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New York Times, Tuesday, September 4, 1973

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,788
Across
1. Painting and sculpture : ARTS
5. Singing family : TRAPP
10. Charity : ALMS
14. Turkish pound : LIRA
15. Rage: Sp. : RABIA
16. British prison : GAOL
17. Short paragraph : ITEM
18. Concerning : ANENT
19. Miss Foch : NINA
20. Iced and pink : TEAS
21. Lincoln Center unit : MET
22. Scooped out : ROUTED
24. Galsworthy's man of property : SOAMESFORSYTE
27. Go for broke : PLUNGE
29. Burden : LOAD
30. " . . . ___ daily bread" : OUR
31. Actress Skipworth : ALISON
34. Mysterious place : EAST
38. Common people : PLEBS
40. Mind: Prefix : NOO
41. Maxims : DICTA
42. Lanchester : ELSA
43. ___ up (dress warmly) : BUNDLE
45. Bottle part : CAP
46. Young salmon : PARR
48. Puts on notice : ALERTS
50. Thomas Mann classic : DEATHINVENICE
55. Form of bias : RACISM
56. Can. province : ONT
57. Sweetsop : ATES
60. Cries of disgust : UGHS
61. Thousand, in France : MILLE
63. Lie at anchor : RIDE
64. Harsh : GRIM
65. Be, in Spain : ESTAR
66. Outer garment : TOGA
67. Bayh and Ervin: Abbr. : SENS
68. Violinist's need : ROSIN
69. Chemical suffixes : ENES
Down
1. Came down : ALIT
2. Ceremony : RITE
3. Values : TREASURES
4. Owner of a famous head of hair : SAMSON
5. Three-layer fishnet : TRAMMEL
6. Consort of a rajah : RANEE
7. Supports : ABETS
8. Golf target : PIN
9. Colonial estate owner : PATROON
10. Christian emblem : AGNUSDEI
11. Ones outside a profession : LAITY
12. French painter : MONET
13. Sole of a plow : SLADE
23. Mouths : ORA
25. Turkish titles : AGAS
26. Johnstown, for one : FLOOD
27. English poet : POPE
28. Slack period : LULL
32. Entomb : INURN
33. Family member : SON
35. Process of growth : ACCRETION
36. Suffix for thermo : STAT
37. Bugle number : TAPS
39. Christian rites : BAPTISMS
41. Cold-cuts shop : DELI
43. Wide straw hat : BRIMMER
44. Accompaniment for Diogenes : LANTERN
47. Exclamations : AHS
49. Card game : ECARTE
50. Pharmacy purchases : DRUGS
51. Tidal flow : EAGRE
52. River of Sumatra : ACHIN
53. Electric units : VOLTS
54. Chou ___ : ENLAI
58. Brink : EDGE
59. Waves : SEAS
62. Prefix for tope : ISO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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