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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 1976

Author:
Norma Hitch
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0
Norma Hitch has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,711
Across
1. Paper contents : NEWS
5. Buddies : PALS
9. Mooch : CADGE
14. Musical offering : ARIA
15. Parisian friend : AMIE
16. Vented : AIRED
17. Hook : GAFF
18. Corresponding : SAME
19. Part of an eating utensil : PRONG
20. Certain conveyances : STEAMSHIPS
23. Knowledge : LORE
24. Cook : ROAST
25. Some stage lines : ASIDES
27. Soliciting : ASKING
30. Preposition : UPON
31. Write : PEN
32. Poet John : KEATS
35. Miami or Vero : BEACH
39. Equal : PEER
41. Mystic : SWAMI
43. Kind of gin : SLOE
44. Halloween choice : TREAT
46. Smiling : RIANT
48. Attention : EAR
49. Very dark : INKY
51. Coterie : CIRCLE
53. Willowy : SVELTE
56. Gave up, with "off" : SWORE
58. Rush headlong : TEAR
59. Suburbanite's need : AUTOMOBILE
64. Wine-cask crust : ARGOL
66. Half: Prefix : SEMI
67. River to the Baltic : ODER
68. Piece of dental work : INLAY
69. Dash : ELAN
70. Concrete : REAL
71. Certain instruments : REEDS
72. Resonated : RANG
73. Neck part : NAPE
Down
1. Carps : NAGS
2. Common Latin word : ERAT
3. Word with fish or ale : WIFE
4. Journey for T.R. : SAFARI
5. Northwest et al. : PASSAGES
6. Nurses of East : AMAHS
7. Restrict : LIMIT
8. Become gradually diffused : SEEP
9. Uniform part : CAP
10. Certain elevated routes : AIRLINES
11. Dickens character : DROOD
12. Category : GENRE
13. Sharpens : EDGES
21. Jazz pianist and composer : MONK
22. Certain sugar source : SAP
26. Blubber : SOB
27. Designate: Abbr. : APPT
28. Clairvoyant : SEER
29. Joint : KNEE
30. Well-known initials on the Hudson : USMA
33. Wrong : AWRY
34. Asian native : TAI
36. Templeton : ALEC
37. Power source : COAL
38. Word of location : HERE
40. Rush through : RAILROAD
42. Like rising tides : INCOMING
45. Explosive : TNT
47. Neophyte: Var. : TIRO
50. Parrot of N.Z. : KEA
52. Regenerated : REBORN
53. Part of a flight : STAIR
54. Pioneer sci-fi writer : VERNE
55. Good golf score : EAGLE
56. Stone pillar : STELA
57. Certain voter : WOMAN
60. Consumer : USER
61. Notion : IDEA
62. Frog or year : LEAP
63. Perry's creator : ERLE
65. Ghent's river : LYS

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