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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1976

Author: Martin Bryan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 6, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,719
Across Down
1. Gulpy sound : HIC
4. Water plants : NAIDS
9. Moslem prince : AMEER
14. Gold, in Granada : ORO
15. Japanese in U.S. : ISSEI
16. U.S. reformer, with 1 Down : JULIA
17. Advocate of a reform won in 1920 : WOMANSUFFRAGIST
20. Main course : ENTREE
21. Perfume: Var. : ATAR
22. Tappan or Zuider : ZEE
23. Install in office : SEAT
24. Part of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
25. Fleming and Hunter : IANS
26. Existence : BEING
28. Metrical foot : IAMB
30. Adherent : IST
33. Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
34. Children's wear : ROMPERS
37. Of a public place: Lat. : FORENSE
39. Ballroom dance : ONESTEP
40. See 11 Down : STANTON
41. Heflin or Johnson : VAN
42. Tamale or dog : HOT
43. Old German tribunal : VEHM
44. Pinochle plays : MELDS
46. Soft drinks : ADES
48. Sgts., etc. : NCOS
50. Reformer Lucretia : MOTT
53. Rocky peak : TOR
54. Eggs, in Bonn : EIER
55. Sentence ender : PERIOD
57. Feb. 15 : SUSANANTHONYDAY
60. Edit : EMEND
61. Opposite of 'tis : TAINT
62. Enzyme: Suffix : ASE
63. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
64. Louvers : SLATS
65. Fast train: Abbr. : LTD
1. See 16 Across : HOWE
2. Golf clubs : IRONS
3. Count, in France : COMTE
4. Numerical milestone for 17 Across : NINETEENTH
5. African fox : ASSE
6. Terre Haute campus : ISU
7. Neutralize, as a cobra : DEFANG
8. Prepares flour : SIFTS
9. Slightly open : AJAR
10. Heavy cup : MUG
11. U.S. reformer, with 40 Across : ELIZABETH
12. Iron, in Essen : EISEN
13. Rebukes : RATES
18. Mecca native : ARAB
19. Sensible : RATIONAL
24. "Back ___ minutes" (shop-door sign) : INTEN
25. Little monsters : IMPS
27. Sleeplessness : INSOMNIA
29. 4 Down et al. : AMENDMENTS
30. "No ___, ands or . . . " : IFS
31. Tippler : SOT
32. Crosses over : TRAVERSES
34. Wanders : ROVES
35. Old auto : REO
36. N.Y. or Boston: Abbr. : SPT
38. Chemical endings : ENES
44. Human being : MORTAL
45. Black earth : SORY
46. Confused : ATSEA
47. African palms : DOUMS
49. Coins : CENTS
51. Kind of wave : TIDAL
52. "Here's how," for one : TOAST
54. Make ___ meet : ENDS
55. Seine bridge : PONT
56. ___-in-the-wool : DYED
58. Insect : ANT
59. Hawk parrot : HIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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