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New York Times, Thursday, March 4, 1976

Author: Samuel H. Barkan
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Samuel H. Barkan has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,700
Across Down
1. Declines : EBBS
5. "For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
9. Containers : URNS
13. Jack Sprat's choice : LEAN
14. Sports place : ARENA
16. ___ de soie : PEAU
17. First, second or third : BASE
18. Play up to the spectators : GRANDSTAND
20. Traveler of song : ARKANSAS
22. Cooking byproducts : AROMAS
23. ___ out a living : EKE
24. Ecuador's zone : TORRID
26. Put-on : ACT
28. Quaker word : THINE
30. Southwest wind : AFER
34. Tennis shot : LOB
35. Nervous twitch : TIC
36. Capable of being cut : SECTILE
39. Hikers' ways : TRAILS
41. ___ it (scram) : CHEESE
42. Football-uniform items : HELMETS
44. Burned ___ crisp : TOA
45. Young one : LAD
46. European capital : OSLO
47. Russian range : URALS
49. Graduate degree : DSS
50. Alluring quality : GLAMOR
53. Droop : SAG
55. Even if : ALBEIT
58. Swerve, as a ship : SHEEROFF
62. Sauk Centre's claim to fame : MAINSTREET
64. What Abe split : RAIL
65. With respect to : INRE
66. ___ ego : ALTER
67. Quartet member : ALTO
68. Family members : DADS
69. Fish : SOLE
70. Eur. country : USSR
1. Exile spot : ELBA
2. Suffer : BEAR
3. Naismith's creation : BASKETBALL
4. Quarterback ploy : SNEAK
5. Ugly women : HAGS
6. Lacking consistency : ERRATIC
7. Fall, for one : SEASON
8. Mass. cape : ANN
9. Like Kansas City, in song : UPTODATE
10. Squeeze out orange juice : REAM
11. Zola work : NANA
12. Washing-machine product : SUDS
15. Jewish month : ADAR
19. Title in India : SRI
21. Irritate : NETTLE
25. Home: Abbr. : RES
26. In spite of, for short : ALTHO
27. Apple parts : CORES
29. Attention-getting sound : HIST
31. Three-pointers : FIELDGOALS
32. Miss Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
33. Marsh growths : REEDS
37. Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
38. Gliding dance step : CHASSE
40. Miss Coca et al. : IMOGENES
43. Partner of substance : SUM
44. Native of N.C. : TARHEEL
48. ___ the occasion : ROSETO
51. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
52. "___ boy!" : ATTA
54. Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
55. Kind of ships : AMID
56. Miss Turner : LANA
57. Condor, e.g. : BIRD
59. To be, in France : ETRE
60. Is correctly adjusted : FITS
61. Bloom, in Spain : FLOR
63. Literary initials : RLS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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