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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1977

Author:
Terry Healy
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,056
Across
1. Leave hurriedly : SKIP
5. Iron hook : GAFF
9. Like the Rock of Ages : CLEFT
14. Ruin : UNDO
15. Mine, in Metz : AMOI
16. Cliff dwelling : AERIE
17. U.S. President : POLK
18. Ericson : LEIF
19. Unreligious one : PAGAN
20. Adds chips : SWEETENSTHEPOT
23. Also ___ : RAN
24. Article : THE
25. Jonathan or Tom : SWIFT
28. U.S. agency : CIA
30. More, in Madrid : MAS
33. Weight unit : CARAT
34. Quitter's request : DEALMEOUT
37. Cold ___ : ASICE
38. Stray : ERR
39. Dodge : ELUDE
40. Kind of pitch : UNDERHAND
42. Fasten again : RETIE
43. J.F.K.'s 109, etc. : PTS
44. Turf : SOD
45. Blood of the gods : ICHOR
46. Sash : OBI
48. Put-on : ACT
49. Tempting holding : INSIDESTRAIGHT
57. Intestinal : ILEAC
58. Astringent : ALUM
59. Nonpareil : ONER
60. Enjoy the rink : SKATE
61. ___'clock scholar : TENO
62. Reputation : NAME
63. Paired : MATED
64. North or movie : STAR
65. Support : STAY
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1. Eats : SUPS
2. Word with how or ledge : KNOW
3. Useless : IDLE
4. Communication barrier : POKERFACE
5. Early doctor : GALEN
6. Final word : AMEN
7. Force upon : FOIST
8. Critical deal at stud, often : FIFTHCARD
9. Cod, e.g. : CAPE
10. Bound : LEAP
11. Consequently : ERGO
12. Decree : FIAT
13. Jack's inferior : TEN
21. Rags : TATTERS
22. Adolf's greeting : HEIL
25. Diving duck : SCAUP
26. "It ___ my fault" : WASNT
27. Perennial plants : IRIDS
29. Vespucci's claim to fame : AMERICA
30. Word with loud or trench : MOUTH
31. TV part : AUDIO
32. Guide : STEER
34. Spongers : DEADBEATS
35. Ocean bird : ERN
36. Primaries, e.g. : ELECTIONS
41. Robin or Red Riding : HOOD
47. ___ of Langerhans : ISLET
48. Jousting wear : ARMOR
49. Miss Chase : ILKA
50. Trim : NEAT
51. Overfill : SATE
52. Frosted : ICED
53. Game fish : TUNA
54. Insect : GNAT
55. Blood: Prefix : HEMA
56. Card : TREY
57. Doctrine : ISM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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