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New York Times, Monday, November 14, 1977

Author:
Rickert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,320

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Across
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Mil. wheeler-dealer : BTO
4
"Sore labour's ___" (Shakespearean sleep) : BATH
8
Cattleman's gear : PROD
12
Refuse material : SLAG
13
For this case only : ADHOC
15
No longer here : GONE
16
Went "lickety-split" : TORE
17
Sports palace : ARENA
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Cain's victim : ABEL
19
Escapes imperceptibly : OOZES
21
Auguries : OMENS
23
Word with pick or pack : ICE
24
F.D.R. measure : WPA
25
Eye defect: Comb. form : OPIA
27
Official stamp : SIGNET
29
Diminutive suffix meaning "dear one" : EEN
30
Part of TNT : NITRO
32
Lying face down : PRONE
33
Visit unannounced : DROPIN
35
Pocket-sized violin : KIT
37
Triton : EFT
38
Ipso ___ : FACTO
40
Shoe ties : LACES
42
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
43
Theater sign : SRO
45
Froth : LATHER
48
Very pale : ASHEN
50
Frequently : OFTEN
52
Soprano Marton of the Met : EVA
53
Kind of salad : CAESAR
55
Gusto : ZEST
56
Capet was one : ROI
57
Novelist Levin : IRA
58
Nickel figure : BISON
60
Wails : YOWLS
62
Gull : DUPE
64
Reef material : CORAL
66
Secluded hollow : COVE
67
Holm oak : ILEX
68
Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
69
Halluces : TOES
70
___ à dire (that is to say): Fr. : CEST
71
Memo : NOTE
72
Queer : ODD
Down
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Announcer's flub : BLOOPER
2
Burroughs book: 1914 : TARZANOFTHEAPES
3
Curved molding : OGEE
4
Flock sound : BAA
5
Dexterous : ADROIT
6
With 44 Down, Z : THEMARK
7
Sharpen : HONE
8
Golf org. : PGA
9
Old English hero : ROBINOFSHERWOOD
10
Words on a copper : ONECENT
11
Cross out : DELETE
12
Tucked away : STOWED
14
Supermarket lineup : CANS
20
Type of boom : SONIC
22
Drink slowly : SIP
26
Pub orders : PINTS
28
"___ the unseen with a cheer!": Browning : GREET
31
Arab commodity : OIL
34
Head tops : PATES
36
Supplementary jury group : TALES
39
Loot for Cortés : ORO
41
Pauper Tom, in a Twain tale : CANTY
42
For the most part : ASARULE
44
See 6 Down : OFZORRO
46
Developed gradually : EVOLVED
47
Brings up : RAISES
48
Forming a sour compound : ACIDIC
49
Catch : NAB
51
Renter : TENANT
54
Like Croesus : RICH
59
At any time now : SOON
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Tetra doubled : OCTO
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Second phone: Abbr. : EXT
65
D.S. Freeman subject : LEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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