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New York Times, Friday, August 26, 1977

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,240
Across
1. Assign parts : CAST
5. Celebration, as for St. Rocco : FESTA
10. Nursery-rhyme trio : MICE
14. Court ace : ASHE
15. Like the Dolomites : ALPEN
16. In a while : ANON
17. Noncommittal on an issue : STRADDLING
19. Not tantamount to a catamount : TAME
20. "Valse ___," by Sibelius : TRISTE
21. Poe's "Annabel ___" : LEE
22. Swinger in the jungle : APE
23. Places where splits may occur : LANES
24. Extreme : ULTRA
26. Gracie Mansion name : ABE
28. Where the cornea is : EYE
29. D.D.E. et al. : IKES
30. Mother of Perseus : DANAE
32. Furthered : AIDED
34. Drivers of paddy wagons : POLICE
35. Shifts responsibility to another : PASSESTHEBUCK
38. Doddering : SENILE
39. Group around a male fur seal : HAREM
40. Dye in a beauty shop : HENNA
41. Trapper's trophy : PELT
42. Half of CDX : CCV
45. Victorian or Napoleonic : ERA
46. Perhaps : MAYBE
48. "Positive Thinking" exponent : PEALE
50. Degree for an att. : LLB
52. Suffix with Adam or Edom : ITE
53. Heisman Trophy winner: 1940 : HARMON
54. Rabin's predecessor : MEIR
55. Most curvaceous : SHAPELIEST
57. Between sum and fui : ESSE
58. Party who avoids parties : LONER
59. Cheyenne's relative : CREE
60. Galileo was one: Abbr. : ASTR
61. Follow : ENSUE
62. Far from flabby : HARD
Down
1. Macbeth's place : CASTLE
2. Off the path : ASTRAY
3. Cooperstown's Hall of Fame, e.g. : SHRINE
4. Goad : TEASE
5. Pass the peak : FADE
6. Wing : ELL
7. Blabbed : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
8. Doctrines : TENETS
9. Fury : ANGER
10. Spy name : MATA
11. Terrified : INAPANIC
12. "___ to Erin" (folk song) : COMEBACK
13. Chemical suffix : ENE
18. "Pink-elephants" producer, for short : DTS
24. Maui music makers : UKES
25. Desert clay : ADOBE
27. Shoe size : EEE
29. ___ fixe : IDEE
31. Styptic : ALUM
32. "A ___ Able" : ASIN
33. Moslem faith : ISLAM
34. Bold : PERT
35. Incomparable : PEERLESS
36. Historian of a sort : ANNALIST
37. Spy name : HALE
38. Haggard novel : SHE
41. Boa or anaconda : PYTHON
42. Funt's funmaker : CAMERA
43. Not so far apart : CLOSER
44. Aired : VENTED
47. Bridal path : AISLE
48. Buddy : PAL
49. Author Segal : ERICH
51. Rabbit or Fox : BRER
53. In this spot : HERE
54. ___ culpa : MEA
56. Little, in Lyon : PEU

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

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