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Marjorie Pedersen
Marjorie Pedersen

New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 1978

Author: Marjorie Pedersen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Marjorie Pedersen has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,602
Across Down
1. Striplings : LADS
5. Undermine : SAP
8. Ship command : AVAST
13. Lamb : ELIA
14. Sinuous dance : HULA
16. Happen again : RECUR
17. Park Ave. resident, e.g. : EASTSIDER
19. Nonsense : TRIPE
20. Product previously purveyed in a parlor : ICECREAMSUNDAE
22. Poetic word : EEN
23. Gold: Comb. form : AURO
24. Red dyes, in cosmetics : EOSINS
28. Aromatic gum resin : AMMONIAC
32. When the "Balcony Scene" occurs : ACTII
33. Notion : IDEA
34. ___-Magnon man : CRO
35. O'Neill play about pipe dreams : THEICEMANCOMETH
39. Form of to be : ARE
40. Common contraction : ISNT
41. Obsession : MANIA
42. "It's a Sin to ___" : TELLALIE
45. Meager : LENTEN
46. Sir Anthony : EDEN
47. Chocolate, for one : BAR
48. Salad ingredient : ICEBERGLETTUCE
55. Window units : PANES
56. Blocks of stone on glacial pedestals : ICETABLES
58. Anwar of Cairo : SADAT
59. Clementine's shoe size : NINE
60. Neighbor of Wales : EIRE
61. Follow : ENSUE
62. Sun. talk : SER
63. Rummage : ROOT
1. Light-Horse Harry : LEE
2. Jai ___ : ALAI
3. Record : DISC
4. Glut : SATE
5. The ___, where Englishmen go a-hunting : SHIRES
6. Poet W. H. : AUDEN
7. Excuse : PLEA
8. Toscanini : ARTURO
9. Mount ___, Va. : VERNON
10. Tart : ACID
11. Indo-Malayan source of lamp oil : SUPA
12. Hazel or pecan : TREE
15. Military strength : ARMAMENT
18. Like the Shenandoah Valley : SCENIC
21. Poison ___ (swamp shrub) : SUMAC
24. Gnaw : EATAT
25. Iron-ore pigment : OCHRE
26. Bessemer-process product : STEEL
27. One of the Adlai Stevensons : III
28. "I am more an antique Roman than ___": Horatio : ADANE
29. Kind of sale : ICENT
30. One of the Shaws : ARTIE
31. Cagney role : COHAN
33. Gene Kelly's "in-the-rain" announcement : IMSINGIN
36. Greenland's Cape ___ Rasmussen : EILER
37. Mafia law of silence : OMERTA
38. Chess piece : MAN
43. French courtier in "As You Like It" : LEBEAU
44. "___ Fideles" : ADESTE
45. Second of two : LATTER
47. Dress designer Geoffrey : BEENE
48. ___ dixit : IPSE
49. Actor in "Brian's Song" : CAAN
50. Finishes : ENDS
51. D-Day craft : LCIS
52. Above, in Altona : UBER
53. Muse of history : CLIO
54. Saarinen : EERO
57. Term in tennis or bridge : SET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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