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New York Times, Friday, October 14, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Error in 22-Down clue—acute accent over "a" should be over the second "n" instead; left as in original.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,289
Across Down
1. Strikes : HITS
5. Lake herring : CISCO
10. Alaskan island : ATTU
14. Oral carbon copy : ECHO
15. Famed fur merchant : ASTOR
16. Accordingly : THUS
17. Strip : PEEL
18. Gay ___ (playboy) : BLADE
19. Coop group : HENS
20. More cloudy : SMOKIER
22. Model : POSER
23. Prayer word : AMEN
24. Goldlike alloy : ORMOLU
27. Criteria; general rules : CANONS
29. Umpire's cry : FOUL
30. Find fault with on petty grounds : NAG
33. ___ acids : AMINO
34. Maltreat : ABUSE
35. "Stay Alive ___ Your Life": Peale : ALL
36. Telescope part : LENS
37. Where Mt. Ida is : CRETE
38. Muse of history : CLIO
39. Omaha Beach craft : LST
40. Commonplace : TRITE
41. Barrister's bread and butter : CASES
42. Ski wood : ASH
43. Jumble : HASH
44. Fraternal order : MASONS
45. Glossy paint : ENAMEL
47. Affirm : AVER
48. Exorcist's target : DEMON
50. Peculiar to a particular people or locality : ENDEMIC
53. Reputation : ODOR
54. Orchard pest : APHID
56. Court star : ASHE
58. Biblical oldster : ENOS
59. "Goodnight" girl : IRENE
60. Small duck : TEAL
61. Showing good sense : SANE
62. Appian Way traveler : ROMAN
63. Catch sight of : ESPY
1. Informed: Slang : HEP
2. Frozen desserts : ICES
3. Outer-space illusion : THEMANINTHEMOON
4. Pacific island group : SOLOMONS
5. Frontier abodes : CABINS
6. ___ of Pines, in the Caribbean : ISLE
7. Plant also called "summer snowflake" : STAROFBETHLEHEM
8. Cape shaped like a lobster's claw : COD
9. Mine output : ORE
10. Massachusetts city : ATHOL
11. Novel about "the lost generation" : THESUNALSORISES
12. Platter matter : TUNE
13. World power : USSR
21. Gambling game : KENO
22. Person from Poznán : POLE
25. Chisholm Trail, e.g. : ROUTE
26. Meditate : MUSE
27. Species of lily : CALLA
28. Make ___ of (foul up) : AMESS
31. Foreign : ALIEN
32. Explanation or sleekness : GLOSS
34. Have origin : ARISE
37. Study strenuously : CRAM
38. Bombproof chamber in a fort : CASEMATE
40. Holier ___ thou : THAN
41. Bear ___ (police station, in C.B. lingo) : CAVE
44. Make furious : MADDEN
46. Crew for Eric the Red : NORSE
48. Performs : DOES
49. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
51. Ship on which Columbus returned : NINA
52. Roughen, as skin, from cold : CHAP
54. Word with lane or line : AIR
55. Bear or Lion : PRO
57. English cathedral town : ELY

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

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