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New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1977

Author:
Ann Jenkins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ann Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,266
Across
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Crevices : GAPS
5
Virile: Abbr. : MASC
9
___ noire : BETE
13
Criminal's dodge : ALIAS
15
Budding plan : IDEA
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Unmined minerals : ORES
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Secure the hatches : BATTENDOWN
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Oil-rich land : IRAN
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Lose interest : TIRE
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Hem in : ENCLOSE
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Shows leniency : SPARES
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Foot levers : TREADLES
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ASCAP air : TUNE
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Number for tangoing or tea : TWO
29
Sign of a full house : SRO
30
Latin abbr. : ETC
31
Be at the side of : FLANK
33
Sharp pinch : TWEAK
37
Left Bank studio : ATELIER
39
Historical period : IRONAGE
41
"Cut off even in the blossoms of ___": Shakespeare : MYSIN
42
Olive-shaped nut : PECAN
44
Take apart : RIP
45
Cask : VAT
47
Approves : OKS
48
Legendary king of the Huns : ATLI
49
Like waifs : HOMELESS
53
Hoards : CACHES
55
Apparent : EVIDENT
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Man from Mecca : ARAB
57
River between Spain and Portugal : MINO
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Become calm : SETTLEDOWN
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Afresh : ANEW
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Affluence : EASE
65
Lorelei, e.g. : SIREN
66
Gas in some glowing signs : NEON
67
Aleut's coaster : SLED
68
___ bellum : ANTE
Down
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Chin : GAB
2
According to : ALA
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Petty allowances : PITTANCES
4
Biting wit : SATIRE
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U.S.N.A. trainee: Abbr. : MID
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Ballyhoo : ADO
7
Garment worker : SEWER
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Site of film festivals : CANNES
9
Summarize : BOILDOWN
10
Actor Flynn : ERROL
11
Josh : TEASE
12
Serfs of yore : ESNES
14
Wizened : SERE
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Snuggle : NESTLE
22
Packer's need : CARTON
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"Clermont" power : STEAM
24
Caulking agent : PUTTY
25
Style, in France : TON
28
Twist out of shape : WARP
31
Closing scene : FINALE
32
Grouse : KICK
34
Like all mortals : EARTHBORN
35
Nimble : AGILE
36
French soldiers' caps : KEPIS
38
Overcome disrepute eventually : LIVEDOWN
40
Rogue : RASCAL
43
Goddess of dawn : EOS
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Past, perfect, etc. : TENSES
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Region including Prince Edward Island : ACADIA
49
Swashbuckler, perhaps : HEMAN
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Like sheep : OVINE
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Actor Sal ___: 1939–76 : MINEO
52
What the light-fingered do : STEAL
54
Militant god : ARES
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Sorensen : TED
61
Rainy : WET
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Old salt's course: Abbr. : NNE

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

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