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New York Times, Tuesday, July 26, 1977

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 4, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,209
Across
1. Joint : SEAM
5. Poisoned garb that killed Hercules : SHIRT
10. Edison's middle name : ALVA
14. Austen title : EMMA
15. Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
16. Machine for weaving : LOOM
17. Seating section : TIER
18. Dialect of a region : IDIOM
19. Marquand detective : MOTO
20. Real name of 9 Down : STRATTON
22. Steak choices : TBONES
24. Harold of comics : TEEN
25. Sloe-eyed tec : CHAN
26. Lilly of chapeaux fame : DACHE
29. Speak freely and frankly : SOUNDOFF
33. Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
34. Victorian's cape : TALMA
35. "Open sesame" lad : ALI
36. Reverse an opponent's advantage : TURNTHETABLESON
40. N.Y. time : EST
41. Pulls; tugs : HALES
42. Device for ice or nuts : PICK
43. Jonathan's kin : SEAGULLS
45. Items for certain jockeys : DISKS
46. Code word for "A" : ALFA
47. Grappa's cousin : MARC
49. Out ___ (unattuned to the times) : OFSTEP
52. Nader is his advocate : CONSUMER
56. ___ Alto : PALO
57. Fuming : IRATE
59. Alter the setting : REDO
60. Winged : ALAR
61. Items to count : NOSES
62. Alike, in Arles : EGAL
63. Relay-race units : LAPS
64. M.C.'s proposal : TOAST
65. Anagram for 1 Across : SAME
Down
1. Congeals : SETS
2. Spew : EMIT
3. Part of N.A. : AMER
4. Frank Shorter's forte : MARATHON
5. Petty ill will : SPITE
6. Wore : HADON
7. Have ___ for (hold a grudge) : ITIN
8. "Flying Down to ___" : RIO
9. Famed circus "General" : TOMTHUMB
10. Macaroon flavoring : ALMOND
11. Crackpot : LOON
12. Citizen's franchise : VOTE
13. Book between Joel and Obadiah : AMOS
21. Golfer's cheapest purchase : TEE
23. Hackneyed : BANAL
25. Snack-bar drinks : COLAS
26. Exudes affection : DOTES
27. Beguile with wit : AMUSE
28. Magna ___ : CARTA
29. Gluttonizes : SATES
30. Sahara "filling station" : OASIS
31. Shepherd's concern : FLOCK
32. Strikebreakers : FINKS
34. "I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
37. Ultima ___ (the limit) : THULE
38. What 9 Down was : HALFPINT
39. Bon vivants : EPICURES
44. U. of Florida team : GATORS
45. A.M.A. members : DRS
47. Flecks or specks : MOTES
48. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
49. Gemstone : OPAL
50. Song refrain : FALA
51. Masher's comeuppance : SLAP
52. Niña's home : CASA
53. Prefix with ton or cycle : MEGA
54. Netherlands cheese center : EDAM
55. Lead or bit : ROLE
58. Marsupial, for short : ROO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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