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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1976

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,894
Across
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Bulb word : WATT
5
"There ___ any more" : ISNT
9
Hail : GREET
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River of Germany : RUHR
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"To ___ not . . . " : BEOR
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Cowboy's milieu : RANGE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Classical accusation : ETTU
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Neighbor of Puerto Rico : SAINTTHOMAS
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Naval off. : ENS
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Charity candidate : PAUPER
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Thwarters of flies : SCREENS
30
Not on tape : LIVE
33
Certain broadcasters: Abbr. : DJS
36
Partner of tattered : TORN
37
Scottish chiefs : THANES
39
Zola's literary quality : REALISM
41
Wildly excited : FRANTIC
42
Capers : ANTICS
43
Idolater's choice : BAAL
44
Kind of night stand : ONE
45
Celt : GAEL
46
In the best way : IDEALLY
49
Hampton of music : LIONEL
51
Like some buckets : OAKEN
55
Sesame : TIL
57
Predatory dolphin : KILLERWHALE
60
Loos : ANITA
62
River of Spain : EBRO
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Flat plinth : ORLO
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"Wuthering Heights" heroine : CATHY
65
Salad direction : TOSS
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Augury : OMEN
67
Cards : TREYS
68
Potato features : EYES
69
Without : SANS
Down
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Place for a watch : WRIST
2
Subtle qualities : AURAE
3
Certain Asians : THAIS
4
"___ Last Case" : TRENTS
5
Gambler's words : IBET
6
Son of Adam : SETH
7
Closed : NOTOPEN
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Famous Democrat : TRUMAN
9
Understanding : GRASP
10
Operated : RAN
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Begin participation : ENTERINTO
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Pianist Petri : EGON
13
Sawbucks : TENS
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Maneuver : TACTIC
22
Southern : AUSTRAL
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Enthusiasm : ELAN
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Opera composer : ROSSINI
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Fur: Abbr. : ERM
31
Manner : VEIN
32
Verb suffix : ESCE
33
Hot-rod race : DRAG
34
Victory site for Napoleon : JENA
35
Tiros or Telstar : SATELLITE
38
Sanctify : HALLOW
40
Miss Damita : LILI
41
U.S. air agency : FAA
43
Hotel employee : BELLBOY
47
Eliminate : DELETE
48
Swiftian slobs : YAHOOS
50
Approves : OKAYS
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Destiny : KARMA
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Terry of stage : ELLEN
54
Bright lights : NEONS
55
Deft handling : TACT
56
Old Irish frock : INAR
58
Gaelic : ERSE
59
Betsy : ROSS
61
Biblical word : THY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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