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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

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Across
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Magnificent : GRAND
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Separate : PART
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Boxing program : CARD
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Ridin' and ropin' show : RODEO
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Congregation response : AMEN
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Church officer : ELDER
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City near San Francisco : SANTAROSA
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"The ___ rose is brief": Swinburne : YEAROFTHE
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Red head: 1918–24 : LENIN
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Sesame; til : TEEL
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Norman Bel ___, stage designer : GEDDES
25
She wept and would not be comforted : RACHEL
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Satirist Beerbohm : MAX
29
James and Houdini : HARRYS
30
English poet : DELAMARE
35
Available : ONTAP
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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
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Rabbit or Fox : BRER
48
Hogback : RIDGE
49
Gem weighing less than ¼ grain : SEEDPEARL
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Estimated too highly : OVERRATED
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___ vincit amor : OMNIA
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Allot : METE
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Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Spike for mountain climbing : PITON
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God of love : EROS
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Scrooge's cries : BAHS
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Blot out : ERASE
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Zane or Jane : GREY
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Thespian's need : ROLE
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Po tributary : ADDA
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"Two at a trade can ___ agree": Gay : NEER
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She said: "Brevity is the soul of lingerie" : DOROTHYPARKER
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Light literary sketch : PASTEL
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Menotti hero : AMAHL
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Descartes : RENE
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Relative of dynamite : TNT
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Prepared apples for baking : CORED
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"And take ___ of fate": Macbeth : ABOND
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The O'Grady girl : ROSIE
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Acheson and Rusk : DEANS
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He said: "A little learning is a dangerous thing" : ALEXANDERPOPE
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Patients' payments : FEES
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"My ___ Sal" : GAL
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Hindu queen : RANI
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Crafts' companion : ARTS
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Sourpuss : CRAB
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Allen or Torme : MEL
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Mason's burden : HOD
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Prefix with place or grace : DIS
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Fashion : MODE
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Culbertson : ELY
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Humorist George ___ : ADE
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Louis or Bill : NYE
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Exclaimed : OHED
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Firm beliefs : CREDOS
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Tall grass : BROME
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Moon or Spoon : RIVER
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"___ Autumn": Keats : ODETO
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Fairy-tale menaces : OGRES
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Hardwood tree : BEECH
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Greek portico : STOA
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Middle East V.I.P. : EMIR
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Theater group : ANTA
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Grande and Rita : RIOS
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Byway or seaway : LANE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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