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New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 1977

Author: Evelyn B. Rosenthal
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn B. Rosenthal has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,091
Across Down
1. Salts : TARS
5. Partisan : SIDER
10. Book of the Bible : ACTS
14. Iliad, e.g. : EPIC
15. Obliterate : ERASE
16. Marksman : SHOT
17. Verne character : NEMO
18. Salamanders : NEWTS
19. French author (1802–1885) : HUGO
20. Decay : ROT
22. Negations : NOTS
24. Durant or Essex : CAR
25. Anthem author : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
30. Vehicle used on the moon : LEM
31. Head, in Le Havre : TETE
32. Sandy's denial : NAE
33. Magnum ___ : OPUS
35. Ham's father : NOAH
37. Pert lad : GAMIN
41. Anthem words : ROCKETSREDGLARE
44. Gamboling : ASKIP
45. Do in : SLAY
46. Rebuff : SLAP
47. Title of respect: Abbr. : ESQ
49. Saint Laurent : YVES
51. Relative of TNT : TNA
52. 1943 war movie : SOPROUDLYWEHAIL
57. ___ pro nobis : ORA
58. Part: Prefix : MERI
59. Greek vowel : ETA
60. "Gosh darn it!" : RATS
62. G.I.'s alarm clock : BUGLE
64. Modern Mesopotamia : IRAQ
68. Western Indians : UTES
69. High priest's vestment : EPHOD
70. Lead or bit : ROLE
71. Dry : SERE
72. Constellation (the Whale) : CETUS
73. Gardener's purchase : SEED
1. Base of decimal system : TEN
2. Zoo attraction : APE
3. Edge : RIM
4. Contempt : SCORN
5. Having feeling : SENTIENT
6. Wrath : IRE
7. Anthem words : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
8. Old sword : ESTOC
9. Noted columnist : RESTON
10. Light gray : ASH
11. Meat for hamburgers : CHUCK
12. Caesar's robes : TOGAE
13. O. Henry product : STORY
21. Month: Abbr. : OCT
23. Grand old man of football : STAGG
25. Fauna's partner : FLORA
26. Rest, in Rennes : REPOS
27. Run ___ (go wild) : AMUCK
28. Facing a glacier : STOSS
29. Ducks : TEALS
34. Kanone : SKIER
36. Ponderous : HEAVY
38. Gozo's neighbor : MALTA
39. Modern Persian : IRANI
40. One of Sikkim's neighbors : NEPAL
42. Salts or Downs : EPSOM
43. Shrubs with yellow flowers : DYEWEEDS
48. Where Montgomery died: 1775 : QUEBEC
50. Fixed : SET
52. Spore cluster of a fern : SORUS
53. Make a speech : ORATE
54. Eton boy's father : PATER
55. Peach or plum, e.g. : DRUPE
56. Split ___ : HAIRS
61. Compass direction : SSE
63. McGrew's gal : LOU
65. Fish eggs : ROE
66. Wassail drink : ALE
67. Math proof : QED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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