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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1978

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,616

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Across
1. Group of seals : POD
4. Serves the purpose : AVAILS
10. Jet follower : LAG
13. Arp art : DADA
14. Sow's newborn : PIGLET
15. Actor Vigoda : ABE
16. Suffix with invalid or liquid : ATOR
17. Group of larks : EXALTATION
19. N.Y. town named for a hero of '76 : HERKIMER
21. Earliest computer : ABACUS
22. Mideast seaport : ADEN
23. Geraldine, at times : FLIP
24. Vessel for wine : FLAGON
27. Problem re some TV programs : VIOLENCE
31. Tag : LABEL
32. He said, "No man is an island" : DONNE
33. Abbr. before "truly" : YRS
34. Elevator man : OTIS
35. Group of lions : PRIDE
36. Cry like a calf : BLAT
37. Scotland Yard group: Abbr. : CID
38. Gators' kin : CROCS
39. Treasure ___ : TROVE
40. Type of desk : KNEEHOLE
42. Point in horseshoe pitching : LEANER
43. League including Cin., St. L., etc. : NATL
44. Cavett : DICK
45. Settle ___ (retaliate) : ASCORE
48. Soaped : LATHERED
52. Fan-tan : PARLIAMENT
54. Additional : MORE
55. " . . . like Wind ___": Rubáiyát : IGO
56. Diffuse through porous partitions : OSMOSE
57. ___-ran (loser) : ALSO
58. Feminist org. : NOW
59. One 'twixt 12 and 20 : TEENER
60. Group of pheasants, in England : NYE
Down
1. Crown of the head : PATE
2. Scent : ODOR
3. Period during which Charlemagne lived : DARKAGES
4. Primates : APEMEN
5. Female fox : VIXEN
6. Gelatin : AGAR
7. Ailing : ILL
8. Not to mention : LETALONE
9. Sculpture having immobile units : STABILE
10. Secular : LAIC
11. ___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
12. Roman clan : GENS
13. Morse code signal : DAH
18. Record : TAPE
20. Baal, e.g. : IDOL
23. Archeological triumphs : FINDS
24. Group of sheep : FLOCK
25. Cicero's tongue : LATIN
26. Stay : ABIDE
27. Sinatra, "The ___" : VOICE
28. Synthetic material : NYLON
29. Desire : CRAVE
30. Perfume ingredient : ESTER
32. Amusing : DROLL
35. Enzyme : PROTEASE
36. R.R. worker : BRAKEMAN
38. Vehicle in a spiritual : CHARIOT
39. " . . . rambling wreck from Georgia ___" : TECH
41. Organic compound : ENOL
42. Group of puppies : LITTER
44. "___ Macabre" : DANSE
45. "See ___ and pick it up" : APIN
46. Palm starch : SAGO
47. Raven's cousin : CROW
48. Spinks : LEON
49. ___-poly : ROLY
50. Gaelic : ERSE
51. ___ volente : DEO
53. Mrs., French style : MME

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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