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New York Times, Thursday, September 30, 1976

Author: Beverly J. Seward
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,910
Across Down
1. Shade trees : ELMS
5. Present : GIFT
9. Six and back : PACKS
14. Orderly : NEAT
15. Reed instrument : OBOE
16. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
17. "The King ___" : ANDI
18. After 3 Down : ENGLISHMEN
20. Cotton fabric : MADRAS
22. Port near Nice : ANTIBES
23. Synthetic fabrics : ORLONS
26. After 44 Across : SUN
27. French Protestant : HUGUENOT
29. Crater Lake locale : OREGON
33. Police rank: Abbr. : INSP
34. Soup server : LADLE
36. Exclamation : OHO
37. Inlet : RIA
38. Magazine offerings : STORIES
40. Grain : OAT
41. Mass. cape : ANN
42. Class distinction : CASTE
43. Confident : SURE
44. After 30 Down : MIDDAY
46. Political levelings : EGALITES
49. "Der ___ konig" : ERL
50. Wherewithal : DOREMI
51. Writer Patri et al. : ANGELOS
55. Showered : RAINED
58. "Porgy and Bess" song : SUMMERTIME
61. Fast trains: Abbr. : LTDS
62. Trapshooting : SKEET
63. Goes off mark : ERRS
64. "There'll be ___ time . . . " : AHOT
65. Cares for : TENDS
66. Mae or Key : WEST
67. Radiation units : REMS
1. Hindu land grant : ENAM
2. Miss Horne : LENA
3. Start of a Noel Coward song : MADDOGSAND
4. Equestrian's footrest : STIRRUP
5. Continues : GOESON
6. ___-Saud : IBN
7. Pea soup in Mayfair : FOG
8. Tissue layer : TELA
9. Attitudes : POSTURES
10. Take ___ to (admire) : ASHINE
11. Hairdresser's need : COMB
12. Swiss artist : KLEE
13. Capitol people: Abbr. : SENS
19. Shoe part : INSOLE
21. Beverage : ALE
24. Noncontending pleas, for short : NOLOS
25. Took the initiative : STARTED
27. King of Tyre : HIRAM
28. River of Brazil : UNINI
30. After 18 Across : GOOUTINTHE
31. Midwest airport : OHARE
32. Thank-you and bank : NOTES
35. Artist Rivera : DIEGO
38. Red colors : SCARLETS
39. Author Caldwell : TAYLOR
43. Like peas in a pod : SIMILAR
45. Thought : DEEMED
47. Stop : ARREST
48. Meadow : LEA
51. Subordinate: Abbr. : ASST
52. Kind of sub or bomb, for short : NUKE
53. Govt. agents : GMEN
54. Fuss : STEW
56. Biblical land : EDOM
57. Summer times: Abbr. : DSTS
59. Pique : IRE
60. Abbr. on an envelope : MRS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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