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New York Times, Saturday, January 15, 1977

Author:
Anthony B. Canning
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.60, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Anthony B. Canning has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In original, last word of clue for 40-Across was illegible; could be "cat" (as here).

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,017

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Across
1
Grape-juice syrup : SAPA
5
Condition : SHAPE
10
Movie dog : ASTA
14
Dogie : CALF
15
Moth-___ : EATEN
16
Statehouse topper : FLAG
17
Asian sea : ARAL
18
Mall : ALLEE
19
Tops : AONE
20
Rural figure in Georgia : TENANTFARMER
23
Funds sent by wire: Abbr. : TMO
24
Certain votes : NAYS
25
Dim or half : WIT
28
Asian weight : TAEL
29
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
30
Kind of mark or last : TRADE
32
Aged: Abbr. : AET
33
Greek letter : ETA
34
Apprehensive one : FEARER
35
Early Georgia settlers : BRITISH
38
Wedding figure : BESTMAN
39
Emulates Crosby : CROONS
40
Home of a cat : PAD
41
Beacons: Abbr. : SLS
42
"___ fold, spindle or . . . " : DONOT
43
Wrong : ILL
44
Snakes : ASPS
46
Bitter vetch : ERS
47
Indian prince : RANA
49
Armored or cable : CAR
50
Leading Georgia newspaper : CONSTITUTION
55
Cherokee ___, Georgia's flower : ROSE
58
Fowl : GEESE
59
Division word : INTO
60
High lake : TARN
61
Letter-shaped track : URAIL
62
Late P.M.'s : NGTS
63
Revue section : SKIT
64
Surprises : STUNS
65
Common Latin word : ESSE
Down
1
Vamoose! : SCAT
2
Swiss river : AARE
3
Once-common Georgia sights : PLANTATIONS
4
Like 7 Down in 1864 : AFLAME
5
Hot or catbird : SEAT
6
Game period : HALF
7
Home of the Braves and Falcons : ATLANTA
8
Look in the direction of : PEERAT
9
Foe : ENEMY
10
Way off : AFAR
11
Highway sign : SLO
12
Light color : TAN
13
Period : AGE
21
___-pros : NOL
22
Kefauver : ESTES
25
Favorite spot for F.D.R. : WARMSPRINGS
26
Aims : IDEALS
27
Sea birds : TERNS
28
Reign of ___ : TERROR
29
Of sports: Abbr. : ATH
31
Hairpiece : RAT
32
Alphabet start : ABCDE
33
Letter : ESS
34
Nurtured : FED
36
Overly : TOO
37
Job for an emcee : INTRO
38
French dance : BAL
40
Piedmont ___, area of Georgia : PLATEAU
43
Newspaper addition : INSERT
44
Needle: Prefix : ACU
45
Brazilian timber tree : SATINE
48
Cattle breed : ANGUS
50
Coin : CENT
51
" . . . pudding ___ the eating" : ISIN
52
Wires: Abbr. : TELS
53
Baseball star and family : OTTS
54
Plane part : NOSE
55
Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
56
Live ___, Georgia's tree : OAK
57
Indian title : SRI

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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