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New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1976

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { B Q }, Scrabble score: 338 (avg 1.81)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,683
Across
1. Brook or rainbow : TROUT
6. Minnelli : LIZA
10. Festive : GALA
14. Like chapped hands : ROUGH
15. Like the Gobi : ARID
16. Cooler : ICER
17. Without much prompting : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
20. Affirmative : YES
21. Forsaken : LORN
22. Unique people : ONERS
23. "___ cow!" : HOLY
24. Written part : TEXT
26. Eradicate : UPROOT
29. Jazz jargon : JIVE
30. Haggard novel : SHE
33. Sailing vessel : SLOOP
34. Moist : HUMID
35. One of the Little Women : MEG
36. Bird of prey : HAWK
37. Arab's "horse" : CAMEL
38. Bullet sound : ZING
39. Compass point : ENE
40. Sloping walks : RAMPS
41. Task or brute : FORCE
42. Color : RED
43. Salvation, for one : ARMY
44. Jerked : YANKED
45. Sit it out : STAY
46. Inlet : COVE
47. Work-clothes material : CHINO
50. Lunch-counter words : TOGO
51. Farmer's tool : HOE
54. Become informal : LETONESHAIRDOWN
58. In addition : ALSO
59. Close : SEAL
60. Relieved : EASED
61. Town map : PLAT
62. Handles awkwardly : PAWS
63. ___ down (scold) : DRESS
Down
1. Waiter's aid : TRAY
2. Learn by ___ : ROTE
3. On the ___ (not speaking) : OUTS
4. Sound of disgust : UGH
5. Chicago area : THELOOP
6. Olivier, to friends : LARRY
7. Golf club : IRON
8. Kind of code : ZIP
9. Fuss : ADO
10. Jack's victim : GIANT
11. Hurt : ACHE
12. Regan's father : LEAR
13. Skills : ARTS
18. Blockhead : DOLT
19. Deceived : FOXED
23. Crook's partner : HOOK
24. Uses a stopwatch : TIMES
25. Wicked : EVIL
26. Seat finder : USHER
27. Jet : PLANE
28. Used a park boat : ROWED
29. Nervous : JUMPY
30. Smile of a sort : SMIRK
31. Therefore : HENCE
32. ___ on (prodded) : EGGED
34. Overacted : HAMMY
37. Beloved, in Rome : CARA
38. Time ___ : ZONE
40. Squeal : RATON
41. Was partial to : FAVORED
44. Berra : YOGI
45. High-hat : SNOOT
46. Barbecue fuel : COALS
47. Applaud : CLAP
48. War, to Sherman : HELL
49. "___ shame!" : ITSA
50. Melt : THAW
51. Firefighter's gear : HOSE
52. Is indebted to : OWES
53. Football players : ENDS
55. Sixth sense : ESP
56. Red or Dead : SEA
57. Women's org. : DAR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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