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New York Times, Saturday, September 10, 1977

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,255
Across Down
1. Beach houses : CABANAS
8. Improper : AMISS
13. Seasoning mint : OREGANO
14. ___ land : NOMANS
16. Discount sources for shoppers : MONEYOFFCOUPONS
19. Goner's name : MUD
20. Penned, as pigs : STIED
21. Drench : SOAK
22. Benefit from : USE
23. Franks' accompaniment : BEANS
24. Pandowdy : PIE
25. ___ incognita : TERRA
27. One of Adam's boys : SETH
29. Ki-yi : YELP
30. Belles-lettres, perhaps : ESSAYS
32. Soccer players : BOOTERS
34. Monks for the commissary : CELLARERS
36. Less prepossessing : SEEDIER
38. Isabel Perón, e.g. : SENORA
42. Remain unsettled : PEND
43. Start of a 1928 song title : DIGA
45. More affronted : SORER
46. Varnish ingredient : LAC
47. Lateens and Genoas : SAILS
49. Summer time: Abbr. : EDT
50. Excited : AGOG
52. Twenty-four sheets of paper : QUIRE
53. Amin : IDI
54. Containers that create litter : NORETURNBOTTLES
58. Hon : DEARIE
59. Little ring : ANNULET
60. Unpleasant company : DRIPS
61. Obtainers : GETTERS
1. Travel to and from the job : COMMUTE
2. Stimulates : AROUSES
3. Wingdings : BENDERS
4. Wharton's "The ___ of Innocence" : AGE
5. No : NAY
6. "Plain as ___ in a man's face": Rabelais : ANOSE
7. As ___ silk : SOFTAS
8. Kunta Kinte, to Haley : ANCESTOR
9. Disposition : MOOD
10. Hawaiian baking pit : IMU
11. Blackjacks : SAPS
12. Prying one : SNOOPER
15. Escargots : SNAILS
17. A good deal : FINEBARGAIN
18. Beehive made of straw : SKEP
23. Howled at the moon : BAYED
26. Whizzed : RACED
28. Farm tools : HOES
29. Hedging on a question : YESNO
31. Slithered : SLID
33. Lock of hair : TRESS
35. Idle hours : LEISURES
36. Neptune or Poseidon : SEAGOD
37. Called for another song : ENCORED
39. Pend ___ (river, peak or lake in Idaho) : OREILLE
40. Whitetail in summer : REDDEER
41. Cassatt, Chagall et al. : ARTISTS
42. Strategy : PLAN
44. Car safety-device : AIRBAG
48. Sierra ___ : LEONE
51. Transmission item : GEAR
52. Witticism : QUIP
55. Three-way: Prefix : TRI
56. Blasting material : TNT
57. Pooh! : TUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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