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New York Times, Saturday, March 12, 1977

Author: John Prytz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
John Prytz has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,073
Across Down
1. Jumble : HASH
5. Exploits : FEATS
10. Tent part : FLAP
14. Helm position : ALEE
15. Incipience : ONSET
16. The best : AONE
17. Nebraska : CORNHUSKERSTATE
20. More eager : KEENER
21. Tooth layer : ENAMEL
22. Knacks : ARTS
24. Lively dance : REEL
25. Racket : BAT
28. Unit of noise : BEL
29. Greek letter : ETA
30. Unit system in physics : CGS
33. Zone : AREA
35. Nobleman : EARL
37. Rich peasant in Russia : KULAK
39. Colorado : CENTENNIALSTATE
42. Little round hill : KNOLL
43. Wholly: Prefix : TOTI
44. Dueling sword : EPEE
45. Juan or Mateo : SAN
46. Female sheep : EWE
48. Leghorn's largesse : EGG
50. Fast jet : SST
51. Enthusiastic : AVID
52. Avoid : SHUN
54. Horse, herb or color : SORREL
57. Garment worker : TAILOR
61. Illinois : THEINLANDEMPIRE
65. Furthers : AIDS
66. Gibson item : ONION
67. Fuel in Cork : PEAT
68. Rambler : ROSE
69. Loses freshness : WILTS
70. Type of log : YULE
1. Horse for hire : HACK
2. Liliaceous plant : ALOE
3. Parched : SERE
4. Reddish-orange dye : HENNA
5. Wilson's ___ Points : FOURTEEN
6. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
7. Invite : ASK
8. Golf equipment : TEE
9. Baker or Main : STREET
10. Deadly : FATAL
11. Soil type : LOAM
12. Poker stake : ANTE
13. Kind of rind : PEEL
18. Sort of wort : HERB
19. Sly guys : SNEAKS
23. Inclined : SLANTED
24. Narrates : RELATES
25. O.J. et al. : BACKS
26. Fight site : ARENA
27. Joining peg : TENON
30. Thunder peals : CLAPS
31. Winner at Saratoga : GATES
32. Type of shooting : SKEET
34. Expanse east of N.A. : ATL
36. Bravo or Grande : RIO
38. American Indian : UTE
40. Lucky number in dice : ELEVEN
41. Alleviates : LIGHTENS
47. Osier : WILLOW
49. Pacific island : GUAM
51. Come about : ARISE
53. Chilling : NIPPY
54. Magi guide : STAR
55. Buckeye State : OHIO
56. Baseball champs : REDS
58. Stead : LIEU
59. Unwritten : ORAL
60. Network, as of fibers : RETE
62. American cuckoo : ANI
63. Nothing : NIL
64. Ham's click : DOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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