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New York Times, Thursday, June 24, 1976

Author:
R. Kaplan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,812
Across
1. "He jests at ___, that never . . . " : SCARS
6. Burn : CHAR
10. Wood strip : SLAT
14. World Court H.Q. : HAGUE
15. Physicist I.I. : RABI
16. Tissue layer : TELA
17. "Once ___ . . . " : UPONA
18. With, in Paris : AVEC
19. Certain writers: Abbr. : ANON
20. Greeting for a monarch : LONGLIVETHEKING
23. Number : ONE
24. Coeur d'___ : ALENE
25. One of a British eight : EDWARD
29. Kennel sounds : BARKS
31. Copy a dress pattern : TRACE
32. Invalidates : VOIDS
33. Do spadework : DIG
36. Leaping animal : HARE
37. Phila. suburb : PAOLI
38. Constituent city of Hungary's capital : BUDA
39. Cpl.'s boss : SGT
40. Uses a soapbox : TALKS
41. Medit. bean : CAROB
42. Nathan and family : HALES
43. Kansas City players : ROYALS
44. Lariat : RIATA
46. Take to court : SUE
47. Anthem for a monarch : GODSAVETHEQUEEN
54. Japanese apricots : UMES
55. Glades or bearing : EVER
56. Join : UNITE
57. Duck : TEAL
58. Annoy : RILE
59. End in ___ (tie) : ADRAW
60. Filet of ___ : SOLE
61. Great number : SLEW
62. Loamy deposit : LOESS
Down
1. Synagogue : SHUL
2. Chief, in Italy : CAPO
3. Greek contest : AGON
4. Ladder part : RUNG
5. Joseph Conrad's forte : SEALORE
6. Yearn for : CRAVE
7. ___ it in for : HAVE
8. Support : ABET
9. Lion-Hearted monarch : RICHARDI
10. Certain horse races : STAKES
11. Russian leader : LENIN
12. Unique : ALONE
13. Cheese quality : TANG
21. Unaffiliated voter: Abbr. : IND
22. Moose's relatives : ELKS
25. Ordinal endings : ETHS
26. Lug : DRAG
27. Kind of hog : WART
28. Certain flier : ACE
29. Contents of stacks : BOOKS
30. "Good for what ___ you" : AILS
32. Lowland area : VALE
33. ___ mater : DURA
34. Deified one : IDOL
35. Chatters : GABS
37. Chatters profusely : PALAVERS
38. Fundy or Biscayne : BAY
40. Bye-bye : TATA
41. Of like status : COEQUAL
42. To-do : HASSLE
43. Regret : RUE
44. Lover : ROMEO
45. Goal : IDEAL
46. Mouselike animal : SHREW
47. Stamina : GUTS
48. Wicked : EVIL
49. Distant: Prefix : TELE
50. Reverse an action : UNDO
51. Celtic state : EIRE
52. Greek letters : ETAS
53. Intelligence : NEWS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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