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New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 1976

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,692
Across Down
1. One or false : STEP
5. Lunch, e.g. : MEAL
9. Snake : COBRA
14. ___ down (modify) : TONE
15. U. S. holly : ASSI
16. Advantage : AVAIL
17. Baseball trio : OUTS
18. Soaks : RETS
19. Military chest wear : MEDAL
20. Sitting ___ : PRETTY
22. Different : OTHER
24. Old car : REO
25. Genuine : REAL
26. Flatfoot : COP
29. Beguiling : INTRIGUING
33. ___ Lisa : MONA
34. U. S. air org. : NAA
35. Turkish pound : LIRA
36. Kind of dive : GAINER
38. Wage : STIPEND
40. Prefix for cute : ELECTRO
41. Musical workers : TUNERS
42. Max of boxing : BAER
43. Carplike fish : RUD
44. Locale : AREA
45. Lots and lots : EVERSOMANY
48. Induced : LED
49. Bills : ONES
50. Cistern : BAC
51. Right or acute : ANGLE
52. Built a certain home : NESTED
55. Red and diploma : MILLS
58. Presidential action : VETO
60. Golfer's target : HOLE
61. Carrot's relative : ANISE
62. Repeat : ECHO
63. Kind of horse : IRON
64. Storehouse : DEPOT
65. Now's partner : THEN
66. Slave of yore : ESNE
1. Sojourn : STOP
2. ___ de force : TOUR
3. Considered : ENTERTAINED
4. Annoy : PESTER
5. Contrary girl : MARY
6. Compass point : ESE
7. Oregon city : ASTORIA
8. ___ to reason : LISTEN
9. Desert plyer : CAMEL
10. Above's partner : OVER
11. Kind of blood : BAD
12. Estuary : RIA
13. "It's ___ in the game" : ALL
21. Worker : TOILER
23. Bargains pettily : HAGGLES
26. Building-trade figures : CONTRACTORS
27. Product of a bases-empty homer : ONERUN
28. Caricature : PARODY
29. Set up : INSTAL
30. Character : NATURE
31. Chinese herb : GINSENG
32. Bean of India : URD
33. O. T. book: Abbr. : MIC
37. Oxygen bacterium : AEROBE
39. Green or jacket : PEA
40. Thing to lend : EAR
42. Beg : BESEECH
46. "National ___" : VELVET
47. Golf club : MASHIE
49. Assault : ONSET
51. ___-ran : ALSO
52. Highest point : NOON
53. Biblical judge : ELON
54. Sand hill, in England : DENE
55. Cap or house : MAD
56. Chemical ending : INE
57. Back talk : LIP
59. Article : THE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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