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New York Times, Monday, June 6, 1977

Author:
Dorothy Cannan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,159
Across
1. Cheese coated with red wax : EDAM
5. Alms box : ARCA
9. Word with bag or board : EMERY
14. Fuddy-duddy : DODO
15. Famous couturier : DIOR
16. Lowest point : NADIR
17. Chaucer's travelers : GROUPOFPILGRIMS
20. Like some winds : EASTERLY
21. Type size : ELITE
22. Sharpen : HONE
23. "___ Town" (Boston) : BEAN
24. Twirls : SPINS
26. Hot under the collar : BURNEDUP
30. Fake : PHONY
31. Reliable : SOLID
32. "___ got sixpence" : IVE
33. Boxer's square : RING
34. Mournful music : DIRGE
35. Picnic pest : GNAT
36. Killer whale : ORC
37. Actress Singleton : PENNY
38. Winged : ALATE
39. Least expensive quarters at sea : STEERAGE
41. Kind of drum : SNARE
42. Knowledge : LORE
43. Miner's nail : SPAD
44. Urbane : SUAVE
46. One of Chaucer's travelers : MERCHANT
50. Chaucer poem : CANTERBURYTALES
52. Prefix with mingle or mix : INTER
53. French heavenly being : ANGE
54. Columbus caravel : NINA
55. Aromas : ODORS
56. Row : TIER
57. Hart or axis : DEER
Down
1. "The Razor's ___" : EDGE
2. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
3. Troubles : ADOS
4. Grimacing with the lips : MOUTHING
5. Embellishes : ADORNS
6. Ransack and rob : RIFLE
7. Transcript : COPY
8. Former shipping magnate : ARI
9. Locale of 50 Across : ENGLAND
10. "Leatherneck" : MARINE
11. Revise : EDIT
12. Hoarfrost : RIME
13. Time periods: Abbr. : YRS
18. Garden bloomer : PEONY
19. Stevenson's lamplighter : LEERIE
23. Protuberant : BULGY
24. Haberdashery item : SHIRT
25. Explorer de Léon : PONCE
26. Carried : BORNE
27. Money in Baghdad : DINAR
28. Conserve of grapes : UVATE
29. Jazzman Fountain : PETE
30. P.G.A. members : PROS
31. Beauty-shop treatment : SINGE
34. More precious : DEARER
35. Warm welcome : GLADHAND
37. Their motto is "Q.E.D." : PROVERS
38. Put on ___ (pretend) : ANACT
40. Click beetle : ELATER
41. More agile : SPRYER
43. Suit fabric : SERGE
44. Grit : SAND
45. "___ Caesar shalt thou go" : UNTO
46. Star who played Pasteur : MUNI
47. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
48. Goose, in Hilo : NENE
49. Ivan, for one : TSAR
50. Labor-union initials : CIO
51. Club : BAT

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

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