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New York Times, Friday, July 22, 1977

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Ablution : BATH
5. One of fifty : IDAHO
10. Energy source : ATOM
14. Ailment from malaria : AGUE
15. Eating place : DINER
16. Piano novelty : NOLA
17. Western wonderland : CANADIANROCKIES
20. Army fare : KRATIONS
21. Distribute : ALLOT
22. "Harper Valley ___" : PTA
23. Item found in a pine forest : CONE
25. Compulsion; coercion : DURESS
29. More emaciated : GAUNTER
32. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
33. German state : HESSE
34. Johnny ___ of the C.S.A. : REB
36. Historic waterway : STLAWRENCERIVER
40. Old domain: Abbr. : HRE
41. Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
42. Swan or swallow : DIVE
43. Silly : ASININE
45. Depended (with "on") : LEANED
47. Beverage : COLA
48. Bridge term : BID
49. Pallid : ASHEN
52. Blood feud : VENDETTA
57. Joplin composition : THEMAPLELEAFRAG
60. Went swiftly : TORE
61. Of a cereal : OATEN
62. In ___ (completely) : TOTO
63. Set ___ (attack) : UPON
64. Condemns : DOOMS
65. Game animal : STAG
Down
1. Player like O.J. : BACK
2. Seaweed substance : AGAR
3. Sandwich staple : TUNA
4. Topic in the tropics : HEAT
5. Stupes : IDIOTS
6. Dors or Ross : DIANA
7. Harding et al. : ANNS
8. Beagle of L.B.J.'s day : HER
9. Spanish gold : ORO
10. Sock : ANKLET
11. Labor : TOIL
12. Bread spread : OLEO
13. Location of a crow's-nest : MAST
18. Cheesy snacks : DIPS
19. Preserver : CANNER
23. Foe of Caesar : CASCA
24. Yorkshire river : OUSE
25. Punctuation mark : DASH
26. Excessive : ULTRA
27. Dromio, Romeo and Gremio : ROLES
28. Epsilon's cousin : ETA
29. Spirit in a bottle : GENIE
30. Noted North Carolinian : ERVIN
31. Bailiff in Ivanhoe's era : REEVE
33. Hue or rinse : HENNA
35. Brought up : BRED
37. Minnesota city : WINONA
38. Vex : ROIL
39. Crete's historic peak : IDA
44. Purveyors of yesteryear : ICEMEN
45. Fabrics from Dundee : LINENS
46. Norse collection of poems : EDDA
48. Brazilian port : BELEM
49. Alaskan island : ATTU
50. Factory : SHOP
51. Edible submarine : HERO
52. Presidential power : VETO
53. Salamanders : EFTS
54. Turkey ___ : TROT
55. Goodbye : TATA
56. Excited : AGOG
58. Seed holder : POD
59. Thai language : LAO

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

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