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New York Times, Tuesday, November 1, 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 V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,307
Across Down
1. Coarse file : RASP
5. Monastery head : ABBOT
10. "As thick as three in ___": Scott : ABED
14. Kepler was one: Abbr. : ASTR
15. Amusing Milton : BERLE
16. "___ Love," popular song : BEMY
17. Decalogue pronoun : THOU
18. Chopin specialty : ETUDE
19. Emerald Isle : ERIN
20. Hides : SECRETES
22. "Festina ___" (make haste slowly) : LENTE
23. Chocolate candy : KISS
24. Acrobatic feats : SPLITS
27. Flu symptoms : ACHES
29. Spirit : ELAN
30. Get "altarations" : WED
33. Lying face downward : PRONE
34. Dundee dance : FLING
35. Réunion, e.g. : ILE
36. Hide : PELT
37. Propounded : POSED
38. "___ boy!" : ATTA
39. Clobber : LAM
40. Critical comments : BARBS
41. Manila's island : LUZON
42. West German river : EMS
43. Slight lead : EDGE
44. Delightful spots : EDENS
45. Equivocate : WEASEL
47. Poker holding : PAIR
48. Coffer or locker : CHEST
50. Small fruit : GRAPELET
54. World Series champs: 1975, 1976 : REDS
55. He takes orders from 5 Across : PRIOR
57. Contemporary pact : NATO
58. Kind of code : AREA
59. Maltreat : ABUSE
60. Early English king : CNUT
61. Adjective for shad : BONY
62. Like some vault locks : TIMED
63. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
1. "Peanuts" expletive : RATS
2. Court star : ASHE
3. Capital city : STOCKHOLMSWEDEN
4. Like X-rated films : PRURIENT
5. Encourages a crime : ABETS
6. ___ noire (bugbear) : BETE
7. Capital city : BRUSSELSBELGIUM
8. Word with gold or rose : OLD
9. Nicklaus starts here : TEE
10. Red as ___ : ABEET
11. Capital city : BERNSWITZERLAND
12. Let forth : EMIT
13. Unit of force : DYNE
21. "___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
22. Marine fish : LING
25. Works busily : PLIES
26. "The Tender ___," Copland opera : LAND
27. Pearmain or pippin : APPLE
28. Best part : CREAM
31. Singer John : ELTON
32. ___ list (honor roll) : DEANS
34. Beat into shape : FORGE
37. School supplies : PADS
38. What every playwright needs : AUDIENCE
40. Habitual route : BEAT
41. Vault : LEAP
46. Product of Bacon or Lamb : ESSAY
47. Reduced : PARED
48. Spider or fiddler : CRAB
49. Relative of a grinder : HERO
51. Garden bloom : ROSE
52. Small case : ETUI
53. Transport : TOTE
55. Fido's reward : PAT
56. Diamond abbr. : RBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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