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New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 1976

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,856

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Across
1. Parka : COAT
5. Sign on a basket : TRASH
10. Mulligan : STEW
14. Desire : URGE
15. Shelter : HOUSE
16. Honor: Ger. : EHRE
17. Nursery rhyme : FARMERINTHEDELL
20. Sarcastic : FLIPPANT
21. Region of Tunisia : SAHEL
22. Take it easy : COAST
23. Slogan : MOTTO
25. Senator Frank : CHURCH
27. Savior : REDEEMER
30. Burned again : RELIT
31. Grandma, at times : DOTER
32. Cockney's sandwich : ERO
33. Heights: Abbr. : ALTS
34. Protection : COVER
35. Burma native : SGAU
36. Pittance : SOU
37. Gaffe : BONER
38. Condition : STATE
39. Worn out jogger? : STROLLER
41. Rose of ___ : SHARON
42. Tropical tree : AMATE
43. Norse bard of old : SKALD
44. Writer Michael : ARLEN
46. Most severe : STARKEST
49. Crop aid : SOILCONDITIONER
52. Being : ESSE
53. Norman Vincent : PEALE
54. Honor : FETE
55. Dillon : MATT
56. Word with over or under : TAKER
57. Battle : FRAY
Down
1. Sleeve part : CUFF
2. Roberts : ORAL
3. Farm expert : AGRICULTURALIST
4. Id ___ (at that time): Lat. : TEMPORIS
5. Whip : THRASH
6. Drive out, in England : ROINT
7. Relative : AUNT
8. Speedy plane : SST
9. Small laugh : HEH
10. Proper : SEDATE
11. Emergent food producer of the 70's : THEHOMEGARDENER
12. Gardner : ERLE
13. Water source : WELL
18. Lunar-solar differential : EPACT
19. Chemical compound : ESTER
23. Gas ___ : METER
24. River to the Baltic : ODER
25. Blatant : CRASS
26. Spartan serf : HELOT
27. Name for a dog : ROVER
28. Poetry Muse : ERATO
29. French port : ROUEN
31. Recipient : DONEE
34. Young horse : COLT
35. Leave in a huff : STALKOFF
37. Mont ___ : BLANC
38. Miss Lewis : SHARI
40. Cheese or ham : OMELET
41. Flying-camel expert : SKATER
43. Set of steps : STILE
44. Egyptian alloy : ASEM
45. Bonheur : ROSA
46. State: Abbr. : SDAK
47. Bristle : SETA
48. Card : TREY
50. Choose : OPT
51. Teachers' org. : NEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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