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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 1977

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,203
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1. Sales aid : SAMPLE
7. Place of worship : TEMPLE
13. Sites : LOCALES
14. "Queen of the Himalayas" : EVEREST
16. Inflexible : ADAMANT
17. Like the hues of early dawn : ROSEATE
18. ___-Powell, Boy Scouts founder : BADEN
19. Pinza's birthplace : ROME
21. Maple genus : ACER
22. Uncloses, poetically : OPES
23. Fiddles badly : SAWS
24. Pains' companions : ACHES
25. Gypsy : ROM
26. Punish, as for speeding : FINE
27. Plot : SCHEME
28. Fleming's cabal : SPYRING
30. Time off for Congress : RECESS
31. French celestial being : ANGE
32. State to be true : AVER
33. Lines of rocks in the sea : LEDGES
35. Pie or parfait : DESSERT
39. Disavows : DENIES
40. Letter opener : SIRS
41. Formerly called : NEE
42. "M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
43. Blessing : BOON
44. Ms. Kett : ETTA
45. Ever and ___ : ANON
46. Throe : PANG
47. One of a Dumas trio : ATHOS
48. British textile dealers : MERCERS
50. Ecstasy : RAPTURE
52. Arms depot : ARSENAL
53. Items on a certain blotter : ARRESTS
54. Street or seed : SESAME
55. Jumbles : MESSES
1. Carbonated drink : SODAPOP
2. West Point : ACADEMY
3. Roles for Ball, Lansbury and Russell : MAMES
4. Blueprint : PLAN
5. Novelist Deighton : LEN
6. Antagonizes : ESTRANGES
7. Conditions : TERMS
8. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
9. My: Fr. : MES
10. They serve up sermons : PREACHERS
11. Cary Grant's folks : LEACHES
12. Thinks well of : ESTEEMS
13. Struggles : LABORS
15. Succinct : TERSE
20. The "o" in i.o.u. : OWE
23. Scorches : SINGES
24. Entrance : ACCESS
26. Pinkie, e.g. : FINGER
27. England's second-longest river : SEVERN
29. Splendors : RADIANCES
30. Message via air waves : RADIOGRAM
33. Near-ringers, in horseshoes : LEANERS
34. Sanction; approve : ENDORSE
36. Become excitedly delighted : ENTHUSE
37. Lab vessels : RETORTS
38. Combs, in a way : TEASES
39. Product of Coward or Howard : DRAMA
40. Chip, to Jimmy : SON
43. Swiss city : BASLE
44. Major and usher followers : ETTES
46. Nana's vehicle : PRAM
47. Spring mos. : APRS
49. Spanish queen : ENA
51. Metrical measure : ARE

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

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