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New York Times, Friday, June 11, 1976

Author:
George Madrid
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
George Madrid has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,799
Across
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Kind of horse : GIFT
5
Nautical direction : SSW
8
Plant life : FLORA
13
C'est ___ (that is to say) : ADIRE
15
Honor card : ACE
16
Column style : IONIC
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On the level : LEGIT
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Bao ___ of Indochina : DAI
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Fleet : SWIFT
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Ignores critical reviews, with 58 Across : LAUGHSALLTHE
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Soviet unit: Abbr. : SSR
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Big name among Huns : ATTILA
25
P.O. routes : RFDS
29
Marine bird : ERNE
31
Swamp Fox of Revolution : MARION
33
Actor Ray : ALDO
35
U.S. missile : NIKE
39
Soft velvet : PANNE
40
Balky personal memory bank : TIPOFONESTONGUE
43
Hit ___ (get along) : ITOFF
44
Kind of casting or writer : TYPE
45
Receives : GETS
46
More ___ (somewhat) : ORLESS
48
Pitcher : EWER
50
Exigency : NEED
51
Envoy : LEGATE
55
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
58
See 20 Across : WAYTOTHEBANK
61
Canine's neighbor : MOLAR
64
___, dos, tres : UNO
65
Fran's pal on TV : KUKLA
66
Biblical song : PSALM
67
Eur. country : DEN
68
Paper unit : SHEET
69
Junky writers : HACKS
70
Prior to : ERE
71
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
Down
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Vexes : GALLS
2
Brainstorms : IDEAS
3
Totem carving, e.g. : FIGUREDPOLE
4
Math branch : TRIG
5
Cairo V.I.P. : SADAT
6
Former U.S. envoy to U.N. : SCALI
7
Composer Kurt : WEILL
8
Go after indirectly : FISH
9
Bass, compared to tenor : LOWERRANGE
10
Naval branch: Abbr. : ONI
11
Region of Morocco : RIF
12
Put on an ___ : ACT
14
Patriot Allen : ETHAN
21
Office-pool member : STENO
22
Cap : TAM
26
Upstate N.Y. resort area : FINGERLAKES
27
Dunking item : DONUT
28
Cuts, old style : SNEES
30
Arcade, for one : ROOFEDWALK
32
Mil. address : APO
33
Suffix for fix or flirt : ATION
34
Metric unit : LITRE
36
Worldwide: Abbr. : INT
37
Lock's partner : KEY
38
Sixth sense : ESP
41
Very-loud signs, in music : FFS
42
Cogwheel features : TEETH
47
Subtle : SLY
49
Worktime units : WEEKS
52
Piano piece : ETUDE
53
Dead duck : GONER
54
Make up for : ATONE
56
Entrance : INLET
57
Flat fish : SKATE
59
Up in ___ (indignant) : ARMS
60
Owl, in Spain : BUHO
61
Dashboard initials : MPH
62
Mrs. Johnson : OSA
63
Fond du ___ : LAC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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