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New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 1977

Author: Beresin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,309
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1. Naves : HUBS
5. Countenance : ABET
9. Life of the party : RIOT
13. Man, e.g. : ISLE
14. Savage : FERAL
16. Con man : ANTI
17. Sad, mad dad, in drama : LEAR
18. Guanaco's cousin : LLAMA
19. "The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
20. Selective events on campus : TRUEFALSETESTS
23. What Juliet asked Romeo to doff : NAME
24. Eatery : DINER
25. Narcotic : OPIATE
28. Lump : NODULE
31. Cortices : RINDS
32. Become prevalent : SETIN
35. Turner's org. : CIA
36. Area near the chancel : APSE
37. Boys in a schola : PUERI
38. A.B.A. members : ATTS
39. Tennis official's call : LET
40. Streisand role : FANNY
41. Dorm sound : SNORE
42. Stalk, to a botanist : STIPES
44. Dried up : SEARED
45. U.S. petroleum center : TULSA
47. Stone paving block : SETT
48. Type of exam : MULTIPLECHOICE
53. Tamper with checks : KITE
54. Ingenuous : NAIVE
55. Ellington's was "indigo" : MOOD
56. Jack Frost, in a way : ICER
57. Classic von Stroheim film : GREED
58. Lay ___ (flatter) : ITON
59. Stack role : NESS
60. Whistling material : TUNE
61. Picnic ham : CALA
1. Symbol of satiety : HILT
2. Addict : USER
3. Blue, in Bonn : BLAU
4. Swain song : SERENADE
5. Blazing : AFLAME
6. Prom queen : BELLE
7. You were: Lat. : ERAS
8. Made the wild mild : TAMED
9. Reached by radio : RAISED
10. One who makes the grade : INSTRUCTOR
11. Elevator man : OTIS
12. Type of type : TIN
15. Where Caesar flourishes today : LATINII
21. Waller or Domino : FATS
22. Town northeast of Cincinnati : ENON
25. Ph.D. exams : ORALS
26. Lab tube : PIPET
27. M.I.T., F.I.T., and R.P.I. : INSTITUTES
29. Poisonous Chilean shrub : LITRE
30. Slacked off : EASED
32. Oldest settler in the west : SUN
33. Poetic time : EEN
34. Essay : TRY
37. Like a so-so grade : PASSING
38. Describing some premed studies : ANATOMIC
40. Fabric made without weaving : FELT
41. Mr. Pecksniff : SETH
43. Infants, at times : PULERS
44. Withdraw : SECEDE
46. Dissociated : APART
47. Junior-high grade : SEVEN
48. First space travelers from U.S. : MICE
49. Place : LIEU
50. Jot : IOTA
51. Kind of cat or customer : COOL
52. Best of the movies : EDNA
53. Kissing cousins : KIN

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