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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 Down
1. 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
1. 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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