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Ruth N. Schultz
Ruth N. Schultz

New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1976

26-Down : Two-wheelers

Author:
Ruth N. Schultz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F G J Q }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,984
Across
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Blanc, for one : ALP
4
Commercials : ADS
7
Miss Dallas : STELLA
13
Solicit : WOO
14
Flightless bird : MOA
15
Musical debit : TINEAR
16
Pouch : SAC
17
Tabard et al. : INNS
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Reach : ATTAIN
20
Aegean island : KOS
22
Hood's "The Song of ___" : THESHIRT
24
Good queen : BESS
25
Partner of or : EITHER
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"All ___ are off!" : BETS
27
Sassy : PERT
28
Nigerian natives : EBOS
32
Send out R.S.V.P.'s : INVITE
34
Good-night sound : TAPS
37
Where, to Cicero : UBI
38
Play it cool : KEEPONESSHIRTON
41
Consume : EAT
42
Apple man : TELL
43
Sexy : EROTIC
44
Success signs : SROS
46
Long time : AEON
48
Fake stance : POSE
49
Subsided : ABATED
52
Sometimes red item : CENT
53
Do a setter's job : RETRIEVE
55
Windsor initials : HRH
56
Innumerable : MYRIAD
57
This, in Spain : ESTO
59
"Butterfly" attire : OBI
62
Peter Pan's creator : BARRIE
63
Prefix for name or real : SUR
64
Miss Taylor, to friends : LIZ
65
Baseball's Cap and family : ANSONS
66
Cutting tool : AXE
67
Compass point : ESE
Down
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Words of disgust : AWS
2
Mauna ___ : LOA
3
Oval Office action : POCKETVETO
4
Out of place : AMISS
5
Ameche : DON
6
Carolina river : SANTEE
7
Squirrel away : STASH
8
Church donation : TITHE
9
Undivided : ENTIRE
10
Regan's father : LEAR
11
Café au ___ : LAIT
12
Scottish alder : ARN
18
Kind of diplomacy : SHIRTSLEEVE
21
Gabrilowitsch : OSSIP
23
Miss Kett et al. : ETTAS
24
"I'll always ___ you" : BENEAR
26
Two-wheelers : BIKES
27
Almost: Prefix : PENE
29
Latch onto : BUTTONHOLE
30
Woodwind player : OBOIST
31
Because : SINCE
33
Sandbox user : TOT
35
Chemical prefix : PHEN
36
Walter Raleigh, e.g. : SIR
39
Puff up : ELATE
40
Elmo : ROPER
45
Sylvan deity, in Spain : SATIRO
47
Black Sea city : ODESSA
50
Kind of storm : BRAIN
51
Helpers : AIDES
52
Task : CHORE
53
O'Neal : RYAN
54
Strays : ERRS
56
Graduate degree : MBA
58
Monkey suit : TUX
60
Encore! : BIS
61
Action suffix : IZE

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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