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New York Times, Saturday, June 12, 1976

Author: Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,800
Across Down
1. Belfry creatures : BATS
5. Mexican edibles : TACOS
10. ___ dixit : IPSE
14. Heroic : EPIC
15. Pleasing, old style : AMENE
16. Change, in music : MUTA
17. Son of Jacob : ASER
18. Hand grenades, to a G.I. : PINEAPPLES
20. Bowery people : DERELICTS
22. Parisian's room : SALLE
23. Coincide : AGREE
24. Innumerable : MYRIAD
25. One-hoss shay's creator : HOLMES
28. Perform again : REACT
30. Wild cry : EVOE
31. Spiral shell : CONCH
32. To's partner : FRO
35. Place for the undecided : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
39. Literary piece : ODE
40. Florida Key : LARGO
41. Recommend : URGE
42. Kind of corner : CATER
43. See 32 Down : SUMTER
45. Ricochets : CAROMS
48. Cremona name : AMATI
50. True inner self : ANIMA
51. Alpine hazard : AVALANCHE
55. Set new political lines : REDISTRICT
57. Word of regret : ALAS
58. Smart ___ : ALEC
59. ___ doghouse : INTHE
60. Awning : TILT
61. Hardy heroine : TESS
62. Howled : BAYED
63. Fencing piece : EPEE
1. Perspiration unit : BEAD
2. Building recess : APSE
3. Row : TIER
4. Laughed blatantly : SCREAMED
5. Long-nosed animals : TAPIRS
6. Clerical vestment : AMICE
7. Focal point : CENTEROFGRAVITY
8. Snake eyes : ONES
9. Huge wave : SEA
10. Lend : IMPART
11. Young birds : PULLI
12. Commemorative pillar : STELA
13. Moved carefully : EASED
19. Human spirit : PSYCHE
21. Robe size: Abbr. : LGE
24. Sound-speed word : MACH
25. Blood: Prefix : HEMO
26. Roman poet : OVID
27. Word with star or stone : LODE
29. Within: Prefix : ENTO
31. Essential part : CORE
32. Where the Civil War began, with 43 Across : FORT
33. Fume : RAGE
34. Baltic tributary : ODER
36. Camels' cousins : LLAMAS
37. Has lunch : EATS
38. Ponder : RUMINATE
42. Certain strips : COMICS
43. Like some peanuts : SALTED
44. Large lizard : UTA
45. Weight unit : CARAT
46. Anoint, old style : ANELE
47. Ferris-wheel offerings : RIDES
49. Papier-___ : MACHE
51. Water buffalo : ARNA
52. Football infraction : CLIP
53. In good health : HALE
54. Spanish direction : ESTE
56. Trump ace, in gleek : TIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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