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New York Times, Thursday, March 18, 1976

Author: Paul R. Barnes
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Paul R. Barnes has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,714
Across Down
1. Kind of stake : GRUB
5. Laurel or Kenton : STAN
9. Arabs' garments : ABAS
13. Underdone : RARE
14. Metric unit : STERE
15. Biblical king : REBA
16. Of grandparents : AVAL
17. Event leading to war : CASUSBELLI
19. Hotel-lobby figures : BELLBOYS
21. Moved along, as in a car : TOOLED
22. Cotton fabric : SATEEN
24. Before king or mode : ALA
25. ___ cross : PAPAL
28. Cheerless : DRAB
30. Port of Yemen : ADEN
33. Marts of old Athens : AGORAS
35. Timetable abbrs. : ARRS
37. Egg: Prefix : OVO
38. Coins in Madrid : PESETAS
40. Chloë's friend : DAPHNIS
42. "Go to the ___, thou sluggard" : ANT
43. Voice : ALTO
45. Slight rebound : GLANCE
46. "Quién ___?" : SABE
48. Take care of : TEND
50. Furious : IRATE
51. German spa : EMS
53. Singer Jan : PEERCE
55. Working together : ALLIED
58. Showy wildflower : BLUEBELL
62. Campaniles : BELLTOWERS
64. Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
65. Needle case : ETUI
66. Kindled anew : RELIT
67. Succotash bean : LIMA
68. Xanadu's pleasure ___ : DOME
69. Normandy town : STLO
70. Arctic resident : LAPP
1. Kind of bag : GRAB
2. Kind of notice : RAVE
3. River to the Caspian : URAL
4. "The ___ Ringing" : BELLSARE
5. Like corsets : STAYED
6. Mosaic piece : TESSERA
7. Indonesian island group : ARU
8. Chinese soup ingredient : NEST
9. Small space : AREOLA
10. Eye dilator : BELLADONNA
11. Up to : ABLE
12. "Enough ___!" : SAID
14. Burns, for one : SCOT
18. Big snake : BOA
20. Golfball gum : BALATA
23. Ointment : NARD
25. Family members : PAPAS
26. Rocket-booster stage : AGENA
27. Like the U.S. after 1865 : POSTBELLUM
29. Blow one's horn : BRAG
31. Dispossess : EVICT
32. "Long time ___" : NOSEE
34. Mariner : SALT
36. Join together : SPLICE
39. "Will you ___ into my parlor?" : STEP
41. Wood hyacinth : HAREBELL
44. Nautical 4:30 : ONEBELL
47. One of the Dionne five : EMILIE
49. Actress Dolores : DELRIO
52. Jell : SET
54. Plant fungus : RUST
55. Ready for Morpheus : ABED
56. Apollo's mother : LETO
57. Actress Diana : DORS
59. Silkworm : ERIA
60. Like a washrag : LIMP
61. Spring : LEAP
63. ___ behind the ears : WET

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

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