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New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1976

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,688
Across
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Animal track : SPOOR
6
Declare : AVER
10
Hillbilly parents : PAWS
14
Bisect : HALVE
15
Riley's distinction : LIFE
16
Russian range : ALAI
17
Salt trees : ATLES
18
Cafe sign : EATS
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Duck : TEAL
20
Riverboat cardplayer : SHARPER
22
Golden item : SILENCE
24
Civil injury : TORT
25
Grandee : DON
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Kind of arm or box : STRONG
29
Influence : PRESTIGE
34
Pursue unrelentingly : HOUND
35
Viewpoint : SLANT
36
___ sequitur : NON
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Kind of talk : IDLE
38
Settle down to sleep : ROOST
39
Sure thing, in England : CERT
40
___ victis : VAE
41
Wharf space : BERTH
42
Smithy : FORGE
43
Hypodermic devices : SYRINGES
45
Gait : CANTER
46
Annam measure : MAU
47
Jargon : CANT
48
Make a list : COMPILE
52
Promote in rank : UPGRADE
56
Name for Athena : ALEA
57
Mime : APER
59
Val and Cluny : LACES
60
Bandy words : SPAR
61
U. S. missile : THOR
62
Fame : ECLAT
63
Kind of caterpillar : TENT
64
"___ does it" : EASY
65
Arrow shaft : STELE
Down
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Wild sheep : SHAS
2
Orbit, e.g. : PATH
3
Palm leaf : OLLA
4
Secondary meaning : OVERTONE
5
Answer : RESPOND
6
Warn : ALERT
7
Routing word : VIA
8
Newts : EFTS
9
Hospital intern : RESIDENT
10
Obvious : PATENT
11
Danish measure : ALEN
12
W. W. II woman : WAAC
13
Herring fry : SILE
21
Work unit : ERG
23
Kind of cause : LOST
26
Knives of a sort : SHIVS
27
Now : TODAY
28
Dey or bey : RULER
29
Connives : PLOTS
30
Indiscreet : RASH
31
Neutral : INERT
32
Canyon : GORGE
33
Go onstage : ENTER
35
Miffed : SORE
38
Adjust : REGULATE
39
Kind of bridge : CONTRACT
41
___ B'rith : BNAI
42
Mod styles : FANGLES
44
Lend : IMPART
45
Go one better : CAP
47
Kind of comb : CURRY
48
Movie group : CAST
49
Wine pitcher : OLPE
50
Average : MEAN
51
Hebrew measure : EPHA
53
Hard wood of P. I. : ACLE
54
Bargain : DEAL
55
This, in Spain : ESTE
58
Dawn goddess : EOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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