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WE NEVER HEAR OF . . .

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1977

Author: Bert H. Kruse
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 505 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,263
Across Down
1. Poison oak : SUMAC
6. Harangues : SPOUTS
12. Synagogue : SHUL
16. "Hammerklavier" is one : SONATA
17. Film magazine : CASSETTE
20. Call : PHONE
21. Early fight for George Armstrong : CUSTERSISTSTAND
23. City in East Germany : GOTHA
24. Profit : USE
25. Community character : ETHOS
26. Germinate anew : REBUD
27. Felony : ARSON
28. Marquee : TENT
30. " . . . as a wild bull in ___": Isaiah : ANET
32. Typeface: Abbr. : ITAL
34. Dull sound : THUD
35. Bows' opposites : STERNS
38. Dryden's "The ___ Ladies" : RIVAL
41. California's first capital : SANJOSE
43. Parisian nights : NUITS
45. Wings : SIDES
47. Flautist : TOOTER
48. Artist's mate : GRANDPAMOSES
52. Clerk Heep : URIAH
54. Grand or Cedar : RAPIDS
55. In ___ (stagnating) : ARUT
56. Stravinsky ballet: 1957 : AGON
57. ___ compos mentis : NON
60. Divert : AMUSE
61. Roman battering ram : ARIES
62. U.S. Open champ: 1976 : PATE
63. Refuse : SCUM
65. Book: Abbr. : VOL
66. Takes a flat : RENTS
68. Group of lions : PRIDE
70. City near Arnhem : EDE
71. Bagnold : ENID
73. "Bambi" fawn : GOBO
74. Smithereens : ATOMS
76. Reliable : SOLID
78. Bern's stream : AAR
79. Valley : GLEN
80. Ponselle : ROSA
81. Be against : OPPOSE
82. Painter's need : EASEL
84. Victor Herbert sequel? : NICEMARIETTA
86. Early Christian center : EDESSA
89. Mislays : LOSES
91. On the trail of : AFTER
92. Ailing while sailing : SEASICK
94. Tot's tummy trouble : COLIC
96. Raid : FORAGE
99. Nit-pick : CARP
100. Stew : SNIT
102. U.S. wine valley : NAPA
104. Thick slice : SLAB
106. Brass or pewter : ALLOY
108. Moldings : OGEES
111. Indians : ERIES
114. Botanist Gray : ASA
115. Island near New Guinea : ROOKE
116. Low N.C.O.'s? : BOTTOMSERGEANTS
119. Pelvic bones : PUBES
120. Aquinas : STTHOMAS
121. Vestments : AMICES
122. Eng. money : STER
123. Glycerides : ESTERS
124. Trucker's stop : DINER
1. Drenches : SOUSES
2. Not dispatched : UNSENT
3. Tatami : MAT
4. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
5. Tumbrel : CART
6. Descendant : SCION
7. Stabler, using his left : PASSER
8. East, in Berlin : OST
9. Red letters : USSR
10. French head : TETE
11. Stationary : STABILE
12. Summer garb? : SHORTJOHNS
13. Fast freight : HOTSHOT
14. Evict : UNHOUSE
15. Hero's hero : LEANDER
16. Rabbit's tail : SCUT
18. Bolt holder : TNUT
19. Icelandic writings : EDDAS
20. Golf org. : PGA
22. Western peak : SHASTA
29. Court sport : TENNIS
31. Epithelium : TISSUE
33. Translated into Ovid's tongue : LATINED
36. Airfoil : RUDDER
37. Small quaffs : NIPS
39. Hanoi people : VIETS
40. Commercials : ADS
42. Ship that picked up Glenn : NOA
44. Egghead? : SMARTBELL
46. Gigolo's friend? : SUGARMAMA
48. Serious : GRAVE
49. Best seller in 1885 : RAMONA
50. Spur and heel of Italy's "boot" : APULIA
51. Prayer : ORISON
53. Roasts, in Remis : ROTIS
56. Place next to : APPOSE
58. Wildcat : OCELOT
59. Colony member : NUDIST
61. Lizard : ANOLE
64. Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
67. Crustaceans' projections : EGGSACS
69. Distant witness : ESPIER
72. Cold-weather card game? : DRESSPOKER
74. Prospero's spirit : ARIEL
75. Warning : TOCSIN
77. Boito works : OPERAS
81. "___ take arms . . . " : ORTO
83. Thus, in Toledo : ASI
84. Admiral's aide: Abbr. : NSO
85. Romance : AFFAIR
86. Steep slopes : ESCARPS
87. Give 52 to four : DEALOUT
88. Pinna's pendent part : EARLOBE
90. Musical group : OCTETTE
93. Bumps or lumps : KNOBS
95. Any temporal ruler : CAESAR
97. Quick look : GLANCE
98. Pasch : EASTER
101. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
103. Basketball defense : PRESS
105. Ramfis in "Aida" : BASS
107. Sycophant's reply : YES
109. Old English letters : ETHS
110. Chimney coating : SOOT
112. Victorian oath : EGAD
113. Big truck, for short : SEMI
117. Mrs., in Metz : MME
118. Biblical well : AIN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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