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New York Times, Thursday, January 13, 1977

Author: Daniel Girardi
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,015
Across Down
1. Queenly name : CLEO
5. Treasure-hunt need : MAP
8. Defect : FLAW
12. ___ on (persist) : HARP
13. Usher's place : AISLE
15. Fruit : LIME
16. Early bondman : ESNE
17. Big-band leader Jones : ISHAM
18. Eye, in Bayonne : OEIL
19. Advice to the conservative : WHENINDOUBTPUNT
22. Tie : ASCOT
23. Biter of 1 Across : ASP
24. Cleric's home : MANSE
26. Be amenable : AGREETO
30. Hot-cheese dip : FONDU
31. Stupid one, in Scotland : STEG
32. Challenge : DARE
34. Comment on a near-miss : CLOSEBUTNOCIGAR
37. Carry's partner : CASH
38. Indian salts : REHS
39. Spanish town : ONATE
40. What old grads do : REUNITE
42. New York is a big one : APPLE
43. Bill : TAB
44. Jewish scripture : TORAH
46. Candle's offering : FLICKERINGLIGHT
53. Mother of Pollux : LEDA
54. Proportion : RATIO
55. Writer Anita : LOOS
56. Wallet items : ONES
57. Gallery : SALON
58. Tibetan monk : LAMA
59. Kind of plan : GAME
60. Gazzara : BEN
61. French river : YSER
1. ___ out (scold) : CHEW
2. Scourge : LASH
3. Sea flier : ERNE
4. Sleuth's snap job : OPENANDSHUTCASE
5. Botch : MISDO
6. Contender's hope : ASHOTATTHETITLE
7. Town in Germany : PLAU
8. Relative of "Bombed in New Haven" : FLOPPEDINPHILLY
9. Stead : LIEU
10. Idi of Uganda : AMIN
11. Leather strip : WELT
13. Once, in Scotland : AINCE
14. Shipping restriction : EMBARGO
20. Offspring : ISSUE
21. Half an African fly : TSE
24. Dentist's concern : MOLAR
25. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
27. Army V.I.P.'s : GENS
28. Language of Luzon : TAGAL
29. Speechify : ORATE
30. Govt. watchdog of TV : FCC
31. Tallow base : SUET
33. Before : ERE
35. Ones who corrupt : BRIBERS
36. Varnish resin : COPAL
41. Mango point : NAK
42. Light-bulb gas : ARGON
45. Bermuda export : ONION
46. Whip : FLOG
47. Miss Horne : LENA
48. Same, to Ovid : IDEM
49. Austrian statesman : RAAB
50. Gazelles of Tibet : GOAS
51. Kind of rule : HOME
52. Ruler : TSAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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