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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
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,974
Across Down
1. 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
1. 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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