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New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1976

Author: McCain
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,907
Across Down
1. Ship area : ALOW
5. Oriental nurses : AMAHS
10. Footwear : BOOT
14. Livestock feed : MASH
15. Get blurred, as a windshield : FOGUP
16. Dash : ELAN
17. Spanish jar : OLLA
18. From stem to stern : FOREANDAFT
20. Cheer on : ROOTFOR
22. Sneers : SCOFFS
23. Furnace tender : FIRER
25. Self : EGO
26. Hi-fi disk : RECORD
29. Gangland disciplinarian : ENFORCER
34. Firehouse fixture : ALARM
35. Thought: Prefix : IDEO
36. Peace symbol : DOVE
37. Business assn. : NAM
38. Sculpture, e.g. : ARTFORM
41. Pickpocket : DIP
42. Agenda subject : ITEM
44. Short jacket : ETON
45. "No trouble ___" : ATALL
47. Set a goal : SHOOTFOR
49. Kind of photo print : GLOSSY
50. ___ Grande : RIO
51. Cathedral, in Pisa : DUOMO
53. Fire Island, e.g. : RESORT
56. Anticipate : LOOKFOR
60. Soothsayer's art : FORESEEING
62. Bona ___ : FIDE
63. Ludwig : EMIL
64. Do second-story work : STEAL
65. Place for an Alaska : OVEN
66. Hideaways : DENS
67. ___ Haute : TERRE
68. Kind of cure : REST
1. Cupid : AMOR
2. Composer Edouard : LALO
3. Northern capital : OSLO
4. Questioning words : WHATFOR
5. "I can't ___ it" : AFFORD
6. Grace or Marianne : MOORE
7. Farming: Abbr. : AGR
8. Shades : HUES
9. Provide ___ (house a traveler) : SPACEFOR
10. It's New, in Mass. : BEDFORD
11. V.I.P. in 3 Down : OLAF
12. Dolts : OAFS
13. Explosive : TNT
19. "Not a chance!" : NOGO
21. Terra ___ : FIRMA
24. Robert of films : REDFORD
26. Indian queens : RANIS
27. Israeli port : ELATH
28. Relief carving : CAMEO
30. Colorful gas : NEON
31. Musical closings : CODAS
32. Wicked doings : EVILS
33. Respond : REPLY
35. "Don't tell ___ anyone" : ITTO
39. Do an ecological job : REFOREST
40. Port opposite Copenhagen : MALMO
43. Mouthfuls : MORSELS
46. ___ granted : TOOKFOR
48. Spanish uncles : TIOS
49. Barney of comics : GOOGLE
52. Of an arm bone : ULNAR
53. Erie Canal city : ROME
54. ___ go bragh : ERIN
55. Head, in Rheims : TETE
57. Quitting time for most : FIVE
58. Lyric works : ODES
59. Torn : RENT
60. G-man : FED
61. Suffix for cash : IER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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