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New York Times, Thursday, November 24, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,330
Across
1. Babushka : SCARF
6. ___ package : CARE
10. Attend Exeter : PREP
14. Hawaiian tree : AALII
15. Vicinity : AREA
16. Inveigle : LURE
17. Start of a four-line verse : FROMBANGORMAINE
20. Cannes season : ETE
21. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
22. Bill collector : DUNNER
23. ___ Fail, Irish Coronation Stone : LIA
24. Gardner : ERLE
25. Second line of verse : PASTALBUQUERQUE
33. Jug : EWER
34. Puerto Rican exports : RUMS
35. City near Munich : ULM
36. Libelous account : TALE
37. Massenet opera : THAIS
39. Novelist Viaud's pen name : LOTI
40. Belief : ISM
41. Scorch : SEAR
42. Viscount's superior : EARL
43. Third line of verse : THANKSGIVINGDAY
48. River isles : AITS
49. Part of N.A. : USA
50. "The Scourge of God" : ATTILA
53. Dismounted : ALIT
54. Resort : SPA
57. Last line of verse : WEALLTALKTURKEY
60. Sommer : ELKE
61. Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
62. Hike the bet : RAISE
63. Exploit : DEED
64. Bridge : SPAN
65. Witch of ___ : ENDOR
Down
1. Ump's call : SAFE
2. Don't put this before Dobbin : CART
3. Lily plant : ALOE
4. Part of a basket : RIM
5. Bone between knee and ankle : FIBULA
6. Yalie's rival : CANTAB
7. Jason's ship : ARGO
8. One of Olds's cars : REO
9. Tympana : EARDRUMS
10. Smoothing tool : PLANER
11. Rack's partner : RUIN
12. Gull's cousin : ERNE
13. Take a hard look : PEER
18. Blue dye : ANIL
19. Clogs or beasts : MULES
24. Word form with distant or poise : EQUI
25. Kind of jury : PETIT
26. Up to the gunnels : AWASH
27. Alabama city : SELMA
28. After due : TRE
29. Arrow poison: Var. : URARI
30. Cicero's "How far?" : QUOAD
31. Ne plus ___ (acme) : ULTRA
32. Dickinson or Post : EMILY
37. Those with wills : TESTATES
38. Crones : HAGS
39. ___ of lamb : LEG
41. Dexterity : SKILL
44. Caught red-handed : NAILED
45. Volcano: Ger. : VULKAN
46. "Where ___ now, the glory and the dream?": Wordsworth : ISIT
47. Mother ___ : NATURE
50. Speechless with reverence : AWED
51. Far: Comb. form : TELE
52. Antithesis of give : TAKE
53. ___ mater : ALMA
54. Icy-street mishap : SKID
55. Pedro's pittance : PESO
56. Town west of Boston : AYER
58. Elec. unit : AMP
59. Conducted : RAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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