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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1976

Author: Evelyn B. Rosenthal
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,685
Across Down
1. Merchant guild : HANSA
6. Semiprecious stone : OPAL
10. So-so poker holding : PAIR
14. Darling, in Ireland : AROON
15. Front: Prefix : FORE
16. Light color : ECRU
17. College officials : DEANS
18. Dart along : FLIT
19. Box-score entry, for short : STAT
20. He shouted "Sic semper tyrannis!" : JOHNWILKESBOOTH
23. Abominable Snowman : YETI
24. Weeks in a year, to Cicero : LII
25. Legal matter : RES
26. College degrees : BAS
29. Airfield area : RAMP
31. Compass reading : NNW
33. Proceedings : ACTA
35. Truth evader : LIAR
37. Honkers : GEESE
41. Her vicitm was in his bath : CHARLOTTECORDAY
44. Therefore : HENCE
45. After frosh : SOPH
46. Brink : EDGE
47. Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
49. Map location: Abbr. : NLAT
51. Toady's response : YES
52. Month: Abbr. : APR
55. Farrow : MIA
57. Nitric or boric : ACID
59. He was shot on live TV : LEEHARVEYOSWALD
65. ___ down (modify) : TONE
66. Tenth: Prefix : DECI
67. Spanish title : SENOR
68. Insects : ANTS
69. In a while : ANON
70. Ne plus ___ : ULTRA
71. Bread and whisky : RYES
72. Pealed : RANG
73. T. S. or George : ELIOT
1. Pilgrimage : HADJ
2. Of Mars: Prefix : AREO
3. Webster : NOAH
4. Jolson's boy : SONNY
5. Respond : ANSWER
6. Out of bounds : OFFLIMITS
7. Tyler's successor : POLK
8. "Tempest" character : ARIEL
9. Admits : LETSIN
10. Acapulco money : PESO
11. Barrymore, e.g. : ACTOR
12. Upset : IRATE
13. Babe and family : RUTHS
21. Balbo : ITALO
22. Game of chance : BINGO
26. Classic composer : BACH
27. Head or stomach woe : ACHE
28. Musial : STAN
30. Author Alan : PATON
32. As it ___ (so to speak) : WERE
34. Chief : ARCH
36. Running a tape again : REPLAYING
38. Singer Nelson : EDDY
39. Wise one : SAGE
40. Hooks' partners : EYES
42. Preliminary theorem : LEMMA
43. Gran ___, area of S. A. : CHACO
48. Indian military chief : SIRDAR
50. Carbon-copy paper : TISSUE
52. Church area : ALTAR
53. Showy flower : PEONY
54. French income : RENTE
56. Genus of oats : AVENA
58. Reside : DWELL
60. Nazi who flew to Scotland : HESS
61. College study: Abbr. : ECON
62. Con : ANTI
63. Monk parrot : LORO
64. Mild oath : DRAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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