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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1978

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,629
Across Down
1. 43,560 sq. ft. : ACRE
5. Papal seal : BULLA
10. Portend : BODE
14. Type of camp : BOOT
15. Type of skin : ONION
16. Summit : APEX
17. Pipeline, at times : UNDERGROUNDTUBE
20. Golf mound : TEE
21. Author's employee : AGENT
22. "The defense ___" : RESTS
23. J.F.K. was one : PRES
24. Tippet's cousin : BOA
25. Quarries in tales of pirates : BURIEDTREASURES
33. Mountain climber's challenge : ARETE
34. Towl word : HERS
35. Napoleon, for short : EMP
36. Dog followers : TAGS
37. Gleamed : SHONE
39. Spotted rodent : PACA
40. George Gershwin's brother : IRA
41. Skidded : SLID
42. Broadcast : STREW
43. Howard Carter's discovery: 1922 : KINGTUTANKHAMEN
47. Yellow journal : RAG
48. Responsibility : ONUS
49. Olivier or Gielgud : ACTOR
52. Burdened : LADEN
54. Unworthy coin : SOU
57. Predicaments in ghost stories : GRAVESITUATIONS
60. Roué : RAKE
61. " . . . no fool like ___ fool" : ANOLD
62. Wedding pellets : RICE
63. Cain-slain shepherd : ABEL
64. Labyrinths : MAZES
65. Logger's travois : SLED
1. Adjoin : ABUT
2. Ice-cream holder : CONE
3. Took the bus : RODE
4. Paris season : ETE
5. ___ down (in a rut) : BOGGED
6. Disquiet : UNREST
7. Cowardly creature in Oz : LION
8. Bumpkin or lumpkin : LOUT
9. ___ Arbor : ANN
10. Canadian's flat-bottomed boat : BATEAU
11. Major work : OPUS
12. I.o.u. : DEBT
13. Wyes' predecessors : EXES
18. Peep show : RAREE
19. Metal waste : DROSS
23. Sumps : PITS
24. In one's "birthday suit" : BARE
25. Hand-dyed fabric : BATIK
26. Arrow poison : URARI
27. Lear's second daughter : REGAN
28. TV show : RHODA
29. Irish diminutive suffix : EEN
30. Resume war preparations : REARM
31. Johnny Carson role : EMCEE
32. Deposit eggs, as salmon : SPAWN
37. Garden pest : SLUG
38. Line-drive double, e.g. : HIT
39. School orgs. : PTAS
41. Ogle, with "at" : STARE
42. Sidetrack : SHUNT
44. Display servility : GROVEL
45. Plant bud : NODULE
46. Massages, in a way : KNEADS
49. Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
50. Type of apple or grass : CRAB
51. Capture : TAKE
52. Director Wertmüller : LINA
53. From ___ (completely) : ATOZ
54. Loam or loess : SOIL
55. Twice halved : ONCE
56. Secondhand : USED
58. Hill or Browne : SAM
59. Division of Dept. of the Treasury : IRS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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