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New York Times, Saturday, September 25, 1976

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,905
Across Down
1. Pitcher's curve : INSHOOT
8. Census statistic : MEANAGE
15. Indian coastal region : MALABAR
16. Against the rules : ILLEGAL
17. Old-womanish quality : ANILITY
18. Nimble : LISSOME
19. Celt : GAEL
20. Uninterrupted : SOLID
22. Calculus prerequisite : TRIG
23. Eat: Ger. : ESSEN
25. Celebrated : NOTED
27. ___ which way : ANY
28. Hitherto : YET
30. Oppressed : LADEN
32. Gang weapon : GAT
35. Body: Prefix : SOMAT
37. Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
41. Emissary's activity : AGENTRY
43. Bridge maneuver : ENDPLAY
45. Didactic : MORAL
46. Suffixes for killers : CIDES
48. Resident: Suffix : ITE
49. Basque article : BERET
51. W.W. I force : AEF
53. ___ and flow : EBB
56. Units of loudness : SONES
58. ___ pull : TAFFY
62. Vegetables : PEAS
64. Giants' owner and family : MARAS
66. Civil rights org. : CORE
67. Dunning words : PASTDUE
69. Luzon native : TAGALOG
71. Halo: Var. : AUREOLA
72. Dodging : ELUDING
73. Lincoln's War Secretary : STANTON
74. Emulates Fellini : DIRECTS
1. Graven ___ : IMAGE
2. Zola character et al. : NANAS
3. Moves stealthily : SLIES
4. Comet man : HALLEY
5. Sash : OBI
6. Know one's ___ : OATS
7. Have a dress fitting : TRYON
8. Had effect : MILITATED
9. Passed over : ELIDED
10. Smith and Hirt : ALS
11. ___ egg : NEST
12. Marketplace : AGORA
13. Urchin : GAMIN
14. Gray's ___ : ELEGY
21. "Whatever ___ wants . . . " : LOLA
24. Cuddles : NESTLES
26. Adamant : DEADSET
29. Peak : TOR
31. Piquancy : NIP
32. Rita : GAM
33. Past : AGO
34. Thrice: Prefix : TER
36. Of an ancient Greek city : MYCENAEAN
38. Roman 1501 : MLI
39. ___ crow : EAT
40. Private or eagle : EYE
42. Apprehend : NAB
44. Educ. group : NEA
47. Anatomical passage : ITER
50. P.I. diplomat : ROMULO
52. Potemkin village, e.g. : FACADE
53. Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rixey et al. : EPPAS
54. Outstanding example, for short : BEAUT
55. Port of Iraq : BASRA
57. Glutted : SATED
59. Kind of acid : FOLIC
60. Newspaper page : FRONT
61. Boxmen : YEGGS
63. Actress Anna : STEN
65. Seasoning: Prefix : SALI
68. On the ___ (exactly) : DOT
70. Indian sugar : GUR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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