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New York Times, Friday, July 8, 1977

Author: Young
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,191
Across Down
1. Soviet wire service : TASS
5. Scrubs : SCOURS
11. Vehicle for A. J. Foyt : CAR
14. Lath : SLAT
15. Part of 34 Across : CORNEA
16. Twelve months, in Mexico : ANO
17. Like "Pilgrim's Progress" : ALLEGORICAL
19. M.I.T. room : LAB
20. Go back to : REVERT
21. Like the oaken bucket : OLD
22. Info : DOPE
23. Silly : INANE
24. Corrida sound : OLE
25. One hitting the books : PORER
26. Dress a stone : NIG
27. Specialist in certain roots : GENEALOGIST
30. Chemical in nail-polish removers : ACETONE
32. Widows : RELICTS
33. MOMA offering : ART
34. Oculist's specialty : EYE
35. Torments : HARRIES
39. Chair a meeting : PRESIDE
43. State of being undivided : UNITARINESS
45. Snare : NET
46. Family vehicle : SEDAN
47. Witticism : MOT
48. Armistice : TRUCE
50. Counterfeiter's nemesis : TMAN
51. Dakar or Danzig: Abbr. : SPT
52. Gender : NEUTER
53. Riggs's best stroke : LOB
54. Gov. Brown is one : CALIFORNIAN
56. Like some soldiers: Abbr. : ENL
57. Chicken ___ (Louisiana dish) : CREOLE
58. Wagner heroine : ELSA
59. Diocese : SEE
60. Fleshy : CARNAL
61. Close a falcon's eyes : SEEL
1. Alexandra was one : TSARINA
2. Like a hydrocarbon : ALLENIC
3. Save from ruin : SALVAGE
4. Dutch painter : STEEN
5. Carlyle, e.g. : SCOT
6. Heart, to Hadrian : COR
7. Word with Baltimore or golden : ORIOLE
8. Cloudy : UNCLEAR
9. Scan : READ
10. Maglie or Mineo : SAL
11. Relating to heat : CALORIC
12. Metrical foot : ANAPEST
13. "Northwest Passage" author : ROBERTS
18. Calendar or chant : GREGORIAN
22. Motherless calves : DOGIES
24. "___ for the money" : ONE
25. Synthetic fiber : POLYESTER
28. Become a member : ENTER
29. Casts evil glances : LEERS
31. Plaid : TARTAN
35. Shakes a leg : HUSTLES
36. Springtime wild flower : ANEMONE
37. Unlike a bucking bronco : RIDABLE
38. Less complicated : SIMPLER
39. Caress : PET
40. Useless : INUTILE
41. Go to the Great Beyond : DECEASE
42. "Hope springs ___" : ETERNAL
44. Opinion; view : NOTION
49. Old letters : RUNES
51. Poet Teasdale : SARA
52. Coward of England : NOEL
54. F.D.R. measure : CCC
55. Ga. neighbor : FLA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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