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New York Times, Wednesday, June 23, 1976

Author:
Esther Blum
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,811

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Sugar or meat : LOAF
5. Fundamental : BASAL
10. Kind of opera : SOAP
14. Alan or Robert : ALDA
15. Protozoan : AMEBA
16. Arm bone : ULNA
17. Mire, in Scotland : GLAR
18. Dissected an apple : CORED
19. Celebrity : LION
20. Narrow victory : AMAJORITYOFONE
23. Author Richard : DANA
24. Daniel Beard's org. : BSA
25. Spotlight : ARC
28. Staten, for one: Abbr. : ISL
29. Sine ___ non : QUA
30. King of Judah : ASA
33. Egyptian spirit body : SAHU
35. Hints : SUGGESTS
37. Playground instructions : TWOFORTHESEESAW
41. Patient's goal : RECOVERY
42. Leningrad river : NEVA
43. Biblical craft : ARK
44. One ___ time : ATA
45. "___ Pinafore" : HMS
48. "___ Little Indians" : TEN
49. School org. : PTA
50. Horse fodder : OATS
52. Mrs. Farmer annoyances : THREEBLINDMICE
59. Yellow-fever pioneer : REED
60. Liquid measure : LITER
61. Wash : LAVE
63. Tract : AREA
64. Girl's name : ELISA
65. Partner of Andy : AMOS
66. Senator from R.I. : PELL
67. Penal and solar: Abbr. : SYSTS
68. Barracuda : SPET
Down
1. Hang back : LAG
2. Earthen pot : OLLA
3. Genesis name : ADAM
4. Electrical unit : FARAD
5. Sir Francis and family : BACONS
6. Without a sense of right : AMORAL
7. Indian of Sonora : SERI
8. Encourage : ABET
9. Beetles : LADYBUGS
10. Type of drug : SULFA
11. Potpourri : OLIO
12. Soon : ANON
13. Window or counter : PANE
21. ___ alai : JAI
22. Indian or orange : OSAGE
25. "Ad ___ per aspera" : ASTRA
26. More crude : RAWER
27. Kind of full : CHOCK
29. Can. province : QUE
30. Item of property : ASSET
31. Forestall, with "off" : STAVE
32. African dam : ASWAN
34. Transport for Martians : UFO
35. Bashful : SHY
36. Poetic contraction : EEN
38. Egg-shaped : OVATE
39. Structures above altars : RETABLES
40. ___-la-la : TRA
45. "___ Abe" : HONEST
46. Corded fabric : MADRAS
47. Violent rain: Abbr. : STM
49. Piano part : PEDAL
51. Marner : SILAS
52. Pitfall : TRAP
53. Present : HERE
54. Stagger : REEL
55. Easter or calla : LILY
56. Inflammation: Suffix : ITIS
57. Boot or Walter : CAMP
58. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
62. N.Y. time : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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