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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
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Nursery villain : WOLF
5
Italian wine center : ALBA
9
Finest part : CREAM
14
Critic Faure : ELIE
15
Symbol of boldness : LION
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Cry of surprise : HELLO
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Actress Lee : LILA
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Adjective for Laos : LANDLOCKED
20
Superman's friend : LOISLANE
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Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
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Bluefin : TUNA
24
Actor-bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
25
Shiny fabric : SATIN
28
Very hot : SCALDING
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Surrounded by : AMONG
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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
Down
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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, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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