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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 1977

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,141
Across Down
1. Chowder-song "Mrs." : MURPHY
7. Before A.D.'s : BCS
10. Norms: Abbr. : AVS
13. Worships : ADORES
14. Like some excuses : WEAK
15. "O Sole ___" : MIO
16. Mend shoes : RESOLE
17. Reference : ALLUSION
19. About : APPROXIMATELY
21. Saint-___ (French port) : MALO
23. Wager : BET
24. Draft status : ONEA
25. Moslem prince : AMIR
26. Leases : RENTS
28. Trio after OPQ : RST
29. Not so rough : GENTLER
31. Wash : LAVE
33. Hoosier State : INDIANA
34. Rubber : ELASTIC
38. Town in Utah : OREM
39. Site of a Minnesota college : MANKATO
40. Relative of sweetie : HON
42. Set solidly : EMBED
44. Scraped by, with "out" : EKED
45. Kin of vaccines : SERA
46. German article : EIN
47. Uncanny : EERY
48. Stops up window and door cracks : WEATHERSTRIPS
53. Perfect deputy : ALTEREGO
54. Hill nymphs : OREADS
57. "Meeting at Potsdam" author : MEE
58. Pearl Busk heroine : OLAN
59. Cereal grass : BARLEY
60. D.C. tax outfit : IRS
61. N.Y.C. institution : NYU
62. Units in physics : TESLAS
1. Spoil : MAR
2. Ulan ___, U.S.S.R. city : UDE
3. "As You Like It" heroine : ROSALIND
4. Commensurate : PROPORTIONATE
5. Succor : HELP
6. North Sea feeder : YSER
7. Put-down : BELITTLEMENT
8. Unruffled : CALM
9. Feathered Arctic pirate : SKUA
10. City on the Somme : AMIENS
11. Purple ___, state flower of N.J. : VIOLET
12. Russian girl's name : SONYA
14. Like Tussaud creations : WAXEN
18. Navy stock clerks : STORESKEEPERS
20. Passion-play site near Munich : OBERAMMERGAU
21. Christmas trio : MAGI
22. Verily : AMEN
26. Adoree of silent films : RENEE
27. Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
30. Small ape : LAR
32. Circus truck : VAN
35. What a winner does, proverbially : TAKESALL
36. Roman road : ITER
37. Buffalo Bill : CODY
40. Word after ward : HEELER
41. Elocutes : ORATES
43. Great Plains beast : BISON
45. Punjab pundit : SWAMI
49. Danube tributary : HRON
50. Wriggling : EELY
51. Burns or Lee: Abbr. : ROBT
52. Dies ___ : IRAE
55. Diana or Ceres : DEA
56. Arrangement: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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