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New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1976

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,748
Across
1. Scored on a serve : ACED
5. "As you ___, ye are . . . " : SOW
8. Trees of Panama : COPAS
13. Commonplace : BANAL
15. Sash : OBI
16. Like a house ___ : AFIRE
17. Lion's friend : ANDROCLES
19. Drop flavor : LEMON
20. Not tied down : FOOTLOOSE
21. ___ lazuli : LAPIS
22. Strive, old style : TEW
23. Eremites : LONERS
25. Grant : CEDE
26. Attack craft: Abbr. : LST
27. Cowardly Lion : LAHR
29. Timber wolf : LOBO
32. Old N.Y. hotel : ASTOR
35. Recent: Prefix : NEO
38. Not tied down : PLAYINGTHEFIELD
42. Word on a wine label : SEC
43. Lend's partner in W.W. II. : LEASE
44. Accoutered : CLAD
45. Edward Everett : HALE
47. Half a fly : TSE
49. Change direction : VEER
51. Of the back : DORSAL
55. Begin, poetically : OPE
58. Havelock or Dock : ELLIS
60. Not tied down : FANCYFREE
62. Porch : STOOP
63. Friendly : FRATERNAL
64. Sculpture piece : TORSO
65. Suffix for profit or chariot : EER
66. Poker call : RAISE
67. Separate book leaf : INSET
68. Dakota Indian : REE
69. Belgian river : YSER
Down
1. Behind, nautically : ABAFT
2. Gitche Gumee sight : CANOE
3. Furnish : ENDOW
4. Type of board : DART
5. Athenian lawgiver : SOLON
6. Of ample girth : OBESE
7. More politic : WISER
8. Phone or close : CALL
9. A bit ___ (assortment) : OFEACH
10. Leslie Howard's was scarlet : PIMPERNEL
11. Tropical plant : AROID
12. Perceive : SENSE
14. Takes it easy : LOLLS
18. Diving bird : COOT
24. ___-eyed : SLOE
26. Actress Myrna : LOY
28. Sandy's comment : ARF
29. Records, for short : LPS
30. Cheer : OLE
31. Ones not tied down : BACHELORS
32. Mideast title : AGA
33. State and Market: Abbr. : STS
34. Article : THE
36. High note : ELA
37. Fellows or couple : ODD
39. Word with humor or temper : ILL
40. Exigency : NEED
41. Kind of cold : ICE
46. Melodic : ARIOSE
47. Diplomacy : TACT
48. More underhanded : SLYER
49. "___ la giubba" : VESTI
50. Singer John : ELTON
52. Propose : OFFER
53. Street show : RAREE
54. Delusion's partner : SNARE
55. Regional birdlife : ORNIS
56. Porridge of rhyme : PEASE
57. Fisherman : EELER
59. Kind of light or check : SPOT
61. Commotion : FRAY

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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