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New York Times, Monday, July 26, 1976

11-Down : Pitcher Luis

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,844
Across
1
Relative of etc. : ETAL
5
Draft initials : SSS
8
Hardy plants : CACTI
13
Staple food : RICE
14
Solar disk : ATEN
15
Garden pest : APHID
16
Trivial : INCONSEQUENTIAL
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W.W. II theater : ETO
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"___ was saying" : ASI
21
Sandwich order, for short : BLT
22
Compass point : NNE
23
Importance : MOMENT
26
Cap : BERET
28
Pacific-islands export : COPRA
30
Worships : ADORES
32
Parcel out : ALLOT
33
Not busy : SLOW
34
Hawk : VEND
37
Wreath : LEI
38
Unlucky : HAPLESS
41
Letter : CEE
42
Finished second : LOST
44
Competes : VIES
45
George M. : COHAN
47
Practices : HABITS
49
Maintains : AVERS
50
Slight : SMALL
51
Airport paving : TARMAC
54
Consumed : ATE
55
State: Abbr. : ALA
57
Cut off : LOP
58
Boxer Gavilan : KID
61
Much-visited window : GENERALDELIVERY
65
___ nous : ENTRE
66
Knitters' word : PURL
67
Mideast country : IRAN
68
Prescribed amounts : DOSES
69
Tennis unit : SET
70
Response to an explanation : ISEE
Down
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Lake : ERIE
2
Hue : TINT
3
Special skills : ACCOMPLISHMENTS
4
Zodiac sign : LEO
5
Gertrude : STEIN
6
Et ___ (and the following) : SEQ
7
Give the cold shoulder : SNUB
8
Gait : CANTER
9
3 rms. & bth. : APT
10
Board game : CHINESECHECKERS
11
Pitcher Luis : TIANT
12
Useless : IDLE
14
Fox of Africa : ASSE
17
Famous QB : NAMATH
18
Jostles : ELBOWS
24
Spanish gold : ORO
25
Most fanciful : TALLEST
27
Gun an engine : REV
28
Visit : CALL
29
Spread : OLEO
31
Performs : DOES
33
Skewer : SPIT
35
Close : NEAR
36
Rooms : DENS
39
Town in Indiana : AVILLA
40
Seafood item : SCAMPI
43
Chinese temple : TAA
46
Egg cells : OVA
48
Loudly proclaims : BLARES
50
Pool member : STENO
52
Vigilant : ALERT
53
Aerial maneuver : ROLL
54
Ripened : AGED
56
Most of Switzerland : ALPS
59
Dies ___ : IRAE
60
Unit of force : DYNE
62
Poet's word : ERE
63
Owed : DUE
64
Uris's "QB ___" : VII

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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