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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1976

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,684
Across Down
1. Dreamy isle : BALI
5. Door sound : SLAM
9. Certain foul balls : TIPS
13. Mine, in France : AMOI
14. Gazelle : CORA
15. Writer Havelock : ELLIS
17. Jobholder's goal : SENIORITY
19. Dances : REELS
20. "It" game : TAG
21. Offspring : GET
22. One Wednesday : ASH
24. Drink : ALE
25. English film-studio center : ELSTREE
27. Evangelists' savings : SOULS
29. Ford : HENRY
31. Precarious : UNSURE
34. Errand runners : PAGES
37. Pitching statistic : EARNEDRUN
39. Corroded : ATE
40. Flubbed : ERRED
41. Time past : ELD
42. Insurance headaches : POORRISKS
45. Detectives' concerns : CASES
47. Banquet : SPREAD
48. Frome : ETHAN
50. Dead duck : GONER
52. Acid salts : IODIDES
56. Panay native : ATI
58. Singing sound : TRA
59. Day: Abbr. : TUE
60. Demon : IMP
61. Pair : BRACE
63. Class including lobsters and crabs : CRUSTACEA
66. Mister, in Málaga : SENOR
67. Rise rapidly : KITE
68. Word on a proof : STET
69. Certain planes : SSTS
70. Hurried : SPED
71. Reduce : PARE
1. Do a sewing job : BASTE
2. "One swallow doesn't make ___" : AMEAL
3. Huey and son : LONGS
4. Clock reading : III
5. Kind of football pass : SCREEN
6. Minor lawbreakers : LOITERERS
7. Mobiles, e.g. : ART
8. Yucatan Indians : MAYAS
9. Writer of dog stories : TERHUNE
10. French land area : ILE
11. Companions of palaces : PLEASURES
12. Window part : SILL
16. Ship's course : SSE
18. Monsters : OGRES
23. Long Island or Puget : SOUND
26. French brew : THE
28. Drug initials : LSD
30. S. A. monkey : YARKE
32. Golden or slide : RULE
33. Finishes : ENDS
34. Baby foods : PAPS
35. On : ATOP
36. Macon people : GEORGIANS
38. Make a refund : RESTITUTE
40. Down for pillows : EIDER
43. Car of yore : REO
44. Soapbox orators : RANTERS
45. Military trainee : CADET
46. Black bird : ANI
49. Sheltered : HOUSED
51. Pool-ball frames : RACKS
53. Pronouncements : DICTA
54. Arab prince : EMEER
55. Sudden rush : SPATE
56. Not present: Abbr. : ABS
57. ___ bien : TRES
62. Sleeping place : COT
64. Irving's sleeper : RIP
65. Snake : ASP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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