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New York Times, Tuesday, March 9, 1976

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,705
Across
1. Scale: Abbr. : BLC
4. Stopwatch : TIMER
9. English tax : CESS
13. Cold-water animal : SEAL
14. "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
15. Sheltered : ALEE
16. Cut off : PARE
17. Cold body of water : WEDDELLSEA
19. Perils for polar explorers : CREVASSES
21. Chris of tennis : EVERT
22. Nincompoops : ASSES
23. Greek letter : PSI
24. Visitor to 57 Across : SCOTT
28. Service branch : USNAVY
32. Actor Hunter : TAB
35. Fat: Prefix : PIO
36. Old Italian measure : MOGGIO
37. Adjective suffix : ORY
38. Cold-weather bird : PENGUIN
40. "There isn't ___ more" : ANY
41. Like 61 Across : BARREN
43. Whisky base: Abbr. : ALC
44. Early auto : REO
45. First-born : ELDEST
46. Base-runner's ploy : STEAL
49. Kin of "see other side": Abbr. : PTO
50. Do a banquet job : CATER
54. Norman Vincent ___ : PEALE
57. Cold extremity : SOUTHPOLE
61. Cold area : ANTARCTICA
63. Cold-weather bird : SKUA
64. Actor Robert : RYAN
65. Chicago's Papa Bear : HALAS
66. Consumes : EATS
67. Cold sea : ROSS
68. Deep chasm : ABYSS
69. Color : DYE
Down
1. Polar and teddy : BEARS
2. Penates' partners : LARES
3. Anne of ___ : CLEVES
4. Marbles : TAWS
5. Roman dates : IDES
6. Have it ___ (succeed) : MADE
7. Goals : ENDS
8. Shad ___ : ROE
9. Giving birth to an iceberg : CALVING
10. Or ___ : ELSE
11. Prophet : SEER
12. Headquarters : SEAT
13. Humane org. : SPCA
18. Something learned : LESSON
20. Botanical sac: Abbr. : ASC
23. Polishing powder : PUMICE
25. ___ debate (arguable) : OPENTO
26. Kind of can or ear : TIN
27. Graduation wear : TOGAS
29. Culture medium : AGAR
30. Arbor plant : VINE
31. Stringed toy : YOYO
32. Opening of a soliloquy : TOBE
33. Russian sea : ARAL
34. Visitor to 57 Across : BYRD
38. Annoy : PESTER
39. Last month: Abbr. : ULT
42. Designs again : REPLANS
47. Alas, in Bonn : ACH
48. Backslid : LAPSED
51. White wine : TOKAY
52. Wash out : ELUTE
53. Cartoonist Gardner et al. : REAS
54. Young salmon : PARR
55. Greek war goddess : ENYO
56. P.I. people : ATAS
57. Pierce : STAB
58. Like canned sardines : OILY
59. Crab genera : UCAS
60. Russian agency : TASS
62. Half a dance : CHA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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