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New York Times, Wednesday, November 8, 1978

Author: Meisler
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,592
Across Down
1. Hook for lifting heavy fish : GAFF
5. Short, projecting stump : SNAG
9. "Windy City," for short : CHI
12. Potpourri : OLIO
13. Savoir-___ : FAIRE
14. Conjunction : THAN
15. Row : TIER
16. Van ___ of NASA fame : ALLEN
17. Very small margin : HAIR
18. Cream or oyster : OFFWHITE
20. Leave a cave : EMERGE
22. Unsubstantial : AIRY
23. Anthony's friend : EROS
24. Coxcomb : DANDY
26. Talks foolishly : BLATHERS
30. Retinue : SUITE
31. Cabbage or bread : GELT
32. Beasts of burden : OXEN
33. Invalidate : UNDO
34. Nest in the Rockies : AERIE
35. Sword of a sort : EPEE
36. Lower a spar : REEF
37. Sediment : LEES
38. Bjorn Borg, e.g. : SWEDE
39. Lamb or Bacon : ESSAYIST
41. Farinaceous : MEALY
42. Doe or Roe : NAME
43. Grasslands : LEAS
44. TV street : SESAME
47. Like Fosdick : FEARLESS
51. Group famed for blankets and pottery : HOPI
52. Hose material : NYLON
54. Track : OVAL
55. Indigo : ANIL
56. Minute : TEENY
57. ___ precedent : SETA
58. F.D.R. successor : HST
59. Grayish blue : SAXE
60. Playing card : TREY
1. "You ___ My Head" : GOTO
2. Arabic letter : ALIF
3. Feudal lord's estate : FIEF
4. Prelude to defeat, with 14 Down : FORWANTOFANAIL
5. Like caviar : SALTY
6. Blue or White : NILE
7. "Lafayette, we ___ here" : ARE
8. Produce : GENERATE
9. Convert to carbon : CHAR
10. British field marshal in W.W. I : HAIG
11. Concerning : INRE
13. Tinkerbell : FAIRY
14. See 4 Down : THESHOEWASLOST
19. Stash : HIDE
21. Witticism : MOT
23. New York island : ELLIS
24. Colorado's Great Sand ___ : DUNES
25. Deputies : AIDES
26. Hat for Pierre : BERET
27. Disbar : EXPEL
28. Long and thin : REEDY
29. Dirk of yore : SNEE
30. Unerring : SURE
31. Simpletons : GEESE
34. Sustenance : ALIMENTS
38. Scorch : SEAR
40. Tuber : YAM
41. Labor leader : MEANY
43. Sierra ___ : LEONE
44. Eastern ruler : SHAH
45. Time immemorial : EONS
46. Barbecue adjunct : SPIT
47. Bend : FLEX
48. Always : EVER
49. Glut : SATE
50. Execute : SLAY
53. Truly : YEA

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

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