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New York Times, Saturday, March 19, 1977

Author: Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Hallie & Gerald Parsons have 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,080
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1. Chastises : SPANKS
7. What Hamlet called for : TABLES
13. Flower : ANEMONE
14. Preconceives : IDEATES
16. Title one rank above knight : BARONET
17. Earthly : MUNDANE
18. Goddess of harvests : OPS
19. Fit for human consumption : EATABLE
21. Staff : MAN
22. Well versed in : UPON
24. Social event : DEBUT
25. Spanish whistle : PITO
26. Mortise's partner : TENON
28. Soft cattlehide leather : ELK
29. Blood ___ : DONOR
30. Badger's cousin : RATEL
32. King's words in a musical : ETCETERA
34. Terrible Russian : IVAN
36. Eurasian range : URAL
37. Signs of spring : CROCUSES
41. Avoid by stratagem : ELUDE
44. "___ mud in your eye!" : HERES
45. Vestment : ALB
47. ___ facias (legal writ) : SCIRE
49. Kin of Ph.D.'s : EDDS
50. Night lights : STARS
52. ___ Sea, Arctic Ocean arm : KARA
53. Keats product : ODE
54. Solidify : CONGEAL
56. Bell and Kettle : MAS
57. Cotton cloth : PERCALE
59. Large snail : ABALONE
61. Praises : SALUTES
62. Extra helping : SECONDS
63. Hosiery : NYLONS
64. Stair parts : TREADS
1. Red fish : SNAPPER
2. ___ non grata : PERSONA
3. I love: Lat. : AMO
4. Zero : NONE
5. Work dough : KNEAD
6. Long seat : SETTEE
7. Any faraway place : TIMBUKTU
8. Mature : ADULT
9. Nota ___ : BENE
10. Stripling : LAD
11. Open-mesh fabric : ETAMINE
12. Capitol fellow : SENATOR
13. Approximately : ABOUT
15. Spanish spouse : SENORA
20. Competent : ABLE
23. Announcements : NOTICES
25. Kind of supper : POTLUCK
27. Birthmark : NEVUS
29. Apportions : DEALS
31. ___ Vegas : LAS
33. Flesh: Comb. form : CRE
35. Spick-and-span state : NEATNESS
37. Pyramid builder : CHEOPS
38. Hewlett Johnson's epithet : REDDEAN
39. Hospital worker : ORDERLY
40. Lava : SLAG
42. Joe Morgan's milieu : DIAMOND
43. Income source for Junior : ERRANDS
46. Turkey portion : BREAST
48. Alleviates : EASES
50. Razor clam : SOLEN
51. Fencing sword : SABER
54. Roman statesman : CATO
55. Chantilly : LACE
58. ___-de-sac : CUL
60. Mauna ___ : LOA

Answer summary: 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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