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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1976

Author:
Exman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Exman has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,770
Across
1. ___ noire : BETE
5. Cookbook direction : BASTE
10. Waterbed mishap : LEAK
14. Exclamations in Bonn : ACHS
15. Singer John : ELTON
16. French notion : IDEE
17. Ham Fisher's pug : JOEPALOOKA
19. Fairy-tale heavy : OGRE
20. Mountain : ALP
21. Caniff's gorge : STEVECANYON
23. Old ___ : HAT
25. ___ nous : ENTRE
26. Ascots : CRAVATS
30. Fodder : SILAGE
34. Sharpen : HONE
35. Road for Ben Hur : ITER
38. Slaves of yore : ESNES
39. Height: Abbr. : ALT
40. Charles Schulz fare : PEANUTS
42. Drinker's problem: Abbr. : DTS
43. Watery mire : SLOSH
45. Between Phi and Kappa : BETA
46. Kind of horn : SHOE
47. Instant : MOMENT
49. U-boat repair places : SUBPENS
51. Bayes and Helmer : NORAS
54. Galley-slave's burden : OAR
55. Willard satellite : MOONMULLINS
60. Family members : PAS
63. Concerning : INRE
64. Zack Mosley card : SMILINJACK
66. Assortment of type : FONT
67. Implied : TACIT
68. Jai ___ : ALAI
69. Worry : FRET
70. African trees : SHEAS
71. Fast planes : SSTS
Down
1. ___ California : BAJA
2. Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
3. Lee Falk apparition : THEPHANTOM
4. Sixth-sense initials : ESP
5. Wallop : BELT
6. Medicinal plant : ALOE
7. Hot ___ league : STOVE
8. Turnstile activator : TOKEN
9. Portrays : ENACTS
10. Barrymore et al. : LIONELS
11. Irritable : EDGY
12. Flying prefix : AERO
13. Wail : KEEN
18. Movie dog : ASTA
22. Zodiac sign : ARIES
24. Salutation : AVE
26. Abyss : CHASM
27. Psychologist May : ROLLO
28. Overtime situation : TIE
29. Thrust at : STAB
31. Sterrett's "Polly ___" : ANDHERPALS
32. Make progress : GETON
33. Curves : ESSES
36. Compass point : ENE
37. Dirt-road features : RUTS
40. ___ Penh : PHNOM
41. Greek letter : TAU
44. Hollywood's Mack : SENNETT
46. Resort : SPA
48. Hopes : TRUSTS
50. Naval warrant officer : BOSN
52. Egyptian dancer: Var. : ALMAH
53. Golfer's miscue : SLICE
55. Offend : MIFF
56. ___ about : ONOR
57. River of France : ORNE
58. Mother of Roman twins : ILIA
59. Insect eggs : NITS
61. "Was it ___ I saw?" : ACAT
62. Snow gear : SKIS
65. Part of Madison's signature : JAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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