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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,022

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Across
1. Flower and water : BEDS
5. Play a banjo : STRUM
10. Come-on : BAIT
14. Settled down : ALIT
15. Mineral from lake beds : TRONA
16. "___ extra cost" : ATNO
17. Man of the hour : JAMESEARLCARTER
20. Shaky : UNSTEADY
21. Places of worship : ALTARS
22. Corresponding : SAME
23. Before : PRIORTO
24. Pessimistic : GLOOMY
27. Put up with : BROOK
28. Depict : LIMN
29. U.S. ___ : GRANT
30. Bird : ERN
33. Significant time for 17 Across : INAUGURATIONDAY
37. Refuse : BAR
38. Concerning : ANENT
39. Miss Adams : EDIE
40. Fortified : ARMED
41. Hooky player : TRUANT
43. Kind of bread or sonnet : ITALIAN
46. Hyderabad town : BHIR
47. " . . . a worth that brings ___" : NORISK
48. Key to modern warfare : AIRPOWER
52. Key figure of 33 Across : THECHIEFJUSTICE
54. Baptism, e.g. : RITE
55. Emperor and Peter : NEROS
56. Age or horse : IRON
57. Monosaccharides : OSES
58. Mortar for joints : GROUT
59. Money unit : CENT
Down
1. Malay jacket : BAJU
2. Verve : ELAN
3. Grows faint : DIMS
4. DeLand, Fla., campus : STETSONU
5. Like laundry air : STEAMY
6. Clientele : TRADE
7. Calhoun : RORY
8. Infinite: Abbr. : UNL
9. " . . . and called it ___" : MACARONI
10. Composer Béla : BARTOK
11. Perfume : ATTAR
12. Lifeless : INERT
13. Trunk : TORSO
18. Sew together : SEAM
19. West Coast mayor : ALIOTO
23. Brooklyn institute : PRATT
24. Verbose : GLIB
25. Director Wertmuller : LINA
26. Bradley : OMAR
27. Kind of new : BRAND
29. Back or horn : GREEN
30. Norse saga : EDDA
31. Weather word : RAIN
32. U.N. veto : NYET
34. Ostentatious : GARISH
35. Ruination : UNMAKING
36. Full of anxieties : NEUROTIC
40. Marble and Faye : ALICES
41. Pushing force : THRUST
42. Turgid waters : RIPS
43. Emcee's chore : INTRO
44. African reedbucks : TOHIS
45. Mountain ridge : ARETE
46. Jewel : BIJOU
48. Hair style : AFRO
49. Chicken or live : WIRE
50. Financial: Abbr. : ECON
51. Sublease : RENT
53. Always, in poems : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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