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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 1976

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,667
Across
1. Red or Iron : CROSS
6. ___ of Gilead : BALM
10. Stray : WAIF
14. "It ___ be you" : HADTO
15. Ancient town of Italy : ELEA
16. Regarding : INRE
17. "___ what I say" : IMEAN
18. Vase material : ALABASTER
20. Bridge, hearts, etc. : CARDGAMES
22. Girl's name : LEONA
23. Follow the rules : OBEY
24. Central part : KERNEL
25. Took off : DOFFED
28. Harrison : REX
29. Withstand : RESIST
30. ___ Bergerac : CYRANODE
35. Instrument for Casals : CELLO
36. Allans' adopted son : POE
37. "___ a Stranger" : NOTAS
38. British author : SMOLLETT
40. Dexterous : ADROIT
41. ___ pro nobis : ORA
42. Leathers : SUEDES
43. Biblical writings : PSALMS
47. Writer John Dickson : CARR
48. Roundup : RODEO
49. Corsican family : BONAPARTE
54. " . . . in tears amid the ___" : ALIENCORN
56. Willow : OSIER
57. Active one : DOER
58. Russian police : OGPU
59. Elegists : POETS
60. Burden : ONUS
61. Reaction of surprise : GASP
62. Irish patriot : EMMET
Down
1. Stylish : CHIC
2. Central American Indian : RAMA
3. Baltic feeder : ODER
4. African village : STAD
5. Biblical poem : SONGOFSOLOMON
6. Smiled : BEAMED
7. Tin Pan or Gasoline : ALLEY
8. Pastures : LEAS
9. Fairy queen : MAB
10. More prudent : WISER
11. Dvorak : ANTON
12. Dunne : IRENE
13. Savage : FERAL
19. English poet : ALEXANDERPOPE
21. Encourage : ABET
24. Spirit of myth : KER
25. Judge : DEEM
26. Northern capital : OSLO
27. "___ 'er up!" : FILL
28. Whisky : RYE
29. Enlistment places: Abbr. : RCS
30. Small house : COT
31. French direction : NORD
32. Western Indian : OTOE
33. Speaker's place : DAIS
34. N. Y. time : EST
36. School org. : PTA
39. Pausing sounds : ERS
40. Atmosphere : AURA
42. Male American Indian : SANNUP
43. Madrid sight : PRADO
44. Lawgiver : SOLON
45. Parting word : ADIEU
46. Side looks : LEERS
47. Marine ___ : CORPS
49. West Indian fish : BOGA
50. Biblical name : ASOM
51. Rawhide thong : RIEM
52. Mal de ___ : TETE
53. Formerly, of old : ERST
55. Kind of wheel : COG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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