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New York Times, Thursday, September 26, 1974

Author: Anthony B. Canning
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,175
Across Down
1. Iranian leader : SHAH
5. Kind of ball or driver : SCREW
10. Danube feeder : ISAR
14. Soft drink : COLA
15. Uneven : EROSE
16. French husband : MARI
17. Drivel : APPLESAUCE
19. Baby transit : PRAM
20. Centerfold art in Cosmopolitan : BEEFCAKE
21. Extremely boring : DEADLY
23. Pear or quince : POME
24. Miss Lewis : SHARI
25. Store fodder : ENSILE
28. Wheezy story : CHESTNUT
31. Abner of Revolutionary days : DEANE
32. Bilk : CHEAT
33. Wine: Prefix : ENO
34. Foster child, in Scotland : DALT
35. Black or ironing : BOARD
36. Trifle : DOIT
37. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
38. Like some weather : HUMID
39. Do a creative job : WRITE
40. Style of furniture : SHERATON
42. Fissile rocks : SHALES
43. Pub ammunition : DARTS
44. Walk heavily : SLOG
45. Compose : INDITE
47. Carnival offering : PEEPSHOW
51. Disposition : MOOD
52. Certain investment : REALESTATE
54. "Art thou also become weak ___?" : ASWE
55. Like some gemstones : UNSET
56. Silkworm : ERIA
57. Improve : MEND
58. Architect's output : PLANS
59. Ruin's partner : RACK
1. Result of a scrape : SCAB
2. Optimist's feeling : HOPE
3. Mountain, in Italy : ALPE
4. Insignificant one : HALFPINT
5. TV street : SESAME
6. Wading bird : CRAKE
7. Dissolute one : ROUE
8. Spanish coin: Abbr. : ESC
9. Pot addict, familiarly : WEEDHEAD
10. Bestow : IMPART
11. Lubricant obtained from a fish : SARDINEOIL
12. Soviet sea : ARAL
13. Frost-covered : RIMY
18. Learning place, in France : ECOLE
22. Direction : EAST
24. Pottery fragment: Var. : SHERD
25. Icelandic writings : EDDAS
26. Below, to poets : NEATH
27. Kept in reserve : SALTEDDOWN
28. Kind of lightning or gang : CHAIN
29. Bring together : UNITE
30. Conveys : TOTES
32. Perry and family : COMOS
35. Flatter : BUTTERUP
36. Hot-rod car : DRAGSTER
38. "Act One" author : HART
39. Beats soundly : WHOPS
41. Converged on the icebox : RAIDED
42. Winter falls : SLEETS
44. Moon: Prefix : SELEN
45. Mosque official : IMAM
46. Meddle : NOSE
47. Raisin, in Spain : PASA
48. ___-kiri : HARA
49. Of the ear : OTIC
50. Kind of kneed : WEAK
53. Increased: Abbr. : ENL

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

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