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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 1977

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,210
Across Down
1. Enthralled : RAPT
5. Become liable to : INCUR
10. Clothes-closet culprit : MOTH
14. S-shaped curve : OGEE
15. Running knot : NOOSE
16. Air : AURA
17. Bizarre : OUTLANDISH
19. Musial or Kenton : STAN
20. Sailor's eating implements : MESSGEAR
21. Prevents, in law : ESTOPS
23. Chinese money of account : TAEL
24. Fabric often worn by brides : SATIN
25. On the boat : ABOARD
28. Prophesy : FORECAST
31. Dims : BLURS
32. Not soggy, as a cookie : CRISP
33. Small ape : LAR
34. Boaters and beanies : HATS
35. Games man : HOYLE
36. Pelt : HIDE
37. Nobelist for peace: 1949 : ORR
38. Decreases : WANES
39. Pickle flavoring : CUMIN
40. Walters' partner : REASONER
42. Made a systematic search : COMBED
43. Relative of "yum-yum!" : GOODY
44. Gaucho's cattle-catcher : BOLA
45. Disburses : SPENDS
47. Quality of eiderdown : SOFTNESS
51. Kind of curtain : IRON
52. Beyond reason : OUTOFSIGHT
54. Rake : ROUE
55. Didn't move a muscle : FROZE
56. Elan; ardor : ZEAL
57. Part of SEATO : EAST
58. Not as many : FEWER
59. Hence : ERGO
1. Cat-swinger's need : ROOM
2. The shakes : AGUE
3. Fido and Spot, e.g. : PETS
4. Communication satellites : TELSTARS
5. "A friend ___ . . . " : INNEED
6. Knobby : NODAL
7. Coconut fiber : COIR
8. Seagoing initials : USS
9. Practice a role : REHEARSE
10. Pasty form of cement : MASTIC
11. In a vulnerable spot : OUTONALIMB
12. Lobster pot : TRAP
13. Fritz's brother : HANS
18. Substitutes for gelatins : AGARS
22. "___ lively!" : STEP
24. Smirches : SOILS
25. Detest : ABHOR
26. Trumpet toot : BLARE
27. Flagrant : OUTRAGEOUS
28. Barbecue candidate : FRYER
29. "Rain" character : SADIE
30. Drift : TREND
32. N.Y. island : CONEY
35. "No touching!" : HANDSOFF
36. Refine; make gentle : HUMANIZE
38. Brassie or driver : WOOD
39. QB Jones's team : COLTS
41. "Bright Star" by Keats is one : SONNET
42. Treasure chest : COFFER
44. Firewater : BOOZE
45. Address at court : SIRE
46. Malayan craft : PROA
47. Lade : STOW
48. Bavarian river : EGER
49. Dance step of the 30's : SHAG
50. Capital of Manche : STLO
53. Noun suffix : URE

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

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