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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 1977

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 41-Down may be an error — looms are used to weave cloth, not spin yarn.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,258
Across
1. Bridge unit : SPAN
5. Way : PATH
9. Is solicitous : CARES
14. Crazy, in Córdoba : LOCO
15. Lily plant : ALOE
16. City near Silver Springs, Fla. : OCALA
17. Dyeing apparatus : AGER
18. Italia's capital : ROMA
19. Harbinger of spring : ROBIN
20. Deferred : POSTPONED
22. Threadbare : TRITE
23. Second opening in a sock : HOLE
24. Gold digger's delight : SPENDER
26. Graze on or skim : BROWSE
29. Kind of party : STAG
30. President's reception : LEVEE
31. Draw : STALEMATE
36. Roman date : IDES
37. Boutique, for one : STORE
38. Seaport or island in the Taiwan Strait : AMOY
39. Relevant : PERTINENT
41. Kind of board : SKATE
42. Presented : GAVE
43. Treated maliciously : SPITED
44. Hodgepodge : MELANGE
48. Eschew : SHUN
49. Hives : UREDO
50. Asleep on the job : DOPINGOFF
55. Enjoy : SAVOR
56. Arabian monarchy : OMAN
57. Dust-bowl migrant of the 30's : OKIE
58. French Alps area : ISERE
59. Non-homeowner's expense : RENT
60. Seek to persuade : URGE
61. Ops's daughter : CERES
62. Hence : ERGO
63. Russian wire service : TASS
Down
1. Stinging blow : SLAP
2. Cartoon character : POGO
3. High-low cards : ACES
4. Well-known passage : NORTHWEST
5. Word of honor : PAROLE
6. Exclusively : ALONE
7. Heavy book : TOME
8. Contest advantage : HEADSTART
9. Retinue : CORTEGE
10. Kind of squash : ACORN
11. Too zealous : RABID
12. Typewriter type : ELITE
13. Making more sense : SANER
21. Mannerism : POSE
25. Lacking intensity : PALE
26. Radarscope signal : BLIP
27. Poetic advice : REDE
28. Done : OVER
29. In England, 14 pounds : STONE
31. I.L.A. member : STEVEDORE
32. Discerning : MAKINGOUT
33. Third word of beginner's Latin : AMAT
34. Lug : TOTE
35. Word with eagle or hawk : EYED
37. Fisherman's anathema : SNAG
40. Looks away : IGNORES
41. Operated a loom : SPUN
43. Native religion of Japan : SHINTO
44. It "hath charms" : MUSIC
45. Remove an impression : ERASE
46. Pry : LEVER
47. Revere : ADORE
48. Exactly, in informal talk : SPANG
51. "When ___ smote 'is bloomin' lyre . . . ": Kipling : OMER
52. Good soup vegetable : OKRA
53. Their leaves are cover-ups : FIGS
54. Honoraria : FEES

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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