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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
1
Declines : EBBS
5
"For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
9
Containers : URNS
13
Jack Sprat's choice : LEAN
14
Sports place : ARENA
16
___ de soie : PEAU
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First, second or third : BASE
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Play up to the spectators : GRANDSTAND
20
Traveler of song : ARKANSAS
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Cooking byproducts : AROMAS
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___ out a living : EKE
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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
Down
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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