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New York Times, Friday, December 3, 1976

Author:
George Raventos
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K M Q Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
George Raventos has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,974
Across
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Swain : BEAU
5
Excellent : IDEAL
10
Boat blade : OAR
13
Old measures : ELLS
14
Fellini's street : STRADA
15
U.S. Indian : UTE
16
Homes for nonthrowers : GLASSHOUSES
18
Shoe part : TOE
19
Evening party : SOIREE
20
Clover : TREFOIL
22
French lace : VAL
24
Heroes of Battle of Britain : RAF
25
Museum displays : ARTIFACTS
31
Cavalry groups: Abbr. : TPS
33
Thread holder : SPOOL
34
"___, if you must, this . . . " : SHOOT
36
Inc., in England : LTD
38
Homes for flighty ones : CASTLESINTHEAIR
41
Early age : ICE
42
Put in a row : ALINE
43
Noun suffixes : ENCES
44
Self : EGO
46
Homes for partridges : PEARTREES
48
Trouble : ADO
50
Pronoun : SHE
51
Scrapes away : ABRADES
55
Makes up for : ATONES
60
Type of number: Abbr. : ORD
61
Homes for loners : IVORYTOWERS
64
Bridal word : NEE
65
World ___ : SERIES
66
Road sign : EXIT
67
Sea bird : ERN
68
Golfers' worries : TRAPS
69
Marie et al.: Abbr. : STES
Down
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Panhandles : BEGS
2
It, in Spain : ELLO
3
Jai ___ : ALAI
4
U.N. power : USSR
5
Japanese statesman : ITO
6
Actress Joanne : DRU
7
Lynne or India : EAST
8
Vein, in Germany : ADER
9
Powerful beam : LASER
10
Like jeans at a formal party : OUTOFPLACE
11
Thine, in France : ATOI
12
Fisherman's need : REEL
14
Bundle : SHEAF
17
City of España : SEVILLA
21
Kind of chance : FAT
23
Movie dog : LASSIE
25
Rapidly : APACE
26
Never-promised place : ROSEGARDEN
27
Add up : TOT
28
Dishes, e.g. : CHINA
29
Photographic acids : TONERS
30
Drunkard : SOT
32
Barnyard units : STIES
33
School subject: Abbr. : SCI
35
In that place : THERETO
37
Med. people : DRS
39
Cockney's cry : ELP
40
Compass point : ENE
45
Harem room : ODA
47
"___ Entertainment" : THATS
49
Certain poet : ODIST
51
Tops : AONE
52
Uncle Remus word : BRER
53
"Did you ___!" : EVER
54
Rail bird : SORA
56
Faces a dunning : OWES
57
Teller's word : NEXT
58
Ontario's neighbor : ERIE
59
Concorde et al. : SSTS
62
Actor Torn : RIP
63
Assent : YES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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