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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1976

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,979
Across
1. Calif. wine area : NAPA
5. Gordon : FLASH
10. Mandrill : APE
13. Counts : ENUMERATES
15. French marshal : SAXE
17. Stimulus : MOTIVATINGFORCE
19. Pacific mackerel : ONO
20. In ___ (disordered) : AMESS
21. Before : UNTIL
22. Part of a cow : UDDER
24. Upright : ERECT
25. European measure : METRE
27. Taro : EDDO
29. Poetic contraction : OER
31. Pilasters : ANTAS
32. Playbill, in London : PROGRAMME
34. Pack : STOW
35. Gruff : SURLY
36. Graf ___ : SPEE
37. Popular official stamp : TOPSECRET
39. ___ for (permit) : STAND
40. Wee, in Scotland : SMA
41. Meter ___ : MAID
42. Slacks : PANTS
43. Award : OSCAR
45. Stew : WORRY
47. Asian mountains : ALTAI
48. Lawyer's concern : ALIBI
50. Kind of horse : WAR
53. Card game : DOUBLESOLITAIRE
56. Farming prefix : AGRO
57. Proven over a long period : TIMETESTED
58. Still : YET
59. Two of these are better : HEADS
60. Scat! : SHOO
Down
1. Verne character : NEMO
2. Presently : ANON
3. Retired : PUTOUTTOPASTURE
4. Parisian friend : AMI
5. Trumped-up charge : FRAME
6. Subsequently : LATER
7. Philippine natives : ATIS
8. Members of Cong. : SENS
9. Ghetto need: Abbr. : HSG
10. Unanimously : ASONE
11. Separate : PARTCOMPANYWITH
12. To-do : EXCITEMENT
14. Dodges : EVADES
16. Smoked delicacy : EEL
18. Rage : FUROR
23. Sketches : DRAWS
24. Skittish : EDGY
25. Spars : MASTS
26. Bug field : ENTOMOLOGY
27. Booted one : ERRED
28. Stupid one : DOLT
30. Marsh growths : REEDS
32. Hindu pilgrimage center : PURI
33. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
35. Surgeon's concern : SCAR
38. Greenish blue : EMAIL
39. Elf : SPRITE
44. English explorer : CABOT
45. Enticed : WILED
46. Newspaper pieces : OBITS
47. Oklahoma city : ADA
48. Continent, to French : ASIE
49. Hill of Southwest : LOMA
51. Mars: Prefix : AREO
52. Furnish anew : REDO
54. Biblical word ending : ETH
55. Beast : ASS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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