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New York Times, Monday, November 7, 1977

Author:
James
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,313
Across
1. Food fish : SHAD
5. Retinue : STAFF
10. Pant violently : GASP
14. Sunken fence : HAHA
15. Like fate, often : CRUEL
16. Daytona entry : AUTO
17. Oriental nurse : AMAH
18. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
19. British submachine gun : BREN
20. Hollywood pair of yore : GABLEANDLOMBARD
23. Golfers' org. : PGA
24. Senior members of diplomatic corps : DOYENS
25. Southwestern dwellings : ADOBES
29. Alexis or C. Aubrey : SMITH
31. Indian currency : RUPEE
32. Word for comparisons : THAN
33. Omar Sharif, for one : ARAB
37. "I never do swing ___": Dickens : ACAT
38. Active; busy : DOING
39. Crimson foe : YALE
40. Defrost : MELT
41. Arm bone : ULNA
42. Lofty retreat : AERIE
43. Kind of bird or show : EARLY
45. Black-ink entries : ASSETS
46. Evangeline's turf : ACADIA
49. Alphonse, to Gaston : AMI
50. Hollywood pair of yore : BOGARTANDBACALL
57. European monarch : OLAV
58. "Oh, ___ from Alabama . . . " : ICOME
59. Sills's specialty : ARIA
60. Hindu goddess : DEVI
61. What a waiter waits for : ORDER
62. British actor Oliver : REED
63. Norman seasons : ETES
64. Store signs : NEONS
65. Photography pioneer Edwin : LAND
Down
1. Catch flies : SHAG
2. Syrian city : HAMA
3. Demented whaler : AHAB
4. Actress Arlene : DAHL
5. Scrawny creatures : SCRAGS
6. Gray-white mineral : TRONA
7. New Year's word : AULD
8. Hew yews : FELL
9. Awash : FLOODING
10. Actor from Wellsville, N.Y.: 1885–1969 : GABBYHAYES
11. Subtle stimuli : AURAE
12. Like a martinet : STERN
13. Small lakes : PONDS
21. Sword of a sort : EPEE
22. Saw of a sort : MOT
25. Thomas Hood's "Eugene ___" : ARAM
26. Fascist title : DUCE
27. Girasol : OPAL
28. Oscar winner: 1935, 1938 : BETTEDAVIS
29. Polished : SHINY
30. "Give a ___ horse he can ride" : MANA
32. Levy : TOLL
34. Like some birds : RARE
35. Landed : ALIT
36. Apiary inmates : BEES
38. Length : DURATION
42. Land mass beyond the date line : ASIA
44. Mixture that is mostly nitrogen : AIR
45. Nightclub spotlights : AMBERS
46. Home : ABODE
47. English humanist : COLET
48. Century plant : AGAVE
49. Account execs : ADMEN
51. Realty unit : ACRE
52. Knot, in Napoli : NODO
53. Former Speaker Albert : CARL
54. Neighborhood : AREA
55. Legal claim : LIEN
56. He was Shane : LADD

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

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