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Chet Currier
Chet Currier

New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 1977

Author:
Chet Currier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { H J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Chet Currier has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 64-Down is as in original, but U.S.A. is actually a trilogy of novels.

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R
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D
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G
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A
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L
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V
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D
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C
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R
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E
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G
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O
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M
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F
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M
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F
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C
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A
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B
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U
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B
B
O
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Q
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U
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E
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R
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U
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T
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A
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L
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B
U
Q
U
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R
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U
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E
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T
R
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F
O
U
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G
R
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S
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A
P
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E
N
D
O
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W
E
A
R
© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,062

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Across
1
Like the Gobi : ARID
5
"___ match?" : GOTA
9
Opposite of arr. : LVE
12
Church councils : SYNODS
15
Pluvious event : RAIN
16
Healer at Valhalla : EIR
17
Solitary : SEQUESTERED
19
___-Magnon : CRO
20
Shadows : UMBRAE
21
Haley best seller : ROOTS
23
Musical aptitude : EAR
24
Bizarre : GROTESQUE
27
"___ Solemnis" : MISSA
29
Salamander : NEWT
30
Prefix for arctic or eater : ANT
31
Least perilous : SAFEST
35
Verse unit : IAMB
39
Matrimonial oaths : IDOS
41
To celebrate, in Paris : FETER
42
Opera unit : ARIA
43
Nap site, often : SOFA
44
___-toe : TICTAC
46
Heavyweight name : ALI
47
Whistle stop : BURG
49
Cloister official : ABBOT
51
Furniture style : QUEENANNE
56
Kind of deer : ROE
57
Consumers : USERS
58
Chemical compounds : ESTERS
60
Royal pronoun : OUR
61
City on the Rio Grande : ALBUQUERQUE
66
Prefix with pod or motor : TRI
67
Polo team : FOUR
68
Plump bird : GROUSE
69
Mimic : APE
70
Inner: Prefix : ENDO
71
Result of use : WEAR
Down
1
Obstinate one : ASS
2
N.Y.C. suburb : RYE
3
Seeking : INQUESTOF
4
Russian councils : DOUMAS
5
Feminist Germaine : GREER
6
Kind of lock or fish : OAR
7
Office garment : TIE
8
Jackson or Johnson : ANDREW
9
"___ d'Or" : LECOQ
10
Objets d'art : VIRTU
11
Ragged-edged : EROSE
13
Actress Paget et al. : DEBRAS
14
Russian unit: Abbr. : SSR
18
Attachment : TAG
22
Ancient Roman port : OSTIA
25
Beginning : ONSET
26
Four: Prefix : TETRA
27
But, in Brest : MAIS
28
Eastern prefix : INDO
32
Broadcasting org. : AFTRA
33
Pretend : FEIGN
34
Common abbr. : ETC
36
Ballet pose : ARABESQUE
37
Grain sorghum : MILO
38
Trap essential : BAIT
40
Duel tool : SABER
45
Life decision : CAREER
48
Warning word : UNSAFE
50
Beg's follower : BORROW
51
Designated amount : QUOTA
52
Appropriate : USURP
53
Haunting : EERIE
54
Kind of surgeon : NEURO
55
Abbr. for gentry : ESQ
59
Pull : TUG
62
Chaney : LON
63
Gemma : BUD
64
Dos Passos novel : USA
65
Suffix for profit or auction : EER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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