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New York Times, Thursday, March 25, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,721

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Certain gift : GAB
4. Had concern : CARED
9. Jewish month : ABIB
13. Guinness : ALEC
15. Gladden : ELATE
16. Soft drink : COLA
17. Live a charmed life : GETALLTHEBREAKS
20. Nautical distances : SEAMILES
21. Heart adjuncts : AORTAS
22. U.S. marketing org. : PMA
23. Prospector's food : GRUB
24. Stake it all : GOFORBROKE
28. Blue : SAD
31. Small finch : SERIN
32. Subtraction word : LESS
33. Slugger Ruth : BABE
34. Fruit-salad standbys : PEARS
35. Chemical suffix : ANE
36. Citified : URBAN
37. Roman villa : ESTE
38. Johnson of TV : ARTE
39. Rustler's neckpiece : NOOSE
40. Tiny : WEE
41. Parts company : BREAKSWITH
43. Sailors : TARS
44. Capp's Abner : LIL
45. Imagine : IDEATE
48. Most boisterous : NOISIEST
53. Prepare ___ (plan a felony) : TOBREAKANDENTER
55. Thicken : CLOT
56. Indian title : RANEE
57. Bridge bid : GAME
58. Barnyard residents : HENS
59. Plays the lead : STARS
60. Kind of detector : LIE
Down
1. Comedian's offerings : GAGS
2. Away from the wind : ALEE
3. Greek letter : BETA
4. Last place, in baseball : CELLAR
5. Old man, in Bonn : ALTE
6. Words of cheer : RAHS
7. French season : ETE
8. Lands : DEBARKS
9. Bitter : ACERB
10. Gravy dish : BOAT
11. Miss Chase : ILKA
12. Singing voice : BASS
14. Certain girls : CAMPFIRE
18. Hybrid citrus fruits : LIMONS
19. Profligate one : ROUE
23. Hide-and-___ : GOSEEK
24. Canada and snow : GEESE
25. Give a long-winded talk : ORATE
26. Trumpet sounds : BLARES
27. ___-car : RENTA
28. Wooden shoe : SABOT
29. Disconcert : ABASH
30. Sand hill, in England : DENE
31. Gush forth : SPEW
33. Preparing steaks : BROILING
36. Imprudent : UNWISE
38. Overdue debts : ARREARS
41. Diminish : BATE
42. Returned-tourists' showings : SLIDES
43. Queen of Hearts output : TARTS
45. Yearning : ITCH
46. Parcel out : DOLE
47. Black : EBON
48. Zola heroine : NANA
49. Nonesuch : ONER
50. Relative of etc. : ETAL
51. Half: Prefix : SEMI
52. Shoe support : TREE
54. Arabian tea : KAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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