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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 1977

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
PS notes: Error in 27-Down clue—should be "eighths"; left as in original.
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© 1977, The New York TimesNo. 10,250
Across Down
1. King of the jungle : LION
5. Perle ___, memorable hostess : MESTA
10. Robbers' chasers : COPS
14. Betel pepper : ITMO
15. Fed the kitty : ANTED
16. Russian range : URAL
17. Start of a four-line verse : SCOURTHECOTTAGE
20. Espionage device : PHONETAP
21. Moved on casters : ROLLED
22. Wriggly swimmer : EEL
23. Grow dim : FADE
24. Second line of verse : PACKFOODANDTOGS
32. "___ calm . . . " : ALLIS
33. Chi-chi : ARTY
34. Word with stick or service : LIP
35. Disturb : ROIL
36. Almost half of the human race : MALES
38. Cloy : PALL
39. Electrical unit : OHM
40. Carillon item : BELL
41. Jane, Henry or Peter : FONDA
42. Third line of verse : LABORDAYHOLIDAY
46. Platform : DAIS
47. One ___ kind : OFA
48. Mourn : GRIEVE
51. Outdoors : ALFRESCO
56. Last line of verse : WESLAVELIKEDOGS
58. She, in Paris : ELLE
59. Troops, for Napoleon : ARMEE
60. Fence, but not for fun : DUEL
61. Igor's refusal : NYET
62. Timothy or Mrs. O' : LEARY
63. Thereabouts : ORSO
1. Speech defect : LISP
2. Seven-year ___ : ITCH
3. Melville novel : OMOO
4. Part of speech : NOUN
5. ___ di Bassi, Capuchins' founder : MATTEO
6. Give saintly status to : ENHALO
7. Stair or rung : STEP
8. Gumshoe : TEC
9. Worshipers : ADORANTS
10. Small piece of fried or broiled meat : CUTLET
11. Spoken : ORAL
12. Call for over the p.a. system : PAGE
13. Coaster : SLED
18. Offshore hazards : REEFS
19. Hot drink : TODDY
23. Travel tariff : FARE
24. Word of mouth : PAROL
25. Greeting, in Oahu : ALOHA
26. Ascent : CLIMB
27. About five-eights of a mi. : KIL
28. Waste time : DALLY
29. Warner of "Chan" fame : OLAND
30. Hayworth film: 1946 : GILDA
31. Spread out : SPLAY
36. ___ history: A.D. 500–1500 : MEDIEVAL
37. Wellaway! : ALAS
38. Luau item : POI
40. Costa ___, Spain : BRAVA
41. Blaze : FLARE
43. Short poem : ODELET
44. More sacred : HOLIER
45. Disharmonic : OFFKEY
48. Actress Verdon : GWEN
49. Count (on) : RELY
50. Capri, for one : ISLE
51. ___ mater : ALMA
52. Tarot root : EDDO
53. Like a lemon : SOUR
54. Horse-drawn vehicles: Abbr. : CGES
55. Scandinavian city : OSLO
57. Before : ERE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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