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New York Times, Monday, May 3, 1976

Author: Maurice J. Teitelbaum
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Maurice J. Teitelbaum has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,760
Across Down
1. Ancient zither : ASOR
5. Clutch : GRASP
10. Converse : CHAT
14. Tree trunk : BOLE
15. Fraction : RATIO
16. Prefix for caust : HOLO
17. One-dish meal : CHICKENINTHEPOT
20. ___ Canals : SOO
21. Cheap horses : NAGS
22. Makes sure of : SEESTO
23. ___ one's shirt : LOSE
24. TV comedienne : CHER
25. Mideasterner : SEMITE
28. Handyman's equipment : TOOLSET
31. Golfer's 1 through 9 : IRONS
32. Water birds : COOTS
33. Common verb : ARE
35. Schary : DORE
36. Snare drums, etc. : TRAPS
37. Bric-a-___ : BRAC
38. Half a musical title : IDO
39. Dickens's Solomon ___ : PROSS
40. ___-depressive : MANIC
41. Beg : ENTREAT
43. Struggle : TUSSLE
44. TV emcee : HOST
45. Indian physicist : BOSE
46. Police-blotter entry : ARREST
49. Word with shoppe : OLDE
50. Kind of cat or white : BOB
53. Country-store fixture : POTBELLIEDSTOVE
56. Parisian thought : IDEE
57. Supportive frame : EASEL
58. Mine products : ORES
59. Brat's forte : SASS
60. Garbo or Bergman : SWEDE
61. Cysts : WENS
1. Basics : ABCS
2. Loft-studio area of N.Y.C. : SOHO
3. Hodgepodge : OLIO
4. ___ room : REC
5. Paint or monkey : GREASE
6. Mountain chain : RANGE
7. Asian monkshood : ATIS
8. Misbehave : SIN
9. Random criticisms : POTSHOTS
10. Certain leader's repertoire : CHEERS
11. Beer ingredients : HOPS
12. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
13. "Oz" dog : TOTO
18. Square, granny, etc. : KNOTS
19. Bread parts : HEELS
23. The bottom one counts : LINE
24. Certain stores : COOPS
25. Moslem title : SIDI
26. Wear away : ERODE
27. One of low I.Q. : MORON
28. Guest-of-honor's due : TOAST
29. Gains : EARNS
30. Oregon ___ : TRAIL
32. Yugoslav native : CROAT
34. Word with homo or signum : ECCE
36. Railroad crossings : TRESTLES
37. First, second or third : BASE
39. Writing medium : PROSE
40. Ponders : MUSES
42. Ancient Nile city : THEBES
43. Walk, at age 2 : TODDLE
45. Extort : BLEED
46. Sacred bull : APIS
47. Nile island : RODA
48. Roads: Abbr. : RTES
49. River of France : OISE
50. Party drag : BORE
51. Bakery unit : OVEN
52. Myerson : BESS
54. John or Salic : LAW
55. Kind of car or head : TOW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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