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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.
PS 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 Down
1. Make wheat into a bundle : SHEAVE
7. At low cost : CHEAPLY
14. Of a fiber plant : HEMPEN
15. Lockridge's "___ County" : RAINTREE
16. Readied for publication : EDITED
17. Ornamental grasses : EULALIAS
18. Fried or Easter : EGG
19. Detroit notices : RECALLS
21. G.I. wear : ODS
22. Japanese monastery : TERA
24. Longlegs or Warbucks : DADDY
25. Canadian Indian : CREE
26. Wipe out : ERASE
28. By means of : PER
29. Expositions : FAIRS
30. Miss Lamour, to friends : DOTTIE
32. Oil or inn : MOTOR
34. Garden club motto, perhaps : WEEDEMANDREAP
38. Elemi, e.g. : RESIN
39. Agonize : SUFFER
41. Grief : DOLOR
44. Puget, etc.: Abbr. : SDS
46. Blunted tilting lance : MORNE
47. Desserts : ICES
48. Felled : HEWED
50. Repetition : ROTE
51. One ___ time : ATA
52. Jury member : FOREMAN
54. Buddy : PAL
55. Do a pastry job : BAKEAPIE
57. Immaturity : NONAGE
59. Cause to be late : OVERKEEP
60. Actress Claire : TREVOR
61. Songwriter Alan Jay and family : LERNERS
62. Cyrus's clan : EATONS
1. Dressed for Halloween : SHEETED
2. Field separator : HEDGEROW
3. Move from one's country : EMIGRATE
4. Suitable : APT
5. Turn sharply : VEER
6. Cut off : ENDED
7. Large kettle : CAULDRON
8. Steep : HILLY
9. Spanish queen and namesakes : ENAS
10. Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
11. A ___ (deductive) : PRIORI
12. "Take me to your ___" : LEADER
13. Some answers : YESSES
15. Triumphal words, at dice : READEMANDWEEP
20. Beret : CAP
23. Prefixes for stars : ASTEROS
25. Be fond of : CAREFOR
27. Downy bird : EIDER
29. Town-hall event : FORUM
31. Letters : EES
33. Six-pointers: Abbr. : TDS
35. Woes : MISERIES
36. Congo peacock : AFROPAVO
37. Military powerhouse : PENTAGON
40. Two-___ (movies) : REELERS
41. Devil: Prefix : DIABOL
42. Eight-line stanza : OCTAVE
43. One who spills secrets : LEAKER
45. Religious school: Abbr. : SEM
48. 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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