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New York Times, Wednesday, May 5, 1976

Author: McCain
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,762
Across Down
1. Pleased look : GRIN
5. Jewish month : NISAN
10. ___ care in the world : NOTA
14. Words for Nanette : NONO
15. Bell town : ADANO
16. Fragrance : ODOR
17. Common Latin word : AMAT
18. Skeptical attitude : NEGATIVISM
20. Nice and Aspen, e.g. : RESORTS
22. Morning songs : MATINS
23. Mourning figure : PIETA
25. Dry : SEC
26. Police-car fixtures : SIRENS
29. Unprepared : NOTREADY
34. Mutually : AMONG
35. Italian currency : LIRA
36. Of course! : SURE
37. Bar bill : TAB
38. In a watchful condition : ONALERT
41. Terrier or chow : DOG
42. Greek contest : AGON
44. U.S. patriot : OTIS
45. "On ___ and a prayer" : AWING
47. Seldom : NOTOFTEN
49. Blackboards : SLATES
50. Beverage : TEA
51. Corroded : EATEN
53. Termination : DEMISE
56. Bothers : PESTERS
60. All gone : NOTANYMORE
62. Shingler's need : NAIL
63. Dash : ELAN
64. Sea duck : EIDER
65. Eight: Prefix : OCTO
66. Comrade in arms : ALLY
67. Lock : TRESS
68. Muscle : THEW
1. Growl : GNAR
2. Erie Canal city : ROME
3. Claire et al. : INAS
4. Closed : NOTOPEN
5. French port : NANTES
6. That is, to Cicero : IDEST
7. Droop : SAG
8. P.I. tree : ANAM
9. Words describing a bit player : NOTASTAR
10. Beginners : NOVICES
11. Norse god : ODIN
12. Flip : TOSS
13. Coincidence's is long : ARM
19. Brain path : ITER
21. Starr : RINGO
24. Dye ingredient : ANILINE
26. "___ lies awaitin' . . . " : SATAN
27. Insect stage : IMAGO
28. Automatic mechanism : ROBOT
30. Native lodes : ORES
31. I.R.S. action : AUDIT
32. Loafer : DRONE
33. Safecrackers : YEGGS
35. "Better ___ than . . . " : LATE
39. Nothing so far : NOTASYET
40. Twice-told ___ : TALES
43. Only a few : NOTMANY
46. Last half of a thrift slogan : WANTNOT
48. Sinn ___ : FEIN
49. Guides : STEERS
52. "___ moi le déluge" : APRES
53. Guy's companion : DOLL
54. Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
55. Arab prince : EMIR
57. To ___ his own : EACH
58. Formal observance : RITE
59. Mountain-road sign : SLOW
60. Teachers' org. : NEA
61. Bit of poetry : ODE

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

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