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New York Times, Thursday, April 7, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,099
Across
1. Make it big : GOFAR
6. Groups of devotees : CULTS
11. Shade of red : CERISE
12. "___ Grecian Urn" : ODEONA
14. Court-case testifier : MATERIALWITNESS
17. ___ poetica : ARS
18. Peregrines : ALIENS
19. Medieval shield : ECU
20. Choke up : CLOG
22. Dictator's phrase : INRE
23. Hudson Bay Indian : CREE
24. Trumpeter's blooper : SOURNOTE
27. Provided for a spell : LENT
28. Kind of wheel or gear : STEERING
30. Waistline nip-ins : DARTS
31. Missile fronts : NOSECONES
33. Indian or Arctic : OCEAN
36. Drooped the shoulders : SLOUCHED
39. Tijuana Brass : BAND
40. Little openings : OSTIOLES
42. Gardner : ERLE
43. Gaelic : ERSE
45. Woman, to a lawyer : FEME
46. One's self: Fr. : SOI
47. Legal presentations : BRIEFS
49. ___ Veneto : VIA
50. Forest ranger's tower : OBSERVATIONPOST
54. Passage off Gibraltar : STRAIT
55. Novelist Laurence ___ : STERNE
56. City near Florence : SIENA
57. Rail riders : HOBOS
Down
1. Issues, as a publication : GETSOUT
2. Underground find : ORE
3. Evergreen : FIR
4. ___ Minor : ASIA
5. The naked truths : REALITIES
6. Shrink in fear : COWER
7. Trieste's neighbor : UDINE
8. Inviting word : LETS
9. Bon ___ : TON
10. Derisive one : SNEERER
11. "Don ___" Verdi opera : CARLOS
13. Way up : ASCENT
14. Some apples : MACS
15. Napery locale : LINENCLOSET
16. Tallow ingredients : SUETS
21. Missile : GRENADE
23. "Comedy is the ___ character": Yeats : CLASHOF
25. Kind of sign : NEON
26. Correlatives : ORS
29. Large-mouthed marine denizen : GOOSEFISH
30. Tenth part: Comb. form : DECI
32. Filbert : NUT
33. Fat, in Florence : OBESO
34. Locust beans : CAROBS
35. Signs on : ENLISTS
37. Airplane control surfaces : ELEVONS
38. The end of it all : DEMISE
41. Put in office : SEAT
43. Sam from N.C. : ERVIN
44. It's kept on a pommel : RIATA
47. Hill, in Aberdeen : BRAE
48. "And ___ bed" : SOTO
51. Silkworm : ERI
52. Bird's beak : NEB
53. N.F.L. player : PRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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