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New York Times, Friday, August 19, 1977

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Error in 45-Down grid entry—the correct title is "To Autumn."

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,233
Across
1. Magnificent : GRAND
6. Separate : PART
10. Boxing program : CARD
14. Ridin' and ropin' show : RODEO
15. Congregation response : AMEN
16. Woodwind : OBOE
17. Church officer : ELDER
18. City near San Francisco : SANTAROSA
20. "The ___ rose is brief": Swinburne : YEAROFTHE
22. Red head: 1918–24 : LENIN
23. Sesame; til : TEEL
24. Norman Bel ___, stage designer : GEDDES
25. She wept and would not be comforted : RACHEL
28. Satirist Beerbohm : MAX
29. James and Houdini : HARRYS
30. English poet : DELAMARE
35. Available : ONTAP
36. Trouble : AIL
37. Austen work : NOVEL
38. Breaks ranks; scatters : DISBANDS
40. Something strange : ODDITY
41. " . . . pocket full of ___" : RYE
42. Welsh-rabbit sine qua non : CHEESE
43. Rupert, the poet: 1887–1915 : BROOKE
47. Rabbit or Fox : BRER
48. Hogback : RIDGE
49. Gem weighing less than ¼ grain : SEEDPEARL
54. Estimated too highly : OVERRATED
56. ___ vincit amor : OMNIA
57. Allot : METE
58. Off one's rocker : LOCO
59. Spike for mountain climbing : PITON
60. God of love : EROS
61. Scrooge's cries : BAHS
62. Blot out : ERASE
Down
1. Zane or Jane : GREY
2. Thespian's need : ROLE
3. Po tributary : ADDA
4. "Two at a trade can ___ agree": Gay : NEER
5. She said: "Brevity is the soul of lingerie" : DOROTHYPARKER
6. Light literary sketch : PASTEL
7. Menotti hero : AMAHL
8. Descartes : RENE
9. Relative of dynamite : TNT
10. Prepared apples for baking : CORED
11. "And take ___ of fate": Macbeth : ABOND
12. The O'Grady girl : ROSIE
13. Acheson and Rusk : DEANS
19. He said: "A little learning is a dangerous thing" : ALEXANDERPOPE
21. Patients' payments : FEES
24. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
25. Hindu queen : RANI
26. Crafts' companion : ARTS
27. Sourpuss : CRAB
28. Allen or Torme : MEL
29. Mason's burden : HOD
30. Prefix with place or grace : DIS
31. Fashion : MODE
32. Rara ___ : AVIS
33. Network of nerves : RETE
34. Culbertson : ELY
36. Humorist George ___ : ADE
39. Louis or Bill : NYE
40. Exclaimed : OHED
42. Firm beliefs : CREDOS
43. Tall grass : BROME
44. Moon or Spoon : RIVER
45. "___ Autumn": Keats : ODETO
46. Fairy-tale menaces : OGRES
47. Hardwood tree : BEECH
49. Greek portico : STOA
50. Middle East V.I.P. : EMIR
51. Theater group : ANTA
52. Grande and Rita : RIOS
53. Byway or seaway : LANE
55. Vestment : ALB

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

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