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New York Times, Friday, July 29, 1977

Author: Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 10,212
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1. Baseball, football, etc. : SPORTS
7. Fit; suitable : PROPER
13. Eared seal : SEALION
14. Caused air to bubble through : AERATED
16. "A ___ to India": Forster : PASSAGE
17. Maneuver in a horse show : PASSADE
18. Blackbird, in Bonn : AMSEL
19. Victorian oath : EGAD
21. Pornography : SMUT
22. Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
23. Make a cartoon : DRAW
24. Free from frost : DEICE
25. House extension : ELL
26. Stagger : REEL
27. Loewe's Broadway partner : LERNER
28. Come down : DESCEND
30. Sword for thrusting : RAPIER
31. Vision: Comb. form : OPIA
32. Wellington studied here : ETON
33. Most docile : TAMEST
35. Gobi and Nefud : DESERTS
39. Easy to understand : SIMPLE
40. "Graf ___," battleship of 1939 : SPEE
41. "Got you!" : AHA
42. Horne et al. : LENAS
43. French D-Day city : CAEN
44. Adjective suffix : ETIC
45. Burrows and Vigoda : ABES
46. Bara role : VAMP
47. Canadian physician: 1849–1919 : OSLER
48. Oberammergau's ___ play : PASSION
50. Kind of resistance : PASSIVE
52. One of Einstein's fortes : SCIENCE
53. Monastics of yore : ESSENES
54. Premier of Iraq: 1958–63 : KASSEM
55. Colossus site : RHODES
1. Nautical unit of distance : SEAMILE
2. Large numbers; groups : PASSELS
3. Noted Norwegian composer : OLSEN
4. Money in Iran : RIAL
5. ___ up (wear one's Sunday best) : TOG
6. Made a mockery of : SNEEREDAT
7. Fruit or tree : PAPAW
8. What illiterates can't do : READ
9. Conjunctions : ORS
10. Relating to songbirds : PASSERINE
11. Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
12. Weight-watching person : REDUCER
13. Showed clemency : SPARED
15. Hinder : DETER
20. Sal of songdom : GAL
23. Actress Darcel : DENISE
24. Oust from a high office : DEPOSE
26. Drives back : REPELS
27. Triangular sail : LATEEN
29. Necessities for mariners : COMPASSES
30. Cayenne : REDPEPPER
33. Curtain-draping device : TIEBACK
34. Loss of memory : AMNESIA
36. Rope on a sailor's ladder : RATLINE
37. There is no honor among them : THIEVES
38. Coronations, in Paris : SACRES
39. Cuffs : SLAPS
40. Houston or Ervin : SAM
43. Cave ___ (Beware of the dog) : CANEM
44. Chariot for Ben-Hur : ESSED
46. Viva ___ (oral) : VOCE
47. ___ buco (Italian veal dish) : OSSO
49. Carter's supporters in '76 : INS
51. Wood for baseball bats : ASH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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