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New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 1977

Author: Manny Miller
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q V }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,094
Across Down
1. Famous muralist : SERT
5. Welcome ___ : MAT
8. Casino items : DECKS
13. Section of the Met : TIER
14. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
16. Actress Massey : ILONA
17. Alan, the actor : ALDA
18. Attention-getter : AHEM
19. Stylish establishment : SALON
20. Pert. to divisions of mankind : RACIAL
22. ___ distance (stays aloof) : KEEPSATA
24. Word with hand or grand : STAND
25. Rodent hunter : FERRET
26. Indeed : REALLY
28. Fennec or koala : ANIMAL
32. Confident expectation : HOPE
34. Solemn promise : OATH
36. Like a chiller : SCARY
37. Sourdough's quest : ORE
38. Skinflint : SCROOGE
40. Urge : YEN
41. Game, set, ___ : MATCH
43. Suffix with farmer or kitchen : ETTE
44. Port of Tunisia : SFAX
45. Guarantee : ENSURE
47. Jewish song of praise : HALLEL
49. Crests : RIDGES
51. Handicaps : SPOTS
54. Sentimental : ROMANTIC
57. Get the better of : OUTWIT
58. Carroll character : ALICE
59. El ___, city near Cairo : GIZA
61. Prefix with sol or stat : AERO
62. Of a thread : FILAR
63. Word in proofreading : STET
64. Tiring trip : TREK
65. Everybody, in Spain : TODOS
66. Welcome word : YES
67. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
1. Has the lead : STARS
2. Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
3. Welcome items : REDCARPETS
4. Apprentice : TRAINEE
5. Refection : MEAL
6. Alas, to Wolfgang : ACH
7. Welcome item : THEKEYTOTHECITY
8. Deal out in portions : DISPENSE
9. Flexible : ELASTIC
10. Pop flavor : COLA
11. Bowline : KNOT
12. Capital of Yemen : SANA
15. Hebrew measure : OMER
21. Huxtable : ADA
23. Epoch : ERA
25. Skirt style : FLARE
27. An ___, city in Vietnam : LOC
29. Welcome item : MAYFLOWERS
30. Kind of code : AREA
31. Wildcat : LYNX
32. Where most feel welcome : HOME
33. Sister port of Algiers : ORAN
35. ___ a pistol : HOTAS
38. Fraternal-society members : SHRINERS
39. Thicken : GEL
42. Caribbean cruise stop : CURACAO
44. Having dividing walls : SEPTATE
46. N.Y. summertime : EDT
48. Fighting Tigers' inst. : LSU
50. One-horse carriages : GIGS
52. Parts of a car : TIRES
53. Fire furnaces : STOKE
54. Finn's transportation : RAFT
55. Mixed bag : OLIO
56. Clement : MILD
57. Fare for a hackney : OATS
60. Alphabetic finale : ZEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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