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New York Times, Monday, August 8, 1977

Author:
Bernstein
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,222
Across
1. Moth or Park : LUNA
5. Went by car : RODE
9. TV's Mr. Pyle : GOMER
14. Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
15. Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
16. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
17. Top ___, S.F. tourist attraction : OFTHEMARK
19. ___ firma : TERRA
20. Sign of a skid : TIREMARK
21. Disguised : MASKED
22. Lucy ___, early Women's Libbers : STONERS
23. Namely : TOWIT
24. Inquire : ASK
25. "Give My Regards to ___" : BROADWAY
28. Doctrine : ISM
31. Lofty nest : AERIE
33. Time units : YEARS
34. Kind of tide : NEAP
36. One who is overly fond : DOTER
38. Eat in style : DINE
39. Sawlike part : SERRA
41. Attack : BESET
43. Correlative : NOR
44. Occupy by force : TAKEOVER
46. Light afternoon meal : TEA
48. Valuable violin : STRAD
49. Urged : PRESSED
53. Dialect : PATOIS
55. Plumate : FEATHERY
56. Eastern rulers : AMIRS
57. Point of reference : BENCHMARK
58. Boundary : LIMIT
59. A single time : ONCE
60. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
61. "I Get ___" (pop song) : IDEAS
62. Fruity blends : ADES
63. Gestures of agreement : NODS
Down
1. Plunders : LOOTS
2. Not qualified : UNFIT
3. Kind of glycerine : NITRO
4. She sprang full-grown from Zeus's forehead : ATHENA
5. Noticed or commented : REMARKED
6. Khayyám and Bradley : OMARS
7. Dagger : DIRK
8. Largest living deer : ELK
9. Escape : GETAWAY
10. Unfair : ONESIDED
11. Sam Clemens : MARKTWAIN
12. Common French verb : ETRE
13. Peruse : READ
18. The spider bugs : EMESA
21. Low : MOO
23. They were all about Eve : TREES
25. A barker never is this : BITER
26. Famed cartoonist : ARNO
27. River of Flanders : YSER
28. "Meet Me ___ Louis, Louis" : INST
29. "___ pin, pick it up . . . " : SEEA
30. Awaits developments : MARKSTIME
32. Arrayed, as a judge : ROBED
35. Objective of a noted march : PRETORIA
37. Goes over again : RETRACES
40. Greek tenses : AORISTS
42. Molars, canines, etc. : TEETH
45. Anatomical duct : VAS
47. He takes up the slag : ASHMAN
49. British coins : PENCE
50. Pacific alliance : SEATO
51. Made a mistake : ERRED
52. One of Connie Mack's stars : DYKES
53. Language related to Sanskrit : PALI
54. Surrounded by : AMID
55. Parry : FEND
57. Python : BOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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