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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 1977

Author: Bert Beaman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q U Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,234
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1. Items for the blind : SLATS
6. School event : PROM
10. ___ bien : TRES
14. ___ nth degree : TOTHE
15. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
16. Numerical prefix : HEXA
17. Pungent : ACRID
18. Too severe : OVERRIGID
20. Kind of concern : GOING
21. Religious sect member : MENNONITE
22. Military headgear : KEPI
24. Fraternal organization : ELKS
25. Tacks on : ADDS
28. Literary collections : ANAS
31. Suffixes with room, kitchen, etc. : ETTES
34. "Leave no ___ unstoned" (Spoonerism) : TERN
35. Hebrew letter : RESH
36. Kind of music : SHEET
37. Medley : OLIO
38. Caper : ANTIC
40. Literary first name : ERLE
41. Steals, as in a store : LIFTS
43. Woman's workbasket : CABA
44. "___ no more . . . " : WEEP
45. Shop equipment : LATHE
46. Wanes : EBBS
47. Bookmaker's concern : ODDS
48. Starts' companion : FITS
50. To dare: Sp. : OSAR
52. Exactly alike : IDENTICAL
56. Squanders the moola : BLOWS
60. Hit song for Helen O'Connell : TANGERINE
61. Own up to : ADMIT
62. Tropical American dog : ALCO
63. State, in France : ETAT
64. Western city : BOISE
65. Willingly : LIEF
66. Adam's third son : SETH
67. Following : AFTER
1. Hunter's quarry : STAG
2. In ___ parentis : LOCO
3. Town in a Longfellow poem : ATRI
4. Treats casually : THINKSNOTHINGOF
5. Plant sometimes woven into mats : SEDGE
6. Distinction : PROMINENCE
7. Gad : ROVE
8. Augury : OMEN
9. W. W. I battle site : MARNE
10. Treasure; cherish : THINKTHEWORLDOF
11. Enrolled : REGISTERED
12. Sign in a theater : EXIT
13. Infamous marquis : SADE
19. Romeo and Juliet : ROLES
23. Prefix with chute or graph : PARA
25. Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
26. Festival of Apollo : DELIA
27. Structure preventing cattle from roaming : DRIFTFENCE
29. Make ___ at (try) : ASTAB
30. Watchword or catchword : SHIBBOLETH
32. Fished for congers : EELED
33. Staircase : STEPS
39. Lewis's Mr. Timberlane : CASS
42. Seven, in Sicilia : SETTE
49. Fathers : SIRES
51. Addis ___ : ABABA
52. Type style: Abbr. : ITAL
53. Painter of melting telephones : DALI
54. Mention or quote : CITE
55. Course for a future M.D. : ANAT
57. Skip : OMIT
58. Knowing : WISE
59. Suffix with young or old : STER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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