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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 1978

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,379
Across Down
1. Comes to the plate : BATS
5. Vamp of the Twenties : BARA
9. Watering spot : OASIS
14. Leif's father : ERIC
15. Inland sea : ARAL
16. Campus clubs : FRATS
17. Part of N.B. : NOTA
18. Brad : NAIL
19. Weather satellite : TIROS
20. Groucho in "The Big Store" : WOLFJFLYWHEEL
23. Malayan vessel : PROA
24. Went after congers : EELED
25. Possess, in Glasgow : HAE
28. With one leg on each side : ASTRIDE
31. Go-between for Standish : ALDEN
33. Gerundial suffix : ING
34. In the present condition : ASIS
38. Groucho in "A Day at the Races" : HUGOZHACKENBUSH
42. Last word : AMEN
43. Horatian work : ODE
44. Weird : EERIE
45. "Looking for Mr. ___" : GOODBAR
48. Terminus : END
49. Room's partner : BOARD
52. ___ Ridge (race horse) : RIVA
54. Groucho in "Duck Soup" : RUFUSTFIREFLY
59. Language of the masses no longer : LATIN
60. Automotive pioneer : OLDS
61. Rain hard : TEEM
63. Turn aside : AVERT
64. Baltic port : RIGA
65. Cheese : EDAM
66. Spanish wine city : XERES
67. Worldwide oil powers : OPEC
68. Like a June day, to Lowell : RARE
1. Jonson of literary fame : BEN
2. " . . . maids all in ___" : AROW
3. Broz : TITO
4. Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
5. Things to pick : BANJOS
6. P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
7. Track position : RAIL
8. Associate : ALLY
9. "___ I Sing" : OFTHEE
10. Blithe spirit : ARIEL
11. Ranee's garb : SAREE
12. "Have ___ You Lately?" (pop song) : ITOLD
13. Draft org. : SSS
21. Liszt : FRANZ
22. Piece of cheese : WEDGE
25. Laugh : HAHA
26. Astringent : ALUM
27. Nose out : EDGE
29. Prepared vegetables : RICED
30. Sign : INK
32. Long time : EON
34. Man of Gotham : ABE
35. Positive : SURE
36. "The proof ___ the pudding" : ISIN
37. Take off : SHED
39. K.K.K. garments : HOODS
40. Trouble : ADO
41. Brashness : NERVE
45. Sounds of effort : GRUNTS
46. Draw or contract follower : BRIDGE
47. Part of the lung : AIRSAC
49. Courageous : BRAVE
50. Type of space : OUTER
51. Blazing : AFIRE
53. In pursuit of : AFTER
55. Corrida combatant : TORO
56. Toss a coin : FLIP
57. Book by Aldous Huxley : LEDA
58. Solar or sidereal time : YEAR
59. Slack : LAX
62. French Mrs. : MME

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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