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New York Times, Saturday, July 16, 1977

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,199
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1. Misgivings : DOUBTS
7. American and National : LEAGUES
14. Beseech : ENTREAT
16. Upcoming doctor : INTERNE
17. Aristophanes's realm of fantasy : CLOUDCUCKOOLAND
19. Military caps : KEPIS
20. Calorie : THERM
21. Jan. 1 drink : NOG
22. Reclined : LAIN
23. Kind of boat or iron : STEAM
24. Unkind twitting : JIBE
25. Eggs, to Lucullus : OVA
26. Sound of rustling leaves : WHISP
27. Touchdowns : GOALS
28. Classes or groups : GENERA
30. Tailor's measurement : HIPLINE
32. Literally "fat Tuesday" : MARDIGRAS
34. Fastening : GRIPPER
36. Panama and Suez : ISTHMI
40. Examines by touch : FEELS
41. Declaration Signer from N.C. : HEWES
43. Intention : AIM
44. Dear me! : OHMY
45. Narcotic leaves : COCAS
46. Hoofbeat : CLOP
47. Waikiki garland : LEI
48. Tapestry : ARRAS
49. Piece of bologna : SLICE
50. Ecstatic : INSEVENTHHEAVEN
53. "___ above all . . . ": Keble : ONENAME
54. Dec. 31 : YEAREND
55. Encumbered : SADDLED
56. Lays away : STORES
1. Record of a voyage : DECKLOG
2. Enjoying a furlough : ONLEAVE
3. Impossibly ideal : UTOPIAN
4. Bear : BRUIN
5. Spreads hay : TEDS
6. Pouch : SAC
7. Eat ___ (overdo it) : LIKEAPIG
8. Monstrous, old style : ENORM
9. Energy source : ATOM
10. Become more solid : GEL
11. Celestial : URANIAN
12. Uplift : ENNOBLE
13. Rough grasses : SEDGES
15. Conductor's "All together, now!" : TUTTI
18. A disembodied smile : CHESHIRECAT
23. Shrewd : SHARP
24. Supporting timber : JOIST
26. Outdoor garments : WRAPS
27. Mirror : GLASS
29. Post or Brontë : EMILY
31. Snoops : PRIES
33. Disarmed a bull : DEHORNED
34. Hell : GEHENNA
35. Surrendered by deed : REMISED
37. Halibut liver oil : HALIVER
38. A Tertiary epoch : MIOCENE
39. Looms : IMPENDS
40. Very large books : FOLIOS
42. Wishy-___ : WASHY
45. Liqueur : CREME
46. Mild cigar : CLARO
48. Of grandparents : AVAL
49. Settee or sofa : SEAT
51. The last word : END
52. Males : HES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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