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New York Times, Thursday, January 8, 1976

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,644
Across
1. African stockade : BOMA
5. Utmost degree : ACME
9. Feudal lord : LIEGE
14. Magnetites : ORES
15. Checkroom fixture : COATHANGER
17. Body english, in a way : WISHFULTHINKING
19. City-map unit : LOT
20. East, in Madrid : ESTE
21. Lets : LEASES
22. Kind of drum : SNARE
24. Bridge bid: Abbr. : DBL
26. Crimean river : ALMA
29. Pledges : ASSURES
35. Place for a token : SLOT
38. Port of Arabia : ADEN
40. Pointless : INANE
41. Gambler's dream : TOHITTHEJACKPOT
44. The vowels : AEIOU
45. Asteroid : EROS
46. "___ long, long way to . . . " : ITSA
47. Kind of general : TWOSTAR
49. Full extent : SPAN
51. Gardner of cartoons : REA
53. Golden calf et al. : IDOLS
57. Moat's protégé, in a way : CASTLE
62. Kettle or snare : DRUM
65. ___ Testament : NEW
66. Kaufman-Hart play : ONCEINALIFETIME
69. Get out of the way : STANDASIDE
70. Cross : ROOD
71. Pastries : TARTS
72. Biblical priest : EBER
73. Miss Bancroft : ANNE
Down
1. Rose, Cotton, etc. : BOWLS
2. Hunter of the sky : ORION
3. Hostess Perle : MESTA
4. Cinder : ASH
5. Needle, in old Rome : ACUS
6. Belmont entry : COLT
7. Matched : MATED
8. Ordinal suffix : ETH
9. Highway unit : LANE
10. "___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
11. Shield : EGIS
12. Hackman or Tierney : GENE
13. Work units : ERGS
16. Quirinal and Bunker, e.g. : HILLS
18. Sense : FEEL
23. Fractions : RATIOS
25. Minstrel-show instruments : BANJOS
27. Doorstep fixture : MAT
28. Cling to : ADHERE
30. "___ transit gloria . . . " : SIC
31. Harsh : UNKIND
32. Engrossed : RAPT
33. Seth's son : ENOS
34. Bristle : SETA
35. Photocopy : STAT
36. Movie-chain name : LOEW
37. Louisville's river : OHIO
39. Poetic word : EER
42. Mild rebuke : TUT
43. Viper : ASP
48. Sports place : ARENA
50. Love, in France : AIME
52. Improvise : ADLIB
54. Kind of ring : ONION
55. Kind of ade : LEMON
56. Bjorn Borg, e.g. : SWEDE
57. Expense : COST
58. Wall pier : ANTA
59. Unpleasant aftermath : SCAR
60. Omar's product : TENT
61. Covers : LIDS
63. ___ out (endure) : RIDE
64. Shore, in Bonn : UFER
67. Enzyme suffix : ASE
68. ___-la : TRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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