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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1977

Author: Virginia Butler
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,050
Across Down
1. Well-groomed : SLEEK
6. Failures : DUDS
10. ___ en scène : MISE
14. Opera-box wear : TIARA
15. Govt. agency : USIA
16. This, in Spain : ESTA
17. Anchor position : ATRIP
18. Eve or present : CHRISTMAS
20. Implores : BESEECHES
22. Hot under the collar : IRATE
23. Large dormouse : LOIR
24. Leon Uris book : EXODUS
25. Henny Youngman's prop : VIOLIN
28. Doer: Suffix : IST
29. Op-ed page feature : COLUMN
30. Fine wool : CASHMERE
35. Kind of indigestion : ACUTE
36. Family member : SON
37. Fern cluster : SORUS
38. Jam and bull : SESSIONS
40. Overbearing one : TYRANT
41. Lark or scraper : SKY
42. Beasts of burden : CAMELS
43. Taste : PALATE
47. Counterpart of nuts : SOUP
48. Type size : AGATE
49. Crake or sora, e.g. : MARSHBIRD
54. Stage prop : PAPERMOON
56. "It's do ___" : ORDIE
57. Tel ___ : AVIV
58. Bulwer-Lytton girl : IONE
59. Relative : NIECE
60. ___-majesty : LESE
61. European river : ODER
62. Certain votes : YESES
1. Brief effort : STAB
2. Rock: Suffix : LITE
3. "I'm all ___" : EARS
4. Penna. port : ERIE
5. Choir director : KAPELLMEISTER
6. Musician Peter : DUCHIN
7. Wedding helper : USHER
8. Board members: Abbr. : DIRS
9. Monkey : SAI
10. Paris transit : METRO
11. "That he ___, 'tis true" : ISMAD
12. In ___ quo : STATU
13. Loosens : EASES
19. Beethoven's Pastoral : SIXTHSYMPHONY
21. ___ a phrase : COIN
24. Curve : ESS
25. Sotto ___ : VOCE
26. Son of Tros : ILUS
27. Inning trio : OUTS
28. Fleming : IAN
29. Instance, in France : CAS
30. Lettuce : COS
31. Relative of "To be continued" : MORE
32. Of a time period : ERAL
33. Home and end : RUNS
34. Superlative suffix : EST
36. Ship-plank's curve : SNY
39. Greek weight : OKE
40. Greek letters : TAUS
42. Place for a naughty pupil : CORNER
43. ___ States : PAPAL
44. Century plant : AGAVE
45. ___ lazuli : LAPIS
46. "The stag ___ . . . " : ATEVE
47. River to the Rhone : SAONE
49. Disposition : MOOD
50. Soft cheese : BRIE
51. Caesar's time : IDES
52. Kind of pudding : RICE
53. Ruby and Sandra : DEES
55. My, in Naples : MIO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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