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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,763
Across
1. Daisies : SHASTAS
8. Ran behind schedule : WASLATE
15. Get in touch with : CONTACT
16. Medicine-cabinet item : ASPIRIN
17. O'Neill play : ATOUCHOFTHEPOET
19. Moon vehicle : LEM
20. Bridge holdings : TENACES
21. Conjunction : NOR
22. Ballet move : PLIE
24. Thomas et al. : SETHS
25. Director Wertmuller : LINA
26. Swelling disease : EDEMA
28. Chatter : YAK
29. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
30. Take offense : RESENT
32. Humorist Sam : LEVENSON
34. Life-producing substances: Abbr. : RNAS
36. Yin's companion : YANG
37. Vaudeville piece : STAGEACT
41. Cable or hem : STITCH
45. Fountain-coin number : THREE
46. Bank scourge : RUN
48. Calif. mission founder : SERRA
49. Foray : RAID
50. Delhi instrument : SITAR
52. Writer Bellow : SAUL
53. Neighbor of Ky. : IND
54. Vic and family : DAMONES
56. Brooks : MEL
57. Poe treatise : POETICPRINCIPLE
60. Trap : ENSNARE
61. ___ Steamer (old auto) : STANLEY
62. Pioneer : SETTLER
63. IOU's : MARKERS
Down
1. Seller of hot tickets : SCALPER
2. ___ ville (French town hall) : HOTELDE
3. Lawless conditions : ANOMIES
4. Nickname for Symington : STU
5. Finesse : TACT
6. Flu symptoms : ACHES
7. Harsh: Var. : STONEY
8. Winder for a timepiece : WATCHKEY
9. Fire leavings : ASHES
10. Hope, to Cato : SPES
11. Back talk : LIP
12. Chokeberry genuses : ARONIAS
13. Attach in a way : TIEONTO
14. Go aboard : ENTRAIN
18. Beyond recovery : FATAL
23. Came out : EMERGED
25. Wear for winter warmth : LONGIES
27. Year, in Paris : ANNEE
29. Coins : CENTS
31. Peking pagoda : TAA
33. Duct : VAS
35. Penny-counter : SCRIMPER
37. Stars' partners : STRIPES
38. "Two heads are better ___" : THANONE
39. Most parched : ARIDEST
40. Instruct : TUTOR
42. Stomp on : TRAMPLE
43. More sadistic : CRUELER
44. ___ Comet : HALLEYS
47. Dwarfishness : NANISM
50. ___ bleu! : SACRE
51. Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
54. Call : DIAL
55. Wound mark : SCAR
58. Explosive : TNT
59. Red or black : INK

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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