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New York Times, Thursday, November 25, 1976

Author:
Deitmer
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.47, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Wading bird : IBIS
5. Explosion : BLAST
10. Ceremony : RITE
14. Eastern princess : RANI
15. Shaping tool : LATHE
16. Particle : ATOM
17. Words of comprehension : ISEE
18. Small cases : ETUIS
19. Commandments and pins : TENS
20. Why the woman doesn't pry : SHENOSEBETTER
23. Greek letters : NUS
24. Russian state: Abbr. : SSR
25. Gnuisance : GNAT
27. Painting, e.g. : ART
29. Knowledgeable : AWARE
34. ___-Magnon : CRO
35. Theater sign : SRO
36. Vacuum tubes : DIODES
37. Why the woman irons a wig, too : HIRSUTEWRINKLES
41. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
42. House or ear : DOG
43. D.D.E. : IKE
44. Advantage : STEAD
45. Caustic solution : LYE
46. Spheres : ORBS
48. Am. nation : USA
50. Expert on figures: Abbr. : CPA
51. Oglers' assent for a beauty : THEEYESHAVEIT
58. Radial, e.g. : TIRE
60. Snake : COBRA
61. Sea eagle : ERNE
62. Toward shelter : ALEE
63. Italian city : TURIN
64. Italian money : LIRE
65. Want : NEED
66. Facing a glacier : STOSS
67. Sow : SEED
Down
1. Flower : IRIS
2. Heavy rap : BASH
3. Arrow poison : INEE
4. Earthy color : SIENNA
5. Sanctify : BLESS
6. Tardy : LATE
7. Locale for three men : ATUB
8. Most bashful : SHIEST
9. Orals, e.g. : TESTS
10. Birth or tax : RATE
11. Roman road : ITER
12. Weight measure : TON
13. Printing measures : EMS
21. Not at home : OUT
22. Instruct : TRAIN
25. Grain for grinding : GRIST
26. Scandinavian : NORSE
27. Exist : ARE
28. Boisterous : ROWDY
30. Eastern cooking device : WOK
31. Improvise : ADLIB
32. Has garlic breath : REEKS
33. Actual being : ESSE
34. Guevara et al. : CHES
35. French holy one: Abbr. : STE
36. Snide remark : DIG
38. Marmara, e.g. : SEA
39. Not called for : UNDUE
40. Richard ___ : ROE
45. Setup : LAYOUT
46. W.W. II agency : OPA
47. Tangles : RAVELS
49. Common-interest groups : SECTS
50. Charlie and sons : CHANS
51. Shoe or family : TREE
52. Obey : HEED
53. Spanish river : EBRO
54. Hindu titles : SRIS
55. Canal : ERIE
56. Concerning : INRE
57. Kind of off : TEED
58. Color : TAN
59. Miquelon, for one : ILE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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