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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1978

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,643
Across
1. A one : TOPS
5. Funicular : TRAM
9. Kind of string or bone : HAM
12. Alda, as Pierce : MEDIC
13. Demisemiquaver predecessor : HEMI
14. Hinny's kin : MULE
15. Mohawk River city : UTICA
16. A.L.'s "Famous Amos" : OTIS
17. Neglect : OMIT
18. Bruce Jenner's specialties : DECATHLONS
20. French resort city : NICE
21. Gardener, often : HOER
22. Split-levels, e.g. : ABODES
24. Creek craft : CANOES
28. Morse course: Abbr. : TELEG
30. "The Iliad," for one : EPIC
31. Companion of free : EASY
33. Tapestry city : ARRAS
37. Landlords' incomes : RENTALS
39. Disgrace, in law : ATTAINT
41. Dutch ___ : TREAT
42. Alaskan island : ATKA
44. Green monkey : MONA
45. Sigurd's horse : GRANI
47. Star of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" : MASSEY
49. Valiant : HEROIC
52. Cambodian coin : RIEL
54. Sign : OMEN
55. Dorm form : QUADRANGLE
61. Isinglass : MICA
62. Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
63. Example of oligophrenia : MORON
64. It follows Ab : ELUL
65. Virginia willow : ITEA
66. Miss Oyl : OLIVE
67. Still : YET
68. Lob : TOSS
69. Realty investment : SITE
Down
1. Place for a chapeau : TETE
2. Like Keatsian creations : ODIC
3. Type of type : PICA
4. Do harm to : SCATHE
5. Gunwale pin : THOLE
6. Comebacks : RETORTS
7. Idi : AMIN
8. Book of devotions : MISSAL
9. Dank : HUMID
10. Dodgson girl : ALICE
11. Allots : METES
12. ___ dauber (wasp) : MUD
14. F.D.R., D.D.E., etc. : MONOGRAMS
19. Golf-club socket : HOSEL
23. Throb : BEAT
24. ___ pub. acct. : CERT
25. Holbrook, as Twain : APER
26. Cloudy number : NINE
27. Eight-sided : OCTAGONAL
29. Indian people of the North : EYAK
32. Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
34. Mayo and Yaqu : RIOS
35. ___ of Cleves : ANNE
36. Request to a welcome guest : STAY
38. Literary relative of Adano : ATRI
40. Circus performer : TAMER
43. Screeds : TIRADES
46. Exculpate : ACQUIT
48. Los ___, of A-bomb fame : ALAMOS
49. Intimate : HOMEY
50. Zola : EMILE
51. Like some gems : RECUT
53. "I Get ___," 1951 song : IDEAS
56. "___ us a child is born" : UNTO
57. ___ me tangere : NOLI
58. Wayne quality : GRIT
59. Zilch at Wimbledon : LOVE
60. Dir. from Bern to Basel : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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