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New York Times, Tuesday, May 4, 1976

Author: Esther Blum
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,761
Across Down
1. Secular : LAIC
5. Derides : GIBES
10. Denomination : SECT
14. Vegetable : OKRA
15. Explorer of New Mexico : ONATE
16. Wings : ALAE
17. Large vat : KIER
18. Snake : ADDER
19. S.A. rodent : PACA
20. Legally accused : INDICTED
22. Habits : WONTS
23. Golfer's adieu : BYEBYEBIRDIE
26. Org. for G.I.'s : USO
29. Whale: Prefix : CET
30. Animal doc : VET
31. Dumas output : NOVEL
33. Chemical suffix : EIN
34. Destroy: Var. : RASE
38. Venus's adieu : AFAREWELLTOARMS
42. White or fire : SALE
43. Family : ILK
44. Daisy or ball-and : CHAIN
45. Donkey : ASS
46. ___-la-la : TRA
48. Title for Jeanne d'Arc : STE
49. Byron's adieu : FARETHEEWELL
55. Overweight : OBESE
56. Ingredient in dressing, in France : VINAIGRE
60. Lincoln money : CENT
61. Improve : AMEND
63. ___ and potatoes : MEAT
64. Singer : ALTO
65. Traffic sign : MERGE
66. Meal or worm : INCH
67. Certain year : LEAP
68. One settling a bill : PAYER
69. ___ off (starts a game) : TEES
1. Norse god of mischief : LOKI
2. Related : AKIN
3. Angered : IRED
4. S.A. Indian : CARIB
5. Beard : GOATEE
6. Mortgaged : INDEBT
7. Heavy in a Western : BADDY
8. French season : ETE
9. Indian weight : SER
10. Flavor : SAPOR
11. African antelope : ELAND
12. Prickly pear and cereus : CACTI
13. Worry : TEASE
21. Age : CYCLE
22. Half or dim : WIT
24. Kind of eye : EVIL
25. Inclination : BENT
26. "Faerie Queene" lady et al. : UNAS
27. Living-room piece : SOFA
28. White House room : OVAL
32. Before : ERE
33. Fraternal member : ELK
34. Cheer : RAH
35. River in Turkey : ARAS
36. Enamored, old style : SMIT
37. Slave of old : ESNE
39. Fountain-coin product : WISH
40. Otherwise : ELSE
41. City in Florida : OCALA
45. Consumed : ATE
46. Sudden pain : TWINGE
47. Furnish : RENDER
49. ___ point (center) : FOCAL
50. Poplar : ABELE
51. ___-car : RENTA
52. Hinder legally : ESTOP
53. ___ which way : EVERY
54. Boundary : LIMIT
57. McCarthy or Sarazen : GENE
58. Horse or boat : RACE
59. Old English letters : ETHS
61. Elec. unit : AMP
62. ___ culpa : MEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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