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New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 1977

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,318
Across
1. Carry lightly through the air : WAFT
5. Nap : DOZE
9. Warm-water fish : SCAD
13. Cupid, in art : AMOR
14. Finely ground quartz or flint : SILEX
15. Garb for Lucullus : TOGA
16. Part of a bureaucracy : DEPARTMENT
18. Organic compound : ENOL
19. Catches : ENSNARES
20. Color for William : ORANGE
22. Not big, to Burns : SMA
23. Male mallard : DRAKE
24. Kinship : PROPINQUITY
29. Kind of int. : CPD
32. "My ___," Straus song : HERO
33. Sight at Provincetown : DUNE
34. Peter in re pumpkins : EATER
36. North Caucasian language : AVAR
37. Denominations : SECTS
39. Golconda : MINE
40. Paving stones : SETTS
42. Guideway in a knitting machine : SLEY
43. Mouth: Sp. : BOCA
44. Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
45. Pollution-control device : AFTERBURNER
48. Raises : REARS
50. Mil. address : APO
51. Eldest Karamazov : DMITRI
53. Verse that spells words vertically : ACROSTIC
58. Sumptuous : RICH
59. Large flowerpot : JARDINIERE
61. Dies ___ : IRAE
62. Olfactology topics : ODORS
63. Bitter drug : ALOE
64. Buoy attachment : BELL
65. Striplings : LADS
66. Telescope part : LENS
Down
1. ___ in (attack) : WADE
2. Church "corner" : AMEN
3. Toffs : FOPS
4. Enrapture : TRANSPORT
5. Mint product : DIME
6. Corrida cheers : OLES
7. Mahayana movement : ZEN
8. Wrest : EXTORT
9. Kind of knife : STEAK
10. "The French ___" : CONNECTION
11. Highly excited : AGOG
12. Hill's counterpart : DALE
14. Tresses : STRANDS
17. Branches : RAMI
21. Martha from Butte : RAYE
23. Calorie counter : DIETER
24. Aspect : PHASE
25. Face with masonry : REVET
26. Adjective for Bryan : ORATORICAL
27. Pursuits of knights-errant : QUESTS
28. Cry in conceding defeat : UNCLE
30. Part of L.S.D. : PENCE
31. Dismal, to Keats : DREAR
35. Very delicious or fragrant : AMBROSIAL
38. Ancient city, noted for wealth and luxury : SYBARIS
41. European coal basin : SAAR
46. Kidney bean of the Southwest : FRIJOL
47. Second word of a fairy tale : UPON
49. Merman or Kennedy : ETHEL
51. Small amount : DRIB
52. Bog : MIRE
53. Grandson of Jacob : AROD
54. Naval officers: Abbr. : CDRS
55. Distant: Prefix : TELE
56. Mangle : IRON
57. So-so grades : CEES
60. "Tobacco Road" character : ADA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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