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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
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,599
Across Down
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
16. One, in Roma : UNO
17. Principled : RIGHTMINDED
19. Brit. peers : LDS
20. 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
1. Silent siren : BARA
2. He wrote "I Like It Here" : AMIS
3. Sound from a swain : SIGH
4. "War ___": Sherman : ISHELL
5. Sum, es, ___ : EST
6. Surrounded by : AMID
7. Leo's locks : MANE
8. Floret : BUD
9. Yttrium, e.g. : ELEMENT
10. Result of a cardplayer's error : REDEAL
11. Slow : DULLWITTED
12. Subcontinent : INDIA
13. Amble : MOSEY
18. Dixon's colleague : MASON
23. Robin of folk songs : ADAIR
25. Source of a bitter drug : ALOE
26. Feverish : HECTIC
27. Operation "souvenir" : SCAR
28. Chaplin prop : CANE
29. Muddle-minded : ADDLEPATED
30. Anise-flavored liqueur : PERNOD
34. C.P.A. : AUD
36. Word with thing or enough : SURE
37. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
39. Tales of Hercules' labors : MYTHS
41. Aleutian island : ATTU
43. Bewildered : INADAZE
44. It's sweet or hard : CIDER
47. Sound of a jackass : HEEHAW
49. Consecrate : ANOINT
50. A Mother Goose Jack : SPRAT
51. Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
54. Edible emblem of Wales : LEEK
55. Beginning of learning : ABCS
57. Privy to : INON
58. Prefix with fluid or toxin : SERO
59. Sagan's "The Dragons of ___" : EDEN
62. Map abbr. : RTE
63. 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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