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New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 1977

Author: Ruth N. Schultz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ruth N. Schultz has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,189
Across Down
1. Eloper with a spoon : DISH
5. Cotton ball : WAD
8. Landing craft : LSTS
12. Suffix with assist and resist : ANCE
13. "Slip cover" : ALIBI
15. Roman emperor: A.D. 69 : OTHO
16. Where the top brass is scarce : FRONTLINES
18. Sandarac tree : ARAR
19. Eastern holiday : TET
20. Keep things going as usual : HOLDTHEFORT
22. Moves apace : TROTS
23. Green island : ERIN
24. "Balm of hurt minds" : SLEEP
26. Evens the score : AVENGES
29. Oodles : SCADS
30. Companion of rank : FILE
32. Indian range : GHAT
33. Beat the house : WON
34. Traveling bag : HOLDALL
37. Reproductive cells : OVA
38. Warhol : ANDY
40. Lode : VEIN
41. Houston football pro : OILER
43. Acted properly : BEHAVED
45. Federations of a sort : BUNDS
46. To pray: Sp. : ORAR
47. Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
49. What the fall guy does : HOLDSTHEBAG
52. Fluffy scarf : BOA
55. Captain Pierce on TV : ALDA
56. General's right-hand man : AIDEDECAMP
58. Villain's glance : LEER
59. Vulgar : CRASS
60. Cleveland's lake : ERIE
61. Past performance of a race horse : FORM
62. One kind of strike : TEN
63. Diner sign : EATS
1. Pixilated : DAFT
2. Concerning : INRE
3. Glaswegian : SCOT
4. Rhode Island Red : HEN
5. Makes a yarn ball : WINDS
6. Aid a criminal : ABET
7. Tousle : DISHEVEL
8. Goldbricking : LOAFING
9. Redoubt : STRONGHOLD
10. " . . . gold in them ___ hills" : THAR
11. Classify : SORT
13. Knocked for ___ : ALOOP
14. Spirited song : LILT
17. Use a flail : THRESH
21. "Maid of Athens, ___ we part . . . " : ERE
22. Senator Kennedy : TED
24. Tea-party treat : SCONE
25. Man of property : LANDHOLDER
26. Actor Arkin : ALAN
27. Chalet features : EAVES
28. Kind of boarder : STAR
29. Clean the deck : SWAB
30. "Took a powder" : FLED
31. Amin : IDI
35. Casus belli, at times : OVERTACT
36. Place for cocktails : LOUNGE
39. "Tall Ship" feature : YARDARM
42. Election winners : INS
44. Anatomical duct : VAS
45. Necklace : BEADS
47. Auto : SEDAN
48. Lincoln and Beame : ABES
49. "___ a loaf is . . . " : HALF
50. Table spread : OLEO
51. Take on : HIRE
52. Theda of silents : BARA
53. Leave out : OMIT
54. Planet rulers, in a film : APES
57. Bee follower : CEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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