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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

46-Across: A morne is a ring attached to the lance, not the lance itself

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 10,001
Across
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Make wheat into a bundle : SHEAVE
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At low cost : CHEAPLY
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Of a fiber plant : HEMPEN
15
Lockridge's "___ County" : RAINTREE
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Readied for publication : EDITED
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Ornamental grasses : EULALIAS
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Fried or Easter : EGG
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Detroit notices : RECALLS
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G.I. wear : ODS
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Longlegs or Warbucks : DADDY
25
Canadian Indian : CREE
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Wipe out : ERASE
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By means of : PER
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Expositions : FAIRS
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Miss Lamour, to friends : DOTTIE
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Oil or inn : MOTOR
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Garden club motto, perhaps : WEEDEMANDREAP
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Elemi, e.g. : RESIN
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Agonize : SUFFER
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Grief : DOLOR
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Puget, etc.: Abbr. : SDS
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Blunted tilting lance : MORNE
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Desserts : ICES
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Felled : HEWED
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Repetition : ROTE
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One ___ time : ATA
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Jury member : FOREMAN
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Buddy : PAL
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Do a pastry job : BAKEAPIE
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Immaturity : NONAGE
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Cause to be late : OVERKEEP
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Actress Claire : TREVOR
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Songwriter Alan Jay and family : LERNERS
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Cyrus's clan : EATONS
Down
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Dressed for Halloween : SHEETED
2
Field separator : HEDGEROW
3
Move from one's country : EMIGRATE
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Suitable : APT
5
Turn sharply : VEER
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Cut off : ENDED
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Large kettle : CAULDRON
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Steep : HILLY
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Spanish queen and namesakes : ENAS
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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A ___ (deductive) : PRIORI
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"Take me to your ___" : LEADER
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Some answers : YESSES
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Triumphal words, at dice : READEMANDWEEP
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Beret : CAP
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Prefixes for stars : ASTEROS
25
Be fond of : CAREFOR
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Downy bird : EIDER
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Town-hall event : FORUM
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Letters : EES
33
Six-pointers: Abbr. : TDS
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Woes : MISERIES
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Congo peacock : AFROPAVO
37
Military powerhouse : PENTAGON
40
Two-___ (movies) : REELERS
41
Devil: Prefix : DIABOL
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Eight-line stanza : OCTAVE
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One who spills secrets : LEAKER
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Religious school: Abbr. : SEM
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Wishful one : HOPER
49
Italian poet : DANTE
52
Ersatz : FAKE
53
Ms. Ephron : NORA
56
Bird : ERN
58
Catch : NET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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