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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 1977

Author: Alice H. Kaufman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Alice H. Kaufman has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Two flawed theme entries—should be "elephant grass" and "hens and chicks," not "elephants' grass" and "hens and chickens."
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,125
Across Down
1. Nitwit : SAP
4. Exclamations of disgust : UGHS
8. Exclude : DEBAR
13. Lump of clay : CLOD
15. Keats or Yeats : POET
16. Abscond : ELOPE
17. Exchange premium : AGIO
18. Osprey's cousin : ERNE
19. Nine-day-old porridge : PEASE
20. Element used by steelmakers : MANGANESE
22. Elected : OPTED
23. Caressed Fido : PETTED
24. Prone to imitation : APISH
26. Mr. Bean : ORSON
28. Foliage : LEAVES
32. Forbidden : TABOO
35. Sen. McGovern's state : SDAK
37. Site of Aswan Dam : NILE
38. Encourage : ABET
39. Pronouncements from on high : DICTA
40. Anatomical tissue : TELA
41. European country: Abbr. : NETH
42. Wan : ASHY
43. Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
44. Drool : SLAVER
46. "Of Thee ___" : ISING
48. Style of Lincoln Memorial columns : IONIC
50. Esprit de corps : MORALE
54. Whence Columbus sailed : PALOS
57. Arctic transports : SKIPLANES
59. Levi's "Christ Stopped at ___" : EBOLI
60. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
61. Chair part : SEAT
62. Foreign : ALIEN
63. Indigo : ANIL
64. Obi : SASH
65. Items for Arabs to fold : TENTS
66. River in Russia : MSTA
67. Thing, in law : RES
1. Rascal : SCAMP
2. Seaweeds : ALGAE
3. Aim : POINT
4. Causes to turn turtle : UPENDS
5. Author Vidal : GORE
6. Houseleeks; runner plants : HENSANDCHICKENS
7. High-priced : STEEP
8. Testify : DEPOSE
9. Marsh plant used in basketry : ELEPHANTSGRASS
10. Dory or dinghy : BOAT
11. Polygonal recess : APSE
12. Clarinet mouthpiece : REED
14. Spring flower : DOGTOOTHVIOLET
21. Pertaining to aviation : AERO
25. Miss Chase : ILKA
27. Medical suffix : OSIS
29. Contends : VIES
30. She, in Paree : ELLE
31. Mr. Connery : SEAN
32. Converts into leather : TANS
33. Third man : ABEL
34. Letter on a key : BETA
36. Phrygian Adonis : ATYS
39. Mend socks : DARN
43. Organic compound : ENOL
45. Red dyes : EOSINS
47. African antelope : IMPALA
49. Imam's world : ISLAM
51. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
52. Rent : LEASE
53. Baltic natives : ESTHS
54. Fuel from a fen : PEAT
55. Competent : ABLE
56. Cut of meat : LOIN
58. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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