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Anne Fox
Anne Fox

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New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1976

Author: Anne Fox
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 27, Columns: 27, Words: 226, Blocks: 138, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 976 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Anne Fox has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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PS notes: This bicentennial puzzle had the following quote above the puzzle: "Games lubricate the body and the mind." - Benjamin Franklin
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,822
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1. No thing for three : MATCH
6. Catlike animal : CIVET
11. ___ off (shed sneakily) : FOB
14. Suspend : HANG
18. Kind of fish : WEAK
22. "Hey, there!" : YOOHOO
23. Loos : ANITA
24. Keeper or lock : TIME
25. Spread : OLEO
26. Water: Prefix : AQUI
27. Uneasy state : UNREST
28. Where ___ (scene of activity) : ITSAT
29. Cad : HEEL
30. Hawaiian bird : MAMO
31. Swear : CUSS
32. Chess crisis : MATE
33. Words by Thomas Dunn English : WERECHASINGTHEREDCOATS
38. Louisiana Indian : ADAI
39. Cupid : AMOR
40. Govt. agency : USDA
41. Irish county : ARMAGH
42. Old school item : TIE
43. In ___ : SITU
45. Lulled : CALMED
49. Certain sets : TVS
50. Flemish painter : RUBENS
52. Massachusetts signer : PAINE
54. Small case : ETUI
55. Zealous : AFIRE
58. Oro y ___ (Motto of Montana) : PLATA
60. Sixteen ___ : HUNDREDPENNSYLVANIAAVENUE
67. Wells's friend : FARGO
68. Monotonous situation : RUT
69. Tic-___ : TACTOE
70. Surfeit : CLOY
71. Certain metal fastener : TNUT
73. Relief org. : IRO
74. About: Abbr. : CIR
75. Recruit or deal : RAW
76. Life story, for short : BIO
78. Pirandello : LUIGI
79. What Freedom did, in J.R. Drake poem : TORETHEAZUREROBEOFNIGHT
90. Marsh : FEN
91. Wall hanging : ARRAS
92. "Step ___!" : ONIT
93. Cape Hatteras sights : HULKS
94. Crucifix : ROOD
95. Printing item : INK
96. Kind of mail : AIR
97. Prudish : PRIM
98. Lemons : DUDS
99. Hokkaido native : AINU
100. German greeting : HEIL
101. Words by Royall Tyler : THISGLORIOUSINDEPENDENCEDAY
109. Ready for action : RIPE
110. Organic compound : ENOL
111. Presidential nickname : ANDY
112. Exchange premium : AGIO
113. Hammarskjöld : DAG
114. Public notices : ADS
115. Son of Isaac : ESAU
116. Of the cheek : MALAR
118. Didn't sink : SWAM
119. Felix or Larry : ADLER
121. Cat sound : MEW
122. What Revere's pawing horse did: Longfellow : KINDLEDTHELANDINTOFLAME
128. Aplomb : POISE
130. Paul Bunyan's tool : AXE
131. German article : DER
132. School subj. : ALG
133. Wrigley Field player : CUB
134. Of this or that quality : SUCH
135. Mint : COIN
138. Sarcastic remark : OHYEAH
141. New Deal org. : WPA
142. Scale : CLIMB
144. Words by Katharine Lee Bates : THINEALABASTERCITIESGLEAM
150. Harbor of Hawaii : PEARL
151. Home of Lamaism : LHASA
152. N.C. college : ELON
153. In a careless manner : LAXLY
154. State : KANSAS
157. Between sine and non : QUA
158. Fame : RENOWN
160. Ariz. Indian : HOPI
161. Ike's theater : ETO
162. Texas city : TEAGUE
165. Middling : SOSO
167. Barge : SCOW
169. Treaty org. : NATO
173. "The blast ___": Whittier : WHICHFREEDOMSANGELBLEW
179. Voluble : GLIB
180. P.I. money : PESO
181. Not working : IDLE
182. Puppeteer : SARG
183. Five of a kind : AEIOU
184. Best, in Spain : OPTIMO
186. Form of Agnes : INEZ
187. Curb : REIN
188. Combo : TRIO
189. Catch : SNARE
190. Baseball hopeful : ROOKIE
191. Facile : EASY
192. Book ___ : ENDS
193. Common abbr. : ETC
194. Firebugs, for short : PYROS
195. Booby-trapped : MINED
1. Single-celled organism : MONAD
2. Artery : AORTA
3. "Of ___" : THEEISING
4. Romaine : COS
5. Predicament : HOTWATER
6. Illinois city : CAIRO
7. Steal a football pass : INTERCEPT
8. Peer: Abbr. : VISC
9. Greenland base : ETAH
10. So long! : TATA
11. Demon : FIEND
12. Ending : OMEGA
13. Hit hard : BELT
14. Grand slams, sometimes : HOMERS
15. Kind of clock : ALARM
16. Home of Hercules's lion : NEMEA
17. Exclamation of surprise : GOODGRAVY
18. Home of Baylor U. : WACO
19. Make comparable : EQUATE
20. State capital : AUSTIN
21. Love's companions : KISSES
22. Arizona Indian : YUMA
24. July 4, 1776 : THISDAYTWOHUNDREDYEARSAGO
34. Large bird : EMU
35. Sioux City or Sweet : SUE
36. New ___ : HAVEN
37. Bail-out gear : CHUTE
44. Word with China or European : INDO
46. Used up : ATE
47. Actor Alfred : LUNT
48. Mosque feature : MINARET
49. Refrain syllable : TRA
51. African language group : BANTU
52. ___ fig (sycamore of Egypt) : PHARO
53. Dawn goddess : AURORA
56. Follies name : FLO
57. "Now ___ seen everything" : IVE
58. Chum : PAL
59. Thai language : LAO
61. U.S. Indians : ERIES
62. ___ mater : DURA
63. Isolated rock : SCAR
64. Holy object : ICON
65. Consolidated : UNIFIED
66. Genus of tropical trees : EUGENIA
67. In the pink : FIT
72. Like wind chimes : TINKLY
74. One of the Stuarts : CHARLESI
76. U.S. editor : BOK
77. Conditions : IFS
78. Relative of inc. : LTD
80. Rub out : ERASE
81. Math branch : TRIG
82. African skunk : ZORIL
83. Genus of mussels : UNIO
84. N.Z. tree : RIMU
85. Ebsen or Hackett : BUDDY
86. Or ___ : ELSE
87. Rainbow: Prefix : IRIDO
88. Past : GONE
89. Song of 1956 : HOUNDDOG
97. Like a peacock : PROUD
98. Shore : DINAH
99. Resin: Var. : ANIMI
100. German philosopher : HEGEL
101. Vagrants : TRAMPS
102. Lair : HIDEOUT
103. Mass. town : IPSWICH
104. ___ even keel : ONAN
105. Arizona river : SALT
106. Dupe : PAWN
107. Old oath : EGAD
108. Young animal : CALF
115. ___ out (get by) : EKE
116. Neighbor of U.S.A. : MEX
117. Indiana humorist : ADE
118. Crusader's foe : SARACEN
119. U.S. missile : ATLAS
120. Ethnical : RACIAL
123. Miss Turner : LANA
124. Malicious look : LEER
125. Nucha : NAPE
126. Egyptian under wraps : MUMMY
127. Wane : EBB
129. Niña and Pinta, e.g. : SHIPS
135. Truce : CEASEFIRE
136. Row : OAR
137. State: Abbr. : ILL
138. She-bear: Sp. : OSA
139. Alts. : HTS
140. Hawaiian port : HILO
141. S.C. city : WINNSBORO
142. ___ hands : CLAP
143. April 19, 1775 : LEXINGTON
145. Under, to poets : NEATH
146. Did a laundry job : BLUED
147. Exclamation : AHA
148. Kind of truck : TOW
149. Firefly : GLOWWORM
154. Kind of doll : KEWPIE
155. Daughter of Zeus : ATHENA
156. Sounds : NOISES
157. Part of N.Y.C. : QUEENS
159. Long time : EON
160. Farm implement : HOE
163. Enoch or Eve : ARDEN
164. Very cold : GELID
165. Brainy : SMART
166. Courtier in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
168. Fingerprints, often : CLUES
170. Just the same : ALIKE
171. Diffident : TIMID
172. Hautboy : OBOE
174. Snug : COZY
175. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
176. Sound of surprise : GASP
177. Start of a count-out : EENY
178. Story-teller : LIAR
185. Hawaiian staple : POI

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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