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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1978

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,634
Across
1. Emulate the flight of the kite : SOAR
5. Canal or Canyon : GRAND
10. SEATO, for one : PACT
14. Earthen jar : OLLA
15. Logrolling contest : ROLEO
16. Port of importance in the Crusades : ACRE
17. Easy to lift : LIGHTASAFEATHER
20. Discharge in disgrace : CASHIER
21. Diplomatic-corps dean : DOYEN
22. Hill dweller : ANT
23. Breakfast food : BRAN
25. Appetizing : SAVORY
29. Talk boastfully : BRAG
30. Vinegar : VIM
33. Urge on : ABET
34. Snow or soap follower : FLAKE
35. Suffix with alp or river : INE
36. Build a Swiss bank account : FEATHERONESNEST
40. Building section : ELL
41. Eschew : AVOID
42. Pitcher : EWER
43. Madrid monarch : REY
44. "Good Queen ___" : BESS
45. Magician's "___ chango!" : PRESTO
47. Solecistic word : AINT
48. Vietnamese city : HUE
49. Catkin : AMENT
52. "Babes in Toyland" composer : HERBERT
56. Compatible persons : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
60. Muse of history : CLIO
61. Ex ___ (one-sided) : PARTE
62. Apt rhyme for casino : RENO
63. Kind of mouse or hound : DEER
64. Four of 52 : TREYS
65. Marryat's "Mr. Midshipman ___" : EASY
Down
1. Costa del ___ : SOL
2. Suffix used in acid names : OLIC
3. Water growth : ALGA
4. Stadium sounds : RAHS
5. Mottled, as a photograph : GRAINY
6. Brazil red : ROSET
7. Winged : ALAR
8. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
9. Hutch occupant : DOE
10. "Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
11. Rheumatic : ACHY
12. Hudson Bay Indian : CREE
13. Gull's cousin : TERN
18. "___ she blows!" : THAR
19. Well-known sayings : ADAGES
23. Stigma : BRAND
24. Dissolute man : RAKE
25. Less risky : SAFER
26. White poplar : ABELE
27. Immature : VEALY
28. Diamond star Mel : OTT
29. City on the Loire : BLOIS
30. Surveys : VIEWS
31. Separate leaf in a book : INSET
32. Subway on the Continent : METRO
34. New England poet: 1874–1963 : FROST
37. Special garbs : HABITS
38. Uniform : EVEN
39. Born : NEE
45. Thick soups : PUREES
46. One-fourth of a shekel : REBA
47. Words in a contract : ANDOR
48. Built like a fullback : HEFTY
49. First four rows at the Met : ABCD
50. Track-meet event : MILE
51. Battle of Lake ___: 1813 : ERIE
52. The constellation Lepus : HARE
53. Raison d'___ : ETRE
54. Flightless bird : RHEA
55. "Sawbucks" : TENS
57. Choose : OPT
58. Word with East or West : FAR
59. Campanella : ROY

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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