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New York Times, Saturday, June 26, 1976

Author:
Hal R. Hollinger
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,814
Across
1. Something children make : BELIEVE
8. Malign : ASPERSE
15. Sluggishness : INERTIA
16. Amazons' conqueror : THESEUS
17. Salt holders : SHAKERS
18. Appendages for musical illiterates : TINEARS
19. Container : CAN
20. ___ Mill, 1848 gold site : SUTTERS
22. Prefix for tend or text : PRE
23. Reverse : UNDO
25. Farm creatures : SWINE
26. Inaugurate : OPEN
27. Petits-fours decorators : ICERS
29. "___ how!" : AND
30. Fond ___, Wis. : DULAC
31. Alps' formative period : TERTIARY
33. Colorful sock : ARGYLE
34. Roman poet : OVID
35. Jacob's wife : LEAH
36. Place for wine : CELLAR
39. Beach loungers' quests : BACKTANS
43. Concerning birds : AVIAN
44. City on the Danube : ULM
45. Follow : ENSUE
46. Countenance : MIEN
47. Social climbers : SNOBS
49. How Kate ended up : TAME
50. Tokyo, formerly : EDO
51. Belong : PERTAIN
53. French sea : MER
54. Brown study : REVERIE
56. Prestige : STATURE
58. Showy flower : ANEMONE
59. Slender flies : TIPULAS
60. Pastry from Germany : STRUDEL
61. Nail covers : ENAMELS
Down
1. Word with Sea or tea : BISCUIT
2. Intensify : ENHANCE
3. Hellespont swimmer : LEANDER
4. Annoy : IRK
5. Camargue seasons : ETES
6. Infectious agent : VIRUS
7. Toward the rising sun : EASTWARD
8. Accept an R.S.V.P. : ATTEND
9. English county : SHIRE
10. Writes : PENS
11. Suffix for Japan or Siam : ESE
12. Appeal again : REAPPLY
13. Like Dali's art : SURREAL
14. Heart of the matter : ESSENCE
21. Albee's Alice : TINY
24. Old-World bird : ORTOLAN
26. Cousin of shouldn't : OUGHTNT
28. Jewish month : SIVAN
30. Sir Francis : DRAKE
32. Kind of port : AIR
33. Power org. : AEC
35. Attack verbally : LAMBASTE
36. Mathew Brady's instruments : CAMERAS
37. Plain and clear : EVIDENT
38. Await future action : LIEOVER
39. Ink mishap : BLOT
40. Stubborn ___ : ASAMULE
41. Roman or Arabic : NUMERAL
42. Deborah was one : SEERESS
44. Let out fishing line : UNREEL
47. Ile de la Cité location : SEINE
48. Type of protest : SITIN
51. Stir : PROD
52. Calif. wine area : NAPA
55. Flightless bird : EMU
57. Card wool : TUM

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

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