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New York Times, Saturday, February 12, 1977

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,045
Across Down
1. Footless creatures : APODES
7. Explorer Vasco : DAGAMA
13. Capital of Malta : VALETTA
15. Movie-serial installment : EPISODE
17. Place often revisited : OLDNEIGHBORHOOD
19. Mickey's creator : WALT
20. Labor org. : CIO
21. Creator of Tristram Shandy : STERNE
22. War area for Ike : ETO
23. Japanese zither : KOTO
25. Line of joining : SEAM
26. Resound, for short : REVERB
29. Medico : DOC
31. Creek : RIA
32. Girl's name : DELIA
33. Absent with leave : ONAPASS
36. Offerings at Shea : BALLGAMES
38. Gulp down : SWALLOW
40. Glacial ridge : ESKER
43. Home brew : TEA
44. Health mecca : SPA
45. Aided with money : LOANED
47. Farm measure : ACRE
49. Missiles for ham actors : EGGS
51. ___ Nippon (Japan) : DAI
52. Like the cross in a hymn : RUGGED
55. Cry of delight : OOH
56. Balmy : MILD
57. Enjoys a wild street game : PLAYSRINGALEVIO
60. U.S. admiral of 1898 : SAMPSON
61. Kind of cat or twin : SIAMESE
62. Record again : RETAPE
63. Perches on : ROOSTS
1. Solemn promiser : AVOWER
2. Tested by taste : PALATED
3. Childhood flame : OLDLOVE
4. Car mar : DENT
5. Hot time in Paris : ETE
6. Street batting games : STICKBALLS
7. Coming-out girl : DEB
8. Military addresses : APOS
9. Encircled : GIRT
10. Residue : ASHES
11. Ones tying up boats : MOORERS
12. Shelley's name for Keats : ADONAIS
14. Money-exchange premium : AGIO
16. Watery plant swelling : EDEMA
18. A-la-cart lunch place : HOTDOGWAGON
24. O'Neill's daughter : OONA
27. Island in palindrome : ELBA
28. 100 dinars in Iran : RIAL
30. Fine coat cloth : CAMELSHAIR
34. Mexican money : PESO
35. "___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
37. Trot loosely : LOPE
38. Nonclerical : SECULAR
39. Sham battle : WARGAME
41. Salad plants : ENDIVES
42. Objective one : REALIST
43. Boat covers : TARPS
46. Monkeyshines : DIDOES
48. Fellaheen country : EGYPT
50. Biblical ruler and namesakes : GOGS
53. She, in Rome : ESSA
54. Mail or gum : DROP
56. Office note : MEMO
58. Chemical suffix : INE
59. Asian native : LAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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