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New York Times, Tuesday, July 20, 1976

Author:
R. Kaplan
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,838
Across
1. Kind of gas or sheet : TEAR
5. Blisters : BLEBS
10. Evil: Prefix : MALE
14. Desire : WISH
15. Tombstone abbr. : AETAT
16. Zetas' followers : ETAS
17. Involved with : INTO
18. Finnish exports : SAUNABATHS
20. Subject for Euclid : GEOMETRICFIGURE
22. Steinbeck's was wayward : BUS
23. Rival : FOE
24. ___-de-lis : FLEUR
27. Period : ERA
30. Itinerant freighter : TRAMP
34. Betsy or Harold : ROSS
35. Play opener : SCENEI
37. One of the Stooges : MOE
38. W.W. II agency : OSS
39. Of the open sea : PELAGIC
40. French wheat : BLE
41. Tappan or Zuider : ZEE
42. Maternal relatives : ENATES
43. Kind of trap : CLAP
44. Artist Max : ERNST
46. Paper or baby : TAR
47. South Africans : BOERS
48. Thrice: Prefix : TER
50. Drink : RUM
51. Tools for Euclid : RULERANDCOMPASS
60. Once-rare Sunday sights : OPENSTORES
61. Pillage : LOOT
62. Words for Nanette : NONO
63. Miss Bordoni : IRENE
64. Organic compound : ENOL
65. Gene components: Abbr. : DNAS
66. Skips : OMITS
67. Foreign: Prefix : XENO
Down
1. Shoot : TWIG
2. German article : EINE
3. Regarding : ASTO
4. Example of 20 Across : RHOMBUS
5. Hemp fibers : BASTS
6. Goneril's father : LEAR
7. Needle case : ETUI
8. Park seat, in Paris : BANC
9. Kind of officer : STAFF
10. Skimpy : MEAGER
11. Aleutian island : ATTU
12. Bert or John : LAHR
13. ___ est percipi : ESSE
19. Relating to life : BIOTIC
21. Continent: Abbr. : EUR
24. Stopped in one's tracks : FROZE
25. Defeated one : LOSER
26. Ruhr city : ESSEN
27. Brilliance : ECLAT
28. Gaucho's rope : REATA
29. Displeasure : ANGER
31. Mosey : AMBLE
32. Part of a mouthful : MOLAR
33. Incubator sounds : PEEPS
35. Japanese coin : SEN
36. German freezer item : EIS
39. ___ out (fades) : PETERS
43. Intricate : COMPLEX
45. Office people : STENOS
47. Hobo : BUM
49. Fraction : RATIO
50. Attar sources : ROSES
51. ___ de jambe : ROND
52. "Once ___ a . . . " : UPON
53. Russian river : LENA
54. Standard : NORM
55. Between zwei and vier : DREI
56. Coin : CENT
57. First-rate : AONE
58. Shortly : SOON
59. Normandy town : STLO

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

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