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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1977

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,216

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Basics : ABCS
5. Cary or Lee : GRANT
10. Dernier ___ (latest fashion) : CRI
13. Give a hand : HELP
14. Amorous Montague : ROMEO
15. Hangar : SHED
16. Electric-typewriter overtouch : AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
19. Hobo; tramp : BUM
20. Trawl haul : FISH
21. Knitter's word : PURL
22. Sentry's word : HALT
23. Alida ___, Italian film star : VALLI
25. Cavalry swords : SABERS
28. Kind of sandwich : HERO
29. Make lace : TAT
32. The Tentmaker : OMAR
33. "My Name Is ___": Saroyan : ARAM
34. Baba : ALI
35. Ms. Stonefinger strikes again : BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
40. English cathedral city : ELY
41. Russian sea : ARAL
42. Sailor's word : ALEE
43. Man on a court, for short : REF
44. Turner or Cantrell : LANA
45. Convincing : COGENT
47. Reduced to rubble : RAZED
49. Kiss target : LIPS
50. Rail bird : SORA
51. Swiss river : AARE
52. Sky Altar : ARA
55. Heavens! Why isn't she a riveter? : CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
59. Adult acorns : OAKS
60. Quite tipsy : AREEL
61. Follower of amas : AMAT
62. Medics : DRS
63. Chasers on horseback : POSSE
64. Challenge, in Cannes : DEFI
Down
1. Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
2. Brummell : BEAU
3. Quahog : CLAM
4. Bath or Baden-Baden : SPA
5. Objects of prolonged endeavors : GRAILS
6. Meat treat : ROAST
7. Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
8. Teachers' org. : NEA
9. "Ode ___ Nightingale": Keats : TOA
10. Eleemosynary : CHARITABLE
11. Actual : REAL
12. Lupino : IDA
15. Writer Bellow : SAUL
17. Miles away : AFAR
18. Poise : APLOMB
22. Alpert : HERB
23. Part of speech : VERB
24. Breed of steed : ARAB
25. Serious : SOBER
26. Relaxed walk : AMBLE
27. Infant's dresses, Victorian style : BABYFROCKS
28. "___ usted español?" : HABLA
30. Barkley : ALBEN
31. Lama's land : TIBET
36. Author of more than 90 novels : BALZAC
37. Highland hill : BRAE
38. Music makers : BAND
39. Supermarket give-aways : BAGS
45. Ring : CIRCLE
46. Mideast oil-producing group : OPEC
48. Sections of 45 Down : ARCS
49. Shoe ties : LACES
50. Battle memento : SCAR
51. Dice throw : ACES
52. Top : ACME
53. Can. fliers : RCAF
54. Part of a play : ACTI
55. Cape or fish : COD
56. Diamond headgear : CAP
57. ___-Magnon : CRO
58. Rude chap : CAD

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

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