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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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K
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L
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K
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R
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W
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,073
Across
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
Down
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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