness ring : TERRET
30. Loom bar : EASER
31. Cubic meter : STERE
32. Japanese monasteries : TERAS
35. Hebrew letter : NUN
39. Terms : TENURES
42. Made do : EKEDOUT
46. Ibsen's dancer : ANITRA
48. Actress Joanne : DRU
50. ___ man (unanimously) : ASONE
51. African antelope : KUDU
52. Southern constellation : APUS
53. Spanish uncles : TIOS
54. "___ M for Murder" : DIAL
56. ___ of knowledge : TREE
57. Roof part : EAVE
58. Kind of issue : DEAD
61. Swine genus : SUS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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