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New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 1976

Author: Sophie Fierman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,769
Across Down
1. Pigeons' pads : COTES
6. Geography-class need : MAP
9. Clan : TRIBE
14. Old French coin : OBOLE
15. High note : ELA
16. Connecticut's is New : HAVEN
17. First battle of Revolution : LEXINGTON
19. Muse : ERATO
20. Continent : ASIA
21. Metric measure : ARE
22. Madison Sq. Garden et al. : ARENAS
23. Materialistic : SENSATE
25. Superior : OVER
26. Job-applicants' offerings : RESUMES
28. ___ Roy : ROB
31. Civet's relative : GENET
35. Decisive battle of Revolution : SARATOGA
37. Orchestra unit : OBOE
38. Moves : STIRS
40. Rowboat adjuncts : OARS
41. Last battle of Revolution : YORKTOWN
43. Minstrels' instruments : LYRES
44. Collection of quotes : ANA
45. Squirm : WRIGGLE
48. Granular snow : FIRN
49. Sphinxlike offerings : RIDDLES
54. Kind of pants : SMARTY
57. U.N. secretary : LIE
58. Ready : RIPE
59. Sample TV film : PILOT
60. Gung-ho group of Revolution : MINUTEMEN
62. Astound : AMAZE
63. In addition : AND
64. Designated : NAMED
65. Weary : TIRED
66. Affirmation : YES
67. Volcanic rock : TRASS
1. Soft drinks : COLAS
2. Overweight : OBESE
3. Poison : TOXIN
4. Mr. Howe : ELIAS
5. Japanese money : SEN
6. Rhythms in music : METRES
7. Medicinal plant : ALOE
8. Opposite of a rave : PAN
9. Spanish saint : THERESA
10. More choice : RARER
11. The Terrible or the Great : IVAN
12. Greek letter : BETA
13. Genesis name : ENOS
18. Proceeds of a performance : GATE
22. Declares : AVERS
24. Carney : ART
25. Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
27. Taking advantage of : USING
28. Lion's warning : ROAR
29. Monster : OGRE
30. Singing voice : BASS
31. Spanish painter : GOYA
32. Very dark : EBON
33. Ibsen heroine : NORA
34. Comic-strip yell : EEK
36. Plaything : TOY
38. Word with "wrong number" : SORRY
39. Remus or Dromio : TWIN
42. Taunted : TWITTED
43. Went first : LED
46. Drip and regular, e.g. : GRINDS
47. In ___ of (instead) : LIEU
48. Halted suddenly : FROZE
50. Gloomy : DREAR
51. Old Greek music note : LIMMA
52. Swords : EPEES
53. Transmits : SENDS
54. Quarrel : SPAT
55. Miss Benzell : MIMI
56. Winglike : ALAR
57. Maginot, for one : LINE
60. Kind of pole or apple : MAY
61. Explosive : TNT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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