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New York Times, Saturday, September 11, 1976

Author:
Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,891

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Asterisk : STAR
5. Plant deeply : EMBED
10. ___ and lot (old levy) : SCOT
14. Native of Lódz : POLE
15. Hangman's halter : NOOSE
16. Broad-topped hill : LOMA
17. Rhea's cousins : EMUS
18. Town or court ___ : CRIER
19. Islamic priest : IMAM
20. Transitory : TEMPORAL
22. Midnight rider : REVERE
24. Residents of: Suffix : ITES
25. Lop or one : SIDED
26. Fray : SETTO
29. Seaspray : SPINDRIFT
33. Display of affection : CARESS
35. Like omelets : EGGY
36. Silkworm : ERI
37. "I haven't seen you in ___" : AGES
38. Share for the church : TITHE
40. Unicorn fish : UNIE
41. Peggy or R.E. : LEE
42. Spelunker's interest : CAVE
43. Sled part : RUNNER
45. Fight arrangers : PROMOTERS
48. Acorns and lima beans : SEEDS
49. Conclusion : FINIS
50. Express an opinion : AVER
52. Steep canyon walls : DALLES
54. Saddle adjuncts : STIRRUPS
58. Smelly : OLID
59. Theme : TOPIC
61. P.I. tree : IPIL
62. ___ au lait : CAFE
63. Habituate : INURE
64. Rocket part, with 42 Down : NOSE
65. Was aware of : KNEW
66. Relinquishes : CEDES
67. Nibble : GNAW
Down
1. Small barracuda : SPET
2. "Drink ___ only with . . . " : TOME
3. Double salt : ALUM
4. Brief periods of relaxation : RESPITES
5. Writing fluid: Fr. : ENCRE
6. Marsh : MORASS
7. Seethe : BOIL
8. Compass reading : ESE
9. Pocket pistol : DERRINGER
10. Dieter's cut of pie : SLIVER
11. Bea Lillie, e.g. : COMEDIENNE
12. Bradley : OMAR
13. Unexciting : TAME
21. Siouans : OTOS
23. Maelstrom's offshoot : EDDY
25. Show sorrow : SIGH
26. Profiteer with tickets : SCALP
27. Kind of beaver : EAGER
28. Provider in Garden of Eden : TREEOFLIFE
30. Where Paul's payment comes from : PETER
31. ___ pie (turnover) : FRIED
32. Rows : TIERS
34. Entry in a data book : STATISTIC
39. Actor Burl : IVES
40. Straight to the mark : UNERRING
42. See 64 Across : CONE
44. Consumer : USER
46. Damp-closet problem : MILDEW
47. Lampoon : SATIRE
51. Bad habits : VICES
52. Wharf : DOCK
53. Alda : ALAN
54. Potato : SPUD
55. "Once ___ a . . . " : UPON
56. Tower city : PISA
57. Great number : SLEW
60. Final countdown number : ONE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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