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New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 1977

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,260
Across
1. Yokel : RUSTIC
7. Deceive or drug : HOCUS
12. Eastern sovereign's wife : SULTANA
13. Alters the shape of : RECASTS
15. Charms : AMULETS
16. Obliteration : ERASURE
17. Game played on land or in water : POLO
18. Hi-fi buff's concern : TONE
20. Ginkgo or baobab : TREE
21. ___ pro nobis : ORA
22. Quick-witted : SMART
24. Dealt with trouble : COPED
25. No longer working: Abbr. : RET
26. Suffix with battle or settle : MENT
27. Proofreaders' inverted v's : CARETS
28. Tenth of a century : DECADE
30. National flag : COLORS
31. Dismounted : ALIT
32. "Volsunga Saga" villain : ATLI
33. Magnetic-induction units : TESLAS
35. Moonshiners' vessels : STILLS
38. Of a spring period : LENTEN
39. School founded by Henry VI : ETON
40. "Let's Call ___ Day," 1932 song : ITA
42. Potok's "My Name Is ___ Lev" : ASHER
43. Creature : BEING
44. Tom, Dick and Harry : MEN
45. Romance lang. : ITAL
46. Put up wallpaper : HANG
47. Fender bender : DENT
48. "Flicks" : CINEMAS
50. Mean : AVERAGE
53. Quarters : SECTORS
54. Screeds : TIRADES
55. Change the type : RESET
56. Gloss : ENAMEL
Down
1. Bruited : RUMORED
2. Wail : ULULATE
3. Town destroyed in 1944 : STLO
4. Menlo Park monogram : TAE
5. Bank term: Abbr. : INT
6. Spanish dancer's clickers : CASTANETS
7. On this earth : HERE
8. Edible root : OCA
9. Medicine or lubricant : CASTOROIL
10. Seizer like Caesar : USURPER
11. "Back" and "Angel" : STREETS
12. Flavor : SAPOR
13. Landlord's due : RENT
14. Caraway produce : SEEDS
19. Scrap for Spot : ORT
22. Not so large : SMALLER
23. Strip in the middle of a highway : MEDIAN
24. Vocation : CALLING
27. Pima, for one : COTTON
29. Little strongholds : CASTELETS
30. Criticize severely : CASTIGATE
33. More snappish : TESTIER
34. Magnify : ENHANCE
36. Summer refresher : LIMEADE
37. A Casey who once went to bat : STENGEL
38. Those not in the clergy : LAICS
39. Yet, to Shakespeare : EEN
41. Puts a stake into the pot : ANTES
43. Pinza was one : BASS
46. One of Rodgers's partners : HART
47. Small measure : DRAM
49. Simian space pioneer : MOE
51. ___ rosé : VIN
52. Age : ERA

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