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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1976

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Marion Moeser has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,978
Across
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Zodiac sign : LIBRA
6
D'Antibes et al. : CAPS
10
Beef : CRAB
14
Be profitable : AVAIL
15
" . . . as ___ in June" : ADAY
16
Leander's love : HERO
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Landfall for Benchley's shark : LONGISLAND
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Prefix for plasm : ECTO
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Fervid : ARDENT
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Biddy's product : HENFRUIT
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Less honest : SLIER
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"Wait and ___" : SEE
26
Scale notes : RES
27
Item for a ring : HAT
29
Hammer's target : NAIL
31
Pacific island group : YAP
33
Little heroine : EVA
34
Some prophets' subject : GLOOM
36
Composer Maurice : RAVEL
40
Nessen and Reagan : RONS
42
Camel's backbreaker : STRAW
44
Sills or Pons, e.g. : DIVA
45
Provide : ENDOW
47
Certain trucks : SEMIS
49
One of the Deans : DIZ
50
Armentieres's river : LYS
52
England's Beau : NASH
53
English cathedral city : ELY
54
Barnyard animal : SOW
57
Hob's partner : NOB
59
Pact initials : SEATO
61
Female royalty : QUEENBEE
64
Carved stones : STELAE
67
Yale or Brown: Abbr. : UNIV
68
Tape type : EIGHTTRACK
70
Asian tree : ACLE
71
Prince of opera : IGOR
72
Singing Ford : ERNIE
73
Adano's need : BELL
74
Fictional heroine : TESS
75
TV's Foxx et al. : REDDS
Down
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Follower of tra : LALA
2
Novello of films : IVOR
3
Place for a Dorsey : BANDSTAND
4
Star in Orion's foot : RIGEL
5
Straightening : ALINING
6
Herb's predecessor : CAL
7
Wife of Esau : ADAH
8
See-through items : PANES
9
New South Wales capital : SYDNEY
10
Dear, in Paris : CHER
11
Happen again : RECUR
12
Shaw : ARTIE
13
Makes an error : BOOTS
18
Is lightfingered : STEALS
22
Carolina cape : FEAR
24
Hilarious skits : RIOTS
27
On the spot : HERE
28
Anthony Eden : AVON
30
Sophia : LOREN
32
Move easily : PAD
35
May honorees : MAMAS
37
The tube : VIDEOLAND
38
Nefarious : EVIL
39
Susan or bones : LAZY
41
Scale note : SOL
43
Of birds, the owl? : WISEST
46
Keenan : WYNN
48
Be destructive : SHATTER
51
Okay, classically : SOBEIT
54
Young pigeon : SQUAB
55
Postal measurement : OUNCE
56
Composer Kurt : WEILL
58
Color : BEIGE
60
___ Haute : TERRE
62
Knievel : EVEL
63
Selves : EGOS
65
Pectic, e.g. : ACID
66
Just manages : EKES
69
Time units: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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