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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 1977

Author:
Virginia Schneider
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,208
Across
1. Assuage : EASE
5. "Snug as ___ in a rug" : ABUG
9. ___ force : TASK
13. Shower season : APRIL
14. Peter, the pianist : NERO
15. Its mouthpiece has a double reed : OBOE
16. Well-known trio : TOMDICKANDHARRY
19. Abstract being : ESSE
20. Einstein's birthplace : ULM
21. Les ___-Unis (U.S.A.) : ETATS
22. River duck : SMEE
24. Awful : DIRE
26. Singer Johnny ___ : MATHIS
29. Conceals : SECRETES
33. Chef's tear-jerker : ONION
34. Utah state flower : SEGO
35. Site in Tyrol : ALP
36. Well-known trio : REDWHITEANDBLUE
40. Nay neutralizer : AYE
41. McAuliffe's famous reply : NUTS
42. Wear away : ERODE
43. Hedger's answer : YESANDNO
46. Did the hedges : PRUNED
47. Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
48. Coop group : HENS
49. Alcoholic heaters : ETNAS
52. School vehicle : BUS
53. Gleeful response : HAHA
57. Well-known trio : THETHREESTOOGES
61. Verboten : TABU
62. Coalition in 1941 : AXIS
63. Blazing : AFIRE
64. God of love : EROS
65. Liqueur glass : PONY
66. Flying saucers : UFOS
Down
1. Poetry of a people : EPOS
2. Fortifies : ARMS
3. Barker's locale : SIDESHOW
4. Whitney : ELI
5. Skater's weak spot : ANKLE
6. Word with laser or radar : BEAM
7. Copper server : URN
8. "O ___, our help in ages past" : GOD
9. Right on target : TOATEE
10. Canyon mouth : ABRA
11. Kind; type : SORT
12. "Seven ___ to Baldpate" : KEYS
13. Ingested : ATE
17. Implements for Minnesota Fats : CUES
18. Frau's spouse : HERR
23. Ho Chi ___ : MINH
24. Associate of Renoir : DEGAS
25. Portrait, as of a saint : ICON
26. Dangerous eel : MORAY
27. Start of a Biblical maxim : ANEYE
28. Flood, neap, etc. : TIDES
29. Take care of : SEETO
30. Claw : TALON
31. Outfox, in a way : ELUDE
32. M.p.h. or r.p.m. : SPEED
34. Stupefies : STUNS
37. ___-Aryan : INDO
38. Bruce of films : DERN
39. The cold shoulder : BRUSHOFF
44. Winged: Lat. : ALATUS
45. Whimsical poet : NASH
46. Nuisance : PEST
48. Brazen woman : HUSSY
49. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
50. "___ she blows!" : THAR
51. Mount whence Moses viewed the Promised Land : NEBO
52. "Oh, to ___ England . . . " : BEIN
54. Money-changing fee : AGIO
55. Towel title : HERS
56. Chemical suffix : ASE
58. Chat, mod style : RAP
59. Prefix with sphere or spore : EXO
60. Org. for African solidarity : OAU

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

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