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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 1978

Author: N. M. Meyer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,628
Across Down
1. Nursery villain : WOLF
5. Italian wine center : ALBA
9. Finest part : CREAM
14. Critic Faure : ELIE
15. Symbol of boldness : LION
16. Cry of surprise : HELLO
17. Actress Lee : LILA
18. Adjective for Laos : LANDLOCKED
20. Superman's friend : LOISLANE
22. Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
23. Bluefin : TUNA
24. Actor-bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
25. Shiny fabric : SATIN
28. Very hot : SCALDING
32. Surrounded by : AMONG
33. Bolivian city : SUCRE
34. Disfigure : MAR
35. Island or Beach : LONG
36. Have scruples : DEMUR
37. Pompeii's bane : LAVA
38. Actor Wallach : ELI
39. Without face value, as stocks : NOPAR
40. Author of "The Dragons of Eden" : SAGAN
41. Grease monkey : MECHANIC
43. Image: Comb. form : IDOLO
44. Plane surface : AREA
45. With mastery : ABLY
47. Shea V.I.P. : TORRE
49. Green onion : SCALLION
53. Typesetter : COMPOSITOR
55. Impulse : URGE
56. V.P. who resigned : AGNEW
57. Swedish court star : BORG
58. Country humor : CORN
59. Couples : PAIRS
60. Tresses on 15 Across : MANE
61. It's above the tibia : KNEE
1. Tulsa gusher : WELL
2. Sundry assortment : OLIO
3. "___ Marlene" : LILI
4. Activity for Lucullus : FEASTING
5. Poe's middle name : ALLAN
6. Tropical climber : LIANA
7. Kind of china : BONE
8. & : AND
9. Hymn tune : CHORALE
10. Aaron broke Ruth's : RECORD
11. Hdq. for Humboldt National Forest : ELKO
12. Turkish imperial standard : ALEM
13. Ultrastylish : MOD
19. "Ecstasy and Me" is her autobiography : LAMARR
21. Iron ___ : LUNG
24. Take place : OCCUR
25. Witch-hunt town : SALEM
26. Soap substitute : AMOLE
27. Gin accompaniment : TONIC
28. Red bush in fall : SUMAC
29. Insect's post-pupal stage : IMAGO
30. Of the fleet : NAVAL
31. Cum ___ salis : GRANO
33. Dark reddish-brown : SEPIA
36. Gift receivers, legally : DONEES
37. Fortune personified : LADYLUCK
39. Straits : NARROWS
40. Bottom of a frame : SILL
42. "Rhoda" actress : HARPER
45. Nut of the oak : ACORN
46. Coal carrier on a canal : BARGE
47. Professorial gown : TOGA
48. All: Comb. form : OMNI
49. Covered walkway for Plato : STOA
50. Laundry device : IRON
51. Fiend : OGRE
52. English river : NENE
53. Zucchetto : CAP
54. N.Y.S.E. item : IBM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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