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New York Times, Monday, September 24, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,808
Across Down
1. Cheese : EDAM
5. Resident of Perth : SCOT
9. Labyrinth : MAZE
13. El ___ : PASO
14. Composer Franz : LEHAR
15. Writer Kingsley : AMIS
16. Ratio words : ISTO
17. Miss Loos : ANITA
18. Hire : RENT
19. Non-opportunity of a sort : CHINAMANSCHANCE
22. Roof material : SLATE
23. Krazy ___ : KAT
24. Maxim : MOTTO
27. Try : ESSAY
29. Employ : USE
32. Shield : APRON
33. Heartbeat record: Abbr. : ECG
34. Ems and Baden : SPAS
35. Supermarket workers in Peking : CHINESECHECKERS
39. Mellow : RIPE
40. Long-tailed ape : KRA
41. Door holder : HINGE
42. Metal : ORE
43. Lion : SIMBA
45. Enoch or Eve : ARDEN
46. Gone : OUT
47. Wild goose : BRANT
49. Clay products : POTTERYANDCHINA
56. Aid : ABET
57. Bellow character : AUGIE
58. Brother of Jacob : EDOM
59. Porter : COLE
60. Algonquian Indians : CREES
61. Word on the wall : MENE
62. Rip : TEAR
63. Candy : KISS
64. Observes : SEES
1. Heroic poem : EPIC
2. Rush : DASH
3. ___ spumanti : ASTI
4. Gem : MOONSTONE
5. Capitol Hill group : SENATE
6. Vegetables : CHINESECABBAGES
7. Grain : OATS
8. Railroad rails : TRACKAGE
9. French revolutionist : MARAT
10. Sobeit : AMEN
11. Galvanizing agent : ZINC
12. Italian noble : ESTE
14. Dalai ___ : LAMA
20. Solitary : ALONE
21. Fever producer : HAY
24. Large: Prefix : MACRO
25. Biblical land of gold : OPHIR
26. Worthless stuff : TRIPE
28. Pupil's place: Abbr. : SCH
29. Turn over : UPEND
30. Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
31. Ruhr city : ESSEN
34. Up-and-down items : SKIRTHEMS
36. Mark in the snow : SKITRACK
37. Fur: Abbr. : ERM
38. Hitler's title: Abbr. : CHANC
43. Sweet girl : SUE
44. Palmer and others : ARNIES
46. Aquatic mammal : OTTER
48. Drinks : ADES
49. Agreement : PACT
50. Musical instrument : OBOE
51. Tissue : TELA
52. Gagarin : YURI
53. ___ fixe : IDEE
54. Zilch : NONE
55. Iowa city : AMES

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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