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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1978

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Tense of clue for 8-Down doesn't correspond to tense of entry (should be "Made," not "Make"), but left as in original.

1
H
2
E
3
L
4
P
5
C
6
A
7
L
8
E
9
B
10
C
11
O
12
L
13
A
14
O
L
E
O
15
O
X
I
D
E
16
O
V
E
N
17
S
K
A
T
18
S
E
P
I
C
19
N
E
V
A
20
T
E
N
A
21
N
T
22
S
T
A
23
R
T
R
E
K
24
S
O
U
25
R
26
E
L
O
I
S
E
27
I
28
O
29
T
H
A
M
E
30
N
D
M
E
N
T
31
B
R
R
32
M
E
M
O
33
S
U
R
34
A
35
T
36
A
L
A
37
N
38
D
I
V
39
A
40
S
41
E
A
C
H
42
R
O
M
A
43
N
44
U
N
I
45
T
46
I
T
E
47
P
R
O
48
P
49
O
S
I
T
I
50
O
N
1
3
51
F
O
R
G
E
D
52
L
U
L
U
53
M
O
L
A
S
S
E
54
S
55
A
T
T
56
E
57
S
58
T
59
A
L
I
T
60
T
O
L
61
E
T
62
L
A
K
A
63
S
I
N
O
64
E
N
A
T
E
65
E
V
I
L
66
H
O
E
R
67
R
A
V
E
D
68
T
E
T
E
© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,627
Across
1
Give a leg up : HELP
5
He spied with Joshua : CALEB
10
Fountain quaff : COLA
14
Golden spread : OLEO
15
Zinc ___ : OXIDE
16
Where to cook a pizza : OVEN
17
Three-handed card game : SKAT
18
Done in rich brown : SEPIC
19
Leningrad's river : NEVA
20
Lessee : TENANT
22
TV space program : STARTREK
24
Acerbic : SOUR
26
Kay Thompson's heroine : ELOISE
27
Last of the Bill of Rights : IOTHAMENDMENT
31
Chilled cartoon character's comment : BRR
32
Exec's note : MEMO
33
First British settlement in India : SURAT
36
Chester ___ Arthur : ALAN
38
Scotto and Sutherland : DIVAS
41
Apiece : EACH
42
Type of type : ROMAN
44
Dram or gram : UNIT
46
Suffix with Jersey : ITE
47
Symbol of taxpayers' revolt : PROPOSITION13
51
Emulated a smith : FORGED
52
Persona non grata in a 1925 song : LULU
53
Blackstrap or treacle : MOLASSES
55
State on the stand : ATTEST
59
Got off a horse : ALIT
60
Galsworthy novel : TOLET
62
"Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
63
Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
64
Related on Mom's side : ENATE
65
Malefic : EVIL
66
Markham hero : HOER
67
Talked gibberish : RAVED
68
Place for a chapeau : TETE
Down
1
Boniface : HOST
2
Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
3
Built like Cassius : LEAN
4
Dead Sea product : POTASH
5
Garbed for a bal masqué : COSTUMED
6
Tool for a lumberjack : AXE
7
"The Touch of Your ___," 1936 song : LIPS
8
Make redactions : EDITED
9
Tranquilize : BECALM
10
Persist : CONTINUE
11
One result of all work and no play : OVERSTRAIN
12
Sight on the Mississippi : LEVEE
13
Biblical giant : ANAK
21
___ Chomsky, linguistics expert : NOAM
23
Homophone for rose : ROES
25
"Apostle of the Franks" : REMI
27
Letter-shaped girder : IBAR
28
Base of a column : ORLO
29
Tumbler's springboard : TRAMPOLINE
30
Word on the back of a dollar : NOVUS
34
Playbill heading : ACT1
35
___ Bears : THE3
37
Important role in "Our Town" : NARRATOR
39
West Indian shrub : ANIL
40
Placed : SITUATED
43
Jan. 1 drinks : NOGS
45
Knight vs. knight : TILT
48
Annoy : PESTER
49
"___ Grecian Urn": Keats : ODEONA
50
Market for a commodity : OUTLET
51
King-size book : FOLIO
53
Make flirtatious advances : MASH
54
Eastern European : SLAV
56
Roof edge : EAVE
57
Blackout, e.g. : SKIT
58
Raconteur's specialty : TALE
61
Midi season : ETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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