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New York Times, Monday, October 31, 1977

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Ericson : LEIF
5. Like March days : BLOWY
10. Dippy or dotty : GAGA
14. Pakistani language : URDU
15. One of the media : RADIO
16. Color of the eight ball : EBON
17. Contends : VIES
18. "___ My Souvenirs" : AMONG
19. Three-six follower : NINE
20. Genesis phrase (2:8) : EASTWARDINEDEN
23. Fleming et al. : IANS
24. Queen of King's game : EVERT
25. Warning : OMEN
27. Have a yen for : CRAVE
30. Berlin-Rome ___ : AXIS
31. Oil from orange trees : NEROLI
33. School for would-be lts. : OCS
36. Genesis phrase (1:3) : LETTHEREBELIGHT
39. Pismire : ANT
40. Emulates Isocrates : ORATES
41. Soft French cheese : BRIE
42. Part of a Stein line : AROSE
43. Army car : JEEP
44. Celebration, Italian style : FESTA
47. River near Trier : SAAR
49. Genesis phrase (1:1) : INTHEBEGINNING
55. Ice formation : FLOE
56. Actress Terry : ELLEN
57. Epoch upon epoch : AEON
59. Deserve : EARN
60. Unisonally : ASONE
61. Pact acronym : NATO
62. Parts of hoops : RIMS
63. Polish anew : REWAX
64. Put away : STOW
Down
1. Schisgal play : LUV
2. N.Y. county : ERIE
3. Seed for a plot : IDEA
4. Most finicky : FUSSIEST
5. Muscle : BRAWN
6. Actor Fernando : LAMAS
7. Repute : ODOR
8. Sirocco, e.g. : WIND
9. Ascetic of the East : YOGI
10. Swiss city, to the French : GENEVE
11. Start of Lyte's notable hymn : ABIDE
12. His goose is cooked : GONER
13. In reference to : ANENT
21. Thrash : TAN
22. Author Shute : NEVIL
25. Bullocks : OXEN
26. Baseball item : MITT
27. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
28. Academic garb : ROBE
29. English county festivals : ALES
30. ___ carte : ALA
31. Stout detective, ___ Wolfe : NERO
32. Alexandrian and Augustan : ERAS
33. Menace in old tales : OGRE
34. A Carter : CHIP
35. Marie or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
37. Book of Hours : HORAE
38. Reputed ancestors of Basques : IBERIANS
42. Timon's home : ATHENS
43. Peerce : JAN
44. "Spirit of '76" figure : FIFER
45. Chou ___ : ENLAI
46. Something often kicked up : STORM
47. Where Duccio painted : SIENA
48. Wing : ANNEX
50. Policeman, in C.B. lingo : BEAR
51. "O earth! What ___?": Hamlet : ELSE
52. Incandescence : GLOW
53. Without water or club soda : NEAT
54. ___ seed (overripen) : GOTO
58. " ___ hear this!" : NOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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