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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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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,953
Across Down
1. 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
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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