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New York Times, Friday, March 11, 1977

Author:
Sophie Fierman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sophie Fierman has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,072

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Across
1. Carry's partner : CASH
5. Scarlett's home : TARA
9. Conductor's wand : BATON
14. Unoccupied : IDLE
15. Ebro and Mayo : RIOS
16. Gladden : ELATE
17. Ultimatum : NOIFSANDSORBUTS
20. Native of Canea : CRETAN
21. Signet : SEAL
22. Sum up : TOT
23. Pronoun : HER
24. Austral. state : NSW
26. Very: Fr. : TRES
28. Confesses : ADMITS
30. Seize : TAKE
34. Consort of Ares : HARPINA
36. Coloring-book adjunct : CRAYON
38. Gave an ultimatum : LAIDITONTHELINE
40. Bayous : INLETS
41. Loan shark's activity : GOUGING
42. Paradise : EDEN
43. Mailer : NORMAN
44. Food fish : TUNA
47. Abbr. on a bill : AMT
48. Doctrine : ISM
51. Dunderhead : ASS
54. Part of Hamlet's query : TOBE
56. "___ laugh": Pinero : ITISTO
58. Ultimatum : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
61. Bay window : ORIEL
62. Prejudice : BIAS
63. Guthrie : ARLO
64. Kind of syrup : MAPLE
65. Family group : SEPT
66. ___-do-well : NEER
Down
1. Piece of cake : CINCH
2. Go wild over : ADORE
3. Craftier : SLIER
4. Bulk : HEFT
5. Communicates : TRANSMITS
6. One: Scot. : AIN
7. Fasces : RODS
8. Things of value : ASSETS
9. Uncle Miltie : BERLE
10. Vestment : ALB
11. Tense : TAUT
12. Preminger : OTTO
13. Raven's haven : NEST
18. Hole on the beach : SANDPIT
19. Gig item : OAR
25. Skid-row denizen : WINO
27. Iosif Dzhugashvili : STALIN
28. Zealous : ARDENT
29. Dance for two : TANGO
31. Hebrew letter : AYIN
32. King of cinema : KONG
33. Chemical suffix : ENE
34. Place for a glove : HAND
35. Wing: Fr. : AILE
36. Most familiar : CHUMMIEST
37. Boat race : REGATTA
38. Trygve of U.N. fame : LIE
39. African antelope : TORA
43. Bigwigs : NABOBS
45. Practical : UTILE
46. Negative : NOT
48. Rhone feeder : ISERE
49. Rural crossing : STILE
50. Engine : MOTOR
51. It's been split : ATOM
52. Teasdale : SARA
53. Ricochet : SKIP
55. Lake or Indian : ERIE
57. Pavlov : IVAN
59. Slippery one : EEL
60. Drink like a cat : LAP

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

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