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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 1976

Author: Dorothy Cannan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothy Cannan has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,707
Across Down
1. Unusual art piece : CURIO
6. Ski lift : TBAR
10. Norwegian king : OLAV
14. Perfumes: Var. : ATARS
15. Likewise : ALSO
16. Ibsen heroine : NORA
17. S. A. desert plant : CHRISTMASCACTUS
20. Observe : HEED
21. Kind of horse or track : RACE
22. Artificial channel : FLUME
23. Prior to : ERE
24. " . . . the ___ at heaven's gate sings" : LARK
25. West et al. : MAES
26. Kind of dog : LAP
27. Ivory, in old Rome : EBUR
29. Join the also-rans : TRAIL
32. Certain votes : AYES
33. Actor Leon : AMES
37. State flower of S. C. : YELLOWJESSAMINE
40. On ___ street : EASY
41. Diving-bell inventor : EADS
42. State flower of N. H. : LILAC
43. Elephant's ___ : EARS
44. Golden or fishing : ROD
45. Asian tree : ASAK
47. Two-toed sloth : UNAU
49. ___-Magnon : CRO
52. Fall bloom : ASTER
54. Biblical name : ASER
55. Reptile, for short : CROC
56. Wildflower of West : PURPLESAGEBRUSH
59. Silkworm : ERIA
60. Waiter's offering : MENU
61. Jockey : RIDER
62. Kind of estate : REAL
63. Impudent talk : SASS
64. Portly : OBESE
1. Secret store : CACHE
2. Arthurian king : UTHER
3. Peep show : RAREE
4. Perennial herb : IRID
5. Forerunner of the C.I.A. : OSS
6. Cornish river : TAMAR
7. Neckwear for a Preakness winner : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
8. African fox : ASSE
9. Sindbad's bird : ROC
10. Tante's husband : ONCLE
11. Daydreamer's flower : LOTUS
12. Calla lily : ARUM
13. Container : VASE
18. Pitfall : TRAP
19. At a distance : AFAR
24. French composer : LALO
25. Rumple : MUSS
26. Easter plant : LILY
28. Good Queen ___ : BESS
29. Nautical chain : TYE
30. Cartoonist Gardner : REA
31. Jolson et al. : ALS
32. Out of harmony : AJAR
33. Surrounded by : AMID
34. Wire measure : MIL
35. Spanish queen : ENA
36. Short time, for short : SEC
38. Kind of sister : WEAK
39. Baseball brother : ALOU
43. Countess's husband : EARL
44. Hard to find : RARE
45. Roman halls : ATRIA
46. Flower part : SEPAL
48. Spiced beverage : NEGUS
49. Uncouth : CRUDE
50. Derby winner's neckwear : ROSES
51. Natural earth : OCHRE
52. Mime : APER
53. "You bet!" : SURE
54. Cruising : ASEA
55. Corn ___ : CRIB
57. Letters : EMS
58. Family member: Abbr. : BRO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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