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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,138
Across
1. Kind of winger : LEFT
5. Cold; chilly : ALGID
10. Jeff's partner : MUTT
14. Indian of Oklahoma : OTOE
15. Go : LEAVE
16. Operatic highlight : ARIA
17. Inferior : POOR
18. Small sponge cake : LADYFINGER
20. Boards a Pullman : ENTRAINS
22. Steps in : ENTERS
23. Some shoe necessities : LACES
24. Con : ANTI
25. Called : PHONED
27. Freak's milieu : SIDESHOW
31. "Big A" events : RACES
32. Hebrew celebration : SEDER
33. Wonderment : AWE
34. Gets under the skin : IRKS
35. Do a tailor's job : ALTER
36. A wife of Henry VIII : ANNE
37. Automne preceder : ETE
38. Does cable stitching : KNITS
39. Tot : ADDUP
40. Lovers' music : SERENADE
42. Swimmers' problems : CRAMPS
43. Romeo or Juliet : ROLE
44. Delibes opera : LAKME
45. Insurance document : POLICY
48. Think over : CONSIDER
51. Basic mode of travel : SHANKSMARE
53. Pith helmet : TOPI
54. Like the youngest Cratchit : TINY
55. Tranquilizer : EASER
56. Sheep : EWES
57. Builds a lawn : SODS
58. Reads meter : SCANS
59. Cut, old style : SNEE
Down
1. Stride swingingly : LOPE
2. Kind of collar : ETON
3. G.I. trunk : FOOTLOCKER
4. Geologic formations : TERRANES
5. Confederated : ALLIED
6. Inclines : LEANS
7. Traipses : GADS
8. Campus climber : IVY
9. ___ of the Faith : DEFENDER
10. Helpful insect : MANTIS
11. Prod : URGE
12. Stadium part : TIER
13. Sea dogs : TARS
19. Between: Prefix : INTER
21. One-spots : ACES
24. Staff group : AIDES
25. Snoops : PRIES
26. "Poker Flat" creator : HARTE
27. Seven, in Siena : SETTE
28. Article for the youngest child : HANDMEDOWN
29. Confess : OWNUP
30. Emulates Niobe : WEEPS
32. Go coasting : SLIDE
35. Freudian methods : ANALYSES
36. Nudists : ADAMITES
38. Rap : KNOCK
39. Bulky boats : ARKS
41. One of the Furies : ERINYS
42. Chair workers : CANERS
44. Sophia of films : LOREN
45. Sibilant signals : PSTS
46. Where Canton is : OHIO
47. Disembark : LAND
48. Hacienda : CASA
49. Blunted sword : EPEE
50. Diva Stevens : RISE
52. Singer Davis : MAC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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