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New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1976

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Globe-girdler Nellie : BLY
4. Top banana, athletically : CHAMP
9. Humorist Irvin S. : COBB
13. New Guinea port : LAE
14. Tramps : HOBOES
16. Surplus : OVER
17. Doctors' org. : AMA
18. Develop : EMERGE
19. Tailor-___ : MADE
20. Drink dispensers : BARMAIDS
22. Swayed : REELED
24. Consumed : ATE
25. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
27. Baseball infielders : SACKERS
31. Scamps : RASCALS
35. Track athlete : MILER
36. Walter of stage : ABEL
38. Gather : REAP
39. Potpourri : OLIO
40. Takes it on the lam : BLOWS
41. Killer whale : ORCA
42. Nashville, ___ : TENN
43. Humdinger : LULU
44. Inquisitive one : SPIER
45. Defeat narrowly : EDGEOUT
47. Babies : PAMPERS
49. Adeline or Sue : SWEET
51. Neckline : VEE
52. Mallet : HAMMER
55. Convict hastily : RAILROAD
60. Kazan : ELIA
61. Impressively great : EPICAL
63. ___ Vista, Calif. : RIO
64. Dye worker : AGER
65. Contribute : DONATE
66. Fortify : ARM
67. Foul : RANK
68. Arrest : DETER
69. Strong solution : LYE
1. Spill : BLAB
2. Tibetan priest : LAMA
3. Division of time : YEAR
4. Impostor : CHEATER
5. More cozy : HOMIER
6. In the sack : ABED
7. Inventor Samuel : MORSE
8. Work persistently : PEG
9. Fail : COMEACROPPER
10. Sports field : OVAL
11. "Adam ___" : BEDE
12. Begot : BRED
15. Pearl White vehicles : SERIALS
21. Succeed : MAKEONESMARK
23. Letters : ENS
26. Arranged : DREWUP
27. Struck : SMOTE
28. Had troubles : AILED
29. Peach variety : CLING
30. Military greeting : SALUTE
32. Nest : AERIE
33. One adjusting a shoe : LACER
34. Boxes : SPARS
37. S.A. country : BOL
40. Purplish : BLUERED
44. Bloodhound, at times : SMELLER
46. Be in the red : OWE
48. Fly : AVIATE
50. Threefold : TRINE
52. Attend : HEAR
53. Chlorophyll source : ALGA
54. Look : MIEN
56. No room to throw ___ : ACAT
57. Test : ORAL
58. Sprightly : AIRY
59. Roof : DOME
62. Seed vessel : POD

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