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New York Times, Friday, January 23, 1976

Author: Sophie Fierman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,659
Across Down
1. Used the bus : RODE
5. Cry of disgust : PSHAW
10. Dead Sea kingdom : MOAB
14. Dedicated : AVID
15. Verdi's country : ITALY
16. ___ eye : EVIL
17. Postcard wheeze : HAVINGAGOODTIME
20. Roofing material : SLATE
21. Part of a film dog's name : RIN
22. Sea eagles : ERNES
23. Locations : AREAS
25. Supplies : FEEDS
26. Sidetracked : SHUNTED
30. Chemical suffix : OSE
32. Let up on : EASE
33. Delaware Water ___ : GAP
35. Out of bed : ARISEN
40. Postcard wheeze : THEWEATHERSFINE
43. Of a foot bone : TARSAL
44. Savings-book entry: Abbr. : INT
45. Cleaving tool : FROW
46. Occasion for two : TEA
48. Most bleak : GRAYEST
50. Preference : TASTE
54. Barker's harangue : SPIEL
56. Willow : OSIER
57. Japanese coin : SEN
58. Caustic : ACRID
63. Postcard wheeze : WISHYOUWEREHERE
66. Suffix in zoology : IDAE
67. Show off : PREEN
68. Later : ANON
69. Prefix for gram : TELE
70. Nostradamus and others : SEERS
71. Large amounts : TONS
1. Cheering words : RAHS
2. White House room : OVAL
3. Prima donna : DIVA
4. Make revisions : EDIT
5. Poke's occupant : PIG
6. Gazed intently : STAREDAT
7. Eucharistic elements : HAGIA
8. Alicia ___, Cuban ballerina : ALONSO
9. Neighbor of Mont. : WYO
10. Rhythm : METRE
11. Sheeplike : OVINE
12. Prepared to fire : AIMED
13. "___ this house" : BLESS
18. Undiluted : NEAT
19. Puts off : DEFERS
24. Entertain : REGALE
26. Paving stone : SETT
27. Laughter : HAHA
28. Customer : USER
29. Kind of paper : NEWS
31. French novelist : SARTRE
34. Greek letter : PHI
36. Chancy : IFFY
37. Royal address : SIRE
38. Genesis name : ENOS
39. "Eye of ___, and toe of frog" : NEWT
41. Hash house : EATERY
42. Georgia Tech grad : ENGINEER
47. Convince : ASSURE
49. Wings : ALAE
50. Namely : TOWIT
51. Digression : ASIDE
52. Hemp fiber : SISAL
53. Giggle : TEHEE
55. Small bird : PEWEE
59. Noisy bird : CHAT
60. Gambling center : RENO
61. Inflexible : IRON
62. Rooms : DENS
64. Goddess of plenty : OPS
65. Hospital V.I.P.'s : RNS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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