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New York Times, Saturday, December 31, 1977

Author: C. J. Angio
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,367
Across Down
1. Of grandparents : AVAL
5. Part-song : FALA
9. Lane : WAY
12. Soft leather : NAPA
13. Ancient rival of Babylonia : ELAM
14. It's often high : PLANE
16. "Whiffenpoof" singers : ELIS
17. "Mona ___" : LISA
18. First soprano to star in "Turandot": 1926 : RAISA
19. Potential sitter : AUNT
20. Carol subject : LITTLESTAR
22. Capital of Saskatchewan : REGINA
24. Brag : BOAST
25. Indira Gandhi's father : NEHRU
27. Boston U.'s terrier : MASCOT
31. Faux pas : GAFFE
34. Parisian's basic verb : ETRE
36. ___ Carrée (Louvre quadrangle) : COUR
37. Skunk cabbage or calla lily : AROID
38. Compass point : NNE
39. "___ on earth . . . " : PEACE
40. Author of "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
41. Night light : MOON
42. "Ring ___ new": Tennyson : INTHE
43. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
45. Home of the brave : TEPEE
47. Adjective for a fugue : TONAL
49. Bouquets that can't be thrown : AROMAS
53. How some face a new year : RESOLUTELY
57. Kismet : FATE
58. Like truth, at times : AWFUL
59. Namath & Co. : RAMS
60. "Pretty maids all in ___" : AROW
61. Turkey, ham, etc. : MEATS
62. "There ___ time like the present" : ISNO
63. Item delivered by an actor : LINE
64. Roman citadel : ARX
65. Egyptian solar deity : ATON
66. Lustful look : LEER
1. Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
2. Shopper's concern : VALUE
3. Rich Little's forte : APING
4. Inventory term : LASTINFIRSTOUT
5. Syrian peasant : FELLAH
6. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
7. Introductions cliché : LASTBUTNOTLEAST
8. Great baritone of Caruso's day : AMATO
9. " . . . who only stand and ___": Milton : WAIT
10. Looped handle : ANSA
11. "Happy New ___!" : YEAR
14. Cue, in group singing : PRESA
15. What Jaques called "second childishness" : LASTSCENEOFALL
21. Cloth of gold : LAME
23. Poverty : NEED
26. Where some are keen for keno : RENO
28. Put paint on : COAT
29. Setting for a precious stone : OUCH
30. Yuletide cynosure : TREE
31. Character in "Princess Ida" : GAMA
32. Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
33. Pâté de ___ gras : FOIE
35. Movie director Clair : RENE
39. Atlantic City attraction : PIER
41. Café card : MENU
44. Sounds like Donne's bell : TOLLS
46. Owner of the Mets : PAYSON
48. Central Roman rooms : ATRIA
50. Singer Osmond : MARIE
51. In harmony : ATONE
52. Ed Norton's bailiwick : SEWER
53. Hero of a Hindu epic : RAMA
54. Jug : EWER
55. Tunisian seaport : SFAX
56. Quartet that can't sing : LMNO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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