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New York Times, Wednesday, November 15, 1978

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,599

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Across
1
Count from Red Bank, N.J. : BASIE
6
Spotlight color : AMBER
11
Turn down the lights : DIM
14
Wrong : AMISS
15
River or province in Chile : MAULE
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One, in Roma : UNO
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Principled : RIGHTMINDED
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Brit. peers : LDS
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Court celebrity : ASHE
21
Cooler in August : ADE
22
Ear of corn, in Africa : MEALIE
24
___ Vegas : LAS
26
Progress : HEADWAY
27
Cut curvy edgings : SCALLOP
31
Chou ___ : ENLAI
32
Blackguard : CAD
33
Kind of play : ONEACT
35
"Wishing will make ___" : ITSO
38
"Just Molly ___ . . . " : ANDME
40
Wheel mark in mud : RUT
41
Rubinstein : ARTUR
42
Bank (on) : RELY
43
Charge or accuse : INDICT
45
Controversial issue's initials : ERA
46
Cultural group: Comb. form : ETHNO
48
Stronghold : CITADEL
50
Dolt : SAPHEAD
52
Press for payment : DUN
53
___ out (ended) : PHASED
54
New Guinea port : LAE
56
Picardy river : OISE
60
Bosh : ROT
61
Flighty : HAREBRAINED
64
Pub order : ALE
65
Montezuma was one : AZTEC
66
Z-z-z : SNORE
67
A Kennedy : TED
68
Two make a fortnight : WEEKS
69
Abélard's "Sic ___" : ETNON
Down
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Silent siren : BARA
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He wrote "I Like It Here" : AMIS
3
Sound from a swain : SIGH
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"War ___": Sherman : ISHELL
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Sum, es, ___ : EST
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Leo's locks : MANE
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Floret : BUD
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Yttrium, e.g. : ELEMENT
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Result of a cardplayer's error : REDEAL
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Slow : DULLWITTED
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Subcontinent : INDIA
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Amble : MOSEY
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Dixon's colleague : MASON
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Robin of folk songs : ADAIR
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Source of a bitter drug : ALOE
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Feverish : HECTIC
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Operation "souvenir" : SCAR
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Chaplin prop : CANE
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Muddle-minded : ADDLEPATED
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Anise-flavored liqueur : PERNOD
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C.P.A. : AUD
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Word with thing or enough : SURE
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Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
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Tales of Hercules' labors : MYTHS
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Bewildered : INADAZE
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It's sweet or hard : CIDER
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Sound of a jackass : HEEHAW
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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A Mother Goose Jack : SPRAT
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Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
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Edible emblem of Wales : LEEK
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Beginning of learning : ABCS
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Privy to : INON
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Prefix with fluid or toxin : SERO
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Sagan's "The Dragons of ___" : EDEN
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Enzyme : ASE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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