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

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