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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1976

Author: DeWitt Anderson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,999
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1. Jeanne ___ : DARC
5. Caliban's victim : ARIEL
10. Gil ___ : BLAS
14. Scope : AREA
15. Likewise : DITTO
16. Oven : OAST
17. Actor Parker : FESS
18. Love affair : AMOUR
19. Bas ___ (literary woman) : BLEU
20. Socially secure : TOTHEMANNERBORN
23. Feast day: Suffix : MAS
24. Ballad : LAY
25. Farewell : ADIEU
28. Colorado resort : ASPEN
31. ___-la-la : TRA
34. Fashion name : DIOR
35. Parsley unit : SPRIG
36. Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
37. Coolidge's V.P. : DAWES
39. ___ polloi : HOI
40. Chosen : ELECT
42. Alfonso's queen : ENA
43. Alamogordo's county : OTERO
45. Artist Soglow : OTTO
46. Fled : RAN
47. QE 2, e.g. : LINER
48. Fluid of the gods : ICHOR
49. Receptacle : BIN
50. Cry of disdain : PAH
51. Dramatic genre : COMEDYOFMANNERS
60. Actor Walter : ABEL
61. Pines and spruces : TREES
62. Give out : EMIT
63. Small bottle : VIAL
64. Sluggish : INERT
65. Bulk : SIZE
66. Feminine suffix : ETTE
67. Jason's wife : MEDEA
68. Salad's relative : SLAW
1. Crazy : DAFT
2. Mars: Prefix : AREO
3. Tranquillity : REST
4. Fine wool : CASHMERE
5. Apple or ale : ADAMS
6. Fissure : RIMA
7. Pour ___ (go all out) : ITON
8. Vingt-___ : ETUN
9. German siren : LORELEI
10. London copper : BOBBY
11. French composer : LALO
12. Jacob's son : ASER
13. Amaze : STUN
21. ___ de vie : EAU
22. Roam : RANGE
25. Common viper : ADDER
26. Miss Ross : DIANA
27. Herbert Hoover, e.g. : IOWAN
28. Gray : ASHEN
29. Seed : SPORE
30. Abbot's aide : PRIOR
31. Armed to the ___ : TEETH
32. Right-hand page : RECTO
33. Expert in asides : ACTOR
38. Substantial : SOLID
41. Scottish tourist draw : LOCHNESS
44. Dickens hero : TINYTIM
48. Author Fleming : IAN
49. Popular girl : BELLE
50. Italian food : PASTA
51. Grotto : CAVE
52. News notice : OBIT
53. One man's ___ . . . : MEAT
54. Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
55. Supply victuals : FEED
56. French parent : MERE
57. Actor Jannings : EMIL
58. ___ Shah Pahlavi : RIZA
59. Beef or Irish : STEW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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