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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 1976

Author:
McAulay
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,718
Across
1. Joey et al. : PALS
5. Stripling : LAD
8. Subdue : TAME
12. Blue-pencil : EDIT
13. Prefix for gram : EPI
14. Does tree surgery : PRUNES
16. Barcelona child : NINO
17. Rio de ___ : ORO
18. Arteries : AORTAS
19. "Run Silent, Run ___" : DEEP
20. Very possibly : NODOUBT
22. "Wait 'til the ___" : SUNSHINESNELLIE
27. Charged atoms : IONS
28. Reviews applicants : SCREENS
29. Doyle's was red-headed : LEAGUE
32. "Wie ___ es Ihnen?" : GEHT
33. Gang weapon : GAT
34. Merits : EARNS
35. Sup : EAT
36. Black Sea cape : EMINE
38. S.A. country : ARG
39. Knicks' Pearl : EARL
41. Political lists : SLATES
42. Kind of bum : STUMBLE
44. Student : COED
45. "Wait till ___" : THECOWSCOMEHOME
50. P.R. town : GUAYAMA
51. The end ___ era : OFAN
52. Difficult : THORNY
55. Roman 950 : CML
56. Elemental part : UNIT
57. Simple organisms : MONADS
58. ___ polloi : HOI
59. Loudness measure : SONE
60. Ragout : STEW
61. Spanish queen : ENA
62. German river : EDER
Down
1. Awaits decision : PENDS
2. Farewell : ADIEU
3. Sturdy cloth : LINEN
4. Crossroad fixture : STOPSIGN
5. Like Elsa : LEONINE
6. Kitchen wear : APRONS
7. Electron tube : DIODE
8. "The Voice of the ___" : TURTLE
9. Insect : ANT
10. ___ culpa : MEA
11. Curve : ESS
14. Spare tire : PAUNCH
15. C.S.A. name : ROBERTELEE
21. Caucasus native : OSSET
23. Confined, as with a cold : HOUSEBOUND
24. On the level : LEGIT
25. Silly : INANE
26. Kefauver : ESTES
29. Kind of wise : LEAST
30. Mother or Good : EARTH
31. Debate : ARGUE
32. Sal or Friday : GAL
35. Cockney's religious dissent : ERESY
37. Scene of confusion : MADHOUSE
40. Berlin song : ALWAYS
41. African republic : SOMALIA
43. Longtime Giant manager : MCGRAW
44. Paine's sense : COMMON
46. Hidden store : CACHE
47. Land ___ : OFNOD
48. "As ___ goes . . . " : MAINE
49. Record : ENTER
52. Patents' relatives: Abbr. : TMS
53. "Some Like It ___" : HOT
54. Pronoun : ONE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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