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New York Times, Friday, September 24, 1976

Author:
Stanley A. Kurzban
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Stanley A. Kurzban has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,904
Across
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Lively dances : JIGS
5
Soft food : PAP
8
Extorted from : BLED
12
Work on copy : EDIT
13
Portended : BODED
15
Russian hemp : RINE
16
___ me tangere : NOLI
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Knowledgeable : AWARE
18
Spring flower : IRIS
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Musical club : GLEE
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Understanding : KEN
24
She loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Carriers: Abbr. : RRS
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Symbol of office : MACE
32
Scenes of action : ARENAS
34
Charged atom : ION
36
Zola title : NANA
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41
Soft mineral : TALC
42
"___, I Can" : YES
43
Frost's field : POETRY
44
City of Utah : LEHI
46
Small whale : SEI
48
Snicker-___ : SNEE
49
Expert : ACE
51
Victory, in Germany : SIEG
53
Charleses : THERIVERANDLAMB
61
Fasten : SEAL
62
Ways out : EXITS
63
Word with pura or marine : AQUA
64
Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
65
One of the media : RADIO
66
Almonds, e.g. : NUTS
67
Diana of song : ROSS
68
Certain people : MEN
69
Stamping machines : DIES
Down
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Zeiss's city : JENA
2
Adored one : IDOL
3
River or monster : GILA
4
5
Take a ___ (scram) : POWDER
6
Jewish month : ADAR
7
Persian fairy : PERI
8
Londons : BRIANANDENGLAND
9
N.Y. commuters line : LIRR
10
Miss Bagnold : ENID
11
Arnaz : DESI
13
Spoiler : BANE
14
Certain group of 52 : DECK
20
Russian range : ALTAI
21
Border : HEM
24
Of a region : AREAL
25
Oberon : MERLE
27
Wash lightly : RINSE
28
Earth : SOD
30
A la ___ : CARTE
31
Harden : ENURE
32
Nautical position : AFT
33
Curve of a ship's plank : SNY
35
Be off one's guard : NAP
37
At all : ANY
39
Roman bronze : AES
40
Snooped : NOSED
45
Here, in France : ICI
47
Dye substance : ISATIN
50
Always : EVER
52
___ many words : INSO
53
Despot : TSAR
54
Star part : HERO
55
Uses up : EATS
56
Student's concern : EXAM
57
___ out (endure) : RIDE
58
Here, in Spain : AQUI
59
Silent : MUTE
60
Fish : BASS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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