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New York Times, Tuesday, November 9, 1976

Author:
Fincus
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Fincus has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,950
Across
1. Spanish or peat : MOSS
5. Zenith : ACME
9. Inch along : CREEP
14. Symphony group: Abbr. : ORCH
15. Tree secretion : LAAP
16. "Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
17. Drug plant : ALOE
18. Feminine suffix : ETTE
19. "Trovatore" chorus : ANVIL
20. Life, now and then : BOWLOFCHERRIES
23. Perch or trout : FISH
24. Incite : EGG
25. Biblical victim et al. : ABELS
28. " . . . nothing like ___" : ADAME
31. English river : CAM
34. Proves false : BELIES
36. Troy, N.Y., campus : RPI
37. Spike : LACE
38. Rabble : RAFF
39. Slip and granny : KNOTS
41. Arab tribe : IBAD
42. Friend, in Paris : AMIE
43. Word with sirree : YES
44. Columnist William : SAFIRE
46. Legislator: Abbr. : SEN
47. Polish : GLOSS
49. Hereditary factors : GENES
50. Indian of N.M. : SIA
51. Methuselah's grandson : NOAH
53. Life, usually : NOTABEDOFROSES
60. Rabbit fur : LAPIN
61. Emporium : MART
62. Easy gait : LOPE
63. All in : SPENT
64. Notion, in Nice : IDEE
65. Balkan river : DRIN
66. Camps out : TENTS
67. High lake : TARN
68. Denomination : SECT
Down
1. Ancient kingdom : MOAB
2. Flat plinth : ORLO
3. Clumsy boat : SCOW
4. Period of usability, as for canned goods : SHELFLIFE
5. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
6. "Go, and ___ falling star" : CATCHA
7. School subject : MATH
8. Fencing sword : EPEE
9. Kind of account : CHARGE
10. Make a bridge error: Var. : RENIG
11. Roof part : EAVE
12. Goddess of discord : ERIS
13. Pen ___ : PAL
21. French river : OISE
22. Negligent : REMISS
25. Canyon mouths : ABRAS
26. Well-known New Yorker : BEAME
27. Mischievous : ELFIN
29. Waste matter : DROSS
30. Inclined : APT
31. Boy or class : CABIN
32. Not ___ in the world : ACARE
33. Ancient Asians : MEDES
35. NASA project : SKYLAB
37. Certain land leases : LIFEHOLDS
40. Recent: Prefix : NEO
45. Culture medium : AGAR
47. Meadowlands team : GIANTS
48. Noisy sleeper : SNORER
50. Task : STINT
52. In many instances : OFTEN
53. Neck part : NAPE
54. Store sign : OPEN
55. Issue : EMIT
56. Art cult : DADA
57. Kind of loser or head : SORE
58. "Beowulf," for one : EPIC
59. ___ packing (fired) : SENT
60. Milit. vessel : LST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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