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New York Times, Monday, October 17, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,292
Across Down
1. Blue Book girl : DEB
4. Start of a book : PARTI
9. Porgy's woman : BESS
13. Clean a pipe : REAM
15. Attraction at Uxmal : RUINS
16. Relative of a cat's-eye : OPAL
17. Everywhere : ALLALONGTHELINE
20. Nadia and Olga, e.g. : GYMNASTS
21. Fastened : LACED
22. Currier's partner : IVES
23. Tiny drinks : SIPS
25. More expeditious : FASTER
28. Heroic tale : SAGA
29. Turkish title : AGA
32. Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
33. Goes into a skid : SLUES
34. Word with annum or capita : PER
35. Caused to conform : BROUGHTINTOLINE
39. Splash against : LAP
40. Body passage : AORTA
41. Global area : ASIA
42. Storm center : EYE
43. Grazing lands : LEAS
44. Hiding places : CACHES
46. Prying : NOSY
47. Pro ___ publico : BONO
48. Arabian bigwig : EMEER
51. Relative of a Creek : SEMINOLE
55. Where to read for implications : BETWEENTHELINES
58. Interdicts : BANS
59. Word after potato or macaroni : SALAD
60. Horn of the crescent moon : CUSP
61. Check : STAY
62. Wood for 36 piano keys : EBONY
63. Porker's pad : STY
1. Hindrance : DRAG
2. Slithery : EELY
3. ___ of Gilead : BALM
4. Bore on the dais : PROSER
5. Baby sitters, at times : AUNTS
6. Manipulates, as prices : RIGS
7. Nobel product : TNT
8. Suffix with boy or girl : ISH
9. Gaucho gear : BOLAS
10. "Paradise Lost" is one : EPIC
11. Sensible : SANE
12. Vehicle on runners : SLED
14. Great Spirit : MANITOU
18. Bathe : LAVE
19. City opposite Juarez : ELPASO
23. Finnish steam bath : SAUNA
24. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
25. Aesop specialty : FABLE
26. Impressive grouping : ARRAY
27. Snow bunny's milieu : SLOPE
28. Cracks : SLITS
29. Silly : APISH
30. Lamp dweller : GENIE
31. Regions : AREAS
33. Ranch roamer : STRAY
36. In profusion : GALORE
37. Does farm work : HOES
38. Terse : LACONIC
44. Shakespeare's "___ of Errors" : COMEDY
45. Indigo source : ANIL
46. Full of fresh tidings : NEWSY
47. "Borstal Boy" playwright : BEHAN
48. Flows out, as the tide : EBBS
49. Vegetarian's taboo : MEAT
50. Explosive peak : ETNA
51. Normandy town : STLO
52. Burden : ONUS
53. For fear that : LEST
54. Perceive : ESPY
56. Compass point : ESE
57. Seize : NAB

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

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