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New York Times, Thursday, July 7, 1977

Author: Allan Blackman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,190
Across Down
1. Hang about : HOVER
6. Tub rub : BATH
10. Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
14. Be devoted to : ADORE
15. Medicinal plant : ALOE
16. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
17. Assail : SETAT
18. Old salt's tale : YARN
19. Author Gardner : ERLE
20. "All the ___ Men" : PRESIDENTS
22. Pretense : POSE
23. Color of a fez : RED
24. Group of four : TETRAD
26. Surprise for a bride-to-be : SHOWER
30. Mecca in summer : BEACH
32. Doc and Hemingway : PAPAS
33. Museum workers : RESTORERS
37. A son of Hera : ARES
38. Beat : PULSE
39. Shortening : OLEO
40. Shakespearean protagonist : RICHARDII
42. Daughter of David : TAMAR
43. ___ France : ILEDE
44. Comeback : RETORT
45. Glistens : SHINES
48. Bryant's "___ Waterfowl" : TOA
49. Engine knock : PING
50. Cornfield figures : SCARECROWS
57. In ___ (on a dull course) : ARUT
58. Tom, Dick or Harry : MALE
59. Tumbledown shack : HOVEL
60. Game fish : CERO
61. Environs : AREA
62. Scottish capital, to poets : EDINA
63. Paradise : EDEN
64. Barber's question : NEXT
65. Aussie songbird : REDDY
1. Luggage fastener : HASP
2. Frankfurt's river : ODER
3. Ballot : VOTE
4. Historical periods : ERAS
5. Calls it a day : RETIRES
6. Reacted to a full moon : BAYED
7. Comedian King : ALAN
8. Civil-suit basis : TORT
9. Blue ___ (Delaware) : HENSTATE
10. Informer, in 20 Across : DEEPTHROAT
11. Muffed fly, e.g. : ERROR
12. Kon-Tiki material : BALSA
13. War-horse : STEED
21. "___ Bingle" (Crosby) : DER
25. Habitat: Prefix : ECO
26. Wrangle : SPAR
27. Mata ___ : HARI
28. Oil cartel : OPEC
29. Beat for Bernstein and Woodward : WASHINGTON
30. Misrepresent : BELIE
31. They, in Torino : ESSI
33. European fish : RUDD
34. Sailors' patron : ELMO
35. Hindmost : REAR
36. Type : SORT
38. Printer : PRESSMAN
41. Falstaff's drink : ALE
42. Plato, to Aristotle : TEACHER
44. Sterlet delicacy : ROE
45. Modern frontier : SPACE
46. Took on hands : HIRED
47. Habituate : INURE
48. Wine and dine : TREAT
51. Solicitude : CARE
52. Author Comfort : ALEX
53. Followed the hounds : RODE
54. "Amores" poet : OVID
55. Pursue one's way : WEND
56. Do in : SLAY

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