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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

New York Times, Friday, March 19, 1976

Author: Chet Currier
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,715
Across Down
1. Sour : ACERB
6. Shed feathers : MOLT
10. Batting stats : RBIS
14. Louisiana sight : BAYOU
15. Love, to Catullus : AMOR
16. Sea bird : ERNE
17. Scotland Yard items : CLEWS
18. Data, for short : INFO
19. Force : DINT
20. Like some jokes : SIDESPLITTING
23. Highway: Abbr. : RTE
24. Speed : HIE
25. Landscape debris : EYESORES
30. Mythical gods' blood : ICHOR
34. ___ Friday : GAL
35. Flower part : PETAL
37. Cattle of old : KINE
38. Common interjection : AHAH
40. Shakespeare's Katharina : SHREW
42. Obstacle : SNAG
43. Cooked : DONE
44. Juniper : SAVIN
46. Numbered cube : DIE
47. Ice-cream and baking : SODAS
49. Facial décor : SIDEBURN
51. Livingston, Seuss et al. : DRS
53. Southern power org. : TVA
54. Annoyance : PAININTHENECK
61. Stylish : CHIC
63. Metropolitan or disaster : AREA
64. Ship-mast gear : RADAR
65. Profanity : OATH
66. Sincere : REAL
67. Kansas town : ONAGA
68. Angler's aim : BITE
69. This, in Madrid : ESTE
70. Scorecard entries : NAMES
1. Basics : ABCS
2. City of Colombia : CALI
3. Regarded : EYED
4. Boatmen : ROWERS
5. Inge play : BUSSTOP
6. Kind of man or order : MAIL
7. Prefix with present or bus : OMNI
8. Hit a high fly : LOFT
9. Marital pledge : TROTH
10. Relatives of hillbillies : REDNECKS
11. Jail afloat : BRIG
12. Travelers' rest : INN
13. Work with type : SET
21. French parents : PERES
22. After Jr. : III
25. Golly's relatives : EGADS
26. "Gulliver's Travels" figure : YAHOO
27. African antelope : ELAND
28. Numerical suffixes : ETHS
29. Poet Teasdale et al. : SARAS
31. Native of India : HINDU
32. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
33. Bavarian river : REGEN
36. Son of Jacob : LEVI
39. Worry : HEADACHE
41. Shoe-buyer's concern : WIDTH
45. "___ Sunday" : NEVERON
48. Title used by 31 Down : SRI
50. Kind of split or boat : BANANA
52. Trap : SNARE
54. English statesman : PITT
55. Provokes : IRES
56. Uncluttered : NEAT
57. Narrative : TALE
58. Dutch cheese : EDAM
59. " . . . nor iron bars a ___" : CAGE
60. Plateau of Yugoslavia : KRAS
61. Part of a golden ear : COB
62. "Bali ___" : HAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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