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New York Times, Tuesday, April 6, 1976

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,733
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1. Get ___ out of (needle) : ARISE
6. Failure : FLOP
10. Trust : HOPE
14. Colony or code : PENAL
15. Unfeigned : REAL
16. Toward the mouth : ORAD
17. Lodge member : EAGLE
18. Casual : EASYGOING
20. More impractical : DREAMIER
22. Berlin's "All ___" : ALONE
23. Florida city : DELAND
25. Languished : PINED
26. Buttons or Grange : RED
29. ___ obstante : NON
30. Cassini : OLEG
32. On all sides : ABOUT
34. Attractive : DESIRABLE
39. Reach : GAIN
40. Turkish rug : MELAS
41. Trim : NEAT
42. Chiefly : INTHEMAIN
44. John Jacob : ASTOR
45. Plies : USES
46. Wilmington, ___ : DEL
48. Compass point : SSE
49. Bandies words : SPARS
52. Alpine sounds : YODELS
55. Earth: Fr. : TERRE
56. Serves a sentence : DOESTIME
60. Acknowledgment : ADMISSION
63. Fortune-telling card : TAROT
64. Cleaving tool : FROE
65. "This ___ my day" : ISNT
66. Lithe : AGILE
67. Gerald or Henry : FORD
68. Moppets : TOTS
69. Rhythmic pauses : RESTS
1. Copied : APED
2. "___ Window" : REAR
3. U. S. playwright : INGE
4. Youthful days : SALAD
5. Substance : ELEMENT
6. Informal : FREEANDEASY
7. Find out : LEARN
8. Western alliance : OAS
9. Layer : PLY
10. Ruffians : HOOLIGANS
11. Sky Hunter : ORION
12. Soft velvet : PANNE
13. Bordered : EDGED
19. One who stares : GAPER
21. Org. for workers : ILO
24. Informal guidelines : DOSANDDONTS
26. Cereal grass : RAGI
27. Abba of Israel : EBAN
28. ___ up brown : DOIT
31. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
33. Leisurely : UNHURRIED
35. Wallach : ELI
36. Stakes : BETS
37. Asian country : LAOS
38. To be, in France : ETRE
40. Defarge or Tussaud : MME
43. Curves : ESSES
44. July baseball game : ALLSTAR
47. Shoe width : EEE
49. Crew : STAFF
50. Trump in a card game : PEDRO
51. Wear for Longfellow's skeleton : ARMOR
53. Tooth: Prefix : ODONT
54. Phase : STAGE
57. Flower : IRIS
58. Shed : MOLT
59. Summers, in France : ETES
61. Perch : SIT
62. Equal: Prefix : ISO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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