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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
Across
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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
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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
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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