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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 1977

Author:
George Raventos
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
George Raventos has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,063

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Across
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Cordon bleu : COOK
5
Guevara : CHE
8
In medias ___ : RES
11
Qualified : ABLE
12
Sighing sound : SOUGH
14
Take effect : TELL
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Slay : DOIN
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Top scout : EAGLE
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Bell town : ATRI
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Last stage of some lives : SECONDCHILDHOOD
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Gormandize : EAT
22
From Brest to Baku : EUROPE
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As dry ___ : ASDUST
27
Twain boy : FINN
29
___ Alamos : LOS
30
Happy happening in some lives : BLESSEDEVENT
33
Autumn pear : BOSC
34
Italian's "Look out!" : OLA
35
Dunkirk's lake : ERIE
39
Part of most lives : GROWINGPAINS
44
C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
47
Alpine goat : IBEX
48
Antony's audience : ROMANS
49
Choose : SELECT
51
___ Remo : SAN
52
Later part of a life : ONESAUTUMNYEARS
59
Nothing, in France : RIEN
60
"Irresistibelle" : SIREN
61
Veridical : TRUE
62
Nine, in Napoli : NOVE
63
"Our Town" girl : EMILY
64
Roofing material : TILE
65
Pay dirt : ORE
66
Part of i.e. : EST
67
Garden spot : EDEN
Down
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Rude chaps : CADS
2
Woodwind : OBOE
3
Suffix in names of acids : OLIC
4
Monte Carlo game : KENO
5
Work in concert : COACT
6
Downs or Herbert : HUGH
7
"___ e salvo!" (Verdi aria) : EGLI
8
Get new equipment : RETOOL
9
Name for a cheap cigar : ELROPO
10
Glissades : SLIDES
12
Quiet : SEDATE
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Offenbach's "La Belle ___" : HELENE
14
Wild goat : TAHR
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Headland : NESS
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Met mezzo-soprano : DUNN
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Warp yarn : ABB
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Road sign : SLO
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Spar's org. : USCG
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Oscar's roommate : FELIX
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Tsar's name : IVAN
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"When ___ eat?" : DOWE
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Work group : TEAM
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Estuary : RIA
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Hostelry : INN
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Sigma : ESS
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Costa ___ : RICA
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Dense : OBTUSE
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Kind of knot : GRANNY
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Small equine : PONY
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Chilean city : OSORNO
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Fourth-year collegian : SENIOR
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Coat part : SLEEVE
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Serf : ESNE
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Refine : SMELT
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Occasion : TIME
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"Trinity" author : URIS
55
Feminine suffix : ETTE
56
Jejune : ARID
57
Criterion : RULE
58
Witnessed : SEEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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