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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

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Across
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Art cult : DADA
5
___ Beach of W.W. II : OMAHA
10
Top banana : STAR
14
Give forth : EMIT
15
Downstairs : BELOW
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Having a ratio of 5 to 2 : SESQUIDUPLICATE
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Acquire, as a debt : INCUR
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Bad ___ (German spa) : EMS
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Regional bird life : ORNIS
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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
Down
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Arnaz : DESI
2
Ending word : AMEN
3
Confuses : DISCOMBOBULATES
4
"Ave ___ vale" : ATQUE
5
Kimono adjunct : OBI
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Ancient Persian : MEDE
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Astringent : ALUM
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Short flights : HOPS
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Shoemaker's tool : AWL
10
Pelvic bones : SACRA
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Event in Jesus' life : TRANSFIGURATION
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Against : ANTI
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Richard et al. : ROES
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___ and Thummim : URIM
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Eastern college : IONA
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Papal church in Rome : LATERAN
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Fondness intensifier : ABSENCE
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Gypped : STUNG
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Poet W.H. : AUDEN
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Part of R.F.D. : RURAL
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Miss Massey : ILONA
31
Sawbones : MEDIC
33
Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Range : GAMUT
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Balaam's rebuker : ASS
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Wino : SOT
46
Sunday brunch, e.g. : MEAL
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Raft wood : BALSA
53
Record : DISC
54
Math preposition : INTO
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Soccer star : PELE
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LSD, e.g. : ACID
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Silver: Abbr. : STER
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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Burns word : SYNE
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Circuit : LAP
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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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