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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 1977

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 29-Down clue — Erra-Pater was the almanac's writer; left as in original.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,134
Across
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Isinglass : MICA
5
City men, to some : DUDES
10
Banshee land : EIRE
14
Cupid, in art : AMOR
15
Liberal; generous : OPENHANDED
17
Ordnance : AMMO
18
Bill Robinson's forte : TAPDANCING
19
___ boy (sissy) : MAMAS
21
Lizard: Comb. form : SAURO
22
Pindar's thing : ODE
23
Young ___ (rebels) : TURKS
25
Long and thin : REEDY
27
Number of "little Indians" : TEN
28
"___ a Song Go Out . . . " : ILET
30
Like some seals : EARED
34
Silkworm : ERI
35
Woodchuck : MARMOT
38
Skirt length : MAXI
39
Failure to understand : MISAPPREHENSION
42
Footway : PATH
43
Mental health : SANITY
44
Wind dir. : NNE
45
Steve Canyon's bride, Summer ___ : OLSEN
47
One-third of a movie title : TORA
48
Garden spot : BED
49
Variety of coffee : MOCHA
52
"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
54
Miller, Barber et al. : PGA
57
Muddies : ROILS
59
Polonius hid behind this : ARRAS
61
Dropping a hint : INTIMATING
64
One of the Johnsons : ARTE
65
Tease : TANTALIZER
66
Buck : DEER
67
Braces : TWOS
68
Longhorn : STEER
69
"Wedding March" girl : ELSA
Down
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Servant's contraction : MAAM
2
Not vital : IMMATERIAL
3
Brezhnev's supporters : COMMUNISTS
4
Bellowing : AROAR
5
Ham's click : DOT
6
Javanese tree : UPAS
7
Divide into branches of instruction : DEPARTMENTALIZE
8
Clothe : ENDUE
9
Lion's ___ : SHARE
10
Reference bk. : ENC
11
One's own: Comb. form : IDIO
12
Tear apart : REND
13
Rim : EDGE
16
Battery part : ANODE
20
Economize : SKIMP
24
Rebuffs : SLAPS
26
Nigerian staples : YAMS
27
Rhythm : TEMPO
29
___ Pater (almanac) : ERRA
31
Vessel under the eaves : RAINBARREL
32
Absolves : EXONERATES
33
Supped : DINED
36
Paducah's river : OHIO
37
Tri, plus one : TETRA
40
Attention-getter : AHEM
41
Lake in SE Africa : NYASA
46
Bellini opera : NORMA
50
Items not needed in Newcastle : COALS
51
___ off (be compatible) : HITIT
53
Kind of wind : TRADE
54
English statesman : PITT
55
Nibble away : GNAW
56
___ time (never) : ATNO
58
Cut, old style : SNEE
60
Antitoxins : SERA
62
"___ a girl!" : ITS
63
Rover's warning : GRR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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