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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1976

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,894
Across
1. Bulb word : WATT
5. "There ___ any more" : ISNT
9. Hail : GREET
14. River of Germany : RUHR
15. "To ___ not . . . " : BEOR
16. Cowboy's milieu : RANGE
17. Dies ___ : IRAE
18. Classical accusation : ETTU
19. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
20. Neighbor of Puerto Rico : SAINTTHOMAS
23. Naval off. : ENS
24. Seed covering : TESTA
25. Charity candidate : PAUPER
27. Thwarters of flies : SCREENS
30. Not on tape : LIVE
33. Certain broadcasters: Abbr. : DJS
36. Partner of tattered : TORN
37. Scottish chiefs : THANES
39. Zola's literary quality : REALISM
41. Wildly excited : FRANTIC
42. Capers : ANTICS
43. Idolater's choice : BAAL
44. Kind of night stand : ONE
45. Celt : GAEL
46. In the best way : IDEALLY
49. Hampton of music : LIONEL
51. Like some buckets : OAKEN
55. Sesame : TIL
57. Predatory dolphin : KILLERWHALE
60. Loos : ANITA
62. River of Spain : EBRO
63. Flat plinth : ORLO
64. "Wuthering Heights" heroine : CATHY
65. Salad direction : TOSS
66. Augury : OMEN
67. Cards : TREYS
68. Potato features : EYES
69. Without : SANS
Down
1. Place for a watch : WRIST
2. Subtle qualities : AURAE
3. Certain Asians : THAIS
4. "___ Last Case" : TRENTS
5. Gambler's words : IBET
6. Son of Adam : SETH
7. Closed : NOTOPEN
8. Famous Democrat : TRUMAN
9. Understanding : GRASP
10. Operated : RAN
11. Begin participation : ENTERINTO
12. Pianist Petri : EGON
13. Sawbucks : TENS
21. Maneuver : TACTIC
22. Southern : AUSTRAL
26. Enthusiasm : ELAN
28. Opera composer : ROSSINI
29. Fur: Abbr. : ERM
31. Manner : VEIN
32. Verb suffix : ESCE
33. Hot-rod race : DRAG
34. Victory site for Napoleon : JENA
35. Tiros or Telstar : SATELLITE
38. Sanctify : HALLOW
40. Miss Damita : LILI
41. U.S. air agency : FAA
43. Hotel employee : BELLBOY
47. Eliminate : DELETE
48. Swiftian slobs : YAHOOS
50. Approves : OKAYS
52. Destiny : KARMA
53. Terry of stage : ELLEN
54. Bright lights : NEONS
55. Deft handling : TACT
56. Old Irish frock : INAR
58. Gaelic : ERSE
59. Betsy : ROSS
61. Biblical word : THY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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