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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1977

Author: Robert W. Sturges
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,128
Across Down
1. Bone dry : ARID
5. Half: Prefix : HEMI
9. Try the weight of : HEFT
13. Liana-like : VINY
14. Be of use : AVAIL
16. Spread : OLEO
17. Throughout the world : INTERNATIONALLY
20. Monogram of Monty's colleague : DDE
21. Norse literary collection : EDDA
22. Defeats : WORSTS
23. 100 kopecks : RUBLE
25. Sets : GELS
26. Access : AVENUE
28. Conferred : PARLEYED
32. Phenomena on Heathcliff's heaths : MISTS
33. Borge or Melchior : DANE
34. Wherry implement : OAR
35. Concerning : ASTO
36. Bogged down : MIRED
37. Suffix with mix or fix : TURE
38. Cécile or Geneviève : STE
39. Supposing : ASIF
40. Bevels : CANTS
41. Inept G.I.'s : SADSACKS
44. Hacks : COUGHS
45. Composition : OPUS
46. Talks harshly : BLATS
47. Place to pray : CHAPEL
50. Debatable : MOOT
51. One of Lincoln's sons : TAD
54. How Ph.D. aspirants are tested : COMPREHENSIVELY
57. Words of understanding : ISEE
58. "Yes ___!" : SIREE
59. Land of Tralee : ERIN
60. Hawk : VEND
61. Impudent : PERT
62. Former Italian family : ESTE
1. Enthusiastic : AVID
2. Bacon part : RIND
3. Concerned : INTERESTED
4. Eosin or woad : DYE
5. Part of a bat : HANDLE
6. Shirk : EVADE
7. ___ Hari : MATA
8. Clock numeral : III
9. Raucous : HOARSE
10. Building wings : ELLS
11. Fedora material : FELT
12. Trifles : TOYS
15. What Clancy did with the boom : LOWERED
18. Picture puzzle : REBUS
19. Steelers' coach : NOLL
24. Golden-rule word : UNTO
25. Rascal: Slang : GANEF
26. Collect : AMASS
27. Scene : VISTA
28. Helen's abductor : PARIS
29. The sandbox set : YOUNGSTERS
30. Last word of "Gettysburg Address" : EARTH
31. Word with evening or cocktail : DRESS
33. Flying saucers : DISKS
36. Blurs in printing : MACULES
37. High-strung : TAUT
40. Raccoon's relative : COATI
42. Soaked : SOPPED
43. Copycat : APER
44. Place for some skeletons : CLOSET
46. Boo-boo : BONER
47. CII doubled : CCIV
48. It goes to blazes : HOSE
49. Ratification word : AMEN
50. Mother, in Montmartre : MERE
52. Came down : ALIT
53. Unit of force : DYNE
55. Coxa : HIP
56. Winner's sign : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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