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Stephanie Spadaccini
Stephanie Spadaccini

New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1977

Author:
Stephanie Spadaccini
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Stephanie Spadaccini has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 36 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In grid at 26-Down, DRIER should really be DRYER.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,286
Across
1. Hairdo line : PART
5. Dusting powder : TALC
9. Machinations : PLOT
13. From head ___ : TOTOE
14. Martian: Comb. form : AREO
15. Prospector's quest : LODE
16. Baked pudding : BROWNBETTY
18. Summit : APEX
19. Where Stone joins Gravel : SENATE
20. Haziest : SMOKIEST
22. Lizard's cousin : NEWT
24. School Anthony Eden attended : ETON
25. Augment : ADD
28. ___ avis : RARA
30. Relish : ENJOY
33. Carrousel prize : BRASSRING
36. Stared : GAPED
38. Après quatre : CINQ
39. Fervent : EAGER
41. Verne hero : NEMO
42. Arrangement : SETUP
44. Liberator : DELIVERER
46. " . . . ___ its ugly head" : REARS
48. Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
49. Items of interest : ANA
50. Beatles' "Meter Maid" : RITA
52. Fish resembling lampreys : EELS
54. "___ with feeling" : ONCEMORE
58. Beats : TEMPOS
62. Betty ___, cartoon flapper of the Twenties : BOOP
63. 19th-century bric-a-brac : VICTORIANA
65. First American canal : ERIE
66. Existence, in Paris : ETRE
67. Type of verb: Abbr. : IRREG
68. Yin's partner : YANG
69. Eschew : SHUN
70. Gets by, but barely : EKES
Down
1. Burn the midnight oil : PORE
2. "Like ___ of bricks!" : ATON
3. Dick Martin's partner : ROWAN
4. Frames for drying and stretching cloth : TENTERS
5. Monogram of a great inventor : TAE
6. Seven "liberal" creations of man : ARTS
7. "___ Entertain You" : LETME
8. Prairie wolf : COYOTE
9. Ordinary; unremarkable : PLAINJANE
10. Easy, swinging gait : LOPE
11. Canticles : ODES
12. McGuffey product : TEXT
13. Recipe abbr. : TBS
17. Watch out : BEWARE
21. Movie "King" : KONG
23. Group of three : TRIAD
25. Rudiments : ABCS
26. Word with hair or clothes : DRIER
27. "Inferno" man : DANTE
29. Broadway backer : ANGEL
31. "Otello," for one : OPERA
32. Arab kingdom : YEMEN
34. Misfit, in a saying : SQUAREPEG
35. Jelly, in Grenoble : GELEE
37. She may not be so dumb : DORA
40. ___ hounds (hunt fox) : RIDETO
43. Precise or prudish : PRIM
45. TV's Harper : VALERIE
47. Franklins, e.g. : STOVES
51. Grade-school subj. : ARITH
53. Simper : SMIRK
54. Verb stricken from many marriage vows : OBEY
55. Ibsen's liberated woman : NORA
56. Penny : COIN
57. Neutral color : ECRU
59. Peel : PARE
60. Units : ONES
61. Droop : SAG
64. Shoe size : TEN

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

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