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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1977

Author: Hugh McElroy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Error in 41-Down clue—cheddar cheese was originally British; left as in original.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,269
Across Down
1. One over two : HALF
5. "Get out!" : SCAT
9. Flying formation: Abbr. : ECH
12. Sailing word : ALEE
13. Pertaining to sound : TONAL
15. Date when the Hun was on the run : CDLI
16. Yankee pitcher : SPARKYLYLE
18. Have ___ (get angry) : AFIT
19. Track event : SPRINT
20. Minty plants : CATNIPS
22. Small fish : IDE
23. Purpose of some forks : TUNING
24. Put on cargo : LADE
27. Great name in electricity : OHM
28. What ballplayers call a "laugher" : ROUT
30. Love god : EROS
31. Joanne of movies : DRU
32. Prevents from action : DETERS
34. German article : EIN
35. Arthur, Jan, Ken, Larry, et al. : MURRAYS
37. Creek : RIA
38. Jackson of the Yankees : REGGIE
40. A West from the East : MAE
41. Men in blue : COPS
42. Irrational number : SURD
43. Word before away : FAR
44. Beanery order : HASH
45. Maxwell Anderson's "___ the Stars" : LOSTIN
47. Part of "to be" : ARE
49. Adjective for a mid-season game : ALLSTAR
51. Fly's nemesis : SPIDER
54. Deer and Preacher : ROES
55. Yankee pitcher : DICKTIDROW
58. Lamb's pen : COTE
59. Slow mover : SNAIL
60. Dog star : ASTA
61. Winner over T.E.D. : HST
62. Malodorous : GAMY
63. Knicks' manager : REED
1. Owns : HAS
2. European ski area : ALPS
3. Jump : LEAP
4. Harbor craft : FERRIES
5. Songwriter Jule : STYNE
6. Young zebra : COLT
7. " . . . there isn't ___ more" : ANY
8. Powder : TALCUM
9. Yankee pitcher : EDFIGUEROA
10. Football foul : CLIP
11. Box-score entry : HITS
14. Sprat's choice : LEAN
15. "I ___ tell a lie" : CANNOT
17. Josh : KID
21. Jades : TIRES
23. Munson of the Yankees : THURMAN
24. Suggestive look : LEER
25. The Ram : ARIES
26. Yankee pitcher : DONGULLETT
27. Bobby of hockey : ORR
29. Field and ego followers : TRIPS
31. Scheduled to arrive : DUE
32. Coloring agent : DYE
33. Cummerbund : SASH
35. In our ___ (with us) : MIDST
36. Swiss river : AAR
39. ___ Pointe, Detroit suburb : GROSSE
41. American cheese : CHEDDAR
43. Kind of iron, line or pin : FIRING
46. Small boys : TADS
47. In a suitable way : APTLY
48. The canals of Venezia : RII
49. London's Marble ___ : ARCH
50. Writer Anita : LOOS
51. Remove cream from milk : SKIM
52. Gaelic : ERSE
53. Sportscaster Kyle : ROTE
56. Agcy. watching over sky traffic : CAA
57. Bundle of money : WAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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