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New York Times, Monday, May 24, 1976

Author:
Elizabeth M. Quackenbush
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elizabeth M. Quackenbush has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Name in 54-Across should have been "Swee'Pea" instead of "SweePea"; error was left in.

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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,781

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Students & seniors
Across
1. African lake : CHAD
5. Morning ___ : AFTER
10. Some remarks are off this : CUFF
14. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
15. Jewish scripture : TORAH
16. Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
17. Voters in general : ELECTORATE
19. ___ Hari : MATA
20. Gala : FESTAL
21. Something often mixed : METAPHOR
23. Wheel holder : AXLE
25. Line on a voting machine : ROWA
26. Kind of politics : PARTISAN
30. Used-car deal : RESALE
34. Stranger : ALIEN
35. Chevalier film : GIGI
37. Side dish : SLAW
38. ___ banana : TOP
39. U.S. writer Paul : GALLICO
42. Native: Suffix : ITE
43. Chemical suffixes : ENES
45. Reward : MEED
46. Break off : SEVER
48. Some candidates' goal : SENATE
50. Homesteaders : SETTLERS
52. Actress ___-Ellen : VERA
54. ___Pea, baby in "Popeye" : SWEE
55. Kind of political son : FAVORITE
59. Smithy fixtures : ANVILS
63. Poet of old : OMAR
64. Campaigners : CANDIDATES
66. ___ and shine : RISE
67. Highway to north : ALCAN
68. Product of 63 Across : TENT
69. Legal document : DEED
70. Lacks : NEEDS
71. Greek goddess : ERIS
Down
1. Escoffier, for one : CHEF
2. ___-in-one : HOLE
3. Copies : APES
4. Give orders : DICTATE
5. Bikini et al. : ATOLLS
6. Pro : FOR
7. Underground car : TRAM
8. " . . . pumpkin ___" : EATER
9. Political bombast : RHETORIC
10. Helmsman's need : COMPASS
11. State : UTAH
12. Snapshot, Variety style : FOTO
13. Atlantic cape : FEAR
18. Trying : TAXING
22. Reverence : AWE
24. Emblematic bird : EAGLE
26. Hors d'oeuvres : PATES
27. Go it ___ : ALONE
28. Age : RIPEN
29. Blue and White : NILES
31. ___ and kicking : ALIVE
32. Anon : LATER
33. Pitchers : EWERS
36. André and family : GIDES
40. New World resident : AMERICAN
41. Belgian port : OSTEND
44. Relished : SAVORED
47. Exalt : ELEVATE
49. Thrice: Prefix : TER
51. Mark et al. : TWAINS
53. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
55. President : FORD
56. Friend, in Paris : AMIE
57. Florist's item : VASE
58. Noun suffix : ENCE
60. Roman road : ITER
61. ___ Lenape : LENI
62. Planes : SSTS
65. Family member : DAD

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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