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New York Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1977

Author: Louis Baron
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,336
Across Down
1. Square's companion : FAIR
5. Sorcerer : MAGUS
10. On in years : AGED
14. Clair de ___ (bluish porcelain) : LUNE
15. Having a scent : OLENT
16. Adjective for George Apley : LATE
17. Mass robes : ALBS
18. Hair aid : RINSE
19. "The Terrible" : IVAN
20. Custer, to Sitting Bull : PALEFACE
22. Marx's collaborator : ENGELS
24. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
25. Gray mineral : TRONA
26. Mescal or prickly pear : CACTUS
28. Bide one's time : WAIT
29. French crop : BLE
32. He has pole, will clam : RAKER
33. Spode or Limoges : CHINA
34. Grazing land : LEA
35. Mouthward : ORAD
36. Binge : FLING
37. Former A.L. team, for short : NATS
38. Gallic denial : NON
39. Emulate Chagall : PAINT
40. Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
41. Desinence : END
42. "This one is ___" : ONME
43. Sideshow worker : BARKER
44. Penned : WROTE
46. Juniper : GORSE
47. Tuareg's land : SAHARA
49. Glaucopian : BLUEEYED
52. Give utterance to : EMIT
53. City sound : SIREN
55. King Cyaxares was one : MEDE
56. Gallery in London : TATE
57. Pertaining to ancient Troy : ILIAC
58. Shade of blue : ETON
59. Tool house : SHED
60. Single : ALONE
61. Word form with auto and astro : NOMY
1. Wing sound : FLAP
2. Hall : AULA
3. Printed; published : INBLACKANDWHITE
4. Took offense : RESENTED
5. Bunyan's "Slough of Despond" : MORASS
6. Singer Cooper : ALICE
7. DNA host : GENE
8. German reflexive pronoun : UNS
9. Kind of wheel or gear : STEERING
10. Straighten : ALIGN
11. Damaged one's reputation : GAVEABLACKEYETO
12. Shortened Latin catchall : ETAL
13. Bears' lairs : DENS
21. Tetrad : FOUR
23. Part of N.B. : NOTA
25. Corrupt : TAINT
26. Hag : CRONE
27. Copland : AARON
28. Pule : WHINE
30. Forgetfulness : LETHE
31. Railroad safety rail : EASER
33. Region, to Keats : CLIME
36. Potpourri of well-known airs : FANTASIA
37. Vikings : NORSEMEN
39. Like Butterfly or Richard : POOR
40. Unusually excellent : RARE
43. Vivacity : BOUNCE
45. Deserved : RATED
46. Collect the leavings : GLEAN
47. Declines : SETS
48. Chinese governess : AMAH
49. Vivacity : BRIO
50. Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
51. Say nay : DENY
54. Under the weather : ILL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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