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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1978

Author:
Russell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Russell has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,644
Across
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Native environment : HABITAT
8
TV actress Sanford : ISABEL
14
"___ Blue," 1965 film : APATCHOF
16
Cash-register button : NOSALE
17
Part of Micronesia : MARSHALLISLANDS
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Galahad's title : SIR
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Whimpered or blathered : BLEATED
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Cant : LIST
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Sound : SANE
25
Large Italian isl. : SAR
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Saarinen : EERO
30
He completed a leaning tower : PISANO
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Hundred-armed monster of myth : BRIAREUS
37
Large mackerel-like fish : CEROS
38
Perilous expanse : BERMUDATRIANGLE
40
At right angles to the keel : ABEAM
41
Frame : RAILROAD
42
Playground device : SEESAW
44
Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
45
Mischievous wee one : ELF
46
Verb ending : ESCE
50
Impudent talk : SASS
52
Parodies : SATIRES
55
Giant of yore : OTT
57
Marquesas, Society Islands, etc. : FRENCHPOLYNESIA
62
Medicine-cabinet item : IODINE
63
Contrite : PENITENT
64
Roll or register : ROSTER
65
Summer fare on TV : REPEATS
Down
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Muggers onstage : HAMS
2
"To fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
3
Great ___, in the Coral Sea : BARRIERREEF
4
Certain players, as in tag : ITS
5
Mild exclamation of censure : TCH
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Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
7
Rings ominously : TOLLS
8
Part of the foot : INSTEP
9
Ocean flatfish : SOLE
10
"Like ___ votarist in palmer's weed": Milton : ASAD
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Interdict : BAN
12
Antiquity, in poesy : ELD
13
He led the "Band of Renown" : LES
15
Fido's tormentor : FLEA
18
Author Fleming : IAN
22
Diet of Lithuania : SEIMAS
23
Wound : TRAUMA
25
Calm waters NE of the West Indies : SARGASSOSEA
26
"You can't teach ___ dog . . . " : ANOLD
27
Floribunda : ROSE
29
Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
31
Wax-winged flier : ICARUS
32
Madame, in Madrid : SENORA
33
August ___, German socialist : BEBEL
34
Corn unit : EAR
35
Actress Hagen : UTA
36
___ Lanka : SRI
38
Headquarters : BASE
39
Worldwide workers' org. : ILO
43
Member of a flock : WETHER
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Drink delicately : SIP
48
Cut short : CROP
49
Certain fisherman : EELER
51
Be frugal : STINT
52
Pique : SNIT
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Adolescent ailment : ACNE
54
Word in a New Year's song : SYNE
56
Makes lacy doilies : TATS
57
Douglas ___ : FIR
58
Marsupial, for short : ROO
59
Begley and Sullivan : EDS
60
Bracer : NIP
61
Summer, in Somme : ETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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