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New York Times, Monday, November 20, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,604
Across
1. Do arithmetic : ADD
4. Edward Streeter heroine : MABLE
9. Feigned : SHAM
13. Solar-system member : MARS
15. City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
16. Bread variety : PONE
17. Devotion object : IDOL
18. Fen growth : REEDS
19. Patriot of '76 : OTIS
20. Firearm : REPEATER
22. Kennel noises : HOWLS
23. Pizarro's victim : INCA
24. Top ___ (burlesque star) : BANANA
27. Harvesting machine : BINDER
29. Again : ANEW
30. Unit of measure: Abbr. : TSP
33. Puts money into a poker game : ANTES
34. Reveal, as news : BREAK
35. Building section : ELL
36. Stream near Essen : RUHR
37. Weight unit : CARAT
38. "___ Grit," Wayne film : TRUE
39. Mining product : ORE
40. Foxier : SLYER
41. Cause of over 5,000 annual deaths in India : COBRA
42. Bird's beak : NEB
43. Kind of table or hall : POOL
44. Pyramid builder : CHEOPS
45. Consumed entirely : USEDUP
47. Speak wildly : RANT
48. Confronted : FACED
50. Someone to dial : OPERATOR
54. Feel inclined toward : LIKE
55. Prove false : BELIE
57. Hipbones : ILIA
58. It rises in Silesia : ODER
59. Interrogated : ASKED
60. For fear that : LEST
61. Boone and Hingle : PATS
62. Interprets : READS
63. "What you ___ is what you get" : SEE
Down
1. Eastern prince : AMIR
2. ___ City, Fla. : DADE
3. Insignificant amount : DROPINTHEBUCKET
4. Short cannon : MORTAR
5. Out of the wind : ALEE
6. Dance-hall favorite since 1939 : BEERBARRELPOLKA
7. Terhune canine : LAD
8. "Half-striper": Abbr. : ENS
9. "Anthology" river : SPOON
10. Chill relievers : HOTWATERBOTTLES
11. Indigo source : ANIL
12. Confusion : MESS
14. Slight : SLENDER
21. Winners of five dogfights : ACES
22. Bird of prey : HAWK
25. Close by, to a poet : ANEAR
26. "___ but not gaudy" : NEAT
27. Feudal bigwig : BARON
28. Accustom : INURE
31. Eat noisily : SLURP
32. Excuses : PLEAS
34. Marshy inlet : BAYOU
37. Bumpkin : CLOD
38. Chiropody subject : TOENAIL
40. Barreled along the highway : SPED
41. Burn : CHAR
44. Statements of faith : CREEDS
46. Men of vision : SEERS
48. Failure : FLOP
49. Verdi opera : AIDA
51. Variegated : PIED
52. Area near Somme : OISE
53. Price : RATE
55. Where to get an angel's kiss : BAR
56. Dir. from Genoa to Rapallo : ESE

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

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