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New York Times, Friday, December 24, 1976

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,995
Across
1. Aftermath of a scrape : SCAB
5. Ada of stage : REHAN
10. Self-satisfied : SMUG
14. Particle : IOTA
15. Zola : EMILE
16. "The ___ Machine" : TIME
17. Wassail or eggnog, e.g. : XMASSPIRIT
19. Confused : ASEA
20. Slippery one : EEL
21. Swiss river : AARE
22. Place of worship : ALTAR
23. Unwavering : STEADY
25. Scatter : DISPEL
28. Catalogue : LIST
30. According to Hoyle : CORRECT
33. Holiday exchanges : GIFTS
36. Brutus's D-Day : IDES
38. Rocky hill : TOR
39. Relevant : ADREM
40. ___ Roy : ROB
41. Germ cell : SPORE
43. Persian measure : MOU
44. Type size : PICA
45. Christmas and shoe : TREES
46. One of Santa's reindeer : BLITZEN
49. Mirth : GLEE
51. "All ___ bright and beautiful" : THINGS
53. Show up : APPEAR
57. Certain tire : RECAP
59. Douay Bible name : ABIU
61. Trygve of U.N. : LIE
62. Bede or Smith : ADAM
63. "Visions of ___ danced in . . . " : SUGARPLUMS
66. Gift for a teen-ager : BIKE
67. Put ___ to (finish) : ANEND
68. ___ fixe : IDEE
69. Natives: Suffix : ITES
70. Daggers : DIRKS
71. Saucy : PERT
Down
1. ___ and sevens : SIXES
2. One of Santa's reindeer : COMET
3. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
4. Stocking, in France : BAS
5. Wipes out a debt : REPAYS
6. Eastern ruler : EMIR
7. Took on : HIRED
8. Heavyweight name : ALI
9. N.Y. cager : NET
10. More corny : STALER
11. Buss-catcher : MISTLETOE
12. Swedish city : UMEA
13. Equipment : GEAR
18. Cruelty : SADISM
22. Spring month: Abbr. : APR
24. German senior citizen : ALTE
26. Morning-after wear : ICEBAG
27. Sea call : SOS
29. Becoming boresome : TIRING
31. Gist : CORE
32. ___ bien : TRES
33. Leg, in heraldry : GAMB
34. Admired one : IDOL
35. Holiday dessert : FRUITCAKE
37. "What's up, ___?" : DOC
41. Come forward : STEPUP
42. Kind of school : PREP
44. Sword's rival : PEN
47. Tower Bridge's crossing : THAMES
48. Code on a letter : ZIP
50. Scottish landowners : LAIRDS
52. More shrewd : SAGER
54. Sidestep : ELUDE
55. Gunsight user : AIMER
56. Replace a ring gem : RESET
57. Nobel physicist : RABI
58. Do newsroom work : EDIT
60. Target for Bonnie and Clyde : BANK
63. Downhearted : SAD
64. One: Prefix : UNI
65. Sass : LIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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