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New York Times, Wednesday, March 31, 1976

Author:
DeWitt Anderson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
DeWitt Anderson has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,727
Across
1. Kind of waver or stone : FLAG
5. "Faust," e.g. : OPERA
10. Narrative : SAGA
14. Rake : ROUE
15. College in Maine : BATES
16. Victim : PREY
17. Self-taught one : AUTODIDACT
19. German article : EINE
20. Fine porcelain : SPODE
21. Dreamy one : STARGAZER
23. Cartoon-drawing sheet : CEL
24. Activate : SPARK
25. Month: Abbr. : APR
27. City lines : ELS
30. ___ on the aisle : TWO
31. Field sound : BAA
34. Cereal husk : BRAN
36. Alas, to Livy : EHEU
38. Addicts : USERS
40. Confessions of a sort : AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
43. Slyly derisive : SNIDE
44. Sorrows : WOES
45. Sicilian city : ENNA
46. Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
47. Curve : ESS
49. Scottish river : DEE
51. Islet : CAY
52. Athenian lawgiver : DRACO
54. Tenn. athlete : VOL
56. Inquisition rites : AUTOSDAFE
60. Wear away : ERODE
63. Strain at a ___ : GNAT
64. Pressure cookers : AUTOCLAVES
66. Blue-pencil : EDIT
67. Village of Africa : TSANE
68. Verne hero : NEMO
69. Companion of poly : ROLY
70. Meaning : SENSE
71. Stagehand : GRIP
Down
1. Angelico et al. : FRAS
2. Wolf, in France : LOUP
3. Like Holmes's breakfast-table man : AUTOCRATIC
4. Hollow stone : GEODE
5. Sash : OBI
6. Inflates : PADS
7. ___-Unis : ETATS
8. Seized anew : RECAPTURED
9. ___ in the wind : ASTRAW
10. "___ softly and carry . . . " : SPEAK
11. Calif. neighbor : ARIZ
12. Tierney : GENE
13. British philosopher : AYER
18. Take out : DELE
22. Type of therapy : GROUP
25. Humble : ABASE
26. Ingredient of a whip : PRUNE
28. Neckpiece : LEI
29. Makes a legal reply : SHOWSCAUSE
31. Live the easy life : BEINCLOVER
32. Sphere of action : ARENA
33. Analyze : ASSAY
35. Biblical land : NOD
37. Self : EGO
39. Pronoun : SHE
41. Rathskeller offerings : BEERS
42. Chemical suffix : ASE
48. Anwar and family : SADATS
50. Knievel : EVEL
52. Loco : DOTTY
53. "Barefoot boy, with cheek ___!" : OFTAN
55. Manlike ape : ORANG
56. Teen-___ : AGER
57. Open : UNDO
58. Kangaroo feature : TAIL
59. Time periods : EONS
61. Kind of tasse : DEMI
62. Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
65. Letter : CEE

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

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