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New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 1978

Author: Jean J. Davison
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,630
Across Down
1. Grades that don't make the grade : EFS
4. Confront : FACE
8. ___ Picchu (Incan stronghold) : MACHU
13. Women's service org. : ORT
14. Moslem title : AGHA
15. World supporter : ATLAS
16. Stunt-plane maneuver : LOOP
18. Iago's forte : LIES
19. Thruway, e.g. : ROUTE
20. Like a persona non grata : UNWELCOME
22. Firmly implant : IMBED
23. Sound reproduction, for short : STEREO
24. Native of Teheran : IRANI
26. Type of column : IONIC
28. Arcane : SECRET
32. Satan's cohort : DEMON
35. Chore : TASK
37. ___ a happy smile (beamed) : WORE
38. Eager : AVID
39. Stakes : PALES
40. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
41. Prefix for meter or liter : DECI
42. Holly : ILEX
43. Member of a R.R. crew : OILER
44. Delphic priestess : ORACLE
46. ___ in wait (ready to ambush) : LYING
48. Pithy : TERSE
50. Same old stuff, in new form : REHASH
54. Promenades for Pericles : STOAS
57. Dun : IMPORTUNE
59. Hair ornaments : COMBS
60. " . . . a ___ and hungry look" : LEAN
61. Pack : STOW
62. Useful : UTILE
63. "The ___ and Future King": White : ONCE
64. Miner's quest : ORE
65. Inhibit : DETER
66. Suffix for prank or song : STER
67. To-be-cont. story : SER
1. Mt. ___, Colo. peak : EOLUS
2. Facade : FRONT
3. Little Eva's creator : STOWE
4. Peregrine : FALCON
5. Exchange discount : AGIO
6. Fe or Au, for example : CHEMICALELEMENT
7. Nurse, at times : EASER
8. Leatherneck : MARINE
9. For oxygen, 16; for carbon, 12, etc. : ATOMICWEIGHTS
10. Social group : CLUB
11. Abhor : HATE
12. Previously owned : USED
17. Arrangement based on Mendeleev's law : PERIODICTABLE
21. Trotsky : LEON
25. Questions : ASKS
27. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
29. Parker House ___ : ROLL
30. "Clinton's canal" : ERIE
31. Rend : TEAR
32. Groove : DADO
33. At any time : EVER
34. Biotite, e.g. : MICA
36. Erotic : SEXY
39. Harbor structure : PIER
43. Rare individual : ONER
45. Inferior : LESSER
47. He has pressing problems : IRONER
49. Midwest cylinders : SILOS
51. Durant, Erskine, etc. : AUTOS
52. Rhoncus : SNORE
53. He hacks : HEWER
54. Run before a gale : SCUD
55. Transport : TOTE
56. Neglect : OMIT
58. Gait : PACE

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

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