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New York Times, Monday, December 20, 1976

Author:
Lucile H. Bowers
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q U V W Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dawn welcomer : COCK
5. In style : CHIC
9. Betelgeuse, e.g. : STAR
13. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
14. Greek goddess : HERA
15. Doughboys' choice over the farm : PAREE
17. Philippine nut : PILI
18. Time periods : ERAS
19. Auto parts : AXLES
20. Long-eared dogs : COCKERSPANIELS
23. Farm basket : SKEP
24. Biblical priest : ELI
25. Helm direction : SSE
26. Brash : SASSY
28. "___ the thought!" : PERISH
31. Drink : ALE
32. Pair of oxen : SPAN
34. Incubator dwellers : CHICKS
38. Approach : NEAR
40. Cordage fiber : ISTLE
42. ___ off (fled) : TOOK
43. Expert at skiing : KANONE
45. Silent interval, in music : REST
47. W.W. II theater in Asia : CBI
48. Set a trip mechanism : COCKED
50. Ruffled : IRKED
52. ___ artium : ARS
55. Decimal interval : TEN
56. Effluvium : ODOR
57. Dawn-welcomer's welcome : COCKADOODLEDOO
62. Fancy heron : EGRET
63. Stepped on : TROD
64. Greasy-spoon sign : EATS
66. Two of Mae's words : SEEME
67. Prefix for gram : TELE
68. U.S. publisher : OCHS
69. Upholstery fabrics : REPS
70. North Sea feeder : YSER
71. Beebee, e.g. : SHOT
Down
1. Detonating device : CAP
2. Of the ear : OTIC
3. Of gigantic size : COLOSSEAN
4. N.Y. cagers : KNICKS
5. Bird sound : CHEEP
6. Teutonic title : HERR
7. Gershwin et al. : IRAS
8. Wyoming city : CASPER
9. Olive or omelet : SPANISH
10. Certain dancer : TAXI
11. French art town : ARLES
12. Spools : REELS
16. Essential being : ESSE
21. Francis Scott and family : KEYS
22. "___ Restaurant" : ALICES
26. Foundered : SANK
27. Name for Athena : ALEA
28. Dance step : PAS
29. ___ nous : ENTRE
30. Gang murder : HIT
33. Like a crazy quilt : PIECED
35. Archy, for one : COCKROACH
36. Honshu port : KOBE
37. Kind of row : SKID
39. Transport for Sinbad : ROC
41. Headed : LED
44. Adds marginal comments : NOTATES
46. Flood or spring : TIDE
49. Kind of decorative pine : KNOTTY
51. Cowpoke galas : RODEOS
52. High or low cards : ACES
53. Mr. de Coverley : ROGER
54. Rocky debris : SCREE
56. More mature : OLDER
58. Bandleader Hal : KEMP
59. Crude minerals : ORES
60. Handout : DOLE
61. German king : OTHO
65. Jet plane : SST

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

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