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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 1977

Author: Virginia Butler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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1. "And the Lord shall ___ Egypt": Isa. 19:22 : SMITE
6. It has a Minor but no Major : ASIA
10. Testing area : LAB
13. Miss Pinkham : LYDIA
14. Tear : RENT
15. Starring or cameo : ROLE
16. Contraction in common use : ARENT
17. Items in a military decoration : OAKLEAVES
19. Ear benders in the band : BASSDRUMS
21. Brother's child : NIECE
22. Blooming : ROSY
23. Finally : ATLAST
24. Modern Berber : HAMITE
27. "___ shall have music . . . " : SHE
28. City near Rock Island, Ill. : MOLINE
29. Protector : GUARDIAN
34. Novelist-critic Swinnerton : FRANK
35. ___ session : JAM
36. Poe's "___ in Paradise" : TOONE
37. A.D. 476–1000 : DARKAGES
39. Platinum-blonde star of yore : HARLOW
40. Styron's "Confessions of ___ Turner" : NAT
41. One of the Marianas : SAIPAN
42. "Tristram ___" : SHANDY
46. Place for a dance : BARN
47. Millionaire : NABOB
48. An order of rank : TOTEMPOLE
53. Formerly : ATONETIME
55. Little Lord Fauntleroy : ERROL
56. Bulls or Bullets : FIVE
57. Cupbearer before Ganymede : HEBE
58. Spanish boys : NINOS
59. Balzac's "___ Fille d'Eve" : UNE
60. Sir Anthony : EDEN
61. Pester : TEASE
1. Thick slice : SLAB
2. Breckinridge : MYRA
3. October 15, e.g. : IDES
4. Items in London supermarkets : TINS
5. "___ merry": Luke 12:19 : EATDRINKANDBE
6. Stir : AROUSE
7. Unpleasant : SEAMY
8. India and indelible : INKS
9. Expanse east of S.C. : ATL
10. "I ___ Parade" : LOVEA
11. Templeton and Guinness : ALECS
12. Plague : BESET
15. Hobo's transit system : RAIL
18. "That's ___" (recent film) : ENTERTAINMENT
20. Surf sound : ROTE
23. Triumphant cry : AHA
24. Rumanian folk dance : HORA
25. Winglike : ALAR
26. Sign of affluence : MINK
27. "Cogito, ergo ___": Descartes : SUM
28. Man-made: Abbr. : MFD
29. Range fuel : GAS
30. Village, African style : DORP
31. City in Kansas : IOLA
32. Shortly : ANON
33. Novel : NEW
35. Black : JET
38. Author Talese : GAY
39. Basset's quarry : HARE
41. Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
42. Awry, to a G.I. : SNAFU
43. ___ hand (humbly) : HATIN
44. Upstairs : ABOVE
45. Ninth hour, to a cleric : NONE
46. Frozen dessert : BOMBE
48. Fit to be ___ : TIED
49. ___-dieu : PRIE
50. Wine measure, in Trieste : ORNA
51. Lorelei Lee's creator : LOOS
52. Other : ELSE
54. Much-used article : THE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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