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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1977

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,362
Across Down
1. Pierre's apéritif stop : CAFE
5. One of the Gabors : MAGDA
10. Picket line troublemaker : SCAB
14. Have ___ to grind : ANAX
15. Stoppage, in Lyon : ARRET
16. Decorated metalware : TOLE
17. Apple-cheeked person : PICTUREOFHEALTH
20. Raining icy particles : SLEETING
21. Shallow sound : LAGOON
22. Yugoslav river : DRINA
23. Inhibit : DETER
24. Hopeless : FUTILE
26. Wendy's friend : PETERPAN
29. " . . . who lived in ___ . . . " : ASHOE
30. Airplane section : CABIN
31. Cry's partner : HUE
32. Sorry one : RUER
33. Baby's ailment : COLIC
34. Aborigine of southern India : TODA
35. Coat, apple or fellow : MAC
36. "Cape Martin" painter : MONET
37. ___ Mongolia : OUTER
38. Collide with : SLAMINTO
40. Copy blocks set without a break : RUNONS
41. Having a dull finish, as paper : MATTE
42. "In ___ we learn": Herbert : DOING
43. First game : OPENER
45. Fused : SOLDERED
48. James classic, with "The" : PORTRAITOFALADY
50. Russian sea : ARAL
51. Biscuit : SCONE
52. Grandiose : EPIC
53. ___-majesté : LESE
54. Performs in the office pool : TYPES
55. Syngman of Korea : RHEE
1. Jockey's wardrobe items : CAPS
2. Blue dye : ANIL
3. Made a TV appearance : FACEDTHECAMERAS
4. Kind of paint : EXTERIOR
5. Part of U.S.M.C. : MARINE
6. Battleground : ARENA
7. Rum and water : GROG
8. ABC followers : DEF
9. Like Bruce Jenner : ATHLETIC
10. Veteran : STAGER
11. Snapshot of a sort : COLORPHOTOGRAPH
12. Choir member : ALTO
13. Writer Aphra ___ : BEHN
18. Serviceable : UTILE
19. Consumed : EATEN
23. Charge against an account : DEBIT
24. "Animal" and "Sunnybrook" : FARMS
25. Normal : USUAL
26. Primitive: Comb. form : PALEO
27. He wrote "The Orators": 1932 : AUDEN
28. Approaches : NEARS
30. Italian nobleman : CONTE
33. Compare : CONTRAST
34. Sandhog : TUNNELER
36. Kind of box or joint : MITER
37. Ramée's pen name : OUIDA
39. Cloak : MANTLE
40. Pocahontas's in-laws : ROLFES
42. Fictional outlaw : DOONE
43. Jewel of a girl : OPAL
44. Study intently : PORE
45. Wire word : STOP
46. Singer Adams : EDIE
47. Scottish portrait painter : DYCE
49. Glazed : ICY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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