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New York Times, Saturday, May 29, 1976

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,786
Across Down
1. Move up sharply : ZOOM
5. Burst of activity : SPASM
10. Word with gloss or trailer : SEMI
14. Spanish river : EBRO
15. Ural people : MANSI
16. He was: Lat. : ERAT
17. Poi base : TARO
18. Sea eagles : ERNES
19. Perimeter: Abbr. : CIRC
20. Word game : ANAGRAMS
22. Peanut-eater's sound : CRUNCH
24. Koran chapter : SURA
25. Young salmon : PARR
26. Woodland deities : SATYRS
29. Mercenaries of Revolution : HESSIANS
33. French social theorist : ARON
34. Rorschach, for one : TEST
35. The Fates, e.g. : TRIO
36. Inferior diamond : BORT
37. Campus orgs. : FRATS
38. Abominable Snowman : YETI
39. Loyalty ___ : OATH
40. Knowledge : LORE
41. Stripper Candy : BARR
42. Rockabye settings : TREETOPS
44. Vibrates : PULSES
46. Zane Grey's plant : SAGE
47. Supernatural force, in Hawaii : MANA
48. In pain : ACHING
51. Home-bar vessel : DECANTER
55. Folksinger Joan : BAEZ
56. Superior : ELITE
58. Japanese zither : KOTO
59. Monster : OGRE
60. Snake : RACER
61. Miss Kett : ETTA
62. ___ guard : REAR
63. Nostradamus et al. : SEERS
64. Eiffel, to French : TOUR
1. Greek letter : ZETA
2. Old Japanese coin : OBAN
3. Odd, in Glasgow : ORRA
4. Electronic music-maker : MOOGSYNTHESIZER
5. Sullies : SMEARS
6. Italian city : PARMA
7. Miss Sheridan et al. : ANNS
8. Compass point : SSE
9. Makes a director's error : MISCASTS
10. Standby for Linus : SECURITYBLANKET
11. Where Sligo is : ERIN
12. Playwright Connelly : MARC
13. Seethe : ITCH
21. Capek play : RUR
23. Certain carriers: Abbr. : RRS
25. Nuisance, in France : PESTE
26. Wooden shoe : SABOT
27. Disorderly : AROAR
28. Pastry item : TORTE
29. Learns : HEARS
30. Fields : AREAS
31. Saltpeter : NITRE
32. Evenings, in Bordeaux : SOIRS
34. Figure of speech : TROPE
37. Foundry workers : FLOGGERS
43. Black and ___ : TAN
44. Roosevelt performers : PACERS
45. One, in Italy : UNA
47. Poet's concern : METER
48. Assamese native : ABOR
49. Home for a bird : CAGE
50. Wife of Zeus : HERA
51. Las Vegas items : DICE
52. In ___ : TOTO
53. "___, Brute" : ETTU
54. Lion's ___ : ROAR
57. New Guinea port : LAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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