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New York Times, Monday, June 28, 1976

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,816
Across Down
1. Shell's partner : SHOT
5. Stunted tree : SCRUB
10. Org. for animals : SPCA
14. World mover : LOVE
15. Rub out : ERASE
16. Pacific trees : TOAS
17. Ask for trouble : OPENACANOFWORMS
20. Big ___ : BEN
21. French bridge : PONT
22. Chose : OPTED
23. British sand hill : DENE
24. Tourist city of India : AGRA
26. Have the means to : AFFORD
29. Garter ingredient : ELASTIC
32. ___ Rabbit : BRER
33. It's put on Mame : BLAME
34. Kind of sauce : SOY
36. Symbol of fun : BARRELOFMONKEYS
40. Goal : AIM
41. Unusual souvenir : CURIO
42. British composer : ARNE
43. Mitigate : LIGHTEN
45. Thin layer : VENEER
47. Shad dishes : ROES
48. Make a dice bet : FADE
49. Formal mall : ALLEE
52. Haiti's ___ Doc : PAPA
53. It's often for two : TEA
56. Gave all the directions : BOXEDTHECOMPASS
60. Author Linklater : ERIC
61. ___ space : OUTER
62. Painting, etc. : ARTS
63. Bird : DOVE
64. Hair strand : TRESS
65. Worrisome age : TEEN
1. Boorish one : SLOB
2. Between faith and charity : HOPE
3. Hot place : OVEN
4. After 9:59 : TEN
5. Kind of fiddle : SECOND
6. Weight-lifter : CRANE
7. Declaim : RANT
8. G.I. rest spot : USO
9. A.E.F.'s English counterpart : BEF
10. ___ nothing (be reckless) : STOPAT
11. Dessert wine : PORT
12. "___ the dawn" : CAME
13. Evaluated: Abbr. : ASSD
18. Mimic : APER
19. Start to go to pot : WORSEN
23. R.I. rebellion leader : DORR
24. "Remember the ___" : ALAMO
25. United: Prefix : GAMO
26. Eban : ABBA
27. Weak : FRAIL
28. Atom physicist : FERMI
29. Puckish : ELFIN
30. French river : ISERE
31. Irish payment : COYNE
33. Uses a gimlet : BORES
35. Belgian river : YSER
37. Repeated : ECHOED
38. Musical instrument : LUTE
39. Orson Welles role : KANE
44. "To the glory that was ___" : GREECE
45. Gasified liquids : VAPORS
46. Dutch cheese : EDAM
48. Confronts : FACES
49. Retired : ABED
50. Parrot fish : LORO
51. Roman 64 : LXIV
52. Man's nickname : PETE
53. Biblical weed : TARE
54. This, in Madrid : ESTE
55. Org. : ASSN
57. Little one : TOT
58. Chariot man : HUR
59. Way to stand : PAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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