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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
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,063
Across
1. Cordon bleu : COOK
5. Guevara : CHE
8. In medias ___ : RES
11. Qualified : ABLE
12. Sighing sound : SOUGH
14. Take effect : TELL
15. Slay : DOIN
16. Top scout : EAGLE
17. Bell town : ATRI
18. Last stage of some lives : SECONDCHILDHOOD
21. Gormandize : EAT
22. From Brest to Baku : EUROPE
23. 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
1. 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
13. Offenbach's "La Belle ___" : HELENE
14. Wild goat : TAHR
19. Headland : NESS
20. Met mezzo-soprano : DUNN
23. Warp yarn : ABB
24. Road sign : SLO
25. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
26. Spar's org. : USCG
27. Oscar's roommate : FELIX
28. Tsar's name : IVAN
31. "When ___ eat?" : DOWE
32. Work group : TEAM
36. Estuary : RIA
37. Hostelry : INN
38. Sigma : ESS
40. Costa ___ : RICA
41. Dense : OBTUSE
42. Kind of knot : GRANNY
43. Small equine : PONY
44. Chilean city : OSORNO
45. Fourth-year collegian : SENIOR
46. Coat part : SLEEVE
50. Serf : ESNE
51. Refine : SMELT
53. Occasion : TIME
54. "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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