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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1976

Author: Datterlie
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Datterlie has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
PS notes: The constructor's name was difficult to read; this is the best guess.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,988
Across Down
1. Handed out : DEALT
6. See 5 Down : GODS
10. Miss Stein's flower : ROSE
14. Permit : ALLOW
15. Friend, in Nice : AMIE
16. Adjective suffix : ICAL
17. Moslem nymph : HOURI
18. Pre-electric illumination : GASLIGHTS
20. What stars bask in : LIMELIGHT
22. Water wheel : NORIA
23. Comic-strip light bulb : IDEA
24. Heaps of rocky debris : SCREES
25. Produced : STAGED
28. Appia or Veneto : VIA
29. Comics' rewards : LAUGHS
30. Joins : CONNECTS
35. Break into ___ : ATROT
36. Hee's partner : HAW
37. "Dieu et mon ___" : DROIT
38. Signified : CONNOTED
40. Tease : PESTER
41. Dude : FOP
42. Rankle : FESTER
43. Shaped like a football : OBLATE
47. Guinness : ALEC
48. Below, to poets : NEATH
49. "___ in Your Eyes" : SMOKEGETS
54. Bigwig immune from criticism : SACREDCOW
56. Bête ___ : NOIRE
57. Robt. ___ : ELEE
58. Grief, to poets : DOLE
59. Weight : CARAT
60. Chapeau's resting place : TETE
61. Pitcher : EWER
62. Painful swelling : EDEMA
1. Actress Arlene : DAHL
2. Biblical name : ELOI
3. Astringent : ALUM
4. Erudition : LORE
5. Götterdämmerung, with 6 Across : TWILIGHTOFTHE
6. Muzzled : GAGGED
7. City on the Missouri : OMAHA
8. ___ atty. : DIST
9. Salt, in Monaco : SEL
10. Austerity : RIGOR
11. Yellowish color : OCHRE
12. Composer Erik : SATIE
13. Miss Lanchester et al. : ELSAS
19. Light-bulb's offering : INCANDESCENCE
21. Roman date : IDES
24. Join forces with Satan : SIN
25. Japanese statesman : SATO
26. Right or U : TURN
27. Greek contest : AGON
28. Promise : VOW
29. Léman, for one : LAC
30. Heel : CAD
31. Formerly, once : ERST
32. Animal shelter : COTE
33. One who makes knots : TIER
34. Ship: Abbr. : STR
36. Wise to : HEP
39. Stub a ___ : TOE
40. Cheat at solitaire : PEEK
42. Finest part : FLOWER
43. Beginning : ONSET
44. W.C. Handy's street : BEALE
45. Bootstrap : LACET
46. Up ___ (trapped) : ATREE
47. Soap plant : AMOLE
49. Harbor craft : SCOW
50. Spur : GOAD
51. Island republic : EIRE
52. Mine car : TRAM
53. Bristle : SETA
55. Ike : DDE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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