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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1977

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,364
Across
1. Hit sign : SRO
4. Parisian recreation areas : PARCS
9. Took in a show : SAW
12. City vehicle : CAB
13. Visigoth king who sacked Rome : ALARIC
15. "And ___ bed" : SOTO
16. Swiss canton : URI
17. Belvedere : GAZEBO
18. Roman statesman : CATO
19. Seesawed : TEETERED
21. "A ___ Line" : CHORUS
23. L.A. athlete : RAM
24. Group of eight singers : OCTET
26. Ormandy and O'Neill : EUGENES
30. Correspondence : LETTERS
34. Driving hazard : SLEET
35. Brainstorm : IDEA
37. Rugged vehicle : JEEP
38. Two years in the House : TERM
39. Chilean concert pianist : ARRAU
40. Caen's river : ORNE
41. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
42. Balance : REST
43. Circus barker's pitch : SPIEL
44. Understudy : STANDIN
46. Most uninteresting : STALEST
48. That is: Lat. : IDEST
50. Finial : EPI
51. "___ Boulevard," Swanson film : SUNSET
54. "___ Family" : ALLINTHE
59. Jacob's wife : LEAH
60. Hot item : TAMALE
62. Play's potential : RUN
63. Late Queen of Jordan : ALIA
64. Famed fashion photographer : AVEDON
65. Pulitzer winner, "The ___ Maid": 1935 : OLD
66. Film producer Brooks : MEL
67. Sir Anthony's family : EDENS
68. "___ Kapital" : DAS
Down
1. Rabbit's tail : SCUT
2. Exceptional : RARE
3. Theater award : OBIE
4. Theatrical spectacle : PAGEANT
5. Sudden fear: Fr. : ALARME
6. Demolish : RAZE
7. Set of beliefs : CREDO
8. Kinsman : SIB
9. Fly high : SOAR
10. Aleutian island : ATTU
11. Emulates Romeo : WOOS
14. "The Typewriter" playwright : COCTEAU
15. Ragtime composer : SCOTTJOPLIN
20. Work by 15 Down : TREEMONISHA
22. All ___ up (excited) : HET
25. Ground grippers : CLEATS
26. Creator of the Moffats : ESTES
27. Suffix for fraud : ULENT
28. Frey's consort : GERDA
29. Vamps : SIRENS
31. Weird : EERIE
32. Clair and Descartes : RENES
33. Species of wheat : SPELT
36. Faustus and Kildare : DRS
39. Short solo : ARIETTA
43. Homo ___ : SAPIENS
45. H.S.T. follower : DDE
47. Play the informer : TELLON
49. Used Petruchio's methods : TAMED
51. Grand or little coup : SLAM
52. African river : UELE
53. Word with polish or file : NAIL
55. Fill the hull : LADE
56. ___ the boards (acted) : TROD
57. Luau dance : HULA
58. Concludes : ENDS
61. Hail! : AVE

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

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