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New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1976

57-Down : Show-business initials

Author:
Jay Spry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jay Spry has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,879
Across
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Imogene : COCA
5
Utter : SHEER
10
Prevalent : RIFE
14
Grad : ALUM
15
Singer Mel : TORME
16
Draft rating : ONEA
17
Nicely appropriate : FELICITOUS
19
Wolf, as one's food : BOLT
20
N.Y. time : EST
21
Brewers' products : ALES
22
Jeers at : TAUNTS
24
Actuate : IMPEL
26
Very: Fr. : TRES
27
National-defense arms : NAVIES
29
Skiing hazard : FRACTURE
33
Spirited horses : ARABS
34
Former Chilean president : FREI
35
French denial : NON
36
Partners of pieces : BITS
37
Pride oneself : PREEN
38
Obscenity : SMUT
39
Poem : ODE
40
Cry of disgust : RATS
41
Pursue : CHASE
42
Scenes of farces : BEDROOMS
45
Oklahoma name : SOONER
46
Exhort : URGE
47
Rebuff : SPURN
48
Kind of line or patrol : BORDER
51
Hear ___ drop : APIN
52
Compass point : ENE
55
Surrounded by : AMID
56
Made hostile : EMBITTERED
59
Location : SITE
60
Embarrassing display : SCENE
61
Wane : FLAG
62
Headliner : STAR
63
Kind of tax : SALES
64
Phoenician cry : TYRE
Down
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Bistro : CAFE
2
Cheers : OLES
3
Refined : CULTIVATED
4
"___ my brother's keeper?" : AMI
5
Rural crossings : STILES
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Waldorf or Ritz : HOTEL
7
Greek god : EROS
8
Bird from down under : EMU
9
Inhibit : RESTRAIN
10
Hale : ROBUST
11
Privy to : INON
12
Perceived : FELT
13
Corrodes : EATS
18
Cod and Horn : CAPES
23
Nuclear agcy. : AEC
25
Marbles : MIBS
26
Yews and ashes : TREES
27
Bigwig : NABOB
28
Thumb ___ : ARIDE
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Worries : FRETS
30
Impolite : UNMANNERLY
31
Kindle : ROUSE
32
Record : ENTER
34
Put into words : FRAME
37
Pilgrim's achievement : PROGRESS
38
Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
41
___ noses : COUNT
43
Steering mechanism : RUDDER
44
Mine production : ORE
45
Offends : SPITES
47
Book part : SPINE
48
Kind of fiddle : BASS
49
Leave out : OMIT
50
Moreno : RITA
51
Early crime victim : ABEL
53
Close : NEAR
54
Advantage : EDGE
57
Show-business initials : MCA
58
Salamander : EFT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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