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New York Times, Thursday, March 24, 1977

Author: Marie West
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,085
Across Down
1. Eve's mate : ADAM
5. Kind of agent : PRESS
10. Upright pole : MAST
14. Song for Sills : SOLO
15. Detecting device : RADAR
16. German hall : AULA
17. Rowing mate : SPARRINGPARTNER
20. Drift : TENDENCY
21. Surpass : OUTDO
22. ___ up (pay) : ANTE
23. Journey : TOUR
25. Inclines : SLANTS
28. Thrifty mate : BUDGETER
32. Sword handles : HILTS
33. Throng : HORDE
34. A Gershwin : IRA
35. Remnants : ENDS
36. Helsinki natives : FINNS
37. Furniture wood : TEAK
38. Iron or Stone : AGE
39. Commutes : RIDES
40. Brief stop : PAUSE
41. Tolerant mate : FORGIVER
43. Condiment : PEPPER
44. King toppers : ACES
45. Carry : TOTE
46. Thin pancake : CREPE
49. Pampers : CATERSTO
53. Dominating mate : RULEROFTHEROOST
56. U.N. member : USSR
57. Lady's mate : BARON
58. Student org. : FRAT
59. Red and White : SEAS
60. Map feature : INSET
61. Gambling game : FARO
1. Helpful mate: Abbr. : ASST
2. Info : DOPE
3. Arkin or Bean : ALAN
4. Dyeing fixatives : MORDANTS
5. Some pictures : PRINTS
6. Belgian marble : RANCE
7. Irritable : EDGY
8. Vital fluid : SAP
9. Señor's mate: Abbr. : SRA
10. Ripen : MATURE
11. Uncle's mate : AUNT
12. Luge : SLED
13. Source of poi : TARO
18. Landlord's income : RENTS
19. Roulette bet : ROUGE
23. Whirls : TURNS
24. Advantage : ODDS
25. Bundle : SHEAF
26. Jargon : LINGO
27. Rot-resistant wood : ALDER
28. Blooper : BONER
29. Traffic jam : TIEUP
30. Rub out : ERASE
31. Farmer, at times : RAKER
33. Pelts : HIDES
36. Reporter's ___ W's : FIVE
37. Diminish : TAPEROFF
39. Kitchen gadget : RICER
40. Catherine the Great's mate : PETER
42. Certain clams : GAPERS
43. Powerful : POTENT
45. Western resort lake : TAHOE
46. Shank : CRUS
47. Artifice : RUSE
48. Lohengrin's mate : ELSA
49. Middles: Abbr. : CTRS
50. Carolina rail : SORA
51. Ivan the Terrible : TSAR
52. Klemperer : OTTO
54. Geisha's sash : OBI
55. Rooter : FAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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