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New York Times, Tuesday, October 19, 1976

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,929
Across
1. Like some milk : SPILT
6. Horn or string : SHOE
10. Other, in Spain : OTRA
14. Eagle's nest : AERIE
15. Piquancy : TANG
16. Gypsy girl : CHAI
17. Novarro of films : RAMON
18. Bounces off : RICOCHETS
20. French family member : GRANDMERE
22. Projecting window : ORIEL
23. "___ Rider" : EASY
24. Rise from water: Var. : EMERSE
25. Sudden reactions : STARTS
28. Backtalk : LIP
29. Trite remark : CLICHE
30. Cigar : PANATELA
35. "La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
36. Grow : WAX
37. Hockey teams : SIXES
38. Expressed again : RESTATED
40. Of a songbird order : OSCINE
41. Disencumber : RID
42. Places for watches : WRISTS
43. Scold : BERATE
47. Ornamental border : DADO
48. Zola : EMILE
49. Kind of fireman : VOLUNTEER
54. Lemonade or pop : SOFTDRINK
56. Amphitheater : ARENA
57. Preminger : OTTO
58. Old serf : ESNE
59. Of a tissue : TELAR
60. Disarrange : MESS
61. Stag : DEER
62. Source words : ETYMA
Down
1. Puppet man : SARG
2. Diamond shape : PEAR
3. "My Friend ___" : IRMA
4. Nittany or sea : LION
5. Sympathetic : TENDERHEARTED
6. Strain's partner : STRESS
7. Like O'Neill's ape : HAIRY
8. Formerly : ONCE
9. Kind of mania : EGO
10. Natural earth : OCHRE
11. Possessive : THEIR
12. Hotel clerks' concerns : RATES
13. Choice seat location : AISLE
19. Sympathetic : COMPASSIONATE
21. S.A. beverage : MATE
24. German one : EIN
25. Blackthorn : SLOE
26. Sesames : TILS
27. Bookkeeper's record: Abbr. : ACCT
28. Negligent : LAX
29. Naval rank: Abbr. : CDR
30. Muffle : PAD
31. Twitches : TICS
32. Door sign : EXIT
33. Eye part : LENS
34. Enzyme suffix : ASE
36. Day: Abbr. : WED
39. ___-and-dye : TIE
40. Turkish army corps : ORDU
42. Dapper ex-mayor of N.Y.C. : WALKER
43. Old broom : BESOM
44. Overact : EMOTE
45. Estrangements : RIFTS
46. Voices : ALTOS
47. English poet : DONNE
49. Workbench item : VISE
50. Waste allowance : TRET
51. Slippery : EELY
52. Hindu grant : ENAM
53. ___ avis : RARA
55. Cap or carpet : RED

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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