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New York Times, Monday, July 4, 1977

Author:
Dorothy Cannan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,187

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Indian princes : RAJAS
6. Skeet feats : HITS
10. Creator of Tobacco Rhoda : CAPP
14. Ooze out slowly : EXUDE
15. Tale: Abbr. : ANEC
16. Cohan's "___ There" : OVER
17. Apportion : ALLOT
18. Inactive : IDLE
19. Name meaning "black" : NERO
20. Alfonso XIII, e.g. : REY
21. Marching instruments : FIFEANDDRUM
24. Winter headgear : FURCAP
26. Perfect score on a test : IOO
27. Floor of a building : STOREY
29. Builds slopes around a fort : ESCARPS
33. Something to fight for : CAUSE
34. Kind of attack : SNEAK
35. Landon : ALF
37. Distinctive air : AURA
38. Foot lever : PEDAL
39. Cap-___ (from head to foot) : APIE
40. Nobel product : TNT
41. Kilmer poem : TREES
42. ___ de menthe : CREME
43. Nickname for Chile's cape : THEHORN
45. Plume: Var. : AIGRET
46. Adage : SAW
47. Habitual practice : CUSTOM
49. French counterpart of 7 Down : BASTILLEDAY
53. Pussy-cat's shipmate : OWL
56. Clarinet's cousin : OBOE
57. Judge, in Baghdad : CADI
58. Obsession : MANIA
60. Unerring : SURE
61. "Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
62. Expert : ADEPT
63. Prow of a ship : STEM
64. Comedienne from Butte : RAYE
65. Receiver of a check : PAYEE
Down
1. With 2 Down, car part : REAR
2. See above : AXLE
3. Today : JULYFOURTH
4. What the Stamp Act caused : ADO
5. No longer dependent : SETFREE
6. Israeli port : HAIFA
7. Today : INDEPENDENCEDAY
8. Brain tissue : TELA
9. Picturesque, as a stage performance : SCENICAL
10. American vulture : CONDOR
11. State firmly : AVER
12. Seat of the Inca empire : PERU
13. Gym dance, at times : PROM
22. Kind of stare : ICY
23. Walker of football fame : DOAK
25. Minor or Major : URSA
27. Ailurophobe's cry : SCAT
28. Gibe : TAUNT
30. Magellan's milieus : SEAS
31. Currency of a sort : PAPERMONEY
32. Sticky mud : SLIME
34. Clairvoyant : SEER
36. A mile has 5,280 : FEET
38. Police vehicle : PROWLCAR
39. Jason's ship : ARGO
41. Siamese : THAI
42. Town plat : CITYMAP
44. Regard highly : ESTEEM
45. Fresh ___ daisy : ASA
48. Neighbor of Trieste : UDINE
49. Office bigwig : BOSS
50. Be adjacent : ABUT
51. In a pique : SORE
52. Tibetan priest : LAMA
54. Rub clean : WIPE
55. Behind schedule : LATE
59. Political org. : ADA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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