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New York Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1976

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,958
Across
1. Contraction : SPASM
6. Socialist Eugene : DEBS
10. Ingredient of a besom : TWIG
14. Spiny plants : CACTI
15. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
16. ___-de-chambre : ROBE
17. Russian co-op : ARTEL
18. ___ of Scots : MARYQUEEN
20. Signs up again : REENLISTS
22. Open : UNBAR
23. Angers : IRES
24. "___ a child again . . . " : MAKEME
25. Flinch : RECOIL
28. Mountain pass : COL
29. Giants : TITANS
30. Madwoman's place : CHAILLOT
35. Meeting-place of old : AGORA
36. ___-disant : SOI
37. Bahamian native : TAINO
38. Actor Emil : JANNINGS
40. County in Ulster : TYRONE
41. Soak : RET
42. Hub of Monte Carlo : CASINO
43. Distorted : WARPED
47. Ontario city : GALT
48. French friends : AMIES
49. Frog's perch : WATERLILY
54. "___ Coming to Dinner?" : GUESSWHOS
56. Plato's idea : EIDOS
57. Christiania today : OSLO
58. Egyptian heaven : AALU
59. Slip away : ELOPE
60. Quality: Suffix : NESS
61. Pointed end : CUSP
62. Mary ___ Moore : TYLER
Down
1. Operation aftermath : SCAR
2. Trim : PARE
3. French deed : ACTE
4. British carbine : STEN
5. Shaw comedy, with "The" : MILLIONAIRESS
6. One often in distress : DAMSEL
7. ___-Unis : ETATS
8. Lancelot's uncle : BORS
9. Plank's curve : SNY
10. Actor's traditional birthplace : TRUNK
11. "___ unto those who pray and . . . " : WOEBE
12. Steel section : IBEAM
13. Category : GENRE
19. J. M. Barrie play : QUALITYSTREET
21. Greek goddess : IRIS
24. Ostrichlike bird : MOA
25. Baltic capital : RIGA
26. Collar or school : ETON
27. Stone heap: Var. : CARN
28. City on Lake Mich. : CHI
29. ___ Mahal : TAJ
30. Lettuce : COS
31. Gull genus : LARI
32. "___ in Winter" : LION
33. ___ account : ONNO
34. Type of dancing : TOE
36. Noncom : SGT
39. Calmer of TV : NED
40. "A Winter's ___" : TALE
42. Tomato concoction : CATSUP
43. Welcome or water : WAGON
44. Entertain : AMUSE
45. ___ Rebellion, Canadian uprising : RIELS
46. Mexican coins : PESOS
47. British lockups : GAOLS
49. N.Z. tree : WHAU
50. Miss Pons : LILY
51. Revered one : IDOL
52. Easy pace : LOPE
53. River of France : YSER
55. Mil. woman : WAC

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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