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New York Times, Friday, January 14, 1977

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,016
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1. Otherwise : ELSE
5. Library ___ : PASTE
10. Insect : GNAT
14. ___ d'Azur : COTE
15. Take steps : ACTON
16. Hindu ascetic : YATI
17. Party choice : HOUSETHIRDORTEA
20. Las Vegas, N.Y. version : OTB
21. Biblical ancestor : ATER
22. Eastern campus : YALE
23. ___ bien : TRES
24. Pith : GIST
26. Fair : BLOND
28. Hunter's cap : MONTERO
31. Less than fair : POOR
32. Strong point : FORTE
33. Smeltery grist : ORE
35. House choice : TOWNWHITEORTOLL
39. Ibsen character : ASE
40. Home-run king : AARON
41. Run ___ : AMOK
42. Fisherman, at times : TROLLER
44. Clutch : GRASP
46. Luau music-makers : UKES
47. Seasonal song : NOEL
48. First of a trio : VENI
50. Caterer's offering : FOOD
51. Barnyard creature : HEN
54. Ball choice : SOCCERGOLFOREYE
58. Texas college : RICE
59. Ball attraction : BELLE
60. Farm animals : EWES
61. Date for Caesar : IDES
62. Signed : INKED
63. Abbr. on an office door : ASST
1. Sound feedback : ECHO
2. Swag : LOOT
3. Ticket part : STUB
4. Letters : EES
5. Showed affection : PATTED
6. Partners of pains : ACHES
7. Recipe word : STIR
8. Rocky peak : TOR
9. Bitter or dead : END
10. Revolve : GYRATE
11. Part of N.L.: Abbr. : NATL
12. Suit to ___ : ATEE
13. ___ Juana : TIA
18. Merit : EARN
19. " . . . the world's mine ___" : OYSTER
23. Rent : TORN
24. Bridge name : GOREN
25. Division word : INTO
26. Promote : BOOST
27. One of the Slobbovias : LOWER
28. Go for a ride : MOTOR
29. Bed and bath : ROOMS
30. Ship's deck : ORLOP
31. School org. : PTA
32. Does a pink-slip job : FIRES
34. Wapiti : ELK
36. Half a radio device : WALKIE
37. Hearty's partner : HALE
38. South African language : TAAL
43. Beverage measures : OUNCES
44. Slipped : GOOFED
45. Change the décor : REDO
47. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
48. Bridge asset at times : VOID
49. Behold, to Ovid : ECCE
50. Kind of dance : FOLK
51. Chops : HEWS
52. Eagles' assets : EYES
53. Comfortable place : NEST
54. Indian title : SRI
55. Diamond stat : RBI
56. Star wearer: Abbr. : GEN
57. U.S. caricaturist : REA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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