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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1976

53-Across : Staples

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James A. Brussel has 13 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,677
Across
1
French novelist : LOTI
5
Kind of energy : SOLAR
10
Genesis name : OBAL
14
Arabian port : ADEN
15
Prejudice's companion : PRIDE
16
White: Prefix : CALO
17
Goose and Time : MOTHERANDFATHER
20
Preparing veal cutlets : BREADING
21
With ___ breath : BATED
22
Beer-keg stopper : BUNG
23
Valley : GLEN
25
Portray : DEPICT
28
Voices exception to : PROTESTS
32
Winged : ALATE
33
Keats and Wordsworth : POETS
34
Suggestion : TIP
35
Casks : TUNS
36
Michigan and Erie : LAKES
37
Ocean sunfish : MOLA
38
Dutch town : EDE
39
Executed a gainer : DIVED
40
Jeeves, for one : VALET
41
Preordained : DESTINED
43
Panetelas, etc. : CIGARS
44
Diner sign : EATS
45
The ___ Duke : IRON
46
Quivering : ASPEN
49
Feeling no joy : UNELATED
53
Staples : MEATANDPOTATOES
56
Heraldic marking : ORLE
57
Legal ___ (good lawyer) : EAGLE
58
Nevada city : ELKO
59
Kind of sucker : SEER
60
Refuse : DROSS
61
Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
Down
1
Follower of Mary : LAMB
2
Perfume : ODOR
3
Head, in France : TETE
4
Occupies : INHABITS
5
100-meter race, e.g. : SPRINT
6
Ape, for short : ORANG
7
Food fish : LING
8
Provide extras : ADD
9
Grid official : REF
10
Gasoline rating : OCTANE
11
Thai coin : BAHT
12
Nautical position : ALEE
13
Peter Wimsey, for one : LORD
18
Develop : EDUCE
19
Encourages : ABETS
23
Avarice : GREED
24
Scads : LOTS
25
Outmoded : DATED
26
Sneak by : ELUDE
27
Sheets of stamps : PANES
28
Nudged : POKED
29
Roman woman's robe : STOLA
30
Lodge doorkeeper : TILER
31
Footwear for W. C. Fields : SPATS
33
Prepares, as the way : PAVES
36
Ravelings : LINT
37
Big shots : MAGNATES
39
Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
40
Stringed instrument : VIOLA
42
Wobble : TEETER
43
Residents of Canea : CRETES
45
Chemical suffixes : INOLS
46
Andy's friend : AMOS
47
Withered : SERE
48
Kind of face : PALE
49
Ascent : UPGO
50
Decorative metal : TOLE
51
Comic-strip yells : EEKS
52
Brit. army medals : DSOS
54
Man's nickname : NED
55
___ es Salaam : DAR

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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