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New York Times, Monday, October 11, 1976

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,921
Across Down
1. Part of B.A. : ARTS
5. Pretenses : SHAMS
10. Poor-housing unit : SLUM
14. Effervesce : BOIL
15. Namely : TOWIT
16. Start of poi : TARO
17. "The Mikado," e.g. : COMICOPERA
19. Mideast exports : RUGS
20. Organic compounds : KETONES
21. Cosmetics : ROUGES
23. Shades : HUES
24. Light : PERCH
25. Propositions : OFFERS
28. Close friend : SIDEKICK
31. ___ out (be indiscreet) : BLURT
32. Erie or Grand : CANAL
33. Cask : TUN
34. Noun-forming suffixes : IONS
35. Thesaurus man : ROGET
36. Tradition : LORE
37. Ant turns color : TAN
38. Tablelands : MESAS
39. Balkan capital : SOFIA
40. Barbers of sorts : STYLISTS
42. Did no work : LOAFED
43. Percolates : SEEPS
44. Kind of eagle : BALD
45. Lighter fuel : BUTANE
47. Origin : GENESIS
50. Adam's grandson : ENOS
51. "Blondie," for one : COMICSTRIP
54. Raison d'___ : ETRE
55. Clan chief : THANE
56. Cannon fodder, for short : AMMO
57. Baubles : TOYS
58. Ingredients of musicals : SONGS
59. Charmed : RAPT
1. Basic principle : ABC
2. Chess piece : ROOK
3. One of a pair of nonwaiters : TIME
4. Moves sinuously : SLITHERS
5. One of a pair of bone-breakers : STONES
6. Dreams : HOPES
7. Commands respect : AWES
8. Russian village : MIR
9. Stood agape : STAREDAT
10. Joined a walkout : STRUCK
11. Dismiss as absurd : LAUGHITOFF
12. Advise strongly : URGE
13. Kind of back : MOSS
18. Place that demands order : COURT
22. Soviet city : OREL
24. Southern and Lonesome : PINES
25. News notices : OBITS
26. Pontoon : FLOAT
27. Laugh provoker : FUNNYSTORY
28. Adventure tales : SAGAS
29. Radioactivity unit : CURIE
30. Work on bread : KNEAD
32. At all ___ (no limit) : COSTS
35. Details : RESPECTS
36. Guiding light: Var. : LOADSTAR
38. Attitude : MIEN
39. Flatfish varieties : SOLES
41. Rents : LEASES
42. Jousting adjuncts : LANCES
44. Living : BEING
45. Shade of red : BEET
46. "I say ___ you" : UNTO
47. Gangster's nemesis : GMAN
48. Girl's name : IRMA
49. Stupe : SIMP
52. Cry of surprise : OHO
53. Kettle's accuser : POT

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

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