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New York Times, Saturday, August 27, 1977

Author: Ann Jenkins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,241
Across Down
1. Monarch's crown, scepter, etc. : REGALIA
8. Town that lost its rats and children : HAMELIN
15. Dodger's activity : EVADING
16. Quicken : ANIMATE
17. Actress Carmen : MIRANDA
18. Reads aloud : RECITES
19. City official: Abbr. : ALD
20. Jaded : TIRED
22. Make wary : ALERT
23. ___ off (used a driver) : TEED
25. Primeval abodes : CAVES
27. Epochal : ERAL
28. Prophet of doom : CYNIC
30. DNA factors : GENES
32. Supped : ATE
33. M.P.'s cry of approval : HEARHEAR
35. Mercury Theater man : WELLES
37. Rigging or tackle : GEAR
38. Beautiful woman : PERI
39. Concurs : AGREES
42. Ritualistic suicide : HARIKARI
46. Winged stinger : BEE
47. Put the ball on a runner again : RETAG
49. Yielded, as by treaty : CEDED
50. Compulsory bet : ANTE
52. Missile caches : SILOS
54. Beguile : DUPE
55. Serene : STILL
57. "___ Moon" : PAPER
59. Grassy mead : LEA
60. Accept employment : HIREOUT
62. Unyielding : ADAMANT
64. Prefix for type or magnet : ELECTRO
65. Journal : GAZETTE
66. Preordain : DESTINE
67. Unity : ONENESS
1. Second try with Ali : REMATCH
2. Ogling hex : EVILEYE
3. L.A. suburb : GARDENA
4. Political org. : ADA
5. Bit of fluff : LINT
6. Grammarian's mood: Abbr. : INDIC
7. Thickening agent, from seaweed : AGARAGAR
8. Become callous : HARDEN
9. Donkey, in Dijon : ANE
10. Isinglass : MICA
11. M. Zola : EMILE
12. Type of pass : LATERAL
13. Echo : ITERATE
14. Snuggles : NESTLES
21. By any chance : EVER
24. Requiem : DIRGE
26. Draining main : SEWER
29. Hearten : CHEER
31. Silken : SERIC
34. Gives relief to : EASES
36. Fancied : LIKED
38. Chief port of American Samoa : PAGOPAGO
39. Put to shame : ABASHED
40. Non-Morman, to a Morman : GENTILE
41. Beds down : RETIRES
42. Screw pine of Hawaii : HALA
43. Fawn upon : ADULATE
44. Becomes contrite : REPENTS
45. Dreams up : IDEATES
48. Walk quietly or cautiously : TIPTOE
51. Choose : ELECT
53. Type of Detroit model : SEDAN
56. Viaud's pen name : LOTI
58. Demolish : RAZE
61. Vase on a pedestal : URN
63. "All the President's ___" : MEN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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