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New York Times, Friday, September 30, 1977

17-Across : Hospital worker who sounds neat

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original missing an entire column of clues (14-Down through 38-Down); inserted clues are likely from a reprint of the puzzle in a book.

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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,275
Across
1
Tread the boards : ACT
4
General's asst. : ADC
7
Food fish : SMELT
12
Norma or Moira : SHEARER
14
More thorny : SPINIER
16
Amass : COMPILE
17
Hospital worker who sounds neat : ORDERLY
18
Cast-iron plants : ASPIDISTRAS
20
Pub potable : ALE
21
Fiesta lover : PEON
22
Ensnared : CAUGHT
24
Chairpersons' mallets : GAVELS
27
Having conniptions : IRATE
31
Sofa extremity : ARM
34
Number of Muses : NINE
35
Helix : SPIRAL
36
They sing Adeline's praises : QUARTET
38
Man, mandrill and 60 Across : MAMMALS
39
Tacit : UNSAID
40
Met star : DIVA
41
Trygve ___ : LIE
42
Lofty storage place : ATTIC
43
Take umbrage : RESENT
45
Ornamental recesses : NICHES
47
Mine entrance : ADIT
51
Tool in Markham poem : HOE
54
Nearness : PROPINQUITY
57
Forbear : ABSTAIN
59
Wash : LAUNDER
60
Sea cow : MANATEE
61
Abridgement : EPITOME
62
"I'll ___ Smile Again," 1939 song : NEVER
63
Exercise for Evert : SET
64
Gen. Hershey's post in W.W. II : SSS
Down
1
Tin Pan Alley acronym : ASCAP
2
Elected : CHOSE
3
Pace : TEMPO
4
Like the Spanish Sahara : ARID
5
Where to get cold cuts : DELI
6
Emblem of Turkey : CRESCENT
7
Prop in a mine : SPRAG
8
U.S.N.A. student : MIDSHIPMAN
9
Compass reading : ENE
10
Money, in Naples : LIRA
11
Marksman who foiled Gessler : TELL
13
David Frye's forte : APING
14
Cluster of plant spores : SORUS
15
Cereal grass : RYE
19
"Decameron" unit : TALE
23
Shipshape : TRIM
25
Foretaste : ANTICIPATE
26
Contended : VIED
28
Soviet inland sea : ARAL
29
Anklebones : TALI
30
Follower of somebody or nobody : ELSE
31
Greenish-blue : AQUA
32
Small or stunted animal : RUNT
33
Gin pole : MAST
35
Event on a rink : SAVE
37
Weather word : RAIN
38
Subject of SALT talks : MISSILES
40
Profound : DEEP
43
River at Avignon : RHONE
44
Mock : TAUNT
46
Quondam announcer : CRIER
48
Capers : DIDOS
49
List components : ITEMS
50
British radials : TYRES
51
Tapper in a "shack" : HAM
52
Character in "The Iceman Cometh" : OBAN
53
Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
55
Nucha : NAPE
56
Pick up one's marbles : QUIT
58
Twenty-third Hebrew letter : TAV

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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