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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1976

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 10,000

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Party loner : STAG
5. Nipa palms : ATAPS
10. Russian agency : TASS
14. Roman cloak : TOGA
15. Pancake spread, to French : SIROP
16. Look ___ (investigate) : INTO
17. Lily : ARUM
18. Strike : SMITE
19. Post : MAIL
20. Popular song of yesteryear : BYEBYEBLACKBIRD
23. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
24. V.I.P. of yore : TSAR
25. Gruel of Southwest : ATOLE
28. Spanish river : RIO
30. Fits compactly together : NESTS
34. Sweethearts : LOVERS
36. ___ to nothing (minimal) : NEXT
38. Resting place : COT
39. Copied : APED
40. Expunge : ERASE
42. Roman statesman : CATO
43. French sea : MER
44. Hammer part : PEEN
45. Club: Prefix : RHOPAL
47. Prefix for pedic : ORTHO
49. Famous line: Abbr. : DEW
51. Religious cape : ORALE
52. Irish Gaelic : ERSE
54. Sacred image : ICON
56. Whodunit instruction : CHERCHEZLAFEMME
63. Ejecta : LAVA
64. Wrong : AMISS
65. Electric fish : RAAD
66. City southwest of Moscow : OREL
67. Dormouse : LEROT
68. Geraint's wife : ENID
69. Encircle : GIRD
70. Across: Prefix : TRANS
71. Gainsay : DENY
Down
1. Effort : STAB
2. Conservative : TORY
3. Quinine's target : AGUE
4. Frisked : GAMBOLED
5. Advantageous quality : ASSET
6. Woodsman's shout : TIMBER
7. Seed appendage : ARIL
8. Irish and small : POTATOES
9. Glasses, for short : SPECS
10. Voice quality : TIMBRE
11. White ant : ANAI
12. To-do : STIR
13. Completely won over : SOLD
21. North Sea tributary : YSER
22. German philosopher : KANT
25. Aspen tree : ALAMO
26. Drinker : TOPER
27. Manifest : OVERT
29. Trite : INANE
31. ___ Flow : SCAPA
32. Kind of darkness : TOTAL
33. Fur piece : STOLE
35. Bishop's province : SEE
37. Dry: Prefix : XER
41. Liberator : REDEEMER
42. Treed : CORNERED
44. French pig : PORC
46. Ungulate's foot : HOOF
48. Messenger : HERALD
50. U.S. President : WILSON
53. Biblical verb : SHALT
55. Discards, with "off" : CASTS
56. Wooden-soled shoe : CLOG
57. Mata ___ : HARI
58. Anon's partner : EVER
59. Turkish measure : ZIRA
60. Long hair : MANE
61. Might's partner : MAIN
62. Maelstrom's little brother : EDDY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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