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New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 1976

Author:
Sidney Nelson
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,660
Across
1. Pith helmet : TOPI
5. Halloween choice : TRICK
10. Church area : APSE
14. N.C. College : ELON
15. Tidal wave : EAGRE
16. Fish bait : CHUM
17. Obvious : SELFEXPLANATORY
20. Trifled : TOYED
21. Awkward boat : TUB
22. Water pots of India : LOTAS
23. ___ and Thummim : URIM
25. Spanish painter : MIRO
26. Newspaper section: Abbr. : FIN
28. Asian palm : TALIPOT
32. Prod : JAB
35. Besides : ALSO
37. Wanderer : NOMAD
38. ___ de force : TOUR
39. Coin of Iran : RIAL
40. Century plant : AGAVE
41. Rough : RUDE
42. Attractive : CUTE
43. Roman menswear : TOGAS
44. Silkworm : ERIA
45. Ostrich's relative : EMU
46. Takes umbrage : RESENTS
48. Land of ___ : NOD
49. Dissolute one : ROUE
51. Mental discipline : YOGA
53. Freshwater fish : ROACH
55. Shinto temple : SHA
58. La Scala's locale : MILAN
61. Cannibal : ANTHROPOPHAGITE
64. Brain passage : ITER
65. Jewish festival : PURIM
66. One of Ibsen's homes : OSLO
67. Ore deposit : LODE
68. Indian coins : ANNAS
69. Feds : TMEN
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1. Exam : TEST
2. Toast additive : OLEO
3. Like 2 Down : POLYUNSATURATED
4. Conclude : INFER
5. Ritter or Antoine : TEX
6. Transported : RAPT
7. Eskimo hut : IGLU
8. Curmudgeon : CRAB
9. Understanding : KEN
10. Performer : ACTOR
11. Special type of reporting : PHOTOJOURNALISM
12. Koran chapter : SURA
13. Tortoise genus : EMYS
18. Work on copy : EDIT
19. Landed : ALIT
24. Sea cow : MANATEE
25. Decorum : MODESTY
26. Molière's forte : FARCE
27. Troy, to Caesar : ILIUM
29. Philosophic reason : LOGOS
30. Reflection : IMAGE
31. Stately dance : PAVAN
33. Video's counterpart : AUDIO
34. Long green : BREAD
36. Bullring yell : OLE
38. Italian numeral : TRE
46. German area : RUHR
47. Body: Suffix : SOMA
50. Yellow earth : OCHRE
52. Leg of lamb : GIGOT
53. Marsh bird : RAIL
54. Hep : ONTO
55. Kind of sugar or silk : SPUN
56. Trumpet : HORN
57. Samoan port : APIA
59. Salt tree : ATLE
60. Sign : NEON
62. Agency under F.D.R. : OPA
63. "___ Pinafore" : HMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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