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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1977

Author:
Rickert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rickert has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,342

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Across
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Goalie Glenn : HALL
5
Conceals : VEILS
10
King beaters : ACES
14
Woodwind : OBOE
15
Lincoln's late cousin : EDSEL
16
Goalie's stop : SAVE
17
Eroded : WORN
18
Castle in an 1894 novel : ZENDA
19
Work with wool : KNIT
20
Finale : END
21
Cue : HINT
22
Pilfers : STEALS
24
Trestles, e.g. : SPANS
26
White beet : CHARD
27
Where the "Silver Seven" skated : OTTAWA
29
Burdick-Wheeler novel : FAILSAFE
32
Setting for betting : TRACK
33
Move furtively : SLINK
34
Machine part : CAM
35
Aquarium item : TANK
36
Placed in a hoisting device : SLUNG
37
Tulip's origin : BULB
38
Word with can or slick : OIL
39
Raise the spirits : ELATE
40
Expire, as a policy : LAPSE
41
Star-shaped : STELLATE
43
Far from fidgety : POISED
44
Hounds' sounds : YELPS
45
Fisk guards it : PLATE
46
The proletariat : MASSES
48
Ladd or Arkin : ALAN
49
Gilbert of hockey fame : ROD
52
Circle parts : ARCS
53
White House designer : HOBAN
55
Factor in a hockey game : TIME
56
Move sideways : SLUE
57
Sputnik's path : ORBIT
58
Fishing need, at times : REEL
59
"Hit the sauce" : TOPE
60
Type of mark : TRADE
61
Serf of yore : ESNE
Down
1
Gordie of hockey fame : HOWE
2
___ marché (cheap) : ABON
3
N.H.L. team goal : LORDSTANLEYSCUP
4
Author Deighton : LEN
5
Goalie's trophy : VEZINA
6
British noble family : EDENS
7
"Money ___ everything" : ISNT
8
Was ahead : LED
9
Hockey no-no : SLASHING
10
Interrogators : ASKERS
11
North American hockey tournament : CANADACUPSERIES
12
Wicked : EVIL
13
Collections : SETS
21
Eagle's relative : HAWK
23
Lecture : TALK
25
Word with ice or six : PACK
26
Ship of the "yellow stain" : CAINE
27
H.R.E. rulers : OTTOS
28
Characteristic : TRAIT
29
Grooved or ridged pleat : FLUTE
30
"Beware of ___ prophets": Matt. 7:15 : FALSE
31
Set into : EMBED
33
Abbie's companion in comics : SLATS
36
Paul Newman movie: 1977 : SLAPSHOT
37
Lure for a ling : BAIT
39
La fille : ELLE
40
Bank transaction : LOAN
42
Renter : LESSEE
43
Goalie Jacques : PLANTE
45
Tartan : PLAID
46
Part of a junk : MAST
47
Guthrie : ARLO
48
Eban : ABBA
50
Prophecy : OMEN
51
Take out : DELE
54
Defenseman Bobby : ORR
55
Three, in Italy : TRE

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

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