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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 1976

Author:
Lita M. Elvers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lita M. Elvers has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,853

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Across
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Ono : YOKO
5
Eisenhower : MAMIE
10
Rodent : PACA
14
Barbara of TV : EDEN
15
Straighten : ALIGN
16
Black : EBON
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Wins in a card game : GINS
18
Red wine : MEDOC
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Bar ___ (without exception) : NONE
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Batman's home town : GOTHAMCITY
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Pop and siege : GUNS
23
She-bear, in Spain : OSA
24
Old French coin : SOU
26
Plenty, in Dick Tracy strip : SPARKLE
30
Attachments to some deals : STRINGS
34
Garb for 3 Down : CAPE
35
Kind of delivery: Abbr. : SPEC
37
Trap : SNARE
38
___ Khan : AGA
39
Kingly initials : HRH
40
"I've been ___!" : HAD
41
Young salmon : PARRS
44
Bradley : OMAR
46
Andean plateau : PUNA
47
One who tempts : ENTICER
49
Flintheart, in Tracy strip : VITAMIN
51
Kind of view : DIM
52
Average : PAR
53
Lying down : ABED
56
Superman's home town : METROPOLIS
63
Russian river : URAL
64
"The ___ St. Agnes" : EVEOF
65
Superman's girl friend : LANE
66
Church part : NAVE
67
Fifty past : TENOF
68
Behold, to Cicero : ECCE
69
Thread worker: Var. : TYER
70
Hurries : TROTS
71
"Drop ___!" : DEAD
Down
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Safecracker : YEGG
2
Hatred, in Spain : ODIO
3
Superman : KENT
4
Kind of breeze : ONSHORE
5
Zoo categories : MAMMALS
6
Guinness : ALEC
7
Southern France : MIDI
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
9
Enclose in a capsule : ENCYST
10
Enemy of Batman : PENGUIN
11
___ ben Adhem : ABOU
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Neighbor of N.Y. : CONN
13
Donkeys, in Dijon : ANES
21
Invite : ASK
25
Connectives : ORS
26
Kind of goat : SCAPE
27
Heathen : PAGAN
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Independently : APART
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Greek magistrate : EPHOR
30
Cold soup : SCHAV
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Biblical prophet : NAHUM
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Old coins of Naples : GRANI
33
Kind of chair or car : SEDAN
36
Fine fur: Abbr. : ERM
42
Enemy of Batman : RIDDLER
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Coll. course : SCI
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Shady coups : RIPOFFS
46
Freed, with ifs : PAROLED
48
Idaho city : EMMETT
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Kind of dance : TAP
53
Relative : AUNT
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Mulish sound : BRAY
55
Roof part : EAVE
57
Constantly : EVER
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___'clock scholar : TENO
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Cheer : ROOT
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Add liquor : LACE
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S.A. native : INCA
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Do garden work : SEED

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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