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New York Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1976

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,916
Across
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Needle case : ETUI
5
Crescent points : CUSPS
10
Arab garments : ABAS
14
Seed : GERM
15
Set apart : ALLOT
16
Wind indicator : VANE
17
Soft drink : GRAPEJUICE
19
Son of Judah : ONAN
20
Witty, in Spain : SALADO
21
Skunks : POLECATS
23
Rural sight : SILO
25
Mortgage : LIEN
26
___ of Paris : PLASTER
29
Type of pigeon or goldfish : FANTAIL
32
Ready : RIPE
33
Certain writing : SATIRE
35
Greek letter : PSI
36
Mischief-makers : IMPS
37
Small piece : NUB
38
Burmese rice : SELA
39
Ott or Allen : MEL
40
They fall harder when they're this : BIGGER
43
One using a driver : TEER
44
Showy flower : ANEMONE
46
Causes disgust : REVOLTS
48
Kind of turkey or cash : COLD
49
Noted playwright : SHAW
50
Puerile : CHILDISH
54
Moslem decrees : IRADES
58
Miner's quest : LODE
59
Moderately hard drink : CHERRYWINE
61
Simulates : APES
62
Pastry item, in France : TARTE
63
Buffalo of India : ARNA
64
Saucy : PERT
65
Does a blacksmith job : SHOES
66
Time unit : YEAR
Down
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Good and rotten : EGGS
2
Japanese monastery : TERA
3
Soviet river : URAL
4
Deadlocks : IMPASSES
5
Wheedles : CAJOLES
6
Eskimo knife : ULU
7
Faux pas : SLIP
8
Slightly, in music : POCO
9
Outstanding : STELLAR
10
Shore bird : AVOCET
11
This could get one down : BANANAPEEL
12
Med. subject : ANAT
13
Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
18
Correct : EDIT
22
One, in Cologne : EINE
24
Fruit-salad item : ORANGE
26
Donna or ballerina : PRIMA
27
Threshold : LIMEN
28
Soft or hard drink : APPLECIDER
29
Fabric components : FIBERS
30
Small land body : ISLET
31
Unveracious ones : LIARS
34
Harbor craft : TUG
38
Certain free rider : STOWAWAY
40
Nervy : BOLD
41
Charges formally : INDICTS
42
Puts back on the payroll : REHIRES
45
Bother : MOLEST
47
Change : VARY
50
Show approval : CLAP
51
“___ springs eternal . . . ” : HOPE
52
Mideast V.I.P. : SHAH
53
Fat role : HERO
55
Fearful : DIRE
56
Sicilian city : ENNA
57
Gun part : SEAR
60
Hwy. : RTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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