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New York Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1976

Author:
Hammond
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Hammond has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,789
Across
1. "That's ___" : LIFE
5. ___ out (extinguish) : SNUFF
10. Thing often taken : BATH
14. Hindu land grant : ENAM
15. Worker on a chair seat : CANER
16. Canal : ERIE
17. Popular singer : FATSDOMINO
19. Peter Wimsey, e.g. : LORD
20. Explosive : TNT
21. Minerals : ORES
22. Connecticut's spice : NUTMEG
24. Fished : EELED
26. A. G. Bell's giant offspring : ATT
27. Drink : ADE
28. Preserved : CANNED
30. Belgian premier : SPAAK
32. Mideast potentates : AMIRS
33. Partner of meatballs : SPAGHETTI
37. ___ Lisa : MONA
38. Quickly : APACE
39. Partner of wrack : RUIN
40. Savings repository : PIGGYBANK
42. Place for grapes : ARBOR
43. Bridge seats : EASTS
44. Simple sugar : TRIOSE
45. Predecessor of A.I.D. : ICA
48. R.E. or Peggy : LEE
49. On the ___ (set aside) : SHELF
50. London noisemaker : BIGBEN
52. Arouse : WHET
53. Fond du ___ : LAC
56. Lily plant : ALOE
57. Pin-up art : CHEESECAKE
60. Call : RING
61. Unearthly : EERIE
62. Blarney land : ERIN
63. Comments : SAYS
64. Searches : SEEKS
65. Miss Best : EDNA
Down
1. Kind of turn or wing : LEFT
2. ___ instant (quickly) : INAN
3. Partner of immoral : FATTENING
4. Print measures : EMS
5. Crossed home plate : SCORED
6. Designated : NAMED
7. Les Etats ___ : UNIS
8. Marsh : FEN
9. Land facing a street or river : FRONTAGE
10. Snort : BELT
11. Fragrance : AROMA
12. "Give me your ___, your poor . . . " : TIRED
13. Safeguard, as a bet : HEDGE
18. Metes : DOLES
23. Bonneville Flats site : UTAH
25. Anger : ENRAGE
26. ___ of lies : APACK
28. Summer place : CAMP
29. To me, in France : AMOI
30. Stretches : SPANS
31. Asian sea snake : KERRIL
33. Flood : SPATE
34. Words for Major Hoople : TUBOFLARD
35. Spanish uncles : TIOS
36. Concerning : INRE
38. They soften the heart : ABSENCES
41. Part of an Ivy trio : YALE
42. Mountain ridge : ARETE
44. Dissertations : THESES
45. Building beams : IBARS
46. Eyelashes : CILIA
47. Ecstasy's companion : AGONY
49. Araby V.I.P. : SHEIK
51. Partner of borrows : BEGS
52. Common verb : WERE
54. Like : AKIN
55. Roman repast : CENA
58. Haw's partner : HEE
59. Letter : CEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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