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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1977

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q U V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,344
Across
1. Use Howe's machine : SEW
4. Bind, as a sprain : STRAP
9. Once, once : ERST
13. Air: Comb. form : ATMO
14. Action center : ARENA
15. Tardy : LATE
16. Café ___ (black coffee) : NOIR
17. Katmandu's kingdom : NEPAL
18. Jewish month : ADAR
19. Strive to meet a deadline : WORKAGAINSTTIME
22. Antarctic cape : ADARE
23. Genes acid : DNA
24. Cleans a pipe : REAMS
25. Part of a turbine : ROTOR
26. Estonia, to Estonians : EESTI
28. Sri Lanka export : TEA
29. Prefix with classic or Latin : NEO
30. Fort ___, in California : ORD
31. Surmise : INFER
33. Periodical, for short : MAG
35. Welcoming flowers : LEI
36. Out of date : PASSE
38. Bridle part : BIT
40. Part of the P.O. network : RLO
43. Socko! : BAM
44. Coupe's cousin : SEDAN
46. Calchas and Mopsus : SEERS
48. Shaped unevenly : EROSE
50. Emulate De Niro : ACT
51. Like Ida or Sue : SWEET
52. Toils or moils : WORKSLIKEAHORSE
55. Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
56. Better : AMEND
57. Holy Communion, e.g. : RITE
58. Musical pause : REST
59. U.S. artist and telegraphy pioneer : MORSE
60. Ship, synecdochically : KEEL
61. Noble name of Ferrara : ESTE
62. French handles : ANSES
63. Graduating class: Abbr. : SRS
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1. ___ ceremony (demanded formality) : STOODON
2. Arabian commander's jurisdiction : EMIRATE
3. Ateliers : WORKROOMS
4. Warbled : SANG
5. Person on a vintner's payroll : TREADER
6. Complained : REPINED
7. Pineapple : ANANAS
8. Chums : PALS
9. Gladden the heart : ELATE
10. Diffuse : RADIATE
11. Speech defect : STAMMER
12. Singer Brewer : TERESA
13. Sadat : ANWAR
20. See 13 Across : AER
21. Threefold : TRINE
27. Joust : TILT
30. Molding : OGEE
32. Pyrotechnist's products : FIREWORKS
34. Jennies : ASSES
36. Releases conditionally : PAROLES
37. Casanova : AMORIST
38. Angels on Broadway : BACKERS
39. Vehement : INTENSE
41. Less trustful : LEERIER
42. Tragedy by Euripides : ORESTES
43. "Take care!" : BEWARE
45. Indwelling power or spirit : DAIMON
46. Quiet! : SSH
47. Type of band or wool : STEEL
49. Relative of a batfish : SKATE
53. User of a prayer wheel : LAMA
54. Hot-day quaffs : ADES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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