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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 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: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,641
Across Down
1. N.F.L. rest period : HALF
5. Mental midget : MORON
10. African lake or republic : CHAD
14. Mixture : OLIO
15. Renowned racketer : EVERT
16. Dressing gown : ROBE
17. Famous fibber : BARONMUNCHAUSEN
20. Easily disposed of : SALABLE
21. Mean : PETTY
22. Neckline style : VEE
23. Go after flies : SWAT
25. Coventry cig : GASPER
29. Up-to-the-minute : CHIC
30. Weary : FAG
33. Atlas statistic : AREA
34. Cut prices severely : SLASH
35. Mailing address for a G.I. : APO
36. Wicked and crafty : MEPHISTOPHELIAN
40. Actress Hagen : UTA
41. Snare for a steer : NOOSE
42. Indefinite time : ONCE
43. ___ Aviv : TEL
44. Kind of spot or head : SORE
45. Rod Carew, for one : HITTER
47. Court man: Abbr. : ATTY
48. Do lawn work : SOD
49. Arizona college town : TEMPE
52. Variable; unreliable : STREAKY
56. Hard to pin down : SLIPPERYASANEEL
60. Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
61. Fencing ploy : LUNGE
62. Against : INTO
63. Complain bitterly : RAIL
64. Emancipated : FREED
65. ___ roast : LOIN
1. Fireplace section : HOB
2. Sigh for Yorick : ALAS
3. Leghorn lucre : LIRA
4. "Any ___ can make a rule": Thoreau : FOOL
5. Part of M.P. : MEMBER
6. Plant part : OVULE
7. Lyon lad : RENE
8. Grampus : ORC
9. Degree letters : NTH
10. Condiment container : CRUET
11. Innkeeper : HOST
12. Countenance : ABET
13. Disown : DENY
18. Cathedral section : NAVE
19. Navajo's relative : APACHE
23. Something not to be out of : SHAPE
24. Kind of bone : WISH
25. Major scale : GAMUT
26. Range crest : ARETE
27. Calyx part : SEPAL
28. "How ridiculous!" : PAH
29. Come to terms : CLOSE
30. Lacking courage : FAINT
31. In speedy fashion : APACE
32. Ruined one : GONER
34. "Love ___" : STORY
37. Foot part : INSTEP
38. Sweep's concern : SOOT
39. Abraham's nephew : LOT
45. ___ around (indulged in tomfoolery) : HORSED
46. Concept : IDEA
47. Dismay : APPAL
48. Frontier vehicle : STAGE
49. Slavonic sovereign : TSAR
50. English essayist : ELIA
51. The south of France : MIDI
52. Since, to Burns : SYNE
53. Indigo source : ANIL
54. Gambling game : KENO
55. Abominable Snowman : YETI
57. Mythical magical midget : ELF
58. Capek classic : RUR
59. Actor Chaney : LON

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