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New York Times, Tuesday, January 20, 1976

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,656
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1. ___ ground (regress) : LOSE
5. Big success : SMASH
10. Blue or poker : CHIP
14. To ___ : AMAN
15. Put aside : PIGEONHOLE
17. Proceeds steadily : HOLDSONESCOURSE
19. Seafood delicacy : ROE
20. Greek goddess : ERIS
21. Kind of tube : INNER
22. Barracudas : SPETS
24. ___ out (spend) : FORK
26. Network : LACIS
28. "___ were the days" : THOSE
30. Greek letter : CHI
33. Key : ISLET
34. Fatha Hines : EARL
35. Hangar : SHED
36. In ___ (eventually) : THECOURSEOFTIME
39. Present : HERE
40. Jets : SSTS
41. Where strikes are appreciated : LANES
42. Arctic native: Abbr. : ESK
43. Influence : GETAT
44. Abounding in: Suffix : ULENT
45. Foot: Prefix : PEDO
46. Arctic sights : FLOES
48. Nora's creator : IBSEN
51. Tale-teller : LIAR
52. ___ up (delight in) : EAT
55. Let things ___ (leave alone) : TAKETHEIRCOURSE
59. One shifted to a new post : TRANSFEREE
60. ___-do-well : NEER
61. Stable-owner's purchase : OATS
62. Kind of conscious : CLASS
63. Cheese : EDAM
1. Memorable comic : LAHR
2. Melville creation : OMOO
3. Store employee : SALESCLERK
4. Result : END
5. Kind of shirt : SPORT
6. Cares for : MINISTERSTO
7. Stone et al. : AGES
8. His, in Le Mans : SES
9. Ad ___ : HOC
10. Piece : CHUNK
11. ___ in (interfere) : HORN
12. Girl's name in Bonn : ILSE
13. Titled one : PEER
16. Black, in France : NOIRE
18. Looks after : SEESTO
23. Word with work or meal : PIECE
24. Rangers' concerns : FORESTFIRES
25. European capital : OSLO
26. Supple : LITHE
27. Residue : ASHES
29. ___ luego (good-by) : HASTA
30. Color : CHINESERED
31. Virile ones : HEMEN
32. Common Latin phrase : IDEST
35. Like some jokes : STALE
37. Put into practice : USED
38. Chemical prefix : FLUORO
43. Chaps : GENTS
45. Hammer parts : PEENS
47. Spikes the punch : LACES
48. "Tell ___ the Marines" : ITTO
49. Theda : BARA
50. Card game : SKAT
51. European money : LIRA
53. Bewildered : ASEA
54. Duration : TERM
56. Electrical abbr. : HFC
57. Slippery one : EEL
58. French article : UNE

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

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