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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 1977

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,176
Across Down
1. Pitch indicator : CLEF
5. Not barefoot : SHOD
9. Duffers' golf strokes : BAFFS
14. Bullish bellow : ROAR
15. Bare : MERE
16. Kukla's friend : OLLIE
17. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
18. Russian range : URAL
19. Kind of alley : BLIND
20. Secretly : BEHINDONESBACK
23. Lincoln Center seat : LOGE
24. Slight : THIN
25. Word with band or box : HAT
28. Mercenary of '76 : HESSIAN
30. Audit maker : CPA
33. Whodunit feature : ALIBI
35. Droop : LOP
36. Roderick Dhu's group : CLAN
37. Gratify by favors : SCRATCHONESBACK
41. Spenser or Spender : POET
42. School dance : HOP
43. Familiar : USUAL
44. Dismal : SAD
45. Modern eavesdropper's method : WIRETAP
48. Compass point : SSE
49. Chumps : SAPS
50. Angers : IRES
52. Faultfinding passenger : BACKSEATDRIVER
58. Kayak : CANOE
59. Eight furlongs : MILE
60. Valley : DALE
61. Embellish : ADORN
62. Seaport or gulf : ADEN
63. In ___ (actually existing) : ESSE
64. Famed colonial family : PENNS
65. Scottish lake in the news : NESS
66. Look for : SEEK
1. King or hermit : CRAB
2. Wisdom of the ages : LORE
3. Every's partner : EACH
4. Delicate : FRAIL
5. Smear : SMUDGE
6. Protagonists : HEROES
7. Algerian seaport : ORAN
8. Erasure : DELETION
9. Spool for winding thread : BOBBIN
10. Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
11. Parisian cop : FLIC
12. Slang word after rat : FINK
13. But, to Brutus : SED
21. Like some of Koufax's games : NOHIT
22. Mold : SHAPE
25. Trunk fasteners : HASPS
26. Tennessee city : ALCOA
27. Weary : TIRED
29. Incline : SLOPE
30. Rudolph's driver : CLAUS
31. S.A. rodents : PACAS
32. Tarsus : ANKLE
34. Slugger's weapon : BAT
36. Network monogram : CBS
38. Fish and ___ : CHIPS
39. Irving's "headless" one : HORSEMAN
40. First-rate : SUPER
45. Rouses : WAKENS
46. Decisions for authors : TITLES
47. Elizabeth and Eve : ARDENS
49. Disdain : SCORN
51. What partisans take : SIDES
52. Commanded : BADE
53. By and by : ANON
54. Military officer : AIDE
55. Urn : VASE
56. Besides : ELSE
57. Emit fumes : REEK
58. Biggin : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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