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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1976

Author: Manny Miller
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,712
Across Down
1. Tongue mishap : SLIP
5. Pop's pop : GRAMP
10. Partner of sound : SAFE
14. Drinking addict : WINO
15. Fictional uncle : REMUS
16. Steel base : IRON
17. "The Sound ___" : ANDTHEFURY
19. Nobleman : LORD
20. Recent: Prefix : NEO
21. Higher, in Bonn : OBER
22. Places for medals : CHESTS
24. Town ___ : CRIER
26. Conversation pieces : PHONES
27. Mountain of Greece : ATHOS
29. Word with post or manu : SCRIPT
31. ___ finger at : POINTA
33. Ad ___ committee : HOC
34. Young oyster : SPAT
38. Mass. cape : ANN
39. "___ man with seven . . . " : IMETA
41. Old capital of Burma : AVA
42. ___ jerker : TEAR
44. Hart's mate : ROE
45. Maryland racetrack : LAUREL
48. Exertion : EFFORT
51. Sound ___ : TRACK
52. Traitorous French marshal : PETAIN
54. Lengthwise : ALONG
56. Of the rodent family : MURINE
57. English philologist and murderer : ARAM
58. Inlet : RIA
61. Stravinsky : IGOR
62. Sound by the Atlantic : LONGISLAND
65. Early Asian : MEDE
66. Eatery : DINER
67. Samoan port : APIA
68. Opposites of hivers : ETES
69. Shutter pieces : SLATS
70. Dobbin's vehicle : SHAY
1. Kind of song : SWAN
2. Short message : LINE
3. Laos, Burma, Vietnam, etc. : INDOCHINA
4. Kind of luck : POT
5. Diving bird : GREBE
6. Alludes to : REFERS
7. River of Asia : AMUR
8. Wall, in France : MUR
9. Having a sixth sense : PSYCHICAL
10. Old films : SILENTS
11. "Mighty Lak ___" : AROSE
12. Lewis and Dix : FORTS
13. Men on the line : ENDS
18. Raise : HOIST
23. Short flight : HOP
25. Rum, below the Rio Grande : RON
26. First in time: Prefix : PROT
27. ___ on the back : APAT
28. Style : TONE
30. Comfort : CHEER
32. Runway sites : AIRFIELDS
35. Short article : PARAGRAPH
36. With: Fr. : AVEC
37. Kind of show : TALK
40. Gaze dreamily : MOON
43. Hangs up one's spikes : RETIRES
46. Parts of molecules : ATOMS
47. Vase with a base : URN
49. Strike out : FAN
50. Archer's need : TARGET
52. Sound by the Pacific : PUGET
53. Destroy gradually : ERODE
55. Homes of a sort : LAIRS
56. Marceau, for one : MIME
57. Magnani : ANNA
59. Dolphin genus : INIA
60. Forever and ___ : ADAY
63. Painting : OIL
64. ___ Cruces : LAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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