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New York Times, Thursday, April 8, 1976

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,735

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Disfigure : SCAR
5. Like a 4-minute mile : FAST
9. From ___ to stern : STEM
13. Batty : LOCO
14. Baseball team : EXPOS
16. Baseball plate : HOME
17. Delicate : AIRY
18. Holding device : CLAMP
19. Leave out : OMIT
20. Word with freely or one's last : BREATHE
22. Baseball team : BREWERS
24. Rubbing fluid: Abbr. : LIN
25. D.D.E. : IKE
26. Reached a high stage, as a flood : CRESTED
30. Unfruitful : STERILE
34. Between ready and fire : AIM
35. Baseball team : ORIOLES
37. Has-been among horses : NAG
38. Young one : LAD
39. Beverage : ALE
40. Arrival-board initials : ETA
41. Citizen of: Suffix : ITE
42. Most unyielding : HARDEST
46. Graduate degree : PHD
47. Disney forte : FANTASY
49. Baseball team : PIRATES
51. Big-Board initials : ITT
52. Calendar abbr. : MON
53. Baseball team : RANGERS
57. Baseball team : DODGERS
61. Dueling sword : EPEE
62. Surpass : OUTDO
64. English school : ETON
65. Expensive : DEAR
66. Beat it! : SCRAM
67. Lhasa figure : LAMA
68. Concordes : SSTS
69. Ex-movie czar Will : HAYS
70. Smelting product : SLAG
Down
1. Chunk : SLAB
2. Rope fiber : COIR
3. Land unit : ACRE
4. Baseball team : ROYALS
5. German physicist of 1800's : FECHNER
6. Wheel shaft : AXLE
7. Watering place : SPA
8. Grant's or King Tut's : TOMB
9. April event : SHOWER
10. Hefty book : TOME
11. Arab prince : EMIR
12. Baseball team : METS
15. Goblin : SPRITE
21. Balkan leader : TITO
23. ___ out (makes do) : EKES
26. State: Abbr. : CALIF
27. Lariat : RIATA
28. German port : EMDEN
29. Anne Frank's writing : DIARY
30. Kind of walker : SLEEP
31. Bungling : INEPT
32. Machine tool : LATHE
33. Mild oaths : EGADS
36. One of the Testaments : OLD
42. Abhor : HATE
43. Baseball team : ASTROS
44. Desert winds : SIMOOMS
45. Walked on : TROD
48. Baseball team : TIGERS
50. Baseball team : ANGELS
53. Baseball team : REDS
54. Zoo animals : APES
55. Straight : NEAT
56. As ___ (in itself) : SUCH
57. June, 1944, milestone : DDAY
58. Relative of etc. : ETAL
59. City of Italia : ROMA
60. Riverboat hazard : SNAG
63. Malay coin : TRA

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

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