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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1977

Author: Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,042
Across Down
1. Zodiac sign : CRAB
5. Personnel : STAFF
10. Spanish lady : DONA
14. Fat, in medicine : LIPA
15. Strong beam : LASER
16. Arabian potentate : EMIR
17. Matterhorn site : ALPS
18. Cider : APPLEJUICE
20. Potpourri : MELANGE
22. Electra's brother : ORESTES
23. Hebrew judge : ELI
24. Tendon : SINEW
26. Abbr. on a roll-call sheet : ABS
28. Daft : BATTY
30. Examination, in Italy : ESAME
35. Set at ease : REASSURE
37. Garment pattern : SLOPER
38. Sullen : GLUM
39. Mideast country : SYRIA
41. Capable of : UPTO
42. Mysterious : OCCULT
44. Cuba, Jamaica, etc. : ANTILLES
46. Greek letter : THETA
47. Bucephalus, for one : STEED
48. Bard's word : ERE
49. Wing feather : REMEX
51. Grampus : ORC
53. Know-it-all : WISEGUY
57. Sailor's compass : PELORUS
61. Verdant shade : APPLEGREEN
63. Ponder : MULL
64. In statu quo : ASIS
65. First month, in Mexico : ENERO
66. Madame Bovary : EMMA
67. Last Supper portrayal : CENA
68. Bath or Epsom : SALTS
69. Trainer's command : OBEY
1. Kind of bake : CLAM
2. Provoke : RILE
3. Hokum : APPLESAUCE
4. Kind of metabolism : BASAL
5. Dross : SLAG
6. Gobelin item : TAPESTRY
7. Snake : ASP
8. Serious offense : FELONY
9. Monk, in Paris : FRERE
10. ___ ex machina : DEUS
11. Leave out : OMIT
12. Medit. resort : NICE
13. Greek god : ARES
19. Good housemaid, e.g. : JEWEL
21. His ___ : NIBS
25. Rehash : ITERATE
26. Patois : ARGOT
27. Eject violently : BELCH
29. Neighbor of Ger. : AUST
31. Certain food : SOUL
32. Kind of pie : APPLECRUMB
33. Its favorite word is "Violation" : METER
34. Jagged : EROSE
36. Pornography : SMUT
37. Gorge : SATE
40. Lacking skill : INEXPERT
43. Like some basses' mouths : LARGE
45. Golden calf : IDOL
47. Fig variety : SMYRNA
50. Old-time bravos : EUGES
52. Montague's problem child : ROMEO
53. W.W. II girl : WAAC
54. Latin pronoun : IPSE
55. Relate, as a yarn : SPIN
56. Lohengrin's wife : ELSA
58. Son of Seth : ENOS
59. Elm, in Berlin : ULME
60. Wow an audience : SLAY
62. Moray : EEL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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