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New York Times, Monday, April 26, 1976

Author: Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,753
Across Down
1. Grass or apple : CRAB
5. Carson : KIT
8. Eban : ABBA
12. Assembly hall : AULA
13. G.I.'s locker art : PINUP
15. Soviet range : URAL
16. Anna of films : STEN
17. ___ nous : ENTRE
18. Period : TERM
19. Billie Jean, so to speak : THEKINGOFSPORTS
22. Within: Prefix : ENTO
23. Half a drum : TOM
24. Kind of crow : SCARE
27. Musical notes : FAS
30. Cabbage or potato : PATCH
34. "___ Joey" : PAL
35. Executed a football play : PASSED
38. Bull, in Barcelona : TORO
39. Cloak for an Arab : ABA
40. Bird sound : TWITTER
42. Wine cask : TUN
43. Incline : RAMP
45. Jean Paul ___ : SARTRE
46. Moa's cousin : EMU
47. Sailing vessel : SLOOP
49. Bossy's sound : MOO
50. Metrical feet : IAMBS
52. Place for three men : TUB
54. Lightweight-boxer Joe : GANS
56. Thoroughbred racing : THESPORTOFKINGS
64. "___ a song . . . " : WITH
65. "Go ahead!" : SHOOT
66. Dumb ___ : DORA
67. Voice : ALTO
68. Egyptian god : HORUS
69. Greek letters : ETAS
70. Blind part : SLAT
71. Posed : SAT
72. Remarks : SAYS
1. ___ of characters : CAST
2. Babe : RUTH
3. Nautical term : ALEE
4. Money man : BANKER
5. Anna's friend : KINGOFSIAM
6. "___ each life . . . " : INTO
7. Peat, for one : TURF
8. Well-known eatery : AUTOMAT
9. Fox or rabbit : BRER
10. Starr performer : BART
11. Beggar's cry : ALMS
13. Confined : PENT
14. Plague : PEST
20. Awkward : INEPT
21. Kind of art : POP
24. Trains for a fight : SPARS
25. Intrigue : CABAL
26. Name to remember : ALAMO
28. N.L. player : ASTRO
29. All dressed for a date : SETTOGOOUT
31. Kind of pole : TOTEM
32. Morsel : CRUMB
33. Wagner of baseball : HONUS
36. Disgruntled sounds : AWS
37. "___ Tag" : DER
41. Sign a new contract : REINK
44. Haphazard try : POTSHOT
48. Kind of tent : PUP
51. Stage whispers : ASIDES
53. "Nonsense!" : BOSH
55. Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
56. "___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
57. Sam or San Juan : HILL
58. Miss Kett : ETTA
59. Greek letters : RHOS
60. Repetitive movie-title word : TORA
61. "___ chance!" : NOTA
62. Battleship ___ : GRAY
63. Lip : SASS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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