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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 1976

Author: Lita M. Elvers
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,702
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1. Stone or teen : AGE
4. Brief burst : SPURT
9. Golden or garden : GATE
13. "One ___ or two?" : LUMP
15. Mongolian : TATAR
16. Man's nickname : ALEX
17. "Sacre ___!" : BLEU
18. Enraged : IRATE
19. French spouse : MARI
20. Impromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
23. Gal of song : SAL
24. College degree : BBA
25. Wig : PERUKE
28. Pony or coat : POLO
30. Compass reading : SSW
33. Medicinal plant : ALOE
34. Baby food : PUREE
35. Auditor : CPA
36. Young ones : TOTS
37. Knits backward : PURLS
38. Grapes or puss : SOUR
39. Naval noncom : CPO
40. Throb : PULSE
41. Simon ___ : PURE
42. Part of H.M.S. : HER
43. Gardner : ERLE
44. Traffic moves : UTURNS
46. Mountain : ALP
47. Average : PAR
48. Slated for big things : BORNTOTHEPURPLE
57. Cassini : OLEG
58. Close ___ : SHAVE
59. Author Bentley : ERIC
60. Square or raw : DEAL
61. Consumer : EATER
62. Track event : DASH
63. Days of ___ : YORE
64. Guns : STENS
65. Asian leader : MAO
1. Clerical robes : ALBS
2. Swallow : GULP
3. Large bird : EMEU
4. Smother : STIFLE
5. Parcel's companion : PART
6. State : UTAH
7. Have influence : RATE
8. Shudders : TREMBLES
9. Greek letter : GAMMA
10. Wings : ALAE
11. Bird : TERN
12. Theater sign : EXIT
14. Continues : PURSUES
21. Tree : OAK
22. Reed : OBOE
25. Décor for jeans : PATCH
26. Take off : ELOPE
27. Helicopter feature : ROTOR
28. Kind of snatcher : PURSE
29. Heraldic border : ORLE
30. Search thoroughly : SCOUR
31. Reject : SPURN
32. Merchandise : WARES
34. Influence : PULL
37. At cross ___ : PURPOSES
38. Stimulated : SPURRED
40. Bombard : PELT
44. On one's ___ (broke) : UPPERS
45. T-shaped cross : TAU
46. Kind of worm : ANGLE
48. Consistency : BODY
49. Spread : OLEO
50. Guard or admiral : REAR
51. "How much is ___ doggie . . . ?" : THAT
52. Animosity : HATE
53. Steven or break : EVEN
54. Carriage : PRAM
55. Mona ___ : LISA
56. Canyon sound : ECHO

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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