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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 Down
1. 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
17. Landfall for Benchley's shark : LONGISLAND
19. Prefix for plasm : ECTO
20. Fervid : ARDENT
21. Biddy's product : HENFRUIT
23. Less honest : SLIER
25. "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
1. 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

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