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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 1978

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,598
Across
1. Pisa's river : ARNO
5. Israeli V.I.P. : BEGIN
10. Auto pioneer : OLDS
14. Jaworski : LEON
15. Word with zinc or mercury : OXIDE
16. Shipshape : NEAT
17. ___ jockey : DISC
18. Film : MOVIE
19. Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
20. Precede in time : ANTEDATE
22. "___ the Heart of Texas" : DEEPIN
24. Modern travel route : AIR
25. "___ All in the Game," old song : ITS
27. Bungle : MISDO
28. Capital of Lithuania : VILNA
30. Broadway's "A ___ Line" : CHORUS
32. Mesh, as gears : ENGAGE
34. ___ Claire, Wis. : EAU
35. Like a quidnunc : NOSY
39. Roman official: Abbr. : TRIB
40. Attractiveness : LOOKS
42. Seis, siete, ___ : OCHO
43. Flippered mammal : SEAL
44. Source of energy : SUN
45. Mad as a ___ : HATTER
47. World org. acronym : UNESCO
50. Abe of New York : BEAME
51. Gem carved in relief : CAMEO
54. Pipe joint : TEE
55. Part of U.K. : ENG
56. Bryn Mawr graduate : ALUMNA
58. Alfresco : OUTDOORS
62. Censored item : NONO
63. Know-how : SAVVY
65. The first natural number : UNIT
66. Progress : ONGO
67. Where Grenoble is : ISERE
68. Festive : GALA
69. An 1898 discovery : NEON
70. Binge : SPREE
71. Teutonic sea god : HLER
Down
1. TV's Capt. Pierce : ALDA
2. Check : REIN
3. Homesickness : NOSTALGIA
4. Very seldom : ONCEINABLUEMOON
5. Stockade, in Africa : BOMA
6. Glamorous : EXOTIC
7. Size up swiftly : GIVETHEONCEOVER
8. Name in Uganda : IDI
9. Requisite : NEED
10. Jacqueline Susann novel : ONCEISNOTENOUGH
11. Partner of bounds : LEAPS
12. Part of D.D.E. : DAVID
13. Prefix with graph or type : STENO
21. Slangy word for influence : DRAG
23. Flightless bird : EMU
26. Overcharge : SOAK
28. Old pros : VETS
29. Legal phrase : INRE
31. Hustle and bustle : RUSH
33. Or ___ (ultimatum) : ELSE
36. Eight-sided : OCTAGONAL
37. Noah's eldest son : SHEM
38. Olden times : YORE
41. Do a bouncer's job : OUST
46. Resting : ABED
48. Negative French vote : NON
49. Hors d'___ : OEUVRE
51. Church officer : CANON
52. Single-handedly : ALONE
53. ___ Park, African explorer : MUNGO
57. In whatever condition exists : ASIS
59. Chinook salmon : TYEE
60. Annoy : RILE
61. Top colonel's reward : STAR
64. Cleo's dangerous pet : ASP

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

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