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New York Times, Monday, January 9, 1978

Author: Hallie & Gerald Parsons
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G H J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,376
Across Down
1. Informal farewell : TATA
5. Kind of button : PANIC
10. Acronymic title once held by MacArthur : SCAP
14. Land of the Peacock Throne : IRAN
15. Gaucho's lariat : REATA
16. Hepburn role : COCO
17. Dilatory tactic : FILIBUSTER
19. Two prepositions in one : ONTO
20. Blazed : FLAMED
21. Filipino, e.g. : ORIENTAL
23. Polynesians' progenitor of man : ATEO
25. ___ Rabbit : BRER
26. Assuages : SOFTENS
29. Apprehended through touch, sight, etc. : SENSATE
32. Entangle : MIRE
33. Uganda pest : TSETSE
35. Signal to a broker : BUY
36. "More's the pity!" : ALAS
37. Compass reading : ESE
38. Deserve : RATE
39. Rent : LET
40. Kind of bug : LITTER
43. Topnotcher : ONER
44. Tools for boring : TREPANS
46. Displays ostentatiously : PARADES
48. Foray : RAID
49. Glottal stop : STOD
50. Humbly penitent : CONTRITE
54. Samples : TASTES
58. Potpourri : OLIO
59. Accordion's next of kin : CONCERTINA
61. Hitlerite : NAZI
62. English dynasty : TUDOR
63. The shamrock is its symbol : ERIN
64. Former spouses, for short : EXES
65. Packs : STOWS
66. Ribbed : RODE
1. Petty quarrel : TIFF
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. Argentine timber tree : TALA
4. Imparts zest : ANIMATES
5. Frugal : PRUDENT
6. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
7. Western alliance : NATO
8. Ancient way : ITER
9. Piranhas : CARIBES
10. Tea-party treats : SCONES
11. Smuggled goods : CONTRABAND
12. Minutes of a meeting : ACTA
13. Place for a form of polo : POOL
18. French animal : BETE
22. White-tailed bird : ERNE
24. Tall Aryans of the central Caucasus : OSSETS
26. Blue glass : SMALT
27. Sight on the Red Sea : OILER
28. Buddy up with : FRATERNIZE
29. Soaks : STEEPS
30. Student of a sort : TUTEE
31. Oglers : EYERS
34. Time zone : EST
38. Flapper-age vehicle : ROADSTER
40. Den : LAIR
41. Finds a true bill : INDICTS
42. Cats and dogs Hamelin could have used : RATTERS
45. Dialect : PATOIS
47. Touchdown accompaniment : ROAR
50. Traffic marker : CONE
51. Evergreen genus : OLAX
52. Solicit patronage : TOUT
53. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
55. Cicero's scribe, famous for shorthand : TIRO
56. Geraint's beloved : ENID
57. "All there" : SANE
60. Lunar leaper : COW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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