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New York Times, Saturday, January 29, 1977

Author: Betty Duffy
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,031
Across Down
1. Do a morning chore : DRESS
6. Antic : CAPER
11. Recipe abbr. : TBS
14. Archeologist's find : RELIC
15. Cactus variety : AGAVE
16. Misery : WOE
17. Early rabbi : AMORA
18. " . . . but that I ___ more" : LOVEDROME
20. Fearsome weakling : PAPERTIGER
22. Warp yarns : ABBS
23. Dutch town : EDE
24. Cowboy ___ Bill : PECOS
25. Holy woman: Abbr. : STE
26. Make over : REDO
28. Certain votes : NOS
29. Fanny and Sam : HILLS
32. Judge's seat : BANC
34. Archie Bunker, to Edith : STIFLER
36. Memory gap : AMNESIA
39. ___-thorn (Biblical shrub) : CHRISTS
40. Stuffy one: Var. : PRUDIST
41. Swiss river : AARE
42. Kind of transit : RAPID
43. Very steep: Abbr. : PPT
44. Relative of darn : DRAT
48. Golfing need : TEE
49. A ___ of one's mind : PIECE
51. Roof ornament : EPI
52. "It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
54. Eater of 6 Down : GINGHAMDOG
56. Existing condition : STATUSQUO
58. Duffers' milieu : ROUGH
59. Prince ___ : HAL
60. Buddhist shrine : STUPA
61. Boot fastener : LACET
62. Annual publications: Abbr. : YBS
63. Peak : CREST
64. Old daggers : SNEES
1. Dealer in cloth : DRAPER
2. Fashioned anew : REMADE
3. Slipped away : ELOPED
4. Forefather : SIRE
5. Steep slope : SCARP
6. Eater of 54 Across : CALICOCAT
7. Discothèque names : AGOGOS
8. ___ the way (eases) : PAVES
9. "Be it ___ so . . . " : EVER
10. Color : RED
11. One o'clock, nautically : TWOBELLS
12. Kind of shell or scare : BOMB
13. Observes : SEES
19. Sanctioned : RATIFIED
21. "___, anyone?" : TENNIS
25. Bake eggs : SHIRR
27. Kind of servant : OBEDIENT
30. Lease : LET
31. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
33. Stage secret : ASIDE
34. Fall guy : SCAPEGOAT
35. Tropical roof covering : THATCH
36. Month: Abbr. : APR
37. Frank Buchman's org. : MRA
38. Wedding : NUPTIALS
43. G.I.-locker photos : PINUPS
45. Take off weight : REDUCE
46. Highest point : APOGEE
47. Acrobatic wear : TIGHTS
49. Irritate : PIQUE
50. Noblemen : EARLS
52. Pale : ASHY
53. Take a ___ at : STAB
54. Violin component: Abbr. : GSTR
55. Groan's partner : MOAN
57. West Coast campus : USC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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