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New York Times, Tuesday, November 15, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Ermine in a summer coat : STOAT
6. Softens the sound : MUTES
11. Spotted horses : PINTOS
13. Of no value : USELESS
16. Semiprecious gem : CATSEYE
17. Food fish : SARDINE
18. Singer of "Hit Parade" fame : ARMEN
19. Arctic sea bird : AUK
21. Beard eraser : RAZOR
22. Legal document : WRIT
23. Fabled monsters : OGRES
25. ___ mater (membrane) : DURA
26. A.S.P.C.A., for one : SOC
27. Gambles heavily : PLUNGES
29. Twilled fabric : REP
30. Equivocates : WEASELS
32. Famed name in electrodynamics : AMPERE
34. False god : BAAL
35. Become indistinct : BLUR
36. Volcanic rock : BASALT
39. Lower-leg coverings : GAITERS
42. Candlenut tree : AMA
43. Prized sheep : MERINOS
45. ___ loss : ATA
47. Is permissive : LETS
49. Chad's neighbor : SUDAN
50. Ending with tip or tap : STER
51. Swings around : SLUES
53. Shoat shelter : PEN
54. Where a kadein lives : HAREM
55. Kennedy tenant : AIRLINE
57. Menagerie members : ANIMALS
59. Sea mammal : MANATEE
60. Be of comfort to : SOLACE
61. Animal shelters : SHEDS
62. Destructive insect : BORER
1. Who killed Cock Robin? : SPARROW
2. Small birds : TITMICE
3. Beginning : ONSET
4. Egyptian symbol : ATEN
5. Little Boy Blue's dog : TOY
6. Mossy marsh : MUSKEG
7. World power, for short : USA
8. Region: Abbr. : TERR
9. One of Moses' seventy elders : ELDAD
10. Sudden attack : SEIZURE
12. Jonathan, e.g. : SEAGULL
14. Noisy napper : SNORER
15. Tampico attire : SERAPE
16. Corvine calls : CAWS
20. Receptacles : URNS
23. Acid salts : OLEATES
24. Large eared seal : SEALION
27. Sacred song or poem : PSALM
28. South African statesman : SMUTS
31. Arab robe : ABA
33. Grand ___, Acadia : PRE
35. Go ___ (get wild or go ape) : BANANAS
36. Species of fir : BALSAM
37. Novel by Fielding : AMELIA
38. A god and a planet : SATURNS
39. He wrote "The Counterfeiters" : GIDE
40. Frantic scramble : RATRACE
41. Raider rival : STEELER
44. Money in Madras : RUPEES
46. "___ and the Man," Shaw play : ARMS
48. Mystical Biblical word : SELAH
50. Philippine island : SAMAR
52. Building location : SITE
54. Hawaiian port : HILO
56. Mr. Buntline : NED
58. In London, rich dude : NOB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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