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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 1977

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,237
Across Down
1. Muscat's land : OMAN
5. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
10. Singer at "heaven's gate" : LARK
14. King Cotton's bundle : BALE
15. Heath or Jong : ERICA
16. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
17. Operator's courteous request : ONEMOMENTPLEASE
20. Help an archeologist : EXCAVATE
21. SAC or R.A.F. : AIRMEN
22. Mercer-Arlen product : TUNE
23. Ne plus ultra : ACME
24. Ecce : BEHOLD
27. Defrauded : SWINDLED
31. Igloo or hogan : ABODE
32. Victuals of a sort : MEATS
33. Ait in the Aisne : ILE
34. Tender : SORE
35. Charon's vessel : FERRY
36. "Sweet is pleasure after ___": Dryden : PAIN
37. Way place : INN
38. Electrical unit : FARAD
39. Something not to be out of : SORTS
40. Affecting all the body : SYSTEMIC
42. Contract renter : LESSEE
43. Mine entrance : ADIT
44. Lard on a hog : SUET
45. Gumshoe : SHAMUS
48. Take away : SUBTRACT
52. Conveniences not found at Churchill Downs : TELEPHONEBOOTHS
54. Sciences' companions : ARTS
55. Skip over : ELIDE
56. Sleep like ___ : ATOP
57. English car trunk : BOOT
58. Hold back : DETER
59. Cockcrow : DAWN
1. Woodwind : OBOE
2. Cat without a tail : MANX
3. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
4. Roundworm : NEMATODE
5. Require : DEMAND
6. Alpine crest : ARETE
7. Cattle, to Cowper : KINE
8. Circus unit : ACT
9. Voraciousness : RAPACITY
10. Gave suggestive glances : LEERED
11. "Madam, I'm ___" : ADAM
12. Hill or slope : RISE
13. Astute : KEEN
18. Small egg : OVULE
19. Sketches : LIMNS
23. Oscar or Emmy : AWARD
24. Grounds : BASIS
25. Color, also called teak : EBONY
26. Headgear for a cuckold : HORNS
27. Ice pinnacle : SERAC
28. Emulators of Ananias : LIARS
29. Typewriter type : ELITE
30. Stupid : DENSE
32. Boy Scout badge : MERIT
35. Starved : FAMISHED
36. Old-time mail route : POSTROAD
38. Sick of the rat race : FEDUP
39. Tend : SEETO
41. Most docile : TAMEST
42. Clumsy seaman : LUBBER
44. Homophone for swayed : SUEDE
45. Uncertain effort : STAB
46. Kind of sandwich : HERO
47. Choirboy's voice : ALTO
48. Fit of pique : SNIT
49. "___ boy!" : ATTA
50. Powerfully built dog : CHOW
51. Recipe meas. : TSPN
53. "This ___ House," hit song of 1954 : OLE

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

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