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New York Times, Thursday, October 21, 1976

Author: Beverly J. Seward
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,931
Across Down
1. Newspaper edition : LATE
5. Wallach and Whitney : ELIS
9. Mystery writers' award : EDGAR
14. "___ a man with . . . " : IMET
15. Ballet skirt : TUTU
16. Cloth : TOILE
17. Something old : FASHIONED
19. Vatican tribunal : CURIA
20. Stage direction : ENTER
21. Something New : AMSTERDAM
23. Actor Alda : ALAN
25. Besides, in the boondocks : YIT
26. Short-wave buff : HAM
28. Denomination : SECT
31. Frees : LETSGO
36. Knievel : EVEL
38. Showy : THEATRICAL
40. Forty-___ : NINER
42. Term-paper grade: Abbr. : EXC
43. Had flu symptoms : ACHED
44. St. Patrick's et al. : CATHEDRALS
47. Tonic-drink nut : KOLA
48. Store fodder : ENSILE
49. Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
51. Org. of W.W. II : OSS
52. "___ monkey's uncle!" : IMA
54. African weight : ROTL
56. Something Old : IRONSIDES
62. Took notice : SATUP
65. Bernhardt : SARAH
66. Something New : HAMPSHIRE
68. Pooh creator : MILNE
69. Skinner of stage : OTIS
70. Coup d'___ : OEIL
71. ___ a fox : SLYAS
72. Pets : CATS
73. ___ est percipi : ESSE
1. Bowl of cherries, in song : LIFE
2. To ___ (unanimously) : AMAN
3. Something Old and New : TESTAMENTS
4. Waters : ETHEL
5. W.W. II area : ETO
6. Moth variety : LUNA
7. Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
8. Like a bubble bath : SUDSY
9. Time-saving words : ETCETERA
10. Sullen : DOUR
11. Encircle : GIRD
12. Inter ___ : ALIA
13. Use a pipe-cleaner : REAM
18. Gershwin et al. : IRAS
22. Pinball sign : TILT
24. Court need : NET
26. Therefore : HENCE
27. Of birds : AVIAN
29. Loire feeder : CHER
30. Bluebonnet state : TEXAS
32. Clock sound : TICK
33. Something old : SCHOOLTIES
34. Celts : GAELS
35. ___ the hills : OLDAS
37. City of Utah : LEHI
39. Rights org. : ACLU
41. Olives, carrot curls, etc. : RELISHES
45. Half: Prefix : DEMI
46. "To ___ with Love" : SIR
50. Kind of pot : TOSS
53. Certain committee : ADHOC
55. Western lake : TAHOE
56. Beliefs : ISMS
57. Part of R.R. : RAIL
58. Place for a Concorde : ORLY
59. Zola girl : NANA
60. "I could ___ horse" : EATA
61. Struck : SMIT
63. "Exodus" author : URIS
64. Soccer star : PELE
67. Afterthoughts: Abbr. : PSS

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

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