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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1976

Author: Evelyn B. Rosenthal
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 8, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn B. Rosenthal has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,980
Across Down
1. Playbill listing : CAST
5. Norwegian playwright : IBSEN
10. Clumsy boat : SCOW
14. Always : EVER
15. Spruce : NATTY
16. Sea bird : ERNE
17. Wolfe : NERO
18. See 45 Down : STATE
19. Frost or Millay : POET
20. See 58 Across : TRADE
22. Consumed : ATE
23. U.S. soldiers : GIS
24. Sixth sense: Abbr. : ESP
25. Herr's mate : FRAU
27. Uses a pencil end : ERASES
30. Arikara : REE
31. Window, in Calais : FENETRE
33. Bikini part : BRA
34. Record of a trip : LOG
35. Fuel sought offshore : OCEANOIL
37. New York, New York : WONDERFULTOWN
40. At the lower limit : MARGINAL
41. Kind of couple : ODD
42. Yore : ELD
43. Spiny anteater : ECHIDNA
45. Double curve : ESS
48. Fatty's opposite : SKINNY
50. Hobgoblin : BOGY
51. Cambridge campus : MIT
52. "Like it or ___" : NOT
53. Reina's mate : REY
54. Tops : SUPER
56. Pequod's captain : AHAB
58. Twin towers, with 20 Across and 1 Down : WORLD
60. Neighbor of 61 Across : PINE
61. Stock Exchange site, with 47 Down : WALL
62. Chips in : ANTES
63. French river : ORNE
64. Or ___ : ELSE
65. Final authority : SAYSO
66. Orderly : NEAT
1. See 58 Across : CENTER
2. Disinclined : AVERSE
3. Mexican shawl : SERAPE
4. Walked on : TROD
5. Parts of yds. : INS
6. Luzon peninsula : BATAAN
7. Harbor landmark : STATUEOFLIBERTY
8. Suffix for major or luncheon : ETTE
9. U.S. humorist : NYE
10. Brown : SEPIA
11. Key weapon at Battle or Crecy : CROSSBOW
12. Seven divided by seven : ONE
13. Rainy : WET
21. Burrowing, in zoology : EFFODIENT
23. Glorious times : GREATDAYS
26. 1811 to 1820 in Britain : REGENCY
27. Soon : ERELONG
28. Emerald Isle : ERIN
29. Gal of song : SAL
32. Rival of S.M.U. : TCU
34. Coat part: Abbr. : LNG
36. Gesture of approval : NOD
37. Pedestrian sign : WALK
38. Certain numbers : ORDINALS
39. Cheer : RAH
40. French possessive : MES
44. Sir Arthur Conan and family : DOYLES
45. Tall building, with 18 Across : EMPIRE
46. Yellowish-brown pigment : SIENNA
47. See 61 Across : STREET
49. Peer : NOBLE
53. Writer Barrett : RONA
55. Atop : UPON
56. Reverence : AWE
57. Prince ___ : HAL
58. Used to be : WAS
59. British award: Abbr. : DSO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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