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New York Times, Friday, November 12, 1976

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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C
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A
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G
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B
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U
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L
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G
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M
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,953
Across
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Jutting rock : CRAG
5
Blues street : BEALE
10
Avoid : SHUN
14
Sea condition, at times : OILY
15
Chassis parts : AXLES
16
Best rating : AONE
17
Use rapid transit: New York : COMMUTEBYSUBWAY
20
W.W. II org. : OSS
21
Makes a good golf score : PARS
22
Coward et al. : NOELS
23
Suffix for photo or rheo : STAT
24
Handle : HAFT
26
"___ of the Movies" : MERTON
29
Hemingway : PAPA
30
Half boot : PAC
33
Kind of code : AREA
34
Sundial number : IIII
35
Miss Munson : ONA
36
Use rapid transit: London : GOBYUNDERGROUND
41
As a rule: Abbr. : USU
42
Oaf : LOUT
43
Kind of club : GLEE
44
French possessive : SES
45
Chop ___ : SUEY
46
Barest : MEREST
48
Depots: Abbr. : STNS
49
Rummage or white : SALE
50
Rich or Bordoni : IRENE
53
Parting words : TATA
54
Counterpart of a Rep. : SEN
57
Use rapid transit: Paris : SESERVIRDUMETRO
61
Rational : SANE
62
Close, to poets : ANEAR
63
Huge : VAST
64
River of Europe : ODER
65
Discernment : TASTE
66
Show-biz group : ANTA
Down
1
Chanel : COCO
2
Grande and Branco : RIOS
3
Charity : ALMS
4
Workout place : GYM
5
Site of W.W. II action : BATAAN
6
Put forth effort : EXERT
7
Vestments : ALBS
8
Willy ___ of rocketry : LEY
9
Letter : ESS
10
Wooden shoe : SABOT
11
James Wong ___ of camera fame : HOWE
12
Single : UNAL
13
French marshal and family : NEYS
18
___ no good : UPTO
19
Word on a picket sign : UNFAIR
23
Abide : STAY
24
Broadway musical : HAIR
25
___ in a poke : APIG
26
Sorcerer : MAGUS
27
Uneven : EROSE
28
Picture puzzle : REBUS
29
Devoutness : PIETY
30
Hen, in France : POULE
31
Baxter and Bancroft : ANNES
32
V.M.I. student : CADET
37
New York county : ULSTER
38
Part of speech : NOUN
39
Club member's burden : DUES
40
Monster : OGRE
46
Mellow : MATURE
47
Old kingdom : ELAM
48
Sly smile : SNEER
49
Anwar : SADAT
50
"This ___ sudden" : ISSO
51
Scan : READ
52
Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
53
___ bien : TRES
54
Musial : STAN
55
Formerly, of old : ERST
56
___ bene : NOTA
58
Large tank : VAT
59
Miss Claire : INA
60
Gabor : EVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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