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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1976

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,708
Across
1. Outpouring : STREAM
7. Holding to the letter : STRICT
13. Linked : TIEDTO
14. "Good point!" : TOUCHE
15. Regained winning ways : RALLIED
16. Optimistic : ROSEATE
18. Wall piers : ANTAE
19. Archie's foil : EDITH
21. Mme., in Portugal : SRA
22. E.T.O. date : DDAY
23. To-dos : FLAPS
24. Slant : BIAS
25. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
26. Fleur-___ : DELYS
27. Dieters' no-no : CANDY
28. Ruckus : ROW
29. Was in the red : OWED
30. Feature of a hairdo : BANGS
31. Unemployed visionary : IDLEDREAMER
34. Gibe : SNEER
35. Italian family : ESTE
36. Unit of pressure: Abbr. : ATM
39. Sloshed : WADED
40. Flavoring bean : CACAO
41. David's officer : IRA
42. Benefactions : ALMS
43. Globetrotters' exhortation : GOMAN
44. What some strain at : GNAT
45. Early A.D. year : LVI
46. What one's reach should exceed : GRASP
47. Ledger entry : DEBIT
48. Scorekeeper : TALLIER
50. Atomic element : ISOTOPE
52. Bruisers' gear : GLOVES
53. What some clutch at : STRAWS
54. Ancient mystic : ESSENE
55. Sleeping-sickness carrier : TSETSE
Down
1. ___ reason (be logical) : STANDTO
2. Flunk out at derring-do : TILTATWINDMILLS
3. Baton carriers' race : RELAY
4. Miss Adams : EDIE
5. Bolted down : ATE
6. Did style-show work : MODELLED
7. Gaza and Sunset : STRIPS
8. Crossing sounds : TOOTS
9. Football power play : RUSH
10. Cut no ___ : ICE
11. Tracking fancied pots of gold : CHASINGRAINBOWS
12. Groups of four : TETRADS
15. Speed-trap gear : RADAR
17. Moderate : EASY
20. Flights of fancy : DAYDREAMS
23. Not as many : FEWER
24. Cause of harm : BANE
26. Handed out : DOLED
27. Intaglio's opposite : CAMEO
30. Not ___ eye : BATAN
32. Borderline grades : DEES
33. Builder of air castles : ESCAPIST
34. Utilize jetsam : SALVAGE
37. Wander about : TRAIPSE
38. Dull finish : MATTE
39. Alston or Whitman : WALT
40. Gross : COARSE
43. Naive : GREEN
44. Reach : GETAT
46. Confer : GIVE
47. French painter : DORE
49. Angeles or Alamos : LOS
51. Sesame and Baker: Abbr. : STS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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