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New York Times, Friday, October 8, 1976

Author:
Stanley A. Kurzban
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Stanley A. Kurzban has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,918

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Shindig : BASH
5
Shows egotism : BRAGS
10
Marmara, for one : SEA
13
Before: Prefix : ANTE
14
Ignited again : RELIT
15
Witty comebacks : MOTS
16
Swamp bird : RAIL
17
Form of Helen : ELENA
18
Resorts : SPAS
19
Niña : GIRLINSPANISH
22
Legal excuse : ESSOIN
23
Law, in France : LOI
24
Fleming and others : IANS
27
Mischa and others : ELMANS
31
Aquatic bird : FLAMINGO
35
One of the G. & S. guard : YEOMAN
36
Miss Damita : LILI
37
Frequently, to poets : OFT
39
Playmate for 19 Across : NINO
40
Awn : ARISTA
43
Comforting words : THERENOW
46
Choir voices : BASSES
47
Time past : YORE
48
Scale notes : FAS
49
Decorates : ADORNS
54
Niña : COLUMBUSSSHIP
58
Of a verse form : ODIC
60
Pee Wee : REESE
61
Geometric solid : CONE
62
Arthritis aid : ACTH
63
Share in : ENTER
64
Arabian gulf : ADEN
65
Travel in a way : FLY
66
Top-billed ones : STARS
67
Cartoonist Thomas : NAST
Down
1
Harbor vessel : BARGE
2
Author Nin : ANAIS
3
Mixes : STIRS
4
Greeting : HELLO
5
Actor Walter : BRENNAN
6
Cousins, etc.: Abbr. : RELS
7
Syrian city, to French : ALEP
8
Lollobrigida : GINA
9
Livingston seeker : STANLEY
10
Ex-frosh : SOPH
11
Greek letter : ETA
12
Nincompoop : ASS
15
Nina : MSSIMONE
20
Number on a sundial : IIII
21
Captive of Hercules : IOLE
25
___ Dinh Diem : NGO
26
Easy mark : SOFTY
28
Idi of Uganda : AMIN
29
Billionth: Prefix : NANO
30
November forecast : SNOW
31
Excess weight : FLAB
32
Italian money : LIRA
33
Muhammad et al. : ALIS
34
Nina : MISSFOCH
38
Even if, for short : THO
41
Small duck : TEAL
42
Gives confidence to : ASSURES
44
Pencil parts : ERASERS
45
N.L. players : REDS
50
Ancient Italian : OSCAN
51
TV-show girl : RHODA
52
Dressed to the ___ : NINES
53
Exhausted : SPENT
54
Atlantic ___ : CITY
55
Noun suffix : MENT
56
Greek letter : BETA
57
Employer : USER
58
Clod : OAF
59
Legal degree : DCL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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