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James A. Brussel
James A. Brussel

New York Times, Friday, March 18, 1977

Author:
James A. Brussel
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James A. Brussel has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,079
Across
1. Axillary : ALAR
5. Whales : CETES
10. Borders : HEMS
14. Faction : SIDE
15. Catkin : AMENT
16. Solemnly pledge : AVOW
17. "On your ___!" : TOES
18. Climbing plant : LIANA
19. Pineapple drink : PINA
20. Easy-payment scheme : INSTALLMENTPLAN
23. Do as told : OBEY
24. John or Bambi : DOE
25. N.Y.S.E. units : SHARES
28. Lose capacity for growth : STAGNATE
33. Prepared, as baking apples : CORED
34. Golfer Baugh : LAURA
35. Deferred-payment plan: Abbr. : COD
36. Olympian hawk : ARES
37. Repaired shoes : SOLED
38. Adjust a piano : TUNE
39. Operated : RAN
40. Hari and Hale : SPIES
41. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
42. Blinking devices on cars : FLASHERS
44. Rhythms : METERS
45. Adjective suffix : IAL
46. Rialto : MART
47. How 20 Across is redeemed : MONTHLYPAYMENTS
55. Dele : OMIT
56. Kind of oil from Africa : ISANO
57. Hard to find : RARE
58. Former : ONCE
59. Father of logarithms : NEPER
60. Balanced : EVEN
61. Row : TIER
62. Fescue : GRASS
63. Legal paper : DEED
Down
1. Italian wine center : ASTI
2. Leo : LION
3. Fruit drinks : ADES
4. Touches up old masters : RESTORES
5. Spanish streets : CALLES
6. "Our Town" girl : EMILY
7. Tigers or Cubs : TEAM
8. Nine: Prefix : ENNE
9. ___ & Poor's : STANDARD
10. Occur : HAPPEN
11. Sinful : EVIL
12. Leonardo lady : MONA
13. Symbol of grace : SWAN
21. In the crib : ABED
22. Pompey's mufti : TOGA
25. Ascot : SCARF
26. Hourly : HORAL
27. Hippodrome : ARENA
28. Kind of slip : SALES
29. Calendar abbr. : TUES
30. Keen : ACUTE
31. Paint tester : TONER
32. Idyllic retreats : EDENS
34. Dormouse : LOIR
37. Grammar-school subject : SPELLING
38. Ragged : TATTERED
40. Iranian chief : SHAH
41. Wave, for short : PERM
43. Child tender : SITTER
44. Beame, White et al. : MAYORS
46. Equine features : MANES
47. Debatable : MOOT
48. All: Comb. form : OMNI
49. Riviera resort : NICE
50. Belgian river : YSER
51. The Pope, in Rome : PAPA
52. Church section : NAVE
53. Corner : TREE
54. Dispatch : SEND

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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