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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 1976

Author: George Raventos
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,889
Across Down
1. Iberian river : TAGUS
6. Weapon, in France : ARME
10. Do ring training : SPAR
14. Music student's concern : SCALE
15. Music piece : DUET
16. Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
17. Never, probably : AMONTHOFSUNDAYS
20. Establish a connection : RELATE
21. Peter out : FADE
22. Pacific island : YAP
23. European : SLAV
25. ___ sail (depart) : SET
26. Print measures : ENS
27. French divine: Abbr. : STE
30. By any chance : EVER
32. Cooking instruction : STIR
34. Verdant : LUSH
36. Genesis son : ENOS
38. Large vote segment : LABOR
41. Sometimes, probably : ONCEINABLUEMOON
44. Boy Scout pioneer : BEARD
45. Hold on property : LIEN
46. Famed London street : BOND
47. Police crackdown : RAID
49. Armstrong : NEIL
51. Dutch cupboard : KAS
52. Electrical abbr. : AMP
54. Simpleton : OAF
56. Greek letters : PSIS
58. Family member : MOM
59. Malay dagger: Var. : CRIS
61. Shoe-buckling numbers : ONETWO
65. At times : EVERYNOWANDTHEN
68. Famous caravel : NINA
69. Of an epoch : ERAL
70. Courtyards : ATRIA
71. Army units: Abbr. : DETS
72. Socialist Eugene : DEBS
73. Spoils : SOURS
1. Despot : TSAR
2. Summit : ACME
3. Ballad locale for Wilde : GAOL
4. Arm bones : ULNAS
5. Pay up : SETTLE
6. Bustle : ADO
7. Pleated collar : RUFF
8. Western sights : MESAS
9. Chopin pieces : ETUDES
10. Grassy surface : SOD
11. Missal : PRAYERBOOK
12. Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
13. Irritates : RASPS
18. Working-girl's protector : HEAVEN
19. Stinging plant : NETTLE
24. Mercenary : VENAL
27. Uncouth one : SLOB
28. Air : TUNE
29. Steep slope : ESCARPMENT
31. Spring greeter : ROBIN
33. Two-syllable foot : IAMB
35. Greek goddess : HERA
37. Macbeth's murder victim : SLEEP
39. O'Neill's daughter : OONA
40. Boxing units: Abbr. : RNDS
42. Foolish act : IDIOCY
43. Harmony : UNISON
48. Did mending : DARNED
50. Lovelace and Blair : LINDAS
52. Modify : AMEND
53. Flick : MOVIE
55. Flower, in Rome : FIORE
57. Brawl : SETTO
60. Deck cleaner : SWAB
62. By way of, for short : THRU
63. Small dam : WEIR
64. Miss Munson et al. : ONAS
66. Headland : RAS
67. Hirt and Pacino : ALS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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