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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1976

Author: Raymond F. Eisner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,849
Across Down
1. Huge hands : PAWS
5. Go ___ further : ASTEP
10. Armadillo : APAR
14. Nanking nurse : AMAH
15. Papal vestment : ORALE
16. "The Last ___" : MILE
17. Film about a psychotic loner : TAXIDRIVER
19. ___ Bator : ULAN
20. Pointed instrument : STYLET
21. Director of 17 Across : SCORSESE
23. Humorist Munro : LEAF
25. Adjusted : TRUED
26. Measuring instruments : CALIPERS
30. Carnegie : ANDREW
33. Indian agents : AMINS
34. Typewriter type : ELITE
36. Here: Fr. : ICI
37. Gong sound : BONG
38. Norman Vincent : PEALE
39. Wild cry : EVOE
40. Corrida cheer : OLE
41. Singer Nixon : MARNI
42. Fishline-leader : SNELL
43. Hay-spreading machine : TEDDER
45. Accumulated : GARNERED
47. Income, in Spain : RENTA
49. Active one : DOER
50. City near L.A. : WHITTIER
53. Flocks of quail : BEVIES
57. ___ to (stopped as a ship) : HOVE
58. Tropical insects : DRIVERANTS
60. Mime : APER
61. Cargo ship : OILER
62. Sour : TART
63. Call or hall : MESS
64. "Now you ___, now . . . " : SEEIT
65. Soissons summers : ETES
1. Boone and O'Brien : PATS
2. One of a Latin trio : AMAT
3. Pliable : WAXY
4. Twelve pence, in Soho : SHILLING
5. Main arteries : AORTAE
6. Hindu title : SRI
7. Hebrew letters : TAVS
8. Put in office : ELECT
9. Harangue : PERORATE
10. Entertained : AMUSED
11. Pier-builder's need : PILEDRIVER
12. Yukon's neighbor: Abbr. : ALAS
13. Descartes : RENE
18. Intervals on a sounding line : DEEPS
22. Germanic letter : RUNE
24. More open : FREER
26. Bruce of films : CABOT
27. Soap substitute : AMOLE
28. Baseball hits : LINEDRIVES
29. Ade's "Fables in ___" : SLANG
31. School, in Sedan : ECOLE
32. Exercise power : WIELD
35. Greek epic : ILIAD
38. Groups, in Granada : PARTIDOS
39. Weaken : ENERVATE
41. Noun suffix : MENT
42. Grimace of derision : SNEER
44. Hinders : DETERS
46. ___ De Niro, star of 17 Across : ROBERT
48. Penthouse : AERIE
50. Hard impact : WHAM
51. Miss Lange : HOPE
52. Irritate : RILE
54. ___ the finish : INAT
55. Common French verb : ETRE
56. Fast jets : SSTS
59. Liberian native : VEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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