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New York Times, Wednesday, July 13, 1977

Author: Young
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,196
Across Down
1. Hit the ball hard : BELT
5. Nobelist for literature: 1946 : HESSE
10. Economist Smith : ADAM
14. Cherub : AMOR
15. Tom Tryon book (with "The") : OTHER
16. Artist Joan, from Spain : MIRO
17. Talk-show star : DINAHSHORE
19. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
20. On a high plane : ELEVATED
21. Destination of the first "piggy" : MARKET
23. Knievel : EVEL
24. State flower of N.H. : LILAC
25. Deceived : MISLED
28. Natives of Barcelona : CATALANS
31. Change : ALTER
32. Less psychotic : SANER
33. Promise solemnly : VOW
34. Jetty : PIER
35. Vessels having staves : CASKS
36. Buddhist god : DEVA
37. Schisgal play : LUV
38. Mint product : MONEY
39. Shankar instrument : SITAR
40. Gifts for 40th wedding anniversary : EMERALDS
42. Declared : STATED
43. Ambiences : AURAS
44. Lop the crop : REAP
45. Bee's objective : POLLEN
47. Discussant : CONFEREE
51. Stare at : OGLE
52. Talk-show star : DAVIDFROST
54. Precognitive person : SEER
55. Office Cato once held : EDILE
56. Volcano : ETNA
57. Sawbucks : TENS
58. Poker play : RAISE
59. Go easy at the table : DIET
1. Invited : BADE
2. "Blue Angel" star Jannings : EMIL
3. Sole : LONE
4. Tourist : TRAVELER
5. Entertained guests : HOSTED
6. Lucy's neighbor : ETHEL
7. Wearing footgear : SHOD
8. Preacher's talk: Abbr. : SER
9. Hermits : EREMITES
10. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
11. Talk-show star : DICKCAVETT
12. TV funnyman Johnson : ARTE
13. Open to question : MOOT
18. A June of Hollywood : HAVER
22. Winglike : ALAR
24. Rawboned; gaunt : LANKY
25. Wood for flooring : MAPLE
26. Troy : ILIUM
27. Talk-show star : STEVEALLEN
28. Warehouse sights : CASES
29. Stars that blaze and soon fade : NOVAE
30. Turf : SWARD
32. ___ of time : SANDS
35. Container for draining and straining : COLANDER
36. Changed the baby's garb : DIAPERED
38. Filly's future status : MARE
39. Personnel : STAFF
41. T squares : RULERS
42. Person receiving a package : SENDEE
44. Irritates : ROILS
45. Kind of card : POST
46. Molding : OGEE
47. Date in Trajan's reign : CVII
48. Roast, in Dijon : ROTI
49. Slave of yore : ESNE
50. Coup d'___ : ETAT
53. Actress Rehan : ADA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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