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New York Times, Monday, August 15, 1977

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 57-Across clue—a buckeye is a tree/shrub or butterfly, not a type of canoe; left as in original.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,229
Across
1
Trail : PATH
5
Place to eat : CAFE
9
V.M.I. student : CADET
14
Small ornamental case : ETUI
15
Dentist's request : OPEN
16
Relish : OLIVE
17
Lounge : LOLL
18
Cry from a crow's-nest : LAND
19
Out of bed : RISEN
20
In any case : ONALLACCOUNTS
23
Rigid; taut : TENSE
24
Ruhr city : HERNE
25
Scrutinize : EYE
28
Nectar : ADE
29
Contend; strive : VIE
31
Attended a meeting : SATINON
33
Stake : BET
34
Cut down : HEW
35
Kind of poker : STUD
36
Rhyme for brawls : FREEFORALLS
39
Long-eared mammal : HARE
41
Poppycock! : ROT
42
Fish eggs : ROE
43
One stroke ___ (bogey) : OVERPAR
45
Clammy; damp : WET
46
Floating lily leaf : PAD
49
Peridot or tigereye : GEM
50
Bewildered : ATSEA
52
Oklahoma's "Golden Hurricane" : TULSA
54
Finally : ONCEANDFORALL
57
Kayak or buckeye : CANOE
59
Joint : KNEE
60
Cord for Arabian headgear : AGAL
61
Caine or Wayne : ACTOR
62
River near Paris : EURE
63
Moon goddess : LUNA
64
Secretaries : DESKS
65
Sound of a reptile or steam : SISS
66
Cliques : SETS
Down
1
Jai alai : PELOTA
2
Made amends : ATONED
3
New Orleans university : TULANE
4
They're "alive" in a song : HILLS
5
Drink or nut : COLA
6
Geronimo was one : APACHE
7
Thief's middleman : FENCE
8
One who supports or approves : ENDORSER
9
Relative of a trumpet : CORNET
10
Dismounted : ALIT
11
Does not approve : DISSENTS
12
Garden evictee : EVE
13
Hamilton bill : TEN
21
Quay : LEVEE
22
Not cognizant : UNAWARE
26
Gershwin's "Embraceable ___" : YOU
27
Result of a coup de grâce : END
30
Repeat : ITERATE
32
___ of Man : ISLE
33
"Uncle Remus" Rabbit : BRER
34
Word with dog and rod : HOT
36
Cities in Calif., Neb. and Ohio : FREMONTS
37
Deserts : FORSAKES
38
Game of chance : LOTTO
39
Word with ground or road : HOG
40
"___ Maria" : AVE
44
Horses at Meadowlands : PACERS
45
Cranes and herons : WADERS
46
Torment : PLAGUE
47
Obliquely : ASLANT
48
City nicknamed "Big D" : DALLAS
51
Boredom : ENNUI
53
Russian mountains : URALS
55
Corner or cozy place : NOOK
56
Charges for services : FEES
57
Bounder : CAD
58
Top of a suit : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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