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New York Times, Wednesday, January 28, 1976

Author: Steele
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,664
Across Down
1. Still abed : NOTUP
6. Marquand's sleuth : MOTO
10. Look over : SCAN
14. Call forth : EVOKE
15. Admired one : IDOL
16. Palm : NIPA
17. Versifier: Var. : RIMER
18. Dorothy's noble sleuth : LORDPETER
20. Verse form : ODE
21. German area : SAAR
23. Queen : ELLERY
24. State: Abbr. : MINN
25. Seed cover : ARIL
26. "The ___ and all its sweets . . . " : DAYISGONE
30. Curves : ESSES
34. ___ the public : OPENTO
35. As good as ___ : GOLD
37. Resting spot : INN
38. Like many excuses : LAME
39. Vine : LIANA
41. ___-over lightly : ONCE
42. Prior to : ERE
43. Eastern queen : RANI
44. Night rider : REVERE
46. Snake or dinner : DANCE
48. First-class : TOPDRAWER
50. Waves, in Spain : OLAS
52. ___-de-boeuf : OEIL
53. Container for a beer polka : BARREL
56. Surrounded by : GIRT
57. Dupin's creator : POE
60. Scotland Yard V.I.P. : INSPECTOR
62. Scads : REAMS
64. In ___ (in place) : SITU
65. Flying prefix : AERO
66. Miss Terry : ELLEN
67. Big birds : EMUS
68. Moscow refusal : NYET
69. "One ___" : ALONE
1. Stout sleuth : NERO
2. Roman poet : OVID
3. Volume : TOME
4. Music maker : UKE
5. Stick with it : PERSIST
6. Home of La Scala : MILANO
7. Redolence : ODOR
8. Crag : TOR
9. More timeworn : OLDER
10. Fishline parts : SNELLS
11. Refer to : CITE
12. Mime : APER
13. Not a bit : NARY
19. Carried on : PLIED
22. Luanda's country : ANGOLA
24. Underwater weapon : MINE
25. Long period : AEON
26. Parceled out : DOLED
27. Armadillo : APARA
28. Arabian area : YEMEN
29. Marsh of whodunits : NGAIO
31. Tendon : SINEW
32. French penman's need : ENCRE
33. Insulting look : SNEER
36. Pantry : LARDER
40. Savings-book entries: Abbr. : INTS
41. Like an egg : OVAL
43. Confederate signature : RELEE
45. Part of Ethiopia : ERITREA
47. Whodunit's delicti : CORPUS
49. Christie's late steuth : POIROT
51. Highway to north : ALCAN
53. Alpine wind : BISE
54. Lively, in music: Abbr. : ANIM
55. Between Q and V : RSTU
56. Whodunit fluid : GORE
57. ___ Alto : PALO
58. Portent : OMEN
59. Early serf : ESNE
61. Writer Josephine : TEY
63. Wing : ELL

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

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