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New York Times, Thursday, January 5, 1978

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,372
Across
1. Desert steed : ARAB
5. Cheese : EDAM
9. Word with P.G., R or X : RATED
14. Spatiate : ROVE
15. "A bad excuse is better than ___" : NONE
16. Antelope : ELAND
17. Gas-company customer : USER
18. Region : AREA
19. Knights of ___ : MALTA
20. Famed entrepreneurs : BARNUMANDBAILEY
23. Star: Comb. form : ASTERO
24. Wide-awake : TERN
25. Writer Wolfert : IRA
27. Main port for grain from the Ukraine : ODESSA
32. Breath suspension : APNEA
36. Scram! : BLOW
39. Chinese pagodas : TAAS
40. "Pagliacci" theme : LAUGHCLOWNLAUGH
43. Church booklet : ORDO
44. Youth goddess : HEBE
45. Narrow back street : ALLEY
46. ___-et-quarante (gambling game) : TRENTE
48. Water carrier : DIN
50. Elongated fish : EELS
53. City south of Roma : NAPOLI
58. Confusion in profusion : THREERINGCIRCUS
63. Jack's relative : HOIST
64. Reno game : FARO
65. "Fine women ___ crazy salad": Yeats : EATA
66. Book by Byrd : ALONE
67. Trolley : TRAM
68. Seattle ___ : SLEW
69. Restrain : DETER
70. Dog named for an island : SKYE
71. Kálmán operetta : SARI
Down
1. Isle famed for oil refining : ARUBA
2. Bouquet for a señorita : ROSAS
3. Prevent : AVERT
4. He wrote "Games People Play" : BERNE
5. Make overly fond : ENAMOR
6. Copperfield's "child-wife" : DORA
7. Concerning : ANENT
8. Civil War general : MEADE
9. Order back : REMAND
10. Soviet range : ALAI
11. ___ in the saddle : TALL
12. Duck, in Dessau : ENTE
13. W.W. II date : DDAY
21. Bathsheba's mate : URIAH
22. University at Providence : BROWN
26. Senator's adjective for a colleague : ABLE
28. Useful bit of Latin : ETAL
29. He died fighting Philistines : SAUL
30. Russell ___, U.S. financier : SAGE
31. Pale : ASHY
32. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
33. Young salmon : PARR
34. Dufy's "___ with Raised Arms" : NUDE
35. Pianist Petri : EGON
37. Tennis word : LOB
38. Was indebted : OWED
41. Gladden : CHEER
42. Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
47. Seesaw : TEETER
49. Black-ink side of a ledger : INCOME
51. Uses barbells : LIFTS
52. Boojum's relative : SNARK
54. Wine maker's rig : PRESS
55. Neighbor of Silver Springs : OCALA
56. Minstrel, at times : LUTER
57. "I came, ___ conquered" : ISAWI
58. Abolitionist Stevens, for short : THAD
59. What a dibble makes : HOLE
60. Vivid display : RIOT
61. Serf : ESNE
62. Uniform color of 1861 : GRAY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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