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New York Times, Thursday, March 24, 1977

49-Down : Middles: Abbr.

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
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,085
Across
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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
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Rowing mate : SPARRINGPARTNER
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Drift : TENDENCY
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Surpass : OUTDO
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___ up (pay) : ANTE
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Journey : TOUR
25
Inclines : SLANTS
28
Thrifty mate : BUDGETER
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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
Down
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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
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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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