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New York Times, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

Author:
Stanley A. Kurzban
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 52, Avg Word Len: 4.44, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 48, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Stanley A. Kurzban has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,657

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Across
1
___ Mahal : TAJ
4
Haggard novel : SHE
7
Month: Abbr. : FEB
10
Jewish month : ELUL
12
Boat-shaped: Prefix : SCAPH
14
Depression law: Abbr. : NIRA
15
Annoy : RILE
16
Dr. Sabin's field : POLIO
17
The long and short ___ : OFIT
18
Clerk's query : MAYIBEOFSERVICE
21
Month: Abbr. : OCT
22
Verse form : ODE
23
Take the blue ribbon : WIN
25
Graduate degree : SCD
27
"Oh! Susanna" instrument : BANJO
32
God of beginnings : JANUS
34
Trouble : AIL
36
Seven ___ : SEAS
37
Imposing events : AUGUSTOCCASIONS
40
Lose ___ cool : ONES
41
Skill : ART
42
Paired horses : SPANS
43
Hebrew Bible readings : KERES
45
Londonderry or fresh : AIR
47
Response: Abbr. : ANS
48
Famous tomb name : TUT
50
Letter : ESS
52
Parade command : TOTHERIGHTMARCH
61
Site of 1 Across : AGRA
62
Andrea ___ : DORIA
63
Miss Negri : POLA
64
Radar-screen image : BLIP
65
Of one kind, in chemistry : UNARY
66
Rake : ROUE
67
Month: Abbr. : SEP
68
Compass point : SSE
69
Month: Abbr. : DEC
Down
1
Period : TERM
2
Inter ___ : ALIA
3
Month : JULY
4
Dashes : SCOOTS
5
Fraction : HALF
6
Loosely connected, as a novel : EPISODIC
7
Miss d'Orsay : FIFI
8
___ the Red : ERIC
9
Lessen : BATE
11
Garland : LEI
12
Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPEC
13
Did garden work : HOED
14
Month: Abbr. : NOV
19
Gift for December : BONUS
20
Johnny ___ : REB
23
Mutuel transaction : WAGER
24
Occupied : INUSE
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Saguaros : CACTI
28
Chinese or Indian : ASIAN
29
Bright signs : NEONS
30
Months: Abbr. : JANS
31
W.W. II group : OSS
32
Month : JUNE
33
Depot: Abbr. : STA
35
___ Cruces : LAS
37
Fine, to astronauts : AOK
38
Speeches : ORATIONS
39
Spell of energy : SPASM
44
Between Sault and Marie : STE
46
Take on again : REHIRE
49
Indic language : URDU
51
Restrain : STAY
52
Keep ___ on : TABS
53
Leer : OGLE
54
Throw off balance : TRIP
55
Chance : HAP
56
Mardi ___ : GRAS
57
Month: Abbr. : APR
58
Land measure : ROOD
59
Hint : CLUE
60
Form of Latin "this" : HAEC

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

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