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New York Times, Friday, August 27, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,876
Across
1. Phony : SHAM
5. "___ were the days" : THOSE
10. Get along : FARE
14. Tourist spot in Italy : PISA
15. Actor Novarro : RAMON
16. Matured : AGED
17. Insist : AVER
18. Sluggish : INERT
19. Lie at anchor : RIDE
20. Attempt the unattainable : REACHFORTHEMOON
23. Wallach : ELI
24. Take advantage of : USE
25. Kind of highness : SERENE
29. Limit : RESTRICT
34. Advocate: Suffix : ARIAN
35. Biblical weed : TARE
36. Sweet girl : SUE
37. Do an exercise in futility : TILTATWINDMILLS
41. Hot diamonds : ICE
42. Russian hemp : RINE
43. Having two left feet : INEPT
44. Study of a face part : NASOLOGY
47. Spanish shawls : MANTAS
48. Like tartar steak : RAW
49. On the ___ (hiding) : LAM
50. Accomplish the impossible : SQUARETHECIRCLE
59. Relative : AUNT
60. Permission : LEAVE
61. "Habanera," for one : ARIA
62. "Open ___" (dentist's plea) : WIDE
63. Churchman : ELDER
64. Notable quotes : GEMS
65. Hied : SPED
66. Transactions : DEALS
67. Influence : SWAY
Down
1. Prepare for a bout : SPAR
2. Active place : HIVE
3. Befuddled : ASEA
4. Connelly : MARC
5. Fool around : TRIFLE
6. Asian capital : HANOI
7. Hebrew measure : OMER
8. Arrange : SORT
9. Really wowed : ENTHUSED
10. Dell tenant : FARMER
11. Money-exchange fee : AGIO
12. Doctor up : REDO
13. Apple-tree locale : EDEN
21. Hair rinse : HENNA
22. The most: Suffix : EST
25. Joined : SATIN
26. Heath shrub : ERICA
27. Rubs the wrong way : RILES
28. ___ up (go for) : EAT
29. Like some April days : RAINY
30. Eagle : ERNE
31. Atoll unit : ISLET
32. Mea ___ : CULPA
33. Dry runs : TESTS
35. "Just as the ___ is bent . . . " : TWIG
38. Used a garden tool : TROWELED
39. U.S. Indian : MIAMI
40. Stopover spot : INN
45. Sounded off : ORATED
46. Roman spirit : LAR
47. Scottish court officers : MACERS
49. Come clean : LEVEL
50. Maxims : SAWS
51. Witty remark : QUIP
52. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
53. Prefix for graph : TELE
54. "Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
55. Car-washers' aids : RAGS
56. Work force : CREW
57. S.A. city : LIMA
58. This does it : EASY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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