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New York Times, Thursday, February 19, 1976

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,686
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1. To ___ (up to now) : DATE
5. Slippers' companion : PIPE
9. Tilt : CANT
13. Exam : ORAL
14. African region : SUDAN
15. Irish battle cry : ABOO
16. Famous Variety headline : WALLSTLAYSANEGG
19. Network initials : NBC
20. Slackens : EASES
21. Certain boatman : VOLGA
22. Jumpy animal : HARE
23. Big bell : BEN
24. Auto stopovers : MOTELS
27. Expensive : DEAR
29. Library warnings : SHS
32. To be, in Paris : ETRE
33. Supermarket section : MEATS
34. Princess's nemesis : PEA
35. Advance-scout's concern : THELAYOFTHELAND
39. Former chick : HEN
40. Unaspirated consonants : LENES
41. Melody : ARIA
42. Fort in Calif. : ORD
43. Resembling: Suffix : ULAR
44. Beginning : OUTSET
46. Elec. unit : AMP
47. Diminish : WANE
48. Eliza's rainy land : SPAIN
51. Raccoon's relative : COATI
53. Chewing-gum unit : WAD
56. Pays up : LAYSITONTHELINE
59. Atlantic isl. : ICEL
60. Human and mill : RACES
61. Black cuckoos : ANIS
62. Old Greek music note : MESE
63. Roman road : ITER
64. U. S. President : POLK
1. See above : DOWN
2. Faisal, for one : ARAB
3. Powder : TALC
4. Old measure : ELL
5. Throb : PULSE
6. Patronymic suffix : IDAE
7. ___ back (retaliates) : PAYS
8. Print measures : ENS
9. Church law : CANON
10. Actor Walter : ABEL
11. Egg drink: Var. : NOGG
12. Garment for Cicero : TOGA
14. ___ and Bars : STARS
17. Christmas ___ : SEAL
18. Reluctant : AVERSE
22. Cad : HEEL
23. Saturday event of yore : BATH
24. Chemical prefix : METHO
25. Type of wise : OTHER
26. Drift : TREND
27. Put off : DEFER
28. Consumes : EATS
29. Skirmishes : SPARS
30. Famed figure skater : HENIE
31. Cairo name : SADAT
33. ___ Lisa : MONA
36. Grads : ALUMNI
37. Kennel sound : YELP
38. Arrival-board word : LATE
44. Vows : OATHS
45. Unicorn fish : UNIE
46. Two on the ___ : AISLE
47. Gunga Din's load : WATER
48. Like some chances : SLIM
49. Step : PACE
50. Votes : AYES
51. ___ of paint : COAT
52. Formerly : ONCE
53. Drunk : WINO
54. Indigo : ANIL
55. Editor's base : DESK
57. Numerical prefix : TRI
58. Mile-run unit : LAP

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

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