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New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 1977

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,003

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Speech difficulty : LISP
5. Information : DATA
9. Pronoun : THESE
14. Parisian friend : AMIE
15. Composition : OPUS
16. Irritates : RASPS
17. Extolled : SANGONESPRAISES
20. Breakfast item : EGG
21. "___ your carcass at Neiman-Marcus" : PARK
22. Without guidance : UNLED
23. Truth : REALITY
25. Like the Magi : WISE
26. Calling : LINE
27. Skirt : MINI
28. Actress Whitty : MAY
31. Flat : PRONE
33. Cap : BERET
34. Drink : ALE
35. Luxuriant : RANK
36. Track athlete : MILER
37. Ragout : STEW
38. Unit of work : ERG
39. Shoe parts : SOLES
40. Appraises : RATES
41. Indeed : YES
42. Tremendous : HUGE
43. Cause : MAKE
44. Give the ___ (oust) : GATE
45. Separate : DIVERSE
48. Doctrine : CREDO
50. Military person : AIDE
51. "Ben-___" : HUR
52. Boast : TOOTONESOWNHORN
55. Grant : ALLOW
56. Actress Miles : VERA
57. Press : URGE
58. Youthful period : TEENS
59. Facile : EASY
60. Chemical suffixes : ENES
Down
1. Powerful beam : LASER
2. Counterpart : IMAGE
3. Informal musical groups : SINGALONGS
4. Violin part : PEG
5. Present : DONATE
6. Mimicry : APERY
7. Boar's weapon : TUSK
8. Snake : ASP
9. In ___ (on the way) : TRANSIT
10. Selassie : HAILE
11. "___ est percipi" : ESSE
12. Hurried : SPED
13. Road curve : ESS
18. Deem : OPINE
19. One who destroys : RUINER
24. Tie : LINK
25. Messages : WIRES
27. Turmoil : MELEE
28. Noted Alp : MATTERHORN
29. Nautical direction : ALEE
30. Evergreens : YEWS
31. Bird of ___ : PREY
32. Opposite of well-done : RARE
33. Ship part : BILGE
36. Sheepskin : MOUTON
37. "For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
39. Trails : SHADOWS
40. "Nevermore" quoter : RAVEN
43. Belly-dancer's milieu : MIDWAY
44. Advance : GETON
45. Certain style creations : DIORS
46. Rush : SURGE
47. Eagles : ERNES
48. Porter or slaw : COLE
49. Part : ROLE
50. Confused : ASEA
52. Work on lace : TAT
53. Christmas ___ : EVE
54. Shade : HUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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