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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1976

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,867
Across
1. Vaudeville turns : ACTS
5. Hebrew teacher : RABBI
10. Biblical gift-bearers : MAGI
14. Result of a head-knocking : LUMP
15. 50th-state separator : OCEAN
16. Radio-tube worker : AGER
17. Tennyson in a rut : BREAKBREAKBREAK
20. Menu offerings : ENTREES
21. Singer Ethel : WATERS
22. Crags : TORS
23. Persian fairy : PERI
24. Kind of scout : TALENT
27. Maxim's bequest to gangsters : SILENCER
31. Onto : AWARE
32. Gun gals : MOLLS
33. Comic Olsen : OLE
34. France's Le ___ : MANS
35. Staff people : AIDES
36. English title : DAME
37. Ingrid Bergman's daughter : PIA
38. Violin : STRAD
39. Second-brightest stars : BETAS
40. Sharp side pains : STITCHES
42. Regal fur : ERMINE
43. Dutch painter : HALS
44. Margarine's start : OLEO
45. Plot : SCHEME
48. Shows spirit : PRANCES
51. George F. Root in a rut : TRAMPTRAMPTRAMP
54. Seep : OOZE
55. Downspout connections : EAVES
56. Lost : ASEA
57. Cows : AWES
58. Cubic meter : STERE
59. Be alive with : TEEM
Down
1. Priest's robe : ALB
2. "___ the disease and kill the patient" : CURE
3. Secret Service sleuths : TMEN
4. Splashes : SPATTERS
5. Stack : ROBERT
6. Farm measures : ACRES
7. Buzzers : BEES
8. Bleat : BAA
9. Old-time desk features : INKWELLS
10. Agronsky of TV : MARTIN
11. Askew : AGEE
12. Equipment : GEAR
13. Bugs : IRKS
18. Danish money : KRONE
19. Denudes : BARES
23. Like a soft carpet : PILED
24. Pounds down : TAMPS
25. Impend : AWAIT
26. Hawaiian island : LANAI
27. Washing and baking items : SODAS
28. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
29. Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
30. Della or Peewee : REESE
32. Bogs : MIRES
35. Muscle users : ATHLETES
36. Jimmy Carter, for one : DEMOCRAT
38. Rogue : SCAMP
39. Actor George : BRENT
41. School chores : THEMES
42. Pass : ELAPSE
44. Abalone : ORMER
45. Promenade : STOA
46. Loser's eating : CROW
47. Smog component : HAZE
48. Facilitate : PAVE
49. Relaxation : EASE
50. River duck : SMEE
52. Kind of trap : RAT
53. Jack of clubs, in loo : PAM

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