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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 1977

Author: Sidney Frank
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { F J P Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,092
Across Down
1. First of 13 palindromes herein : TENET
6. When both hands are up : NOON
10. Pork product : LARD
14. Out of shape : OBESE
15. Lamb : ELIA
16. Off-B'way acting award : OBIE
17. Pleasant places : OASES
18. Indolently : IDLY
19. Granular snow : NEVE
20. Explosive : TNT
21. Labels : TAGS
23. Polished with abrasive paper : SANDED
25. Mess : HASH
26. Spanish gypsies' language : CALO
27. Envoy : LEGATE
30. Cavalier : ROYALIST
34. Old-time gallery : ALURE
35. Dos and don'ts : RULES
36. Mongrel : CUR
37. Fiber from a cocoon : SILK
38. Estate house : MANOR
39. Hurdy-gurdy : LIRA
40. Actress Rehan : ADA
41. Rattan weaver : CANER
42. Squalid : MANGY
43. Chaps : LEGGINGS
45. Sacred river : GANGES
46. Pot money : ANTE
47. Concocted : MADE
48. Cosimo or Lorenzo of Florence : MEDICI
51. Aqueduct : BIGA
52. Original woman : EVE
55. Work on galleys : EDIT
56. Homonym for 39 Down : LAIN
58. Handel's "Le ___" : MATIN
60. No more than : MERE
61. Mezzo-soprano Chookasian : LILI
62. Silly : INANE
63. Lulu : ONER
64. See 42 Down : ADAM
65. Trumpeter Davis : MILES
1. Tug's salute : TOOT
2. Israeli V.I.P. : EBAN
3. "A ___ of robins . . . " : NEST
4. Palindromic suffix : ESE
5. Having left a will : TESTATE
6. Paddock sound : NEIGH
7. Auto pioneer : OLDS
8. Tulsa product : OIL
9. Denier : NAYSAYER
10. Famed Cambodian : LONNOL
11. Still snoozing : ABED
12. Cleave : RIVE
13. Legal paper : DEED
22. Peer's mother : ASE
24. Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
25. Fox hunter's shout : HARK
26. Peach or apricot : COLOR
27. Mountain group in Utah : LASAL
28. Skip over : ELIDE
29. Solzhenitsyn's archipelago : GULAG
30. Mystical poetry : RUNES
31. Cupcake topper : ICING
32. Swell : SURGE
33. Automat gear : TRAYS
35. Extent : RANGE
38. Señora's headdress : MANTILLA
39. Narrow country road : LANE
41. One of Carter's titles: Abbr. : CINC
42. With 64 Across, early greeting : MADAMIM
44. Ankle covering : GAITER
45. Joke : GAG
47. Jot : MINIM
48. Office circular : MEMO
49. Garden spot : EDEN
50. Catastrophic : DIRE
51. ___ Hora, Czech battle site in 1620 : BILA
52. Useful bit of Lat. : ETAL
53. Climbing plant : VINE
54. Chemical endings : ENES
57. First ___ : AID
59. Cuckoo : ANI

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

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