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New York Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1976

Author: DeWitt Anderson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,818
Across Down
1. Carries out : IMPLEMENTS
11. Points of convergence : FOCI
15. Lizard's relative : SALAMANDER
16. Hiatus : LULL
17. ABC's : ELEMENTALS
18. Romance lang. : ITAL
19. Break bread : EAT
20. Emits fumes : REEKS
21. Workers : PEONS
22. China's neighbor : USSR
23. Decide, in Roman law : CERN
24. English poet and critic : GOSSE
27. Moleskin color : TAUPE
30. Lawyers' org. : ABA
33. Trod the boards : ACTED
34. Eastern capital : ANNAPOLIS
36. Deneb, e.g. : STAR
37. Not Dem. or Rep. : IND
38. Sword handle : HILT
39. One on retirement pay : PENSIONER
42. Latin dance : SAMBA
43. Airport abbr. : ETD
44. ___ nova : BOSSA
45. ___ Day : ARBOR
46. Pickens : SLIM
48. Word with phone or ton : MEGA
50. Davenports : SOFAS
52. Former U.S. envoy to U.N. : SCALI
54. Dutch commune : EDE
57. Castor's killer : IDAS
58. Purely spiritual : PLATONICAL
60. ___-ce pas? : NEST
61. Alleviating : MITIGATORY
62. Feel one's ___ : OATS
63. Certain tethered strolls : SPACEWALKS
1. "Is it the Lido ___ or only . . . " : ISEE
2. ___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
3. Russian whip : PLET
4. Book before Ezek. : LAM
5. Rising out of water : EMERSED
6. Leonine adornments : MANES
7. Diverts : ENTERTAINS
8. Minn. neighbor : NDAK
9. Wires: Abbr. : TELS
10. Messrs., in Madrid : SRS
11. Icarus, for one : FLIER
12. Vulnerable : OUTONALIMB
13. Close-knit group : CLAN
14. Troubles : ILLS
21. Chirp : PEEP
22. Addicts : USERS
23. Certain acct. : CPA
24. Quebec peninsula : GASPE
25. Musical group : OCTET
26. Emulates Horatius : STANDSFAST
28. Bancroft and Jackson : ANNES
29. Humdrum : UNDRAMATIC
31. Old rapier : BILBO
32. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
35. U.S. novelist : OHARA
40. Wading bird : IBIS
41. South Africa's ___ Paul : OOM
42. City of Michigan : SAGINAW
47. Wears well : LASTS
49. Funeral oration : ELOGE
50. ___-Japanese War : SINO
51. Concert halls : ODEA
52. Ship's berthing place : SLIP
53. ___-mountain (leopard) : CATA
54. Earth science: Abbr. : ECOL
55. Baseball's Alvin : DARK
56. Culbertson et al. : ELYS
58. British V.I.P.'s : PMS
59. Call ___ day : ITA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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