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New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 1977

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,283
Across Down
1. Sibilate : HISS
5. Evian-les-Bains, e.g. : SPA
8. Aimless jaunt : RAMBLE
14. Small, pointed beard : IMPERIAL
16. Untroubled by ethics : AMORAL
17. ___ grise (confidential agent) : EMINENCE
18. Smallest amounts : MINIMA
19. Commando asset : DARING
20. Christie mystery : WHODUNIT
22. Knightly sport : TILT
23. Demeanor : MIEN
24. Graffito for Belshazzar : MENE
25. Fair and fetching : CUTE
26. Out of harm's way : SAFE
27. Fragrant evergreen : CEDAR
28. Measure of area : ARE
29. Subject of a long poem by Frost : HIREDMAN
31. Nadir : BEDROCK
33. Mass gambling : LOTTERY
37. Ballroom dances : ONESTEPS
39. China, for instance : SEA
40. "The ___ of the Cities," book by Steffens : SHAME
43. Element in Einstein's formula : MASS
44. Prized panfish : SCUP
45. Pumice, in one stage : LAVA
46. Moving vehicles : VANS
47. Bank deal : LOAN
48. Retaliatory : AVENGING
50. Jack's place in the garden? : PULPIT
52. Scotch plaid : TARTAN
53. Waste away : EMACIATE
55. It's the real thing : ENTITY
56. Sachet fragrance : LAVENDER
57. Scapegrace : RASCAL
58. Be beholden to : OWE
59. Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
1. Betook oneself apace : HIED
2. Callow : IMMATURE
3. Vivacious : SPIRITED
4. In one's dotage : SENILE
5. Grow lyrical : SING
6. Winter overshoe : PAC
7. Menhaden or pilchard : ALEWIFE
8. Former Philippine President, ___ Magsaysay : RAMON
9. "Plac'd far ___ the melancholy main": Thomson : AMID
10. Presidents on Rushmore, e.g. : MONUMENT
11. Pickled : BRINED
12. Flake : LAMINA
13. Filamentous plant structure : ELATER
15. Dwelling cost : RENT
21. "How many mischiefs should ensue his ___ haste": Spenser : HEEDLESS
23. Deadeye : MARKSMAN
25. City cruiser : CAB
26. Six, at dice : SICE
27. Ailurophobes' dreads : CATS
29. Put an edge on : HONE
30. Implements for "seven maids" : MOPS
32. Starry-eyed : ROMANTIC
34. Madcap adventure : ESCAPADE
35. Marriage counselor's sometime role : REUNITER
36. One of the Carolines : YAP
38. Citrus hybrid : TANGELO
40. Pioneer in U.S. cotton industry : SLATER
41. Smoke : HAVANA
42. Forestalls : AVERTS
44. Shoemaker's chore : SOLING
46. Record plastic : VINYL
47. Full-grown pike : LUCE
49. Nurse shark : GATA
50. Prepare the way : PAVE
51. Candlemas or Michaelmas : TERM
54. Yawning mouth : MAW

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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