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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1978

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,398
Across
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Top exec : BOSS
5
Cheese or chard : SWISS
10
Gypsy's reading matter : PALM
14
Mine opening : ADIT
15
Cutting machine : LATHE
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Would-be thespian's quest : ROLE
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Tie : ASCOT
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Dog in "Peter Pan" : NANA
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Negligible portion : DROPINTHEBUCKET
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Former Venetian magistrate : DOGE
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Christina's late dad : ARI
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More than a misdemeanor : FELONY
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Unidentifiable : FACELESS
33
Claims : AVOWS
34
Contrary : BALKY
35
Holiday, British style : VAC
36
Caught between two emotions : TORN
37
Maggiore and Como : LAKES
38
Cake soaked in rum : BABA
39
Supplement, with "out" : EKE
40
Roofing material : TILES
41
Wore : HADON
42
Justly earned : DESERVED
44
Fasteners for boots : LACETS
45
Golfer's cheapest purchase : TEE
46
Nottingham fabric : SILK
47
Promptly : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
55
Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
56
Put one's ___ (interfere) : OARIN
57
Word with soft or hard : WARE
58
Use a mangle : IRON
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Record : WRITE
60
Puccini piece : ARIA
61
Honor at a party : FETE
62
Conrad of the movies : NAGEL
63
Cry : YELL
Down
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Versifier : BARD
2
Fume : ODOR
3
Farm structure : SILO
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Resign : STEPDOWN
5
Jargonish : SLANGY
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Eliot's "The ___ Land" : WASTE
7
Hankering : ITCH
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Secque or brogue : SHOE
9
Reverses : SETBACKS
10
Crossword constructor's need : PENCIL
11
Aleutian island : ADAK
12
Something to drop while away : LINE
13
Turkey or chicken : MEAT
21
Atomic particles : IONS
22
Discoverer of heavy hydrogen : UREY
25
Destined : FATED
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Summon : EVOKE
27
Bodies of knowledge : LORES
28
Doctored : FAKED
29
Drinks : ALES
30
Play the quibbler : EVADE
31
See 8 Down : SABOT
32
Uses an iconoscope : SCANS
34
Burden in "Ol' Man River" : BALE
37
Cause a mistake to be eventually forgotten : LIVEDOWN
38
Retreat gradually : BACKAWAY
40
Family lineage : TREE
41
Moiety : HALF
43
Colorless, odorless gas : ETHANE
44
Hampton : LIONEL
46
Ill will : SPITE
47
Book of poems by Ciardi : ASIF
48
Counterweight : TARE
49
Meadowlands event : TROT
50
___ avis : RARA
51
Ancestry: Abbr. : ORIG
52
Long-eared mammal : HARE
53
Seed covering : ARIL
54
Greenish blue : TEAL

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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