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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Monday, April 1, 1974

Author: James A. Brussel
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,997
Across Down
1. Seaweed product : AGAR
5. Rascal : SCAMP
10. Makes edging : TATS
14. Tiresome one : BORE
15. Dye : COLOR
16. U. S. Indian : ERIE
17. Volcano : ETNA
18. Consider : OPINE
19. Ship's officer : MATE
20. Day for zoo's Mr. Fox and Miss Lyon : THEFIRSTOFAPRIL
23. Escape : FLEE
24. Body of land: Abbr. : ISL
25. Victor's due : SPOILS
28. Sweet ages : SIXTEENS
33. Step on it : HURRY
34. Bronco-busters' event : RODEO
35. Cut off : LOP
36. Biblical land : ARAM
37. Stratagems : WILES
38. Hill part : SIDE
39. Theater area : PIT
40. Smooth consonants : LENES
41. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
42. Popular gems in Oz : EMERALDS
44. Most faint : PALEST
45. Fool : ASS
46. Dry fly, e.g. : BAIT
47. Chaucer's "___ with his shoures sote . . . " : WHANTHATAPRILLE
55. Suspend : HANG
56. Call forth : EVOKE
57. "High ___" : NOON
58. Sea bird : ERNE
59. One who scores exams : RATER
60. Oklahoma city : ENID
61. Kind of drop : TEAR
62. Vehicles : SLEDS
63. Capitol people: Abbr. : SENS
1. Encourage : ABET
2. Alaric, for one : GOTH
3. English composer : ARNE
4. Verify : REAFFIRM
5. Tallies : SCORES
6. Thicket : COPSE
7. Got down : ALIT
8. Kind of plane or gram : MONO
9. Dis-, un-, and tri-, for example : PREFIXES
10. Shirley : TEMPLE
11. Sandarac tree : ARAR
12. Small monkey : TITI
13. Blind, as a falcon : SEEL
21. In a poor way : ILLY
22. Regarding : ASTO
25. Condition : SHAPE
26. Feast of Lots : PURIM
27. Speechify : ORATE
28. Shoe parts : SOLES
29. Ominous date : IDES
30. Top group : ELITE
31. Stem joints : NODES
32. Exhausted : SPENT
34. Skin : RIND
37. Deadbeats : WELSHERS
38. Crackers : SALTINES
40. Ultimate : LAST
41. Basic openers : PAIR
43. Texas lawman : RANGER
44. Pickwick or Pentagon : PAPERS
46. ___ Alaska : BAKED
47. Stimulate : WHET
48. Leaping animal : HARE
49. King of Siam's friend : ANNA
50. Of grandparents : AVAL
51. Kind of bag : TOTE
52. Kind of 43 Down : LONE
53. Meat cut : LOIN
54. Goals : ENDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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