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New York Times, Monday, November 29, 1976

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,970
Across
1. Parish priest : CURE
5. Preclude : DEBAR
10. Doctrinal group : SECT
14. Made time : HIED
15. Originated : AROSE
16. Cupid : AMOR
17. Like the U.S. Cavalry : INTHENICKOFTIME
20. N.Y. transit operator : MTA
21. Promise's partner : LICK
22. Tapestry : ARRAS
23. Muscular conditions : PALSIES
25. Silkworm : ERIA
27. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
28. Highway crossing : OVERPASS
32. Calls the bet : STAYS
34. Water pipes : MAINS
35. Sheepfold, in Scotland : REE
36. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
37. Swiss city : BASLE
38. Washington agt. : TMAN
39. Maiden-name word : NEE
40. Actor Gunn : MOSES
41. Commandment word : SHALT
42. Dinner courses : DESSERTS
44. Has-been racehorse : PLUG
45. Drinks : ADES
46. Analytic chemical substance : REAGENT
49. Plump : OBESE
52. Essential content : MEAT
53. Prefix for meter or gram : DIA
54. Narrowly : BYAHAIRSBREADTH
58. Gaelic : ERSE
59. Influential person : MOGUL
60. P.I. native : MORO
61. Bamboo, e.g. : REED
62. ___ of call : PORTS
63. Dirk : SNEE
Down
1. Ape, for short : CHIMP
2. Western range : UINTA
3. Strikes back : RETALIATES
4. Old English letter : EDH
5. Pianist Barenboim : DANIEL
6. The Red et al. : ERICS
7. Spring beer : BOCK
8. Charge : ASK
9. Spanish criminal : REO
10. Persian governor : SATRAP
11. Mideast prince : EMIR
12. Botanical tuft : COMA
13. ___ bien : TRES
18. Howe : ELIAS
19. Showy events : FAIRS
24. Eye swelling: Var. : STYE
25. Base qualities : EVILS
26. Director Clair : RENE
28. Wadis : OASES
29. The final battle : ARMAGEDDON
30. Bond : SEAL
31. Conveyed : SENT
32. Box or blast : SAND
33. Juniper or hemlock : TREE
34. Poles : MASTS
37. Carried : BORE
38. Ruffian : THUG
40. Wife of Jason : MEDEA
41. Agenda : SLATE
43. Equipped with a band : SASHED
44. Units of wisdom : PEARLS
46. Disprove : REBUT
47. White salt : NITRE
48. Western lake : TAHOE
49. Headwaiter, in Hamburg : OBER
50. Cowshed : BYRE
51. Informality : EASE
52. Prelate: Abbr. : MSGR
55. Pixy : IMP
56. Aussie animal : ROO
57. Times of day: Abbr. : AMS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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