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New York Times, Monday, September 12, 1977

Author: Herb L. Risteen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,257
Across Down
1. Item worn by a British judge : WIG
4. ___ tennis : TABLE
9. Mop : SWAB
13. Israeli port : ACRE
15. Hoosier poet : RILEY
16. Nautical greeting : AHOY
17. Witnessed : SEEN
18. Baffle : ELUDE
19. Explosive charge : MINE
20. Make-believe : PRETENSE
22. Hauls : TOTES
23. Fragrant ointment : NARD
24. Induce a state of reverie : BEMUSE
27. Frontier abodes : CABINS
29. Breslau's river : ODER
30. Block up : DAM
33. Face shapes : OVALS
34. Navajo abode : HOGAN
35. Compass point : SSE
36. Kahn's "The ___ of Summer" : BOYS
37. Practiced deception : FAKED
38. Arizona city : MESA
39. Torn place : RIP
40. Flings : HURLS
41. Attired like Sherlock Holmes : CAPED
42. Oklahoma city : ADA
43. Uncooperative one : ANTI
44. Early English king : CANUTE
45. Reproaches : CHIDES
47. Seed casing : ARIL
48. Rustic : YOKEL
50. Landscaping features : TERRACES
54. Hebrew measure : OMER
55. Early Christian : ARIAN
57. Gossip or gab : CHIN
58. News : WORD
59. Lave : RINSE
60. Immunizing agents : SERA
61. ___ leader : LOSS
62. Shrewd : CAGEY
63. Twilled fabric : REP
1. Hornet : WASP
2. Refrigerator : ICER
3. Gridiron team from Wis. : GREENBAYPACKERS
4. Courses : TRENDS
5. Troubles : AILS
6. Social climber's goal : BLUEBOOKLISTING
7. Influenced : LED
8. Kind of lash or wash : EYE
9. Aegean island : SAMOS
10. Hypocrite : WHITEDSEPULCHER
11. Excellent : AONE
12. Tournament draws : BYES
14. Involves necessarily : ENTAILS
21. White-tailed sea eagles : ERNS
22. Change color : TURN
25. Noses out : EDGES
26. Hoover Dam lake : MEAD
27. Poisonous snake : COBRA
28. Keep away from : AVOID
31. Plus factor : ASSET
32. Gettysburg general : MEADE
34. "Roaring Camp" writer : HARTE
37. Sinking ___ : FUND
38. Wild ones : MANIACS
40. Greet : HAIL
41. Singer Vikki : CARR
44. Norton of "The Honeymooners" : CARNEY
46. Packs of camels : HERDS
48. Dismal cry : YOWL
49. Melville novel : OMOO
51. ___ off (lessen) : EASE
52. Where Sligo is : EIRE
53. Crisp cookie : SNAP
55. Spark stream : ARC
56. Narrow inlet : RIA

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

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