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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1974

Author: George Laczko
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 9,154
Across Down
1. Crèche locale : STABLE
7. Traded : SWAPPED
14. Stockings : HOSIERY
16. Grit : COURAGE
17. Acting : ONSTAGE
18. Muscle type : ROTATOR
19. Library collections : ANAS
20. Palatable : SAPID
22. Abominable Snowman : YETI
23. Garland : LEI
24. ___ the cup (miss a putt) : RIM
25. Cover : LID
26. Lake or lick : SALT
28. Clumsy : INEPT
30. Otherwise : ELSE
31. Did a wedding duty : USHERED
33. Jane or Chas. : ADDAMS
35. Dry : ARID
36. Obstruct : CLOG
37. Pounds, lire, marks, etc. : MONIES
40. Defend : PROTECT
43. G.I. addresses : APOS
44. Wading bird : HERON
46. Small weight : DRAM
48. Child's game : TAG
49. Stock-price listing : LOW
50. Joseph C. Lincoln character : ERI
51. State: Abbr. : ALAS
53. Dance : RUMBA
55. Charlie Brown word : RATS
56. Enlarged : DILATED
58. Awakening : AROUSAL
60. Highway caution sign : ONELANE
61. Diamond necklace : RIVIERE
62. Takes offense : RESENTS
63. Arrived at Kennedy : LANDED
1. Cape Hatteras features : SHOALS
2. Auto body : TONNEAU
3. Attacks : ASSAILS
4. Minor roles : BITS
5. Pasture : LEA
6. Energy units : ERGS
7. Economize : SCRIMP
8. Driver or spoon : WOOD
9. Self: Prefix : AUT
10. Beseech : PRAY
11. Kneecap : PATELLA
12. Conceit : EGOTISM
13. Mocks : DERIDES
15. Longed : YEARNED
21. Jumbled, as type : PIED
27. Massenet opera : THAIS
28. Sea or potatoes : IRISH
29. Claw : TALON
30. Inched : EDGED
32. Before : ERE
34. Swiss-muslin feature : DOT
36. Jimmy : CROWBAR
37. Corrida figure : MATADOR
38. Milky : OPALINE
39. Arizona border town : NOGALES
40. School dance : PROM
41. Folded : CREASED
42. Steak ___ (raw hamburger) : TARTARE
45. Dodges : ELUDES
47. Deceived : MISLED
52. January white event : SALE
53. Lease out : RENT
54. Seed covering : ARIL
55. Destroy : RUIN
57. Pastel shade : TAN
59. Eggs : OVA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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