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New York Times, Wednesday, June 29, 1977

Author: Virginia Butler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,182
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1. Fascinate : CHARM
6. Date: Abbr. : APPT
10. Leander's lass : HERO
14. Lines inside a circle : RADII
15. Penn pronoun : THOU
16. Sobeit : AMEN
17. Intensity : ARDOR
18. Palatable : TOOTHSOME
20. Make tracks : BEATAPATH
22. H.R.E. founder : OTTOI
23. Muse of history : CLIO
24. Doze : SLEEP
25. "___, O Ship of State" : SAILON
28. ___ Geddes : BEL
29. Excluded : BARRED
30. Kerr play : MARYMARY
35. Miller's "___ from the Bridge" : AVIEW
36. Camera motion : PAN
37. "If I ___ Rich Man" : WEREA
38. Sign outside a hit show : HELDOVER
40. Wordsworth product : SONNET
41. Corded fabric : REP
42. Smudged : SOOTED
43. Call forth : EVOKE
46. Pinochle combo : MELD
47. Degrade : ABASE
48. Inquisition burnings : AUTOSDAFE
53. Anne and George : BANCROFTS
55. Contemporary of Edison : TESLA
56. Author Seton : ANYA
57. Guitar part : FRET
58. Chanson subject : AMOUR
59. Ivan or Nicholas : TSAR
60. Flurry : TODO
61. Mature : RIPEN
1. Fiddler on the reef : CRAB
2. Tortoise's competitor : HARE
3. Po tributary : ADDA
4. Mob scene : RIOT
5. Sullivan, to Keller : MIRACLEWORKER
6. Gain : ATTAIN
7. Snapshot : PHOTO
8. Winnie of fiction : POOH
9. Word of disapproval : TUT
10. Waste maker : HASTE
11. Overact : EMOTE
12. Wipe again : REMOP
13. "The ___ Love" : ONEI
19. Caine or Wayne : HOLLYWOODSTAR
21. Walk heavily : PLOD
24. Sunday talk: Abbr. : SER
25. Goalie's feat : SAVE
26. Seed covering : ARIL
27. Angered : IRED
28. Prohibit : BAN
29. Scrooge's word : BAH
30. Spoil : MAR
31. Noun suffix : MENT
32. "Comus" composer : ARNE
33. Thatch : REED
34. Sun ___-sen : YAT
36. Get-up-and-go : PEP
39. Victory symbol : VEE
40. Alone : SOLO
42. Gets to work on : SETSTO
43. Abba and family : EBANS
44. Fictional uncle : VANYA
45. Waldorf celebrity : OSCAR
46. Subdued : MUTED
47. As blind as ___ : ABAT
48. Hair style : AFRO
49. Half: Prefix : DEMI
50. ___ to Cerberus : ASOP
51. Chimney channel : FLUE
52. Make one's salt : EARN
54. "___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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