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New York Times, Friday, July 23, 1976

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,841
Across
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
5
Pitfalls : TRAPS
10
One of the common people : PLEB
14
Kind of minimum : BARE
15
___ aves (oners) : RARAE
16
Old S.A. measure : LINO
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Muddled : ASEA
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Tree product : ACORN
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Hep : ONTO
20
Awning salesmen, in a way : SHADYCHARACTERS
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Lothario : RAKE
24
Piece of armor plate : TASSET
25
Mounts for sheiks : CAMELS
28
Yokel : BOOR
30
Occupy pleasurably : AMUSE
31
Yogi : BERRA
32
Youth org. : BSA
35
Nuisance : PEST
36
Solomon et al. : SAGES
37
Incite : PROD
38
Prior to: Prefix : PRE
39
Chips in : ANTES
40
Rebel : ARISE
41
Bevel out : REAM
42
Terminus of a trail : OREGON
43
Kind of breast soothed by music : SAVAGE
47
Victim of Apollo : OTUS
48
Victims of hot oil : THEFORTYTHIEVES
54
Indian camel : OONT
55
Incensed : IRATE
56
Alliance : NATO
57
True ___ : BLUE
58
"It ___ happened" : NEVER
59
Ruler : TSAR
60
Tea-leaf reader : SEER
61
Auto parts : GEARS
62
Bristle : SETA
Down
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Eastern garments : ABAS
2
Prepare potatoes : MASH
3
Scope : AREA
4
Part of a dental chair : HEADREST
5
Stalks : TRACKS
6
Hound, in England : RACHE
7
Venezuelan town : AROA
8
One of Henry's wives : PARR
9
Two to a state : SENATORS
10
Connives : PLOTS
11
Something read between : LINES
12
Among, in Paris : ENTRE
13
Hoist : BOOST
21
Elihu : YALE
22
S.A. Indian : CARA
25
Dogpatch creator : CAPP
26
New World resident: Abbr. : AMER
27
Meditate : MUSE
28
Adorn : BEGEM
29
Diggings : ORES
31
P.I. child : BATA
32
Sailing ship : BRIG
33
Middling : SOSO
34
Arabian gulf : ADEN
36
Showing scorn : SNEERING
37
Introduces : PRESENTS
39
Ship of myth : ARGO
40
African sheep : ARUI
42
Not us : OTHERS
43
Short stakes : STOBS
44
Make ___-in-one : AHOLE
45
Scene of an action : VENUE
46
The morning ___ : AFTER
47
Weasel's cousin : OTTER
49
Ginkgo or ash : TREE
50
Old Indian weight : YAVA
51
Container : VASE
52
Target of a coup : ETAT
53
Marsh bird : SORA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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