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New York Times, Wednesday, July 7, 1976

Author: Sidney Nelson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,825
Across Down
1. Art cult : DADA
5. ___ Beach of W.W. II : OMAHA
10. Top banana : STAR
14. Give forth : EMIT
15. Downstairs : BELOW
16. Florence's river : ARNO
17. Having a ratio of 5 to 2 : SESQUIDUPLICATE
20. Acquire, as a debt : INCUR
21. Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
22. Regional bird life : ORNIS
23. Eye, in Limoges : OEIL
25. Duck genus : ANAS
26. U.S. missile : SAM
28. Xylophone's relative : MARIMBA
32. Blur : FOG
35. Saxhorn : TUBA
37. Bulrushes : TULES
38. Hindu deity : SIVA
39. Japanese herbs : UDOS
40. Wear away : ERODE
41. Old Irish alphabet : OGAM
42. Bird beaks : NEBS
43. Arrested : RANIN
44. Tallchief's garb : TUTU
45. Antelope of Africa : GNU
46. Kind of cane : MALACCA
48. Soak flax : RET
49. Legal attachment : LIEN
51. Napoleon slept here : ELBA
53. Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
55. "N'est-ce ___?" : PAS
58. Spouses : MATES
61. Egghead's thing : INTELLECTUALITY
64. "___ on it!" : STEP
65. Immigrant : ALIEN
66. Shortly : SOON
67. Price : COST
68. Card game : PEDRO
69. British princess : ANNE
1. Arnaz : DESI
2. Ending word : AMEN
3. Confuses : DISCOMBOBULATES
4. "Ave ___ vale" : ATQUE
5. Kimono adjunct : OBI
6. Ancient Persian : MEDE
7. Astringent : ALUM
8. Short flights : HOPS
9. Shoemaker's tool : AWL
10. Pelvic bones : SACRA
11. Event in Jesus' life : TRANSFIGURATION
12. Against : ANTI
13. Richard et al. : ROES
18. ___ and Thummim : URIM
19. Eastern college : IONA
24. Papal church in Rome : LATERAN
25. Fondness intensifier : ABSENCE
26. Gypped : STUNG
27. Poet W.H. : AUDEN
29. Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
30. Miss Massey : ILONA
31. Sawbones : MEDIC
33. Egg-shaped : OVATE
34. Range : GAMUT
36. Balaam's rebuker : ASS
38. Wino : SOT
46. Sunday brunch, e.g. : MEAL
47. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
50. Clumsy : INEPT
52. Raft wood : BALSA
53. Record : DISC
54. Math preposition : INTO
55. Soccer star : PELE
56. LSD, e.g. : ACID
57. Silver: Abbr. : STER
59. Harrow's rival : ETON
60. Burns word : SYNE
62. Circuit : LAP
63. Numero ___ : UNO

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

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