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New York Times, Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Author: Jim Plackner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,852
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1. Confound : AMAZE
6. Kind of action : MOB
9. Gave chapter and verse : CITED
14. Poison : TOXIN
15. Tokyo's old name : EDO
16. Be grandiloquent : ORATE
17. Jackets : ETONS
18. Insect egg : NIT
19. South African leader : MALAN
20. Insincere : TONGUEINCHEEK
23. Before : ERE
24. Sought election : RAN
25. The ___ (Boston) : HUB
26. Dander : IRE
29. Release : LETGO
31. Lodestone, to Cicero : MAGNES
33. Gluck : ALMA
36. Imperfect goods: Abbr. : IRRS
38. Bandman Xavier : CUGAT
39. Skimpy biography : THUMBNAILSKETCH
42. Light beam : LASER
43. Affirmative of a sort : YEAH
44. Drunkards : SOTS
45. Makes a request : ASKSOF
47. Pacific feasts : LUAUS
49. ___ Hill : SAM
50. Long-tailed ape : KRA
52. Economic indicator: Abbr. : GNP
53. Hoo's partner : BOO
56. Weather phenomenon : EYEOFTHESTORM
60. ___ in the face : ASLAP
62. Add up : TOT
63. Man's nickname : HOWIE
64. Spondulix : MOOLA
65. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
66. Spanish, for one : ONION
67. Home ___ : OWNER
68. Scand. country : NOR
69. Certain ages : TEENS
1. Tête-___ : ATETE
2. Drive : MOTOR
3. Nerve-cell process : AXONE
4. Vitality : ZING
5. Guarantee : ENSURE
6. Confederate soldiers : MENINGRAY
7. Norse god : ODIN
8. Mess up : BOTCH
9. Request to Little Sheba : COMEBACK
10. Dies ___ : IRAE
11. Reprimand : TALKINGTO
12. Air-board initials : ETA
13. Room : DEN
21. Let Mother do the cooking : EATIN
22. Drone : HUM
27. Respond : REACT
28. Northern Europeans : ESTHS
29. Metallic fabrics : LAMES
30. Projecting window : ORIEL
32. Educated ___ : GUESS
33. Strong man of myth : ATLAS
34. Asian capital : LHASA
35. Fruit-store purchase : MUSKMELON
37. Ex-Cardinal star : SLAUGHTER
40. Did well at golf : BROKEPAR
41. Famous Western film : SHANE
46. To's partner : FRO
48. Result : UPSHOT
51. River for Burns : AFTON
53. Heavy knife : BOWIE
54. Constellation : ORION
55. Signs : OMENS
57. Shade of blue : YALE
58. Arena animal : TORO
59. Shade : TONE
60. Latin verb : AMO
61. Plant : SOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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