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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,701
Across
1. Wood-soled shoes : CLOGS
6. Goddess of hope : SPES
10. Swiss sights : ALPS
14. Pilotless plane : ROBOT
15. Port, for one : WINE
16. Some make it in four minutes : MILE
17. " . . . can you spare ___?" : ADIME
18. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
19. Winglike : ALAR
20. Spoilers : WETBLANKETS
23. ___ distance : ATA
24. Paddle : OAR
25. Amatory : EROTICAL
27. Wood sorrel : OCA
30. Minded the baby : SAT
32. Marsh : FEN
33. Spoilers : KILLJOYS
36. Body of principles : ETHIC
40. Equatorial dwellers : ASCIANS
41. Chemical compound : CAPRONE
43. Rage : STORM
44. Spoilers : SADSACKS
45. Cleo's death weapon : ASP
47. Kind of ball or Fellow : ODD
48. Presidential initials : HST
49. Of a foreign service : CONSULAR
53. Coffee container : URN
56. Make tracks : HIE
57. Spoiler : PARTYPOOPER
62. Between Thomas and Edison : ALVA
64. Dolphin genus : INIA
65. Be an author : WRITE
66. Nourish : FEED
67. Consider : DEEM
68. Eat, in Bonn : ESSEN
69. Uses poor judgment : ERRS
70. Soap-frame bar : SESS
71. "___ said, soonest mended" : LEAST
Down
1. Where something unpleasant sticks : CRAW
2. Mine vein : LODE
3. News piece : OBIT
4. Eastern hemp : GOMBO
5. Engraved pillar : STELA
6. "___ Lake" : SWAN
7. Certain placard carriers : PICKETS
8. Word on a door : ENTER
9. By the ___ one's pants : SEATOF
10. Candlenut tree : AMA
11. Perfume scent : LILAC
12. Rio de la ___ : PLATA
13. Of an ecological period : SERAL
21. Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
22. Saturates : STEEPS
26. Kind of mural : INTRA
27. Turkish weights : OKAS
28. Ancient chest : CIST
29. Tropical dog : ALCO
31. Affirmative votes : AYS
34. Turkish pounds : LIRAS
35. Obstructs : JAMSUP
37. High, in Germany : HOCH
38. Wets a stamping pad : INKS
39. Girdle of Venus : CEST
41. Heel : CAD
42. Make sense : ADDUP
44. Sudden attacks : SORTIES
46. Kilt patterns : PLAIDS
49. Rub the wrong way : CHAFE
50. Tanker : OILER
51. "___ say die" : NEVER
52. Wild buffalo : ARNEE
54. Spur wheel : ROWEL
55. People of Oslo : NORSE
58. Sweet potatoes : YAMS
59. Italian city : PISA
60. French seasons : ETES
61. Live in an apartment : RENT
63. Want ___ : ADS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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