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New York Times, Thursday, October 14, 1976

Author:
Harriet Gilson Rosenberg
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { G J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,924
Across
1. Templeton : ALEC
5. Dave the golfer : MARR
9. Small amount : DAB
12. Miss Lee : LILA
13. Architectural moldings : CYMAE
14. Bills : ONES
16. "___ Crossing" (road sign) : DEER
17. Kind of flu : ASIAN
18. Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
19. Las Vegas takeaways : ONEARMEDBANDITS
22. Stoke : FUEL
23. "At ___!" : EASE
24. Poker holding : THREEOFAKIND
30. Solar offerings : RAYS
31. Walking or sugar : CANE
32. Piercing tool : AWL
35. Nitrogen: Prefix : AZO
36. Pet-shop offerings : KITTENS
39. The Windy City : CHI
40. Still : YET
41. Toy : YOYO
42. Kind of lash : WHIP
43. Phonies : FOURFLUSHERS
47. Partner of polish : SPIT
49. Pinker : EPEE
50. Broadway play : TWOFORTHESEESAW
57. Win in a big way : ROUT
58. "It's ___ treat" : ARARE
59. Nothing : ZERO
60. Instep : ARCH
61. Heavenly body : COMET
62. Penna. city : ERIE
63. Questioning words : EHS
64. Gave the once-over : EYED
65. Recital pieces: Abbr. : SELS
Down
1. Ray : ALDO
2. Property right : LIEN
3. Famed Robt. : ELEE
4. Beverage bottles : CARAFES
5. "I'll do it ___" : MYSELF
6. In the thick of : AMID
7. Austrian statesman : RAAB
8. Rockfish : RENA
9. Thingamabob : DOODAD
10. Pros' foes : ANTIS
11. Midler : BETTE
13. Jewelry piece : CAMEO
15. Desperate initials : SOS
20. ___ de la Paix : RUE
21. Hawaiian geese : NENES
24. Ash ___ : TRAY
25. Fog's relative : HAZE
26. Hindu peasant : RYOT
27. ___ God : ACTOF
28. Scottish daw : KAE
29. Kind of keeper : INN
32. Head or tooth : ACHE
33. Vibrating sound : WHIR
34. Face parts : LIPS
36. Honshu city : KYOTO
37. Unpopular slip : IOU
38. Norse god of war : TYR
42. Thrice-told jokes : WHEEZES
43. Liquor measures : FIFTHS
44. Made a villainous gesture : LEERED
45. Underdog victory : UPSET
46. ___ the light : SEE
47. Made a promise : SWORE
48. Joey's home : POUCH
50. ___-la-la : TRA
51. Human or rat ___ : RACE
52. Weight system : TROY
53. Harness part : HAME
54. Parched : SERE
55. Seed part : ARIL
56. Evils : WOES

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

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