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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1976

Author:
Elizabeth A. Yaro
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Elizabeth A. Yaro has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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J
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J
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N
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G
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,975
Across
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Lozenge : JUJUBE
7
Childish : JEJUNE
13
Luxurious : OPULENT
15
Small baking dish : RAMEKIN
16
Horse, in Padua : CAVALLO
17
"___ Dance," by Grieg : ANITRAS
18
On bended ___ : KNEE
19
Pencils, toward the end : STUBS
21
Reasonable : SANE
22
Press run: Abbr. : EDN
23
Warp yarn : ABB
24
Give ___ try : ITA
25
Chinese money : YUAN
27
Carries on : PLIES
29
"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
30
Slats used in drafting : SPLINES
32
Mexican natives : TOLTECS
34
Only, in Bremen : NUR
35
Meadow : LEA
36
Piece for a decathlon event : JAVELIN
40
Hit the ___ : CEILING
44
Nigerian people : IBOS
45
Water flower : LOTUS
47
Take the lead : STAR
48
"___ Blas" : GIL
49
Vehicle : CAR
50
W.W. II area : ETO
51
Comfortable : SNUG
53
Indian leader : RAJAH
55
Attract : DRAW
56
Garbs : ATTIRES
58
Diffuse : RADIATE
60
Engage in a sport : WRESTLE
61
Razor-blade device : EJECTOR
62
Obis : SASHES
63
Wags : JOKERS
Down
1
Sande, Arcaro, etc. : JOCKEYS
2
On the ___ (honest) : UPANDUP
3
Roman satirist : JUVENAL
4
Hawaiian fish : ULAE
5
___ canto : BEL
6
Army recruitings: Abbr. : ENLS
7
Peerce and others : JANS
8
Honshu town : EMI
9
Planes : JETS
10
Kiev's republic : UKRAINE
11
Conn. resort on L.I. Sound : NIANTIC
12
Installs on a throne : ENSEATS
14
Bottom-line figures : TOTALS
15
Carpenter's joint : RABBET
20
Where: Lat. : UBI
26
Dressed to the ___ : NINES
27
Danger : PERIL
28
Shoe parts : SOLES
29
Type varieties: Abbr. : ITALS
31
Not any, in law : NUL
33
Gift from Hawaii : LEI
36
Certain puzzles : JIGSAWS
37
From within: Lat. : ABINTRA
38
Column spirals : VOLUTES
39
In ___ (not at all) : NOCASE
40
Arrow poison : CURARE
41
Repeat : ITERATE
42
Swimmer : NATATOR
43
Farmers : GROWERS
46
___ Mahal : TAJ
52
Lillian or Dorothy : GISH
53
Units of resistance : RELS
54
Pilgrimage: Var. : HAJJ
55
Van Dyke : DICK
57
Map abbr. : RTE
59
___ volente : DEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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