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New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 1977

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,288
Across Down
1. Republic or lake in Africa : CHAD
5. Vilify : ABUSE
10. Pundit : SAGE
14. Swiss river : AARE
15. Element important in nucleonics : BORON
16. Boris Godunov, for one : TSAR
17. Kind of movie : TRAVELOGUE
19. Make the first bet : OPEN
20. Apart : SEPARATE
21. Rail at : REVILE
23. Shiftless : LAZY
24. Stander on the corner : OGLER
25. Baucis, to Philemon : SPOUSE
28. Legate : EMISSARY
31. "Gay ___" : PAREE
32. Pale yellow : MAIZE
33. Kind of cup or bag : TEA
34. Fruit throwaway, at times : RIND
35. Hereditary social class : CASTE
36. Edict : FIAT
37. Santa ___ : ANA
38. Nostrils : NARES
39. Gauntlet : GLOVE
40. Transitory or terrestrial : TEMPORAL
42. Pat and Daniel : BOONES
43. Break out : ERUPT
44. Kind of time, score or song : PART
45. Fido or Spot : CANINE
47. Down-to-earth : SENSIBLE
51. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
52. Gossip : TALETELLER
54. Shell-game items : PEAS
55. Philip Nolan, for one : EXILE
56. Selene, to the Romans : LUNA
57. One form of quinine : SALT
58. Cause to have second thoughts : DETER
59. Trivium and quadrivium : ARTS
1. Vonnegut's "___ Cradle" : CATS
2. Loser of a fabled race : HARE
3. Not give ___: Slang : ARAP
4. Lowered in esteem : DEVALUED
5. Burning : ABLAZE
6. Spoils : BOOTY
7. Encourage : URGE
8. Ala., Ga., Fla. et al. : SOU
9. Frequent "Star Trek" command : ENERGIZE
10. Heat generators : STOVES
11. Ambition : ASPIRATION
12. Celt : GAEL
13. Bald eagle's relative : ERNE
18. Wipe the slate : ERASE
22. Differently : ELSE
24. Leaves off : OMITS
25. Fat eschewer : SPRAT
26. Author of "The Age of Reason" : PAINE
27. Plant cultivated for its beauty : ORNAMENTAL
28. Studio furnishing : EASEL
29. Rend; break; tear : REAVE
30. Contemporary of Dickens : YATES
32. Danton's colleague : MARAT
35. Reprimanded, British style : CARPETED
36. Small fleet : FLOTILLA
38. It may be common or proper : NOUN
39. Furze; juniper : GORSE
41. Former U.S. Treasurer: 1952 : PRIEST
42. Persiflage : BANTER
44. Author of "The Old Wives' Tale" : PEELE
45. Upper case, in printers' jargon : CAPS
46. Territory : AREA
47. Fissure : SLIT
48. Mackle : BLUR
49. It follows Shrovetide : LENT
50. Time divisions : ERAS
53. Tool for a shantyman : AXE

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

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