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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1978

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,636
Across Down
1. Maiden appearances : DEBUTS
7. Best in counsel : SAGEST
13. Orthodox : CANONIC
14. Cut through : PIERCE
15. Largest of existing birds : OSTRICH
16. Lord of the sea : ADMIRAL
18. Hippo's relative : RHINO
19. Word element for bone : OSTE
21. Legal work : CASE
22. Finicky : NICE
23. Indian sculpture : TOTEMS
25. A match for the sword : PEN
26. Stretch (out) meagerly : EKE
27. Lady of Spain : DONA
28. Operation aids : ETHERS
30. One entangled in a wrangle : DISPUTER
32. Household help : MAIDS
33. Lively, especially in Scotland : HEARTSOME
35. Rehearse : DRILL
37. Far from meticulous : SLIPSHOD
41. Eccentric guy : GEEZER
42. Wooden blades : OARS
43. Misfigure : ERR
44. Daily treadmill : RUT
45. Delegate authority : DEPUTE
47. Successful : MADE
48. Biting : ACID
50. Pioneer suffragist : CATT
51. Timid : PAVID
52. Least : MINIMAL
54. Toughening : INURING
56. Bellow's books : NOVELS
57. Hopeful campaigner : NOMINEE
58. With good cheer : GLADLY
59. Farm group : GRANGE
1. African robe at the U.N. : DASHIKI
2. Leads into temptation : ENTICES
3. Carried : BORNE
4. Freshwater mussel : UNIO
5. Twitch : TIC
6. Tall ship : SCHOONER
7. Flood : SPATE
8. Mnemonic device : AIDEMEMOIRE
9. Fine stone : GEM
10. Norse name : ERIC
11. Fiddled faultily : SCRAPED
12. Tempting glimpses : TEASERS
13. Salted in brine : CORNED
17. Camera eye : LENS
20. Sets forth : STARTSOUT
23. Remarkable remembrance of things past : TOTALRECALL
24. Collector's items : STAMPS
27. Fought one-on-one : DUELED
29. Tears : HIES
31. The face, familiarly : PHIZ
34. Sound of flapping sails : SLATTING
35. Evening in tennis : DEUCING
36. Vitamin A : RETINOL
38. Restless, as the sea : HEAVING
39. One for the priesthood : ORDINEE
40. Dig under water : DREDGE
41. Metric weight : GRAM
46. Walsy's partner : PALSY
47. S.F. Bay county : MARIN
49. Sutherland is one : DIVA
51. Cougar : PUMA
53. Extension of the Atl. : MED
55. And not : NOR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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