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New York Times, Wednesday, January 21, 1976

Author:
Stanley A. Kurzban
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 52, Avg Word Len: 4.44, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 48, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,657
Across
1. ___ Mahal : TAJ
4. Haggard novel : SHE
7. Month: Abbr. : FEB
10. Jewish month : ELUL
12. Boat-shaped: Prefix : SCAPH
14. Depression law: Abbr. : NIRA
15. Annoy : RILE
16. Dr. Sabin's field : POLIO
17. The long and short ___ : OFIT
18. Clerk's query : MAYIBEOFSERVICE
21. Month: Abbr. : OCT
22. Verse form : ODE
23. Take the blue ribbon : WIN
25. Graduate degree : SCD
27. "Oh! Susanna" instrument : BANJO
32. God of beginnings : JANUS
34. Trouble : AIL
36. Seven ___ : SEAS
37. Imposing events : AUGUSTOCCASIONS
40. Lose ___ cool : ONES
41. Skill : ART
42. Paired horses : SPANS
43. Hebrew Bible readings : KERES
45. Londonderry or fresh : AIR
47. Response: Abbr. : ANS
48. Famous tomb name : TUT
50. Letter : ESS
52. Parade command : TOTHERIGHTMARCH
61. Site of 1 Across : AGRA
62. Andrea ___ : DORIA
63. Miss Negri : POLA
64. Radar-screen image : BLIP
65. Of one kind, in chemistry : UNARY
66. Rake : ROUE
67. Month: Abbr. : SEP
68. Compass point : SSE
69. Month: Abbr. : DEC
Down
1. Period : TERM
2. Inter ___ : ALIA
3. Month : JULY
4. Dashes : SCOOTS
5. Fraction : HALF
6. Loosely connected, as a novel : EPISODIC
7. Miss d'Orsay : FIFI
8. ___ the Red : ERIC
9. Lessen : BATE
11. Garland : LEI
12. Not ordinary: Abbr. : SPEC
13. Did garden work : HOED
14. Month: Abbr. : NOV
19. Gift for December : BONUS
20. Johnny ___ : REB
23. Mutuel transaction : WAGER
24. Occupied : INUSE
26. Saguaros : CACTI
28. Chinese or Indian : ASIAN
29. Bright signs : NEONS
30. Months: Abbr. : JANS
31. W.W. II group : OSS
32. Month : JUNE
33. Depot: Abbr. : STA
35. ___ Cruces : LAS
37. Fine, to astronauts : AOK
38. Speeches : ORATIONS
39. Spell of energy : SPASM
44. Between Sault and Marie : STE
46. Take on again : REHIRE
49. Indic language : URDU
51. Restrain : STAY
52. Keep ___ on : TABS
53. Leer : OGLE
54. Throw off balance : TRIP
55. Chance : HAP
56. Mardi ___ : GRAS
57. Month: Abbr. : APR
58. Land measure : ROOD
59. Hint : CLUE
60. Form of Latin "this" : HAEC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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