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New York Times, Friday, December 10, 1976

Author: Wilson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,981
Across Down
1. Author Mary ___ Dodge : MAPES
6. Weaverbird : TAHA
10. U.S. agency : FAA
13. Leaning : ATILT
14. Ancient kingdom : ELAM
15. Et ___ : ALII
16. Lions and eagles : NATIONALEMBLEMS
19. Feral : UNTAME
20. Dewhurst : COLLEEN
21. Traffic situations : SNARLS
24. Short garment : COATEE
25. Plaintive sound : SOB
27. Mouth woe : TOOTHACHE
29. Ethiopian town : ADUWA
31. Small dam : WEIR
32. Italian family : ESTE
35. Manly, in France : VIRIL
36. Business levy: Abbr. : EPT
37. Old-hat : DATED
38. Professional people: Abbr. : ENGS
39. In addition : ALSO
40. Allan-___ : ADALE
41. Starred : HEADLINED
44. Biblical name : NER
45. Chip or peel : POTATO
47. Perfume oil : NEROLI
49. Mine vehicle : ORECART
51. O'Neill works : DRAMAS
54. Apes and humans : SMARTESTMAMMALS
57. Artistic sprinkling : SEME
58. Ostrich's relative : RHEA
59. "If the wheel squeaks, ___" : OILIT
60. Bitter vetch : ERS
61. Finish off a check : SIGN
62. Poles : MASTS
1. Form of Latin hand : MANU
2. ___ impasse (stalled) : ATAN
3. Panthers and Penguins : PITTSBURGHTEAMS
4. Of Lamb's writings : ELIAN
5. Of plant pores : STOMATAL
6. High or iced : TEA
7. The works : ALL
8. Between hic and hoc : HAEC
9. Munitions carrier : AMMOCAR
10. Cheetahs and horses : FLEETESTANIMALS
11. Miss McPherson : AIMEE
12. French river : AISNE
15. Order to a flotilla : ALLAHEAD
17. Peter of the piano : NERO
18. Capital group : BLOC
22. Amy or James Russell : LOWELL
23. Intervenes : STEPSIN
25. Goalie's feat : SAVE
26. Norse god : ODIN
28. ___ over the fence : HITONE
30. Know-it-all : WISEACRE
33. Distant: Prefix : TELE
34. Fulda feeder : EDER
37. Choice for the P.T.A. meeting : DADORMOM
39. Fond ones : ADORERS
42. Rat-___ : ATAT
43. Earth goddess : ERDA
45. Rustler's nemesis : POSSE
46. Abalone : ORMER
48. Vampire : LAMIA
50. African dialect : TSHI
52. Came down : ALIT
53. Certain planes : SSTS
55. Young sheep : TEG
56. Best or inner : MAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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