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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.
David Steinberg 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

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Across
1
Nitwit : SAP
4
Exclamations of disgust : UGHS
8
Exclude : DEBAR
13
Lump of clay : CLOD
15
Keats or Yeats : POET
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Abscond : ELOPE
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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
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Thing, in law : RES
Down
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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
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Mr. Connery : SEAN
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Converts into leather : TANS
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Third man : ABEL
34
Letter on a key : BETA
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Phrygian Adonis : ATYS
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Mend socks : DARN
43
Organic compound : ENOL
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Red dyes : EOSINS
47
African antelope : IMPALA
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Imam's world : ISLAM
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Rent : LEASE
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Baltic natives : ESTHS
54
Fuel from a fen : PEAT
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Competent : ABLE
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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"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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