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New York Times, Wednesday, May 18, 1977

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { F Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,140
Across Down
1. Western pal : PARD
5. Aver : STATE
10. Admiral or Senator : BYRD
14. Dust-bowl fugitive : OKIE
15. Relating to sound : TONAL
16. A grand : IOOO
17. "Quiet!" . . . in a honky-tonk : PIPEDOWNWILLYAH
20. Half ems : ENS
21. Singles : ONES
22. Then: Fr. : ALORS
23. Uncle Remus Rabbit : BRER
24. Give it ___ (experiment) : ATRY
26. Wired overseas : CABLED
29. ___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
30. Doorway accessory : MAT
33. Jesus, Matty or Felipe : ALOU
34. Split : REND
35. Poet's "before" : ERE
36. "Quiet!" . . . at finishing school : SILENCEISGOLDEN
41. Compass letters : ENE
42. Actor Jack : ELAM
43. Desires : YENS
44. ___ Moines : DES
45. Supply station : BASE
46. Kind of chop : KARATE
48. Batter's ploy : BUNT
49. Trig word : SINE
50. Sand bar : SHOAL
53. Church area : APSE
54. ___ de deux (dance) : PAS
57. "Quiet!" . . . at a Georgia barbecue : NOWYALLJUSTHUSH
61. English composer : ARNE
62. Gotham's Abraham : BEAME
63. TV-comic Johnson : ARTE
64. Heading-off point : PASS
65. Ever-battling factions : SEXES
66. Tangible stage item : PROP
1. Paul, John or Leo : POPE
2. Similar : AKIN
3. Tears : RIPS
4. Ruby or Sandra : DEE
5. More than tipsy : STONED
6. Trade Center unit : TOWER
7. Sothern and Blyth : ANNS
8. Marble : TAW
9. Whitney : ELI
10. Graham : BILLY
11. Thing on a string : YOYO
12. Niagara sound : ROAR
13. Musical notes: Var. : DOHS
18. Playwright Schary : DORE
19. City in Texas : LAREDO
23. Word with sky or true : BLUE
24. Olympic hawk : ARES
25. Sound of a small bell : TING
26. Checked before a heist : CASED
27. Arrange in order : ALINE
28. Actor John : BOLES
29. Kind of time or rib : PRIME
30. Judith Anderson role : MEDEA
31. Neg. contraction : ARENT
32. Past, for one : TENSE
37. Cloudlike mass : NEBULA
38. Highlands group : CLAN
39. Bridge position : EAST
40. Orpheus played it : LYRE
46. Certain candies : KISSES
47. Author Claude ___ : ANET
48. Actress Nora : BAYES
49. Foam : SPUME
50. Kind of shot or dragon : SNAP
51. Israeli dance : HORA
52. "Ask the man who ___ one" : OWNS
53. Greek hero : AJAX
54. Happy tabby sound : PURR
55. In re : ASTO
56. Farm dog's name : SHEP
58. Pounds: Abbr. : LBS
59. Fort or Peggy : LEE
60. General Arnold : HAP

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

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