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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,153
Across Down
1. Balls of cotton : WADS
5. Rodeo performer : ROPER
10. Letters : MAIL
14. Emanation of a sort : AURA
15. Peace goddess : IRENE
16. City in Spain : ADRA
17. Shirt button : STUD
18. Cut away : PARED
19. Asian poet : OMAR
20. Farm animal : HOG
21. Play the paraclete : HELP
22. Edge or verge : BRINK
23. Begin : OPEN
25. Pastry piece : ECLAIR
28. Proprietors : OWNERS
30. Work hard : TOIL
31. Cairo cobra : ASP
34. Quote : CITE
35. Receptacles : URNS
36. Beachhead boat : LCI
37. Two Buckeye burgs : ASHLANDANDAKRON
42. Strasberg of theater : LEE
43. Hockey score : GOAL
44. Tip-off : HINT
45. Inlet : ARM
46. Jack-in-the-pulpit : ARUM
47. Suspenders : BRACES
49. With elbows bent : AKIMBO
51. Grade : RANK
52. "Debutantalizer" : SIREN
54. Coal-mine car : TRAM
56. Make a choice : OPT
59. Thrust : POKE
60. Descendant or shoot : SCION
62. Maintain : AVER
63. Author Wister : OWEN
64. With head held high : PROUD
65. "Le ___ Goriot," by Balzac : PERE
66. London art gallery : TATE
67. Lone Ranger's pal : TONTO
68. Factual : TRUE
1. Cleanse : WASH
2. "Indy 500" entry : AUTO
3. Overly abundant article : DRUGONTHEMARKET
4. Disconsolate : SAD
5. Comes to maturity : RIPENS
6. Viva-voce : ORAL
7. Asset of an ideal machine : PERPETUALMOTION
8. Compass point : ENE
9. Rubescent : RED
10. N.Z. native : MAORI
11. Hyman from Poland : ADMIRALRICKOVER
12. Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
13. Frolic : LARK
21. "Rings on ___ fingers" : HER
22. Raft wood : BALSA
24. Do a K.P. job : PEEL
26. Farm crop : CORN
27. Swedish singer : LIND
28. Florida city : OCALA
29. More judicious : WISER
32. Teacake : SCONE
33. Eight make a gallon : PINTS
38. One more time : AGAIN
39. Standard : NORM
40. Paint poorly : DAUB
41. Asian title of respect : KHAN
47. Oscar winner: 1954 : BRANDO
48. Fordham mascot : RAM
50. N.H. city : KEENE
52. Kind of check : SPOT
53. Where Gov. Ray holds sway : IOWA
55. Put to flight : ROUT
57. Pizarro's conquest : PERU
58. Dryad's home : TREE
60. What 16 Across is: Abbr. : SPT
61. ___-Magnon race : CRO
62. Quick-witted : APT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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