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New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 1977

Author: John Finch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,129
Across Down
1. Magi's guide : STAR
5. Ivy Leaguers : ELIS
9. Roundup item : LASSO
14. Relative of bingo : KENO
15. Kind of weed : LOCO
16. Companion of Pan : OREAD
17. The last of "Hamlet" : ACTV
18. First fratricide victim : ABEL
19. Student's mark : GRADE
20. Early O'Neill play : THEEMPERORJONES
23. Book of the Apocrypha : ESDRAS
24. Coarse tobacco : SHAG
25. "___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
28. Pictures : IMAGES
32. "___ diem!" : CARPE
36. Prolific author : ANON
38. Joint familiar to a botanist : NODE
39. Hero of 2,327 performances : ABIE
40. Pepper-pot ingredient : TRIPE
41. Dunce cap : CONE
42. "___ no money" : SEND
43. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
44. Palanquin : SEDAN
45. Mass exodus : HEGIRA
47. Russian mountain range : ALAI
49. "___ la vie!" : CEST
51. Hobby of George V and F.D.R. : STAMPS
56. Late O'Neill play : ATOUCHOFTHEPOET
61. Word with cropper or holder : SHARE
62. Twenty quires : REAM
63. Space : AREA
64. Mummified, in a way : CERED
65. Polynesian cloth : TAPA
66. Monastic's room : CELL
67. Author of "Steppenwolf" : HESSE
68. British machine gun : STEN
69. Being : ESSE
1. Emulate Hamill : SKATE
2. Cal and Carnegie : TECHS
3. Sweetened the pot : ANTED
4. Rolling stone : ROVER
5. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
6. Spot for an earring : LOBE
7. Champagne bucket : ICER
8. Lonely flights : SOLOS
9. Congestion : LOGJAM
10. "The ___ of age . . . ": Burke : ARROGANCE
11. Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
12. Libertine Marquis de ___ : SADE
13. Keats's specialty : ODES
21. Stag or ram : MALE
22. Lorelei's river : RHINE
26. Elephant's-ear : TARO
27. Soul : ANIMA
29. Word of approval : GOOD
30. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
31. Perceived : SEEN
32. Item on the barrelhead : CASH
33. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
34. Call on the phone : RING
35. Chiropodists : PEDICURES
37. Form of silica : OPAL
40. Worthless stuff : TRASH
44. Developer's interest : SITE
46. Ebb : RECEDE
48. Clinker collector : ASHMAN
50. Lawyer's business, at times : TORTS
52. Quickly : APACE
53. Folkways : MORES
54. Strips : PEELS
55. Trite : STALE
56. He wrote "The Nazarene" : ASCH
57. Quaker pronoun : THEE
58. Members of a crew : OARS
59. Achievement : FEAT
60. Foot racer's goal : TAPE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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