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New York Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1976

Author: Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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. 9,782
Across Down
1. Proof mark : CARET
6. Watt or Burns : SCOT
10. Culmination : ACME
14. Egg-shaped : OVATE
15. Composition close : CODA
16. God with a hammer : THOR
17. Espionage, usually : COVERTOPERATION
20. Have obligations : OWE
21. Decisive victories : ROUTS
22. Reef : LEDGE
23. Swine : BOAR
24. Haunt : OBSESS
25. Chaucer's inn : TABARD
28. Accept as valid : ADMIT
30. Organ reed stop : OBOE
31. Boxer Billy : CONN
32. Poetic contraction : EER
35. How gumshoes work : SURREPTITIOUSLY
40. Relatives of aves. : STS
41. Requisite : NEED
42. Philanderer : RAKE
43. Examines : SCANS
44. Maintains : ARGUES
46. Short cannon : MORTAR
49. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
50. Preliminary plans : IDEAS
51. Marner : SILAS
53. Mauna ___ : LOA
56. 007 : SECRETAGENTBOND
59. Copy, for short : STAT
60. Drug plant : ALOE
61. Chopin specialty : ETUDE
62. Horned vipers : ASPS
63. Miss Kelton : PERT
64. Certain paintings : NUDES
1. Actor James : COCO
2. Declare openly : AVOW
3. Opposite of a pan : RAVE
4. Summer on the Somme : ETE
5. Holy or Red : TERROR
6. Work on dirty pans : SCOUR
7. Native Egyptian : COPT
8. Writing on urns : ODES
9. Feather's companion : TAR
10. Authenticate : ATTEST
11. Admonish : CHIDE
12. Synthesizers : MOOGS
13. Ocean birds : ERNES
18. Hateful person : TOAD
19. White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
23. Buddy or Max : BAER
24. Prefix for bus or present : OMNI
25. ___ a coin : TOSS
26. Touch : ABUT
27. Arthurian knight : BORS
28. Vinegar, etc. : ACIDS
29. Marriage portion : DOT
32. Son of Isaac : ESAU
33. Miss Sommer : ELKE
34. Bar offerings : RYES
36. Box : ENCASE
37. Bartlett : PEAR
38. Bill : TEN
39. Impulse : URGE
43. Concerns of sprinters : STARTS
44. Author Paton : ALAN
45. Author Leo : ROSTEN
46. ___ solemnis : MISSA
47. "Awake and Sing" author : ODETS
48. Sum up : RECAP
49. Icy fall : SLEET
51. Bargain or closeout : SALE
52. Stravinsky : IGOR
53. Clear's companion : LOUD
54. French wave : ONDE
55. Orange and lime : ADES
57. Kind of dance : TAP
58. Air-conditioning abbr. : BTU

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