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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,789
Across Down
1. Grackle : DAW
4. Café au ___ : LAIT
8. Guy : CHAP
12. Bravos, in Spain : OLES
14. Renege, in a way : WELSH
15. Bugs Bunny, for one : HARE
16. Neighbor of Ida. : MONT
17. "___ to be born . . . " : ATIME
18. Settled down : ALIT
19. Super : OUTOFTHISWORLD
22. Stale : TRITE
23. Calendar abbr. : OCT
24. Loft occupants : CHOIRS
26. Toady : PARASITE
31. Waters : HOSES
32. Looms : BULKS
33. Filch : NIM
34. Mars : ARES
35. Storms : RAGES
36. Hauling: Abbr. : CTGE
37. Food fish : IDE
38. Honors : FETES
39. Hearten : CHEER
40. Children's game : REDLIGHT
42. Kind of bomb or picker : CHERRY
43. Prefix for gram : ANA
44. Boor : CHURL
45. Depressed : DOWNINTHEMOUTH
51. Small boat : DORY
52. Water wheel : NORIA
53. Music halls : ODEA
54. Grimm starter : ONCE
55. Order : EDICT
56. Blue shade : TEAL
57. Stingy : NEAR
58. City or copy : DESK
59. Compass point : SSE
1. Major-___ : DOMO
2. Big-league name : ALOU
3. Deteriorated : WENTTOSEED
4. Oblivion : LETHE
5. Et ___ : ALII
6. Doctrines : ISMS
7. Whole ball of wax : THEWORKS
8. Projects : CHARTS
9. Campus building : HALL
10. Jejune : ARID
11. Snit : PET
13. Floors : STORIES
14. L. A. area : WATTS
20. Douglas et al. : FIRS
21. S. A. tubers : OCAS
24. Sedan or morris : CHAIR
25. Multitude : HORDE
26. Western Sound : PUGET
27. Drinks : ALES
28. Breaks : INTERLUDES
29. Kind of moth or lily : TIGER
30. Type of board : EMERY
32. Blood ___ : BATH
35. Recovered : REGAINED
36. Cigar : CHEROOT
38. European : FINN
39. Buddy : CHUM
41. A.B.A. member : LAWYER
42. Sharper : CHEAT
44. Kind of pea : CHICK
45. Over : DONE
46. Killer whale : ORCA
47. Protuberance : NODE
48. Speaker of baseball : TRIS
49. Congou and yaupon : TEAS
50. Drag : HALE
51. River in U.S.S.R. : DON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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