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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1976

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,998

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Across
1. Pahlavi : SHAH
5. Memphis god : PTAH
9. Young horse : FOAL
13. Kind of duck : LAME
14. Composer Heitor Villa-___ : LOBOS
16. ___ over lightly : ONCE
17. Kind of sauce : ALEC
18. Deano's theme : AMORE
19. Plexus : RETE
20. Shenanigans : MONKEYBUSINESS
23. Lowlier : LESS
24. Genesis name : ENOS
25. Quibble : CAVIL
28. Regal rods : SCEPTERS
32. Hot spots : OVENS
33. ___ Booth Luce : CLARE
34. Kind of moon : NEW
35. Kind of vase : MING
36. Sets of twins : PAIRS
37. Actor Paul : MUNI
38. Prefix for tope : ISO
39. Poisons : BANES
40. Sill and Ord, e.g. : FORTS
41. Sill and Ord, for generals : COMMANDS
43. Loam : LOESS
44. End of "The King" : ANDI
45. Sheep snorts : BAAS
47. Grief on the Nile : CROCODILETEARS
53. Lion's insigne : ROAR
54. Tore : RACED
55. Lockup : JAIL
56. Con : ANTI
57. In accord : ATONE
58. Jason's ship : ARGO
59. Snafu : MESS
60. Tackles' neighbors : ENDS
61. Mae or Key : WEST
Down
1. Kind of bang : SLAM
2. Saint's insigne : HALO
3. Kind of corner : AMEN
4. Politicians' bane : HECKLING
5. Frolics : PLAYS
6. Grant's and Hadrian's : TOMBS
7. Ben Adhem : ABOU
8. Old-time transportation : HORSECARS
9. Shade of green : FOREST
10. Washington engravings : ONES
11. Takes steps : ACTS
12. Kind of shore : LEE
15. Certain fishermen : SEINERS
21. Smorgasbord delicacies : EELS
22. Opposite of yep : NOPE
25. Kind of opera : COMIC
26. Dispatch boat : AVISO
27. Fang fluid : VENOM
28. Moves furtively : SLIES
29. Harden : ENURE
30. Charters : RENTS
31. Kind of miss : SWISS
33. Certain runner : CANDIDATE
36. Certain box-opener : PANDORA
37. City in Saskatchewan : MOOSEJAW
39. Judicial bench : BANC
40. Kind of feet : FLAT
42. N.Z. aborigines : MAORIS
45. Mixture : BLEND
46. Mosquito genus : AEDES
47. Geometric solid : CONE
48. Cry of disgust : RATS
49. Sacred image : ICON
50. Bern's river : AARE
51. Big trucks : RIGS
52. Kind of machine : SLOT
53. Kind of rod : RAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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