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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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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,062

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Students & seniors
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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