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New York Times, Monday, September 19, 1977

Author:
Rickert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Rickert has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,264
Across
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"Dirty" or baker's : DOZEN
6
Simian : APE
9
Irritable : EDGY
13
Worship : ADORE
14
Toupee : RUG
15
Removes water : BAILS
16
Unbelievably nice : TOOGOODTOBETRUE
19
Chair features : ARMS
20
Luau dish : POI
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Spirits' raiser : ELATER
22
Bouquet enhancer : FERN
23
Sci. of plants : BOT
24
Type of storm : BRAIN
27
Raise : GROW
29
Jefferson Davis's org. : CSA
32
Type of gold : FOOLS
33
Indigent : POOR
34
___-a-brac : BRIC
35
Hit song of 1928 : LAUGHCLOWNLAUGH
38
Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
39
Anglers' needs : RODS
40
Dunne of films : IRENE
41
Two make a qt. : PTS
42
Bullfinch specialty : MYTH
43
Skins : PEELS
44
Jazz variety : BOP
45
Brazilian trees : ULES
47
On an angle : ASLANT
50
One-thousandth of an inch : MIL
51
Slightly opened : AJAR
55
Expression of happiness : SMILEONONESFACE
58
___-dory (fine) : HUNKY
59
Sixth of an inning : OUT
60
___-blank : POINT
61
Goose and good followers : EGGS
62
Distorted, as a grin : WRY
63
Wheel shafts : AXLES
Down
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Information : DATA
2
Incense, e.g. : ODOR
3
Type of lens : ZOOM
4
Units of work : ERGS
5
Beauty spot, in Bologna : NEO
6
Zeal or passion : ARDOR
7
Cheer up a fellow Londoner : PUTINGOODHUMOUR
8
Id's partner : EGO
9
Gnaw on : EATAT
10
Soil : DIRT
11
Adhesive : GLUE
12
French-Belgian river : YSER
15
Underneath : BELOW
17
Sign on a door : OPEN
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"A time to ___ . . . ": Ecclesiastes : BEBORN
22
Trawl or cast : FISH
24
Brag : BOAST
25
Defeats overwhelmingly : ROUTS
26
Seaweed : ALGA
28
Propels, as a boat : ROWS
29
Sadistic : CRUEL
30
Plus and minus : SIGNS
31
Fatigue symptom : ACHE
32
Jack makes this a pancake : FLAP
33
Story line : PLOT
34
Stark-naked : BARE
36
Secret member of a sect : CRYPTO
37
Untruths : LIES
42
Tightwad's wad : MONEY
43
Cosmos star : PELE
44
Mound errors : BALKS
46
Full of fuzz : LINTY
47
Arthur of tennis : ASHE
48
Self-satisfied : SMUG
49
Food fish : LING
51
Sly as ___ : AFOX
52
"Big house," e.g. : JAIL
53
Skin disorder : ACNE
54
Macerates : RETS
56
"___ hear this!" : NOW
57
Spring that may bring some zing : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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