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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

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Across
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Kind of waver or stone : FLAG
5
"Faust," e.g. : OPERA
10
Narrative : SAGA
14
Rake : ROUE
15
College in Maine : BATES
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Victim : PREY
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Self-taught one : AUTODIDACT
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German article : EINE
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Fine porcelain : SPODE
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Dreamy one : STARGAZER
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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
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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
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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
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___-Unis : ETATS
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Seized anew : RECAPTURED
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___ in the wind : ASTRAW
10
"___ softly and carry . . . " : SPEAK
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Calif. neighbor : ARIZ
12
Tierney : GENE
13
British philosopher : AYER
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Take out : DELE
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Type of therapy : GROUP
25
Humble : ABASE
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Ingredient of a whip : PRUNE
28
Neckpiece : LEI
29
Makes a legal reply : SHOWSCAUSE
31
Live the easy life : BEINCLOVER
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Sphere of action : ARENA
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Analyze : ASSAY
35
Biblical land : NOD
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Self : EGO
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Pronoun : SHE
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Rathskeller offerings : BEERS
42
Chemical suffix : ASE
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Anwar and family : SADATS
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Knievel : EVEL
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Loco : DOTTY
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"Barefoot boy, with cheek ___!" : OFTAN
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Manlike ape : ORANG
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Teen-___ : AGER
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Open : UNDO
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Kangaroo feature : TAIL
59
Time periods : EONS
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Kind of tasse : DEMI
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Fabulist: Var. : ESOP
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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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