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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1977

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,058
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1. "Where there's a ___ . . . " : WILL
5. Swimmer's hazard : CRAMP
10. Area of Istanbul : PERA
14. Words of comprehension : ISEE
15. Skater Sonja : HENIE
16. Classroom event : EXAM
17. Infirmity, forgetfulness, etc. : SIGNSOFSENILITY
20. Curve : ESS
21. Devout : PIOUS
22. I.O.U.'s, etc. : NOTES
23. Bitter: Prefix : PICR
24. At the age of: Abbr. : AET
25. Traditional send-off : RETIREMENTPARTY
33. Overjoy : ELATE
34. Give up : QUIT
35. Prior to : ERE
36. Atlantic or Sioux : CITY
37. Woodland deities : FAUNS
39. Mexican drink : AGUA
40. Douay Bible name : AZA
41. Hindu garb : SARI
42. Nautical call : AVAST
43. Gold watches for departing war-horses : PARTINGPRESENTS
47. Printer's measures : ENS
48. Fraternal ones : ELKS
49. Wide open : AGAPE
52. Political bone : ISSUE
54. Greek letter : TAU
57. Speech of a sort : FAREWELLADDRESS
60. Egyptian singing girl : ALME
61. U.S. painter : PEALE
62. End in ___ (draw) : ATIE
63. Beams : RAYS
64. Elias and Julia Ward : HOWES
65. Go one's way : WEND
1. ___ up (catch on) : WISE
2. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
3. Gangster Diamond : LEGS
4. Writer Deighton : LEN
5. Option : CHOICE
6. Politician's promise : REFORM
7. Korean apricot : ANSU
8. ___ van der Rohe : MIES
9. State or play : PEN
10. Relative of jai alai : PELOTA
11. Theater-door sign : EXIT
12. Value : RATE
13. Poet Lowell et al. : AMYS
18. Skyline component : SPIRE
19. Clumsy : INEPT
23. Compassion : PITY
24. Monkshood : ATIS
25. Sum up : RECAP
26. Miss Doolittle : ELIZA
27. Soviet republic : TATAR
28. Fit out : EQUIP
29. Type of buoy : NUN
30. Lear's daughter : REGAN
31. Kind of fund : TRUST
32. Irish poet : YEATS
37. Devotees : FANS
38. S.A. nation : ARG
39. Relatives of sts. : AVES
41. Tendon : SINEW
42. Used the information desk : ASKED
44. Tents : TEPEES
45. Business deal : RESALE
46. Avoids : ELUDES
49. At a distance : AFAR
50. Type of occasion : GALA
51. Coxey's, for one : ARMY
52. Intestine: Prefix : ILEO
53. Side dish : SLAW
54. French head : TETE
55. "It's ___ to tell . . . " : ASIN
56. Secondhand : USED
58. N.T. book : EPH
59. Kind of deal : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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