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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 1977

Author:
James Barrick
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
James Barrick has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,010
Across
1. Impair : DAMAGE
7. Click or stag : BEETLE
13. Small portion : MODICUM
14. Shoulder to shoulder : ABREAST
16. One ___ (singly) : ATATIME
17. High-wire artist's forte : BALANCE
18. Ran amok : RAGED
19. Roi's mate : REINE
21. Girl's name : NAN
22. Rainbow : IRIS
23. De Mille : AGNES
24. Congress people: Abbr. : REPS
25. Hubble-bubble : ADO
26. Ohio players : REDS
27. Vegetable paste : PUREE
28. Moon goddess : SELENE
31. Makes the grade : PASSES
32. Ruffled drawers : PANTALETS
34. Desert : SAHARA
37. Superficial show : VENEER
39. Sorrowful cry : ALACK
40. Pear variety : BOSC
41. Poetic word : EER
44. Julep ingredient : MINT
45. Certain racer : HORSE
46. Monster : OGRE
47. Nigerian town : ABO
48. Brief : TERSE
49. Koran chapters : SURAS
50. Starchy food : RAVIOLI
52. Best-kept : NEATEST
54. Encouraged : ABETTED
55. Card games for two : ECARTES
56. Poisonous gas : ARSINE
57. Constraint : DURESS
Down
1. Old fool : DOTARD
2. Dance duets : ADAGIOS
3. Tiny bugs : MITES
4. Biting : ACID
5. Moscow's big store : GUM
6. Like many third-world nations : EMERGENT
7. Mollycoddles : BABIES
8. Israel's Abba et al. : EBANS
9. Writer Gardner : ERLE
10. Hyson or kat : TEA
11. Falcons : LANNERS
12. One on the lam : ESCAPEE
13. Santa ___ : MARIA
15. Becomes rigid : TENSES
20. Takes a crack at : ENDEAVORS
23. Place of contest : ARENA
24. Ballet ___ : RUSSE
27. Cracker spread : PATE
29. Solar-lunar year gap : EPACT
30. Frolic : LARK
31. Money in the U.K. : PENCE
33. Waned : LESSENED
34. Elm fruit : SAMARA
35. "Arabian Nights" woodcutter : ALIBABA
36. Dartmouth's home : HANOVER
38. Send ___ (refuse politely) : REGRETS
40. Chemical compound : BORIDE
42. Obliterates : ERASES
43. Pauses : RESTS
45. Paris's prize : HELEN
46. Unconventional : OUTRE
48. Whole: Prefix : TOTI
49. River to the Moselle : SAAR
51. "___ a deal!" : ITS
53. Old French coin : ECU

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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