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New York Times, Friday, April 22, 1977

Author:
James & Phyllis Barrick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,114
Across
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Space place : MARS
5
Cambrians : WELSH
10
"___ excuse is better than none" : ABAD
14
Greek music halls : ODEA
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Wet : RAINY
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Pigheaded one : MULE
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Validated again : REAFFIRMED
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Host at Valhalla : ODIN
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State positively : ASSERT
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Prohibit : BAR
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Reporter's report : STORY
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Canadian territory : YUKON
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Dance step : PAS
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Oriental coin : SEN
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Ethereal : AERY
30
Catkin : AMENT
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Rawboned animal : SCRAG
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Kind of daisy : SHASTA
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Unlawful : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Delhi garments: Var. : SAREES
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Spacious : ROOMY
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Quarrier's quarry : STONE
42
Highlander : SCOT
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Average : PAR
46
Sharp knock : RAP
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Trodden ways : PATHS
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Rich or Dunne : IRENE
51
Gratuity : TIP
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Sheltered side : LEE
54
Type style : ITALIC
55
___ Lisa : MONA
56
Magical passwords : OPENSESAME
58
Golf club : IRON
59
Kind of salts : EPSOM
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Mild oath : EGAD
61
C.G.S. unit : DYNE
62
Does a farm job : SEEDS
63
Printing term : DELE
Down
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Bog : MORASS
2
"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Mental power : REASON
4
Less perilous : SAFER
5
Legal order : WRIT
6
Shell shape : EAR
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Camembert's cousin : LIMBURGERCHEESE
8
Furtive : SNEAKY
9
Water: Comb. form : HYDRO
10
O.T. book : AMOS
11
Capital on the Danube : BUDAPEST
12
Seaport in Spain : ALICANTE
13
Cub Scout unit : DEN
18
Fish banquet : FRY
24
Nope's opposite : YEAH
25
Early Hebrew prophet : NAHUM
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Play the lead : STAR
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Music, drama, etc. : ARTS
31
"___ are called ... " : MANY
32
Witnessed : SEEN
33
Advance slowly : CREEP
34
Urban dirt : SOOT
35
Red letters : USSR
36
Relating to swimming : NATATORY
37
Arrive unexpectedly : DROPINON
38
Talks fondly : COOS
42
Vast Asian plain : STEPPE
43
Mammal's fur, wool or hair : PELAGE
44
D.V.M.'s patient : ANIMAL
45
Back off : RECEDE
48
Bitter drug : ALOES
49
Suffix with Jersey : ITE
50
Formed by engraving : RASED
52
Sheet of glass : PANE
54
Doctrines : ISMS
55
At the center : MID
57
Biblical land : NOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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