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New York Times, Wednesday, August 17, 1977

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 41-Down clue—the movie is actually "The Cocoanuts" (with an "a"); left as in original.

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R
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P
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M
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K
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M
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U
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B
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O
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M
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T
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P
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D
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B
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L
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H
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O
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R
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D
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S
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K
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O
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D
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A
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C
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A
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M
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A
L
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R
H
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A
© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,231
Across
1
Marsh bird : RAIL
5
Pigeon's extinct relative : DODO
9
Louis from Louisiana : PRIMA
14
Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
15
Ending for cell or gland : ULAR
16
Gaseous element : RADON
17
Bird symbolic of gluttony : CORMORANT
19
Domed hut : IGLOO
20
Bermudas of old : KNEEPANTS
21
Severe : STERN
22
___ blue (indigo) : INDE
23
Nonflying bird of yore : MOA
24
Acquaint, as a freshman : ORIENT
28
Nonflying bird : PENGUIN
32
Intuit : SENSE
33
Cowboy gear : BOOTS
35
After L : MNO
36
Eight-track item : TAPE
37
Respite : PAUSE
38
Plaster; smear : DAUB
39
Nonflying bird : EMU
40
Vigorous : LUSTY
41
Hermann ___, German poet-novelist : HESSE
42
Nonflying bird : OSTRICH
44
Maiden : DAMSEL
45
First mate : EVE
46
West German region : SAAR
48
Emulate Dorothy Hamill : SKATE
51
Diametrically opposite : ANTIPODAL
56
Bay at the mouth of a river : LIMAN
57
Nonflying bird : CASSOWARY
58
Attentive; vigilant : AWAKE
59
Brown creepers creep on this : TREE
60
Star: Comb. form : ASTR
61
"Eagle-squeezer" : MISER
62
"Pigeons on the grass ___": Stein : ALAS
63
Nonflying bird : RHEA
Down
1
Haystack : RICK
2
Dramatic conflict : AGON
3
Concerning : INRE
4
Mortar ingredient : LIME
5
Historian Will or Ariel : DURANT
6
Chan, in films : OLAND
7
"Divina Commedia" poet : DANTE
8
Scraps : ORTS
9
Attica and Newgate : PRISONS
10
Motley crowd : RAGTAG
11
Groundless : IDLE
12
Anchor : MOOR
13
Shortly : ANON
18
Give one's views : OPINE
23
Measure out : METE
24
Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
25
Scads : REAMS
26
Data fed to a computer : INPUT
27
Dir. from Paris to Troyes : ESE
28
Small bunch of blossoms : POSY
29
N. E. campus : UMASS
30
Operating, as radar : INUSE
31
Prize won by 41 Across: 1946 : NOBEL
33
Wingding, British style : BASH
34
No longer encaged : OUT
37
Dark red : PUCE
38
Rival of a Rep. : DEM
40
Party pooper's opposite : LIVENER
41
"Coconuts" name : HARPO
43
One more try on the set : RETAKE
44
Platforms : DAISES
46
Mix-up : SNARL
47
Where to see a petrel : ATSEA
48
Bridge thrill : SLAM
49
Nonflying bird : KIWI
50
Between amo and amat : AMAS
51
Church records : ACTA
52
Man ___ (famed race horse) : OWAR
53
Destroy, as hopes : DASH
54
Comedian Johnson : ARTE
55
Type of glockenspiel : LYRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 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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