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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
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Pancake spread, to French : SIROP
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Look ___ (investigate) : INTO
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Lily : ARUM
18
Strike : SMITE
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Post : MAIL
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Popular song of yesteryear : BYEBYEBLACKBIRD
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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
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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
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Completely won over : SOLD
21
North Sea tributary : YSER
22
German philosopher : KANT
25
Aspen tree : ALAMO
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Drinker : TOPER
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Manifest : OVERT
29
Trite : INANE
31
___ Flow : SCAPA
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Kind of darkness : TOTAL
33
Fur piece : STOLE
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Bishop's province : SEE
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Dry: Prefix : XER
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Liberator : REDEEMER
42
Treed : CORNERED
44
French pig : PORC
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Ungulate's foot : HOOF
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Messenger : HERALD
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U.S. President : WILSON
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Biblical verb : SHALT
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Discards, with "off" : CASTS
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Wooden-soled shoe : CLOG
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Anon's partner : EVER
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Turkish measure : ZIRA
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Long hair : MANE
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Might's partner : MAIN
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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