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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
Meisler has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,592
Across
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
Down
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"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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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