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New York Times, Saturday, April 17, 1976

Author: Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,744
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1. Cone of silver : PINA
5. Soothe : SALVE
10. Word with peril : DIRE
14. Finishes off a cake : ICES
15. Scopes event : TRIAL
16. Patent base : IDEA
17. Soft ___ : SOAP
18. Beauty-parlor job : RINSE
19. Essential part : MEAT
20. Direct opposite : ANTIPODE
22. Smoke and fog : VAPORS
24. Hot ___ : ROD
25. Pail handle : BAIL
26. Soaked : STEEPED
30. Certifies : ATTESTS
34. Calling and playing : CARDS
35. Common French verb : ETRE
37. Mideast leader : SHAH
38. Altar of the sky : ARA
39. Worked with Mata Hari : SPIED
40. ___ carte : ALA
41. Sub ___ : ROSA
43. Goes one better : TOPS
44. Joint of beef : BARON
46. Outstanding : STELLAR
48. Downpour : TORRENT
50. Caustic : TART
51. Through : PER
52. Germany has a black one : FOREST
55. Installed the shish kebab : SKEWERED
60. By any chance : EVER
61. Coat fur : LAPIN
63. Hindu wear : SARI
64. Unaspirated consonant : LENE
65. Kind of type : ELITE
66. Round ___ : TRIP
67. Stepped on : TROD
68. Entertained : DINED
69. Word with souci or serif : SANS
1. Campanile city : PISA
2. Picture : ICON
3. Straight : NEAT
4. Had hopes : ASPIRED
5. Walked confidently : STRODE
6. Jejune : ARID
7. Bee or pipe : LINE
8. Duct : VAS
9. Type of railway : ELEVATED
10. Golf-ball features : DIMPLES
11. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
12. Raise : REAR
13. Diner sign : EATS
21. Cork sounds : POPS
23. River islet : AIT
25. Most desolate : BAREST
26. Marks : SCARS
27. Fortune-telling card : TAROT
28. Remove : ERASE
29. Behave : DEPORT
31. Kind of cropper : SHARE
32. Eagle feature : TALON
33. Large stein : SHANT
36. ___ over (topple) : TIP
39. Frightened : STARTLED
42. Did a tailoring job : ALTERED
44. Concoct : BREW
45. Station-house listings : ARRESTS
47. ___ Vegas : LAS
49. Made the first bid : OPENED
52. Hat material : FELT
53. "___ There" : OVER
54. Italian river : RENO
55. Joyride : SPIN
56. Bird of prey : KITE
57. ___ avis : RARA
58. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
59. Pickpockets : DIPS
62. Fatima's husband : ALI

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