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New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,066
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1. Reputation : FAME
5. Body part : CHEST
10. At a distance : AFAR
14. Ruthless Russian : IVAN
15. American Indian : HURON
16. Festive : GALA
17. John Adams's group : FEDERALISTPARTY
20. Period : ERA
21. Spirit : ELAN
22. Juicy fruits : LIMES
23. Takes a stand : SIDES
25. Backbone : CHINE
27. Haberdashery item : CRAVAT
29. Hawthorne subject : FAUN
30. Nonsense : ROT
33. Virile fellows : HEMEN
34. Trifle : DALLY
35. Novelist Levin : IRA
36. Woeful word : ALAS
37. Object pettily : CAVIL
38. Cookie : SNAP
39. ___ de-lance : FER
40. Biblical ruler : HEROD
41. Please: Ger. : BITTE
42. Common abbr. : ETC
43. European river : ODER
44. Engaged : MESHED
45. Affluent ones : HAVES
47. State capital : BOISE
48. Earth pigment : OCHRE
50. Merit : EARN
51. The mark of sorrow : DEE
54. Christianizer of Saxony : CHARLESTHEGREAT
58. Irish hill : TARA
59. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
60. In addition : ALSO
61. Literary forms : ODES
62. Rosters : ROTAS
63. Valley : GLEN
1. Drum's companion : FIFE
2. Assert : AVER
3. Completely daft : MADASAMARCHHARE
4. Compass point : ENE
5. Swiss abode : CHALET
6. Oahu attractions : HULAS
7. Where Sligo is : ERIN
8. Sea signal : SOS
9. Strong stuff : TNT
10. In reply : AGAIN
11. Nursery-rhyme man : FARMERINTHEDELL
12. Der ___ Fritz : ALTE
13. Guitarfish : RAYS
18. Fortification : REDAN
19. Roman writer : PLINY
24. Singer Burl ___ : IVES
25. Hot : CALID
26. Bottom part of a ship : HULL
27. Irritate : CHAFE
28. Lease anew : RELET
29. Bless : FAVOR
31. Declaim : ORATE
32. Recorded : TAPED
34. Virginia's family : DARES
37. Hand over : CEDE
38. Hissing sound : SISS
40. Atrocious abode : HOVEL
41. Supreme ___ : BEING
44. Edible mushrooms : MORELS
46. Tapestry : ARRAS
47. Salvador's state : BAHIA
48. Numerical prefix : OCTO
49. African lake : CHAD
50. Coup d'___ : ETAT
52. Facilitate : EASE
53. Harrow's rival : ETON
55. Projection : EAR
56. Theater sign : SRO
57. Kind of doll : RAG

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