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New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1976

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,930
Across Down
1. Certain collector's item : FARE
5. Member of an Asian horde : TATAR
10. Pop painting by 17 Across : FIII
14. Religious image : ICON
15. Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
16. Face parts : LIPS
17. Celebrated pop artist : JAMESROSENQUIST
20. Full version of i.e. : IDEST
21. Wild plum : SLOE
22. Plural endings : IES
23. Gael or Breton : CELT
26. Shamrock land : EIRE
28. Celebrated in legend : STORIED
31. Work on manuscripts : REDACT
35. Panay native : ATI
36. Ostrichlike birds : EMEUS
38. Gen. Bradley : OMAR
39. Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg : BEDROOMENSEMBLE
43. Irish cry : ARAH
44. Dye : STAIN
45. "___ had my fill" : IVE
46. Exclusive : SELECT
49. Locate : SITUATE
51. Jazz-pianist Hines : EARL
53. Monk parrot : LORO
54. Neighbor of Ga. : FLA
57. "Mon ___!" : DIEU
59. Sea eagles : ERNES
63. Celebrated pop artist : ROYLICHTENSTEIN
67. Miss Arden et al. : EVES
68. ___ Lumpur : KUALA
69. Miss Bancroft : ANNE
70. Try : TEST
71. Pert : SASSY
72. Origin : SEED
1. South Pacific islands : FIJI
2. Place of learning: Abbr. : ACAD
3. Hilly city : ROME
4. Composer Georges : ENESCO
5. Road material : TAR
6. Fuss : ADO
7. Throw : TOSS
8. White poplar : ABELE
9. French impressionist : RENOIR
10. Asian ___ : FLU
11. Clock-dial reading : IIII
12. ___ dixit : IPSE
13. Adherents : ISTS
18. Sound system : STEREO
19. Hebrew reading : QERE
24. Transit to airport, for short : LIMO
25. Pours : TEEMS
27. Biblical land : EDOM
28. Cubic meter : STERE
29. Kind of basin or flow : TIDAL
30. Twosomes : DUETS
32. Boundary : AMBIT
33. Soprano Emma : CALVE
34. Elm or spruce : TREE
35. Camel-hair robes : ABAS
37. Slow one : SNAIL
40. Syngman ___ : RHEE
41. Food: Prefix : SITO
42. Toughens : ENURES
47. Moslem judge : CADI
48. Dupes : TRICKS
50. Main arteries : AORTAS
52. Hawaii's state flower : LEHUA
54. Worry : FRET
55. Word on Robert Indiana's postage stamp : LOVE
56. Votes for : AYES
58. Miss Hagen et al. : UTAS
60. Hawaiian goose : NENE
61. German pronoun : EINE
62. Prune, in Scotland : SNED
64. W.W. II craft : LST
65. Vanishing street sights : ELS
66. Vote against : NAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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